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My Thoughts On: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Year Released: 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action
Director: Jon Watts
Lead Actors/Actresses: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92

My Score: 7

Although being a remake, the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spiderman, is quite unlike any of its previous versions. Because of this, the movie brings a whole new flavor and look to one of our favorite superheroes, making it a very enjoyable and exciting experience.

First off, I really liked how Watts approached making this film. With Spider-Man: Homecoming being the third iteration of the character, one of the main concerns I had going in was that it would be too boring and repetitive. We had already seen this with The Amazing Spiderman movies (which in my opinion, were a gigantic failure), which completely repeated the events from the original Spiderman movie, all in order to set up the origin story. Even though some plot points were changed slightly, almost everybody already…

My Thoughts On: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Year Released: 2006
Genre: Comedy
Director: Larry Charles
Lead Actors/Actresses: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91

My Score: 7

Borat is perhaps one of the most well known comedic characters, and for good reason. With Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen takes a completely different and unique approach towards comedy. Filmed in a mockumentary style, the movie follows an offensive, clueless Kazakh journalist Borat (portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen) as he travels across the US, encountering different people and learning from their culture (while imparting some of his own). The thing that makes this film stand out so much is that there are only roughly 4 cast members: Borat, his assistant, Pamela Anderson, and a hooker named Luenell; all of the other characters in the film are actual Americans unaware that they are being filmed for a comedy movie. With this in mind, watching Borat becomes an even…