A Decent Evolution of Story | Review of ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’

By Cynthia Ayala

Underworld: Blood Wars starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies & Charles Dance
Screen Gems
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“Vampire death dealer, Selene fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.”

—IMDB

Underworld: Blood Wars is the fifth film in the franchise and while it’s better than it’s predecessor, the film, while enjoyable, is not without faults. The story isn’t the element of the film that suffers. It’s a solid story, but the problem lies with the franchise. In Awakening, humans discovered that Vampires and werewolves were real. Yet in this film it’s almost like that never happened. Let’s rephrase, it’s like it didn’t happen at all. It’s hard to reconcile that with this film that does tie directly to it. Discovery is inevitable considering that Alexander Corvinus was the one who cleaned up all the messes and kept their existence secret, as established in Evolution, but the film seems to have moved past those elements and went back to the beginning, to forget about humans altogether and focus on what made the series so strong to begin with: the war between Lycans and Vampires.
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A Beautiful Heartfelt Film | Review of ‘Me Before You’

By Cynthia Ayala

Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin
New Line Cinema
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A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.

—IMDB

I know that there is some controversy about the film but what viewers have to understand, or know, is that Jojo Moyes didn’t just make this up, she was inspired by something she read in the news about a man who had this message to give the world: to life to the fullest. That is the message of the film and audiences need to see that beauty in it and need to see that not everything is black or white.
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Empowering and Action Packed Entertainment | Review of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016 Film)’

By Cynthia Ayala

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring: : Lily James, Sam Riley & Lena Headey Image Credit: Wikipedia
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring: : Lily James, Sam Riley & Lena Headey
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Image Credit: Wikipedia

Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge—an army of undead zombies.

.—IMBD

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies can be described with a few words: brilliant, hilarious, empowering. This film is a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice based on the novel of the same title by Seth Grahame-Smith, this movie includes action, romance and zombies to retell the classic narrative. Continue reading “Empowering and Action Packed Entertainment | Review of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016 Film)’”

A New & Unique Perspective | Review of ‘Dracula Untold’

By: Cynthia Ayala

In 15th-century Transylvania, Vlad III, prince of Wallachia, is known as a just ruler. With his beloved wife, Miren, Vlad has brokered a prolonged period of peace and ensured that his people are protected, especially from the Ottoman Empire. However, when Sultan Mehmed II demands 1,000 of the country’s boys, including Vlad’s son, for his army, Vlad makes a deal with a monster that will enable him to defeat the Turks — but cost him his humanity.

Dracula Untold is written as a precursor to Bram Stoker’s Dracula that decides to take a deeper look into history and go back to the roots of the Dracula mythos.
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