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The Movie – The Expendables 3 (2014) – by Patrick Hughes.


I wish this saga would never end: it’s wonderful! 😍

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The Movie – Ulysses: A Dark Odyssey – by Federico Alotto.


I was surprised by this film: an Italian / American signature with an international cast, precisely because it is a film that can appeal to and be understood by a global audience and not be limited to the Italian territory alone.
The story of Ulysses in a modern key is an attractive idea.
The story starts well, has a good rhythm (the music is adorable), but the butcher scene, a typical piece of horror film with splashes of blood everywhere, I found it out of place and a fall in style of the entire film that it spoils it like a rough skid of a class car that damages its bodywork.
The character of the oracle made me smile (tribute and clear reference to the Matrix, as indeed is also the scene of swallowing the pill), but I would have avoided this character, just like the scene of the butcher. There is also a tribute to the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” when the protagonist spreads his arms in the rain.
There is an assembly / make-up error and I think it was wanted by the director, a sort of touch of narrative elegance: the enamel of the transvestite at the beginning of the car trip is red, but when he separates from the protagonist, causing him and his friend to get off from the car, in those shots the enamel is fuchsia (just like the background brushstrokes that accompany the writings of the places during the film and are the background for the movie poster).
The Turin called Taurus City is too much itself, too realistic with its historical monuments, its Italian streets, to be credible as a Sin City style, this too was a skid.
I have to admit that they leave certain acting performances of some actors to be desired: perhaps to put on stage real Hollywood actors number one and make them work with those who, in acting, still have a long way to go and in some cases, unfortunately, they don’t know how to act , created some out of tune notes in the storytelling.
I really didn’t expect the ghost, it was masked well in history, from the beginning: this surprised me.
Not bad the idea of ​​the United States of Europe, is a punch in the stomach that makes you think, taking inspiration from the negative aspects of the current social situation.
Finally, I can say that too much Italianness is still perceived in the complex of the film: I believe that the director, next time, should dare much more to reach a totally international cinematographic language.

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The Movie – The Expendables 2 (2012) – by Simon West.


It was great to see the heroes’ actors, all the great numbers one of the action films, gathered as members of a team unique in the world or in the roles of the bad guys.
When I saw Trench Mauser (Arnold Schwarzenegger) emerge in the mine, breaking through the rock at the head of a digger, with the cigar in his mouth and exclaiming: “I’m back!”, Despite the background music of Terminator, I immediately thought of an adorable George Sheppard who played John Hannibal Smith in the A-Team television series.

 

 

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The Movie – The Expendables 1 (2010) – by Sylvester Stallone.


I noticed the speed with which the protagonist Barney Ross shoots with his gun: a clear call and tribute to the fastest gunslinger of the western films of Sergio Leone played by Clint Eastwood.
I immediately loved this saga of films made of action, shootings, irony and fights.

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The Movie – Hotel Artemis – by Drew Pearce.


Small and big stories intertwine in an elite micro-world of health care for criminals: a Los Angeles of desperation reduced to misery and therefore in revolt is the setting for this extraordinary hotel.

Details: the old tape recorder with which the protagonist listens to the music and the Hollywood writing on the wall of her room are an elegant touch of poetry.

I loved this movie unconditionally from the first three minutes.

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The Movie – Crawl – by Alexandre Aja.


Adrenaline action story with a well-structured script: the story keeps you glued to the screen.

 

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The Movie – Star Wars: Episodio IX – The Rise of Skywalker – by J.J. Abrams.


I love this saga: it is a source of happiness, of life and keeps hope alive in everything.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – by Michael Dougherty.


A beautiful saga of action films, with remarkable special effects and a well-constructed narrative.
I hope to see lend another Godzilla’ sequel.

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The Movie – Braven – by Lin Oeding.


I like films like this, whose story, in its simplicity, is well structured,
remarkable landscape shots.
Film to see.

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The Movie – Resident Evil: the final chapter – by Paul W.S. Anderson.


I love this saga, these films are addictive because of the adrenaline that put into the viewer’s imagination.

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