Trick ‘R Treat (2007)

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What is it?

The 2007 American anthology horror comedy movie Trick ‘R Treat by Michael Dougherty.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Prolific director Bryan Singer takes a turn towards horror as the producer of this Halloween shocker directed by X2 and Superman Returns screenwriter Mike Dougherty.

With four interwoven tales concerning a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a college-age virgin who’s saving herself for that special someone, a woman whose hatred of Halloween is only exceeded by her husband’s love of the mischievous holiday, and a callous group of teens who carry out an unforgivably cruel prank, this fall frightener mixes Tarantino-style storytelling with the kind of chills that can only occur on the darkest day of the year.

Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, and Leslie Bibb all star in a Halloween treat that’s sure to deliver a few nasty tricks.

~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Final Thoughts

This was my first time watching this movie, my brother GC had seen it before and had mentioned it to me before, and recently Chris Stuckmann and his wife made a video about it so my brother GC suggested that we watch it so we did.

This movie surprised me because it held up well and looks like it could have been made today, it is well-directed, it actually manages to play around with time in a way that works, there are some twists, and it is one of the best Halloween movies that I have seen.

The end,

-John Jr

X-Men: Apocalypse

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What is it?

The 2016 American superhero movie X-Men: Apocalypse.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god.

Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.

Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.

As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I liked the beginning of the movie when it took place in ancient Egypt and Quicksilver’s action scene, and I think that other people will like that as well.

Final Thoughts

I did not like this movie as much as the previous movie and I felt that the main villain was weak, I liked it a bit better than most critics it seems, but I did not like it as much as some critics like Chris Stuckmann.

The end,

-John Jr

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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What is it?

The 2014 American superhero movie X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

(c) Fox

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I like some of the acting by Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, and I like the action scenes with Quicksilver (Evan Peters); and I think that other people will like that as well.

Final Thoughts

I liked this movie better than many of the recent Marvel movies that have gotten too goofy and empty, I still did not like it as much as many of the critics, but I did like it somewhat more than I had expected; but I think that Quicksilver should have been shown more.

The end,

-John Jr