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Incredibles 2 Movie Review by Ms. H

Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of allgames.com.

Introduction to the Incredibles 2 Movie Review by Ms. H

I was on the fence about seeing this movie.  I had seen the previews, and even though the movie looked promising,I did not see Incredibles 1 and was not sure if the two were connected.  What convinced me to see the movie was (1) I would be using my moviepass which meant that I was seeing the movie practically free and (2) I noticed that quite a few people were choosing to see this movie at the ticket window -- adults and children alike.  Was this movie worth my time and attention? Read on to find out.

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Premise of the Incredibles 2 Movie

I think the idea of previews and movie trailers is to give you just a glimpse of what the movie may be about.  This is exactly what was done for the Incredibles 2 movie. From looking at the preview, I was under the impression that the wife was going to take on a gigantic mission while her husband and children stayed home.

However, the trailer was misleading in that not only did Elastic Girl, better known as Mrs. Incredible, fight crime in the city, but other members of her family later joined which included her husband, her son, her daughter and her even her baby.  By the way, if you see this movie, I must say the baby stole the show.

Cartoon Story of the Incredibles 2 Movie

Incredibles 2 is first and foremost a cartoon movie.  So expect to see cartoonish drawn characters in the scenes.  The story line involves an initial law against superheroes in the city; even though I’m not sure why that would be the case.  Maybe the authorities thought they would not use their superpowers for the good of mankind.

Regarding the single mission carried out by Mrs. Incredible -- I must say it was action packed and may have you sitting on the edge of your seat. By the way, there was a reason she was chosen over her husband to take on this mission.  However, regardless of who started off in battles, during the movie, it looks like everyone featured had their chance also to be featured in the action scenes.

Subplot of the Incredibles 2 Movie

Apparently there is a villain that has the ability to make people become oblivious to their surroundings including what is going on around them.  During this time, they may also change and act in ways that are completely opposite of how they should behave. Add to this the possibility of a mole in the movie -- and you will have sort of a suspenseful cartoon movie.

It all Comes Together in the Incredibles 2 Movie

As with most PG movies, everything seemed to come together in the end -- regardless of the problems the Incredibles family were faced with.  This is when the whole family somehow got to engage in a confrontation battle at one time or another. In the midst of the fights, was Jack Jack, the infant, who believe it or not also had superhuman powers such as being able to disappear through walls, turning into fire, etc.  If the movie executives decide to name the comic relief of this comedy, I would repeat what I said earlier that the baby infant stole the show. Spoiler alert: One of the powers I was not too fond of was the baby’s abilities to have clones which seemed really odd to me -- even if this is a cartoon movie.

Assessment of the Incredibles 2 Movie

There was plenty of action in the Incredibles 2 movie -- so much so that it seemed to get repetitive after a while.  Also, in my opinion, the storyline veered from what the intended plot was going to be according to the trailer. Instead of Mrs. Incredibles better known as the Elastic Girl being the main action hero of the movie, it seemed as if everyone in the family got a chance to be in the limelight.  This is not a problem, but I think because the story was trying to be politically correct, taking into consideration the roles of the other cartoon characters -- the movie ended up being a lengthy one. Also, I was not a fan of some of the actors who did voice acting in the movie appearing at the beginning telling me to enjoy the movie. I think this was unnecessary and added to the length of the movie.  

Regarding the question of whether or not Incredibles 2 was  worth my attention, I do not think I would pay money to see it, but with moviepass, it would say it wasn't a waste of time.

Late Breaking News: I just found out that future installments of Incredibles 2 may show a seizure warning.  If you are prone to seizures you may want to skip this movie for your own safety and the safety of others. 

Rating of Incredibles 2 Movie

Based on a rating of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the best, I rate the Incredibles 2 movie 2 ¾ stars.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Review by Ms. H

Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of allgames.com.

Introduction to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Review by Ms. H

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a movie I believe you can pick up on even if you have not seen the previous movies.  In fact, the scenes I remember most about the last Jurassic Park movie is Chris Pratt’s character, Owen Grady training a dinosaur and how Nick Robinson’s character rode in a round clear rolling cylinder-like vehicle while being chased by dinosaurs. Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell and a few other characters from the previous movie are not in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie

Since the movie is about Jurassic Park, you would expect to see dinosaurs -- and lots of them. The face of Jurassic Park movie franchise, of course, is the actor Chris Pratt from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.  The dinosaurs appear on the screen rather quickly, probably to catch your interest; however, there is a delay before Chris Pratt ‘s character shows up. He eventually does appear and almost becomes a second fiddle to his costar - Bryce Dallas Howard -- at least in the beginning of the movie. In my opinion, the movie would have fared better by bringinging Chris Pratt’s character to the screen earlier.

Plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie

Most movies have some sort of conflict or suspense to keep your interest.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom follows this movie formula to some degree. The initial plot seems to involve a group attempting to obtain a safe haven for dinosaurs. When you find out what the ultimate plot is, you may have to overlook the fact that it is far-fetched -- but remember-- this is a movie about dinosaurs.  For example, a certain event that involves auctioning dinosaurs probably could not actually happen, mainly because of the tremendous size of some of the dinosaurs. However, in the movie world, this is possible.

Spoiler Alert: There is a reveal in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom about Isabella Sermon who plays the role of the granddaughter. If you look and listen carefully, you will notice one of the actors expose exactly who she is.  If Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was not a movie about dinosaurs, this reveal would have stood out -- mainly because of the huge effect this “technology” would have had.  To give you a hint -- this technology has to do with cloning. I think the director downplayed this reveal relative to the granddaughter as well as the future prospect of this “technology” to keep your attention focused on the dinosaurs.   

Acting Skills Displayed in Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom Movie  

I think the acting skills of the actors, for the most part were adequate.  The actors were probably performing with a green screen background throughout  the majority of this movie -- especially where you see dinosaurs’ Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). That being said -- There were two actors who needed their acting skills polished -- Justice Smith as Franklin Webb who played the technician and Daniella Pineda who had the role of the doctor for the dinosaurs. Their acting chops or the lack thereof did not impact the entertainment value of the movie.

Assessment of Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom Movie

Overall, I was not overly impressed with this movie, and would categorize it as an “ok” type movie. However, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom is a movie I think you should watch at least once if only to see the dinosaurs’ CGI.  If you are interested in an intriguing storyline or something different from what you’ve probably seen before -- this is not your movie. On the other hand, if you are looking for a movie with lots of dinosaurs’ CGI including dinosaur battles, you may want to check out this movie.  By the way, you may get a Movie Bill pamphlet about Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom at the ticket counter prior to seeing the movie -- which I thought was a nice gesture.

Rating of Jurassic World:  The Fallen Kingdom Movie

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the best, I rate Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom 3 1/4 stars.  

Tag Movie Review by Ms. H

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of all games.com.

Introduction to the Tag Movie Review by Ms. H

If you are familiar with the Avengers: Infinity War movie, you will probably know that one of the superheroes, Hawkeye as played by Jeremy Renner did not appear.  Was he busy working on another movie that conflicted with the Avengers movie? This is plausible but was not the case. I found out that Hawkeye’s character was intentionally not written in the Avengers: Infinity War movie.  However, if you are a Hawkeye fan, don’t fret. Jeremy Renner may appear in the next Avengers movie.

Plot of the Tag Movie

Jeremy Renner stars as one of a group of friends who annually play the game of Tag -- a game they have been playing for over 30 years.  During the month of May each year they recreate this youthful activity they played as kids. The plot of the movie Tag is, of course, to tag people. The person who is tagged becomes “It” and in turn must tag someone else to free himself from being “It.” I believe the writer and producer added their own take on this movie by having one character who has never -- in 30 years -- been tagged as “It” -- Jeremy Renner’s role. His friends try to get him to become the next “it” -- taking extraordinary, sometimes funny risks to do so.

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Look-alikes in the Tag Movie

I would be remiss if I reviewed the Tag movie without bringing up the look-alike actors that are in it. I did a double take when an actor who strongly resembles Amy Adams appeared on the screen.  After closer scrutiny, I determined she was not Amy Adams but was in fact Isla Fisher, a renowned actor in her own right. Interesting enough, I found her to be one of the most entertaining actors in this movie -- even though her role was not as big as some of the others.  As the movie progresses, yet another look-alike actor showed up. She was Rashida Jones who played the role of Cheryl Deakins. She could almost be a twin to Kat Dennings, the brunette from the television show 2 Broke Girls. By the way, I’m bringing this up as points of interest -- which does not factor into my rating for the movie Tag.

Pros of the Tag Movie

There are a number of spots in the movie where you might laugh out loud.  I think the writer and producer did an awesome job of taking the real-life escapades of these friends and crafting their adventures into an entertaining movie. Without spoiling the movie, the humor comes from just about each individual actor who got the opportunity to be featured in the movie -- by either saying something humorous or acting out a funny part in the movie.

I think the Tag movie will hold your attention not only due to the storyline, but because this movie will keep you guessing if the situations are real or made up. Along these lines, the Tag movie reminds me of a film I watched and rated recently, Game Night. Check out my review of the movie, Game Night at allgames.com.

Additionally,  the script was well adapted to the actions in the movie.  I’m sure lots of parts were added to the movie that did not happen in real life; however, those scenes blended in naturally with the storyline.

The acting skills of the actors were up to par with the movie and they performed their roles adequately. I think it helped that most of the actors already had experience working in other movies.

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Cons of the Tag Movie

Tag is not considered a family movie and movie goers must be over 17 years of age, since the movie is rated R.

I was not a fan of the stop action, slow-motion animation for some of the scenes which I believe was overdone. It’s ok to show a group of people maybe walking together in slow motion, but when it comes to action, i.e. jumping down stairs, doing flips, etc., I believe the director could have toned this down a bit.

There is minimal to no suspense in the Tag movie. Once the movie  starts, you should have a general idea how the movie will probably end.  Spoiler Alert: There is a medical part that may be unexpected, but for the most part, the movie itself is predictable.

Assessment of the Tag Movie

Overall, I think there is  entertainment value if you see the movie Tag. You may have to close your ears to some of the dialogue as well as close your eyes on some of the scenes in the movie -- even if you are over 17 years old.  However, that being said, the length of the Tag movie is just right to allow you time to take a break from your busy day and enjoy a few laughs.

Rating of the Tag Movie

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the Tag movie 3 stars.

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