Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreGotG2 is one of the more expected movies of the year, coming from the success of its predecessor. Considered to be somewhat of a surprise hit, the first movie was funky and fairly original. It brought together an interesting mix of strong musical themes, an interesting plot line, and a cast of characters that proved to be quite powerful. Guardians Vol. 2 attempts to replicate this formula. The movie is full of comedic moments and lines, each highlighting the quirks of the characters who deliver them and help to…

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The Case for Christ | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreThe Case for Christ is a faith movie which covers the life story of Lee Strobel, an investigative journalist who applies his skill and reasoning to disprove the legitimacy of Christianity. Set at the turn of the decade from the 70s to the 80s, the styling of the actors and the scenery is clearly felt. While the movie is principally focused on the strength of the narrative, it has its fair share of well-executed shots. The acting and the direction of certain scenes are, unfortunately, probably one of the…

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Ghost in the Shell | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreGhost in the Shell is an adaptation of a well-loved and iconic manga, illustrated and written by Masamune Shirow back in 1989. It is considered as one of the definitive works of the cyberpunk genre, which combines advanced future technology with dystopian elements. Bringing this material to the big screen was a move that had a fair share of controversy, particularly with its choice of leading actress. Which also Haoson also talked about in a separate article. Coming into the movie, the audience is thrust deep into the aesthetics…

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Power Rangers | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreA powerhouse 90s franchise, the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers jumped onto TV and became a part of a generation’s childhood. Based off the Japanese Sentai Team concept, Saban adapted multiple sentai series and remade it into the American TV & Toy Franchise we’re mostly familiar with. The 2017 remake aims to reestablish that cultural franchise with a new movie. It takes all the original points – using Angel Grove and the same names for all the key characters, and updates it with brand new depictions and personalities. The visuals…

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Beauty and the Beast | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreThe challenge to any remake is creating something which respects the nostalgia but also pushes things forward. This is a particularly tricky thing as nostalgia is a very emotional kind of quality. Nonetheless, Disney’s craftsmanship in producing films is visible in the 2017 live-action adaptation of their own animated film, hitting quite a few high notes with tolerable rough spots. As a film which is based on one from the period in which Disney movies featured strong musical sequences, the song quality is one I tried to observe in…

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