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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Movie Review

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Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Releasing Year: 2016

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Languages: English (Main), Greek (Few Dialogues Only)

Genre: Romance, Comedy

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review & Plot:

This film is a sequel that is made almost 14 years after the success of first part named “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was released. I had great expectations from it as I found the first part “unexpectedly” wonderful. But to my utter disappointment My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a “below par” movie that fails to entertain. Somewhere, I feel as if  Kirk Jones directed this movie just hoping to cash on the success of first part.

Now talking of the plot, it is somewhat not comic as well as looks weak. Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) are now going through midlife crisis. Their daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) is their main concern as she is looking to apply for university education in some other city. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Toula’s parents are not “officially” married as the priest never signed their marriage agreement. And starts the “adventures of Portokalos family” as they prepare for the marriage of their parents.

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Portokalos Family Planning Gus & Maria’s Wedding…!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has few “laughing scenes”, but as a whole it is just boring. One feels as if the movie is stretched without any reason at all.

My Rating & Verdict of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2:

I rated My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 only 6 out of 10 and that too very “generously”. I liked the first part and rated it 10 on 10. I am quoting a line from Rogerebert.com about Nia Vardalos Her script is a mess, and no amount of Windex can clean it up. And, I too fully agree to this thought the script is really messed up. The only reason one would end up watching this movie is because of the fact that they loved the previous part and believe this too will be on par with it. Midway in cinema hall I felt like going back to home, but as I already paid a big money for the tickets I somehow managed to watch this film till the end. In my view all you guys need to do is just “SKIP” My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. In case, you have nothing better to watch then go for it, but at your “own risk”….!

 

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The Jungle Book – Movie Review

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Movie: The Jungle Book

Year: 2016

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Jungle Book Movie Review:

The Jungle Book was one of the most anticipated movie this year. And, after watching it last night I can say why it was so? The adventure of Mowgli and his friends has once again been able to win hearts all around. I watched the “Hindi Version” but, I am confident the English Version too is equally good. Now, talking about the story and its on-screen execution there’s only one answer to it and that is “awesome” work by the director Jon Favreau. While watching there was a constant struggle going on in my mind whether I should appreciate the story or the special effects of The Jungle Book.

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Bagheera Taking Mowgli To A Safer Place….

As it is quite evident from the trailer, The Jungle Book has some nice fight scenes, good 3D effects and nostalgic drama. The story has our familiar characters such as Mowgli, Shere Khan, Bagheera, Akela, Raksha, Baloo, and Kaa. The film starts where Mowgli is shown enjoying his life with his family of wolves (who has brought him up from childhood). One day Shere Khan gives an indication to all the animals that Mowgli will grow up into a human (who always seek ways to destroy forests and its animals). Akela, the leader of the wolves tries to convince Shere Khan that Mowgli is different from other humans as he is brought up in this jungle. Shere, however, gives an open threat that someday Mowgli will be alone and no one will be able to save him. After this incident, it was decided by the wolves that it’s better that Mowgli must go now to some other place because he is no longer safe here. Bagheera (The Black Panther), who brought Mowgli to the wolves years ago, now takes him towards the human settlement.

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Mowgli And Friends Challenging Shere Khan…

Midway, they are attacked by Shere Khan and Mowgli gets lost in the jungle while running for his life. Later in the movie Mowgli encounters Kaa who tries to kill him, but Baloo (The Bear) saves his life. They become friends afterwards, and do a lot of things (which I am not sharing here as the Movie is still in theatres). You must watch the movie and see the rest part yourself. The Jungle Book ends on a happy note when Mowgli defeats his enemy and does not leave the jungle.

 

The Jungle Book Rating &  Verdict:

I have rated The Jungle Book 8 out of 10. The movie is short and well-directed. There is emotion, drama and action in The Jungle Book which you as well as your younger siblings or kids gonna love too much. In my view, The Jungle Book is a must watch movie for people who have seen the cartoon version of it in the golden era of 1990s. Neel Sethi as Mowgli has been terrific. He has made it look easy on-screen and it shows the potential of this new kid on the horizon. The Hindi dubbing is just stunning and Nana Patekar, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri have really done great job. The most outstanding voice was of Irfan Khan (Baloo), I loved his Punjabi style of talking and it suited to the character of Baloo very much. Conclusion, The Jungle Book is in cinemas now so get your seats reserved this weekend and watch it with your family, friends or sweet hearts.

 

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Last Knights – Movie Review

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Movie: Last Knights

Year: 2015

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Language: English

Genre: Drama, History, Action, Adventure

Last Knights Movie Review:

Kazuaki Kiriya may  not have directed a “great” film till now, but still Last Knights in my view is an entertaining one. Last Knights boasts a long list of promising actors from different countries. It has a good, if not the  best plot for a Medieval History based movie. The background score is fine, not something I will talk about specifically as I normally do. Last Knight has twists and turns that are just enough to make you feel good about it. Talking about the “Critical Appreciation”, I think Last Knights is very harshly dealt by the critics all over the world. This movie is not bad as its ratings are by the critics. I have seen far worse movies than this and they have decent ratings too from the critics.

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                                 Last Knights Movie Still

Anyways, let’s talk about the storyline of Last Knights. This film is nothing but a story of HONOR, first lost and then regained. Talking of honor as “everything” in this age may sound little absurd, but there was indeed a time when honor was a very valuable thing for people. Commander Raiden (Clive Owen) loses his master Lord Bartok (Morgan Freeman). Actually, Raiden himself has to behead his master (This is something you guys need to find out why?). After it, on the orders of the Emperor (Peyman Moaadi), the Bartok lands are being confiscated by the empire and Raiden alongside many Bartok clan people has to leave his home. All this happened because of a greedy minister Geeza Mott (Aksel Hennie) who wanted to make himself rich by asking bribes from all the vassal states of the empire which Lord Bartok opposed public for which he had to pay a heavy price.

The movie moves forward when Gizza Mott becomes obsessed with Raiden, that he is not going to sit idle and will take his vengeance. For over a year he follows Raiden and his fellow legionnaires, but after getting no indication of him planning an attack decides to leave this issue. In the meantime, Gizza Mott has fortified his palace with more security than even the emperor himself.

Now, comes an interesting twist in the plot when it is revealed that for over a year Raiden and his followers are actually acting to “deceive” Gizza Mott and his men knowing that they are being watched every second throughout the day. And, now when they have finally outwitted their enemy. It is time to launch an offensive, I am not revealing its details as it is something very interesting and to me the “USP” of Last Knights. After a gruesome battle at the palace of Gizza Mott who has now become the first council to the emperor commander Raiden kills him. After this Raiden surrenders himself to the Emperor. When the Emperor (after consulting the nobility) declares Bartok rebels as National Heroes but announces that the act of violence against the first council is similar to the attack against the Emperor himself and, therefore, the leader i.e. Commander Raiden must be put to death. The movie ends with Raiden on his knees ready for his punishment of getting behead and suddenly there is a flashback….

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My Verdict & Rating of Last Knights:

I gave this film 7 out of 10 only. The reason is that if Last Knights had to become an epic it must have been much longer than what it is. Everything is done very well, but then suddenly you feel that it could have been done in a more detailed manner, especially the later part of the story. One more thing was not very convincing about Last Knights was its music and background score that wasn’t great as I always expect from a Medieval History theme-based film. But, in any manner, this is not a “bad movie” at all as many of the leading movie critics want us to believe. I strongly recommend it to every history genre movie lover and I am dead sure you all will love it. It has its own share of twists and turns, although I agree that story is not that strong. The last thing I want to mention especially for the History Lovers is that this movie has nothing to do with history. Last Knights is purely a work of fiction, so don’t relate it to anything in history just watch it and enjoy it.

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Liar Liar – Movie Review

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Movie: Liar Liar

Year: 1997

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Liar Liar Movie Review:

Liar Liar is a wonderfully written and equally well-directed movie. Jim Carrey delivers a noteworthy performance in Liar Liar. This film is full of comedy and some great to watch acting by nearly all the actors. Fletcher and Audrey are a separated couple with a 5-year-old son named Max. Although, Fletcher loves his son too much, but because of his busy schedule (as he is a famous lawyer) he is being unable to spend quality time with his son. Max, knows that his dad is a “Liar” (as Fletcher very often lies, something very much associated with his profession) and that he never keeps his promise. He is so much hurt about this fact that he actually wishes to God that “for whole one day his dad couldn’t lie”, on the eve of his birthday when Fletcher instead of being with him is busy somewhere else. To the misfortune of Fletcher, this wish of his son comes true when he is about to fight a “career changing” case of his life.

Here, starts the real drama of the film and I am not going to ruin it for you guys by explaining details of it. As it will be really fantastic for you all to watch some hilarious and mind-boggling stuff on-screen. The main plot of the movie revolves around that “ONE DAY” where despite trying his level best, Fletcher is not able to lie to anyone, including his long time secretary Greta.

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Everything seems lost for him, but through his wit and luck he wins that case. After that he runs immediately to the airport to see his son (as Max is going to another place with his mother) and say sorry to him for all those days he lied to him and neglected promises made to him. Finally, Audrey too understands that Fletcher is not lying this time and the family once again is back together enjoying life. Liar Liar ends when Max is celebrating his next birthday and this time Fletcher himself asking him to make a wish…

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 Liar Liar Movie Still.

My Verdict & Rating of the film:

I have rated Liar Liar 9/10, as there’s no reason for it to deserve anything less than this. Throughout the film I really laughed too much especially seeing Jim doing what he does best i.e. making all sort of funny postures, faces and making some hilarious gestures. Liar Liar is a delightful film for all Jim Carrey lovers. I would highly recommend Liar Liar to anyone and everyone who loves comedy.

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