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Speed (1994) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Keanu Reeves as Jack Traven | 20th Century Fox]

I watched Speed a few times as a kid but it had been a while so when the opportunity arose, I couldn’t resist a rewatch. From what I remember, I did enjoy my pasting viewings but this time around, I had a particularly great and fun time.

For those who are unaware, this movie follows Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven (Keanu Reeves) who has to deal with a bomb on a bus that can’t go below 50 mph otherwise it’ll explode. It’s such a simple concept but it works so well. It’s an action-packed, entertaining watch that does a fantastic job at keeping the viewers’ attention from beginning to end.

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman | Netflix]

While this post is a spoiler free review, there will be spoilers for the tv series.

Breaking Bad was primarily about Walter White (Bryan Cranston), there’s no denying that. His cancer diagnosis is the catalyst for everything that takes place in the show so it makes sense that it would begin and end with him. The closure of Breaking Bad, while leaving some things open, ended very closed up and final for Walter and his story. Everything was essentially tied up in a nice, neat little bow but over its 5 season run, there was one other character who became just as important and garnered a lot of attention. That, of course, was Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) | Movie Review

[Header Image: Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw and Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs | Universal Pictures]

“I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really good at it.”

I saw Hobbs & Shaw yesterday and even after sleeping on it, I don’t think I’ve fully wrapped my head around how I feel about it. I did like it and I certainly had an enjoyable time which isn’t a total surprise. The Fast & Furious is one of – perhaps even my absolute – favourite franchise of all time. So, going into this particular movie, I knew I was going to like it to some extent.

That being said, despite the similarities it shares with the rest of the franchise, it is very different and I would say it might be my least favourite overall although I do recommend checking it out at some point. Something that helps, is to separate this movie from the franchise just a little. It makes it much more fun because while there are similarities between Hobbs & Shaw and the rest of the Fast & Furious franchise, it also has a lot of qualities about it that are independent. It’s also almost an entirely new cast and while one of the writers – Chris Morgan – has written for previous Fast & Furious instalments, it’s arguably still better to separate this particular movie to some extent.

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Tomb Raider (2018) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

Ever since this movie was announced I was curious to see it. The original movies with Angelina Jolie are two of my favourites and one of the first games I ever remember playing was a Tomb Raider one. So I knew, at the very least, that I would have a good time watching this. However, I missed my chance when it was in theatres until I recently found that it had been put onto Netflix UK.

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Ocean’s Eight (2018) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Warner Bros. Pictures]

I remember when I first heard that Ocean’s Eight was going to be a thing and how happy I was about it, especially when I found out that it was a spinoff. The original Ocean’s trilogy are three of my all time favourite movies and it felt much more satisfying, as a woman, to know that we were getting an all-female spinoff rather than a remake. This way it felt somewhat original while also being an extension to a really fantastic franchise. I mean, let’s be honest, one of the biggest flaws of the original trilogy was that it was very much lacking women and oh boy, does Ocean’s Eight rectify that.

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