There's a lot here for people who loved the first film. For those who just liked it, like yours truly, this bridges some gaps. Not sure where they can go with the next film, if there is one with the same writer, it is sure to be interesting.
Gadot (through Jenkins) hits every destination in the path on the super hero journey. She shows more range than most are allowed when they wear ridiculous outfits. Hers is a fully fleshed and feeling character that uses the emotions on her sleeve as a strength of her character. She acts as a passenger of the story when necessary, but when action is required, she literally steps onto the field and changes fate, rather than surrender to it.
Everest - 2015 Director Baltasar Kormákur Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Kelley Screenplay William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy Noted realist Franz Kafka once said: “In man's struggle against the world, bet on the world.” Everest is the big screen chronicle of the story of a bunch of adventurers who refuse the logic of this … Continue reading Everest (***) : In the battle of you against the world…
The Princess Bride - 1987 Director Rob Reiner Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Peter Falk Screenplay William Goldman There may be no more perfect story told for the benefit of an entire family than The … Continue reading CPE, Em and El: The Princess Bride – As You Wish
The Conspirator - 2010 Directed by Robert Redford Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Justin Long, Danny Huston, Alexis Bledel Written by James D. Solomon "...I too, hold sacred our rights, counselor. But they count, not at all, if our nation ceases to exist." These words from Secretary of … Continue reading The Conspirator reveals a dangerous tipping point in our country’s history