Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle

Jumanji-covI don’t remember the 1995 version with Robin Williams, besides that it was silly. This more modern version is a little less silly and has much more action. It’s a teen movie so we must not take it too seriously, but it is quite clever in its storytelling. I enjoyed it quite a lot. The play with the characters getting totally opposite avatars in the game (especially the vain girl becoming the fat man [Jack Black]) is quite funny. The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson) is really good at comedy and the movie is worth it just to see Karen Gillan again. It’s a good light entertainment that will make you laugh (or at least smile). It was released as a Christmas movie and was rather successful at the box-office (bringing in nearly ten times its cost in revenue!) and was relatively well received by the critics (76% at Rotten Tomatoes). A sequel is planned for next year. stars-3-0

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman-covThis is certainly one of the best DC movies (after Wonder Woman of course). It has plenty of good action, interesting story and a very powerful storytelling. I greatly enjoyed it even if it is a bit long and the Hulk-like final enemy/monster is rather disappointing and irritating — the concept of a monster full of energy who fires death rays feels a lot like Godzilla, so no extra point for originality here. I guess you get the best drama when you put emotion at play (or someone’s mama) while pitting super-heroes against each other. I only wish I would have watched this movie before its sequel, Justice League! They also made Lex Luthor into a Batman-type vilain, making the genius albeit evil boy into a simply mad genius — I am not sure if that was a good or a bad thing… Once again,  Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot offer good performances. Anyway, with this movie you get a great (somber) ambiance and epic battles that make it worth watching. As often, Rotten Tomatoes disagrees with a critical rating of only 27% ! stars-3-0

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Sunflowers in bloom

Tournesols en fleurs

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Enjoy them while you can, ’cause they may all be stolen tomorrow!
Profitez-en pendant que vous pouvez car elles auront peut-être disparue demain!