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     The 7th graders have learned the art of persuasion and have shown off what they have learned by writing movie reviews.  They will be posting them here on our classroom page.  Feel free to agree or disagree with their opinions, or just enjoy their interesting insights!!


Guardians of the Galaxy Review

James Gun brings to life another thrilling movie starring Chris Pratt (Peter Quill, Starlord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Vin Dielsel (Voice of Groot), Bradley Cooper (Voice of Rocket), and Lee Pace (Ronan). In this thrilling new movie from the world of Marvel running 122 minutes long brings another great movie full of suspense and action.

The movie starts with Peter Quill by his mother’s bed side as she lays there dying. When she asks Peter to hold her hand one last time, he looks away because he couldn’t watch her die. His grandfather takes him out of his mother’s room and he runs outside only to be captured by ravengers (space pirates). The movie skips to twenty-six years later with Peter trying to steal a mysterious metallic orb. After a few setbacks, he finally gets the orb.  He then takes the orb to a buyer who rejects it. He bumps into Gamora who steals the orb from him, but little does he know that Rocket and Groot have their eyes on him too. After a crazy chase scene, Peter realizes that if the orb were to fall into the wrong hands (Ronan) there could be a lot of trouble. After realizing that, Gamora, Groot, Rocket, and Drax band together to protect the orb.

The cinematography was amazing. The camera angles were great, the CGI was beyond real, and the green screening was incredible. The music was energetic and lively. I really can’t find anything I didn’t like in the movie except how much swearing there was. The cast played their characters better than any Marvel movie yet. It is rated PG 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action and for some language.

Overall I would give Guardians of the Galaxy nine infinity stones out of ten. I think that anyone that likes a little bit of fantasy and action would like this movie. So if you’re looking for a good action and fantasy movie, you would not be wasting your time.


Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure


Bill S. Preston Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) are two idiotic high school students who are only interested in becoming band player, and are on the brink of failing history class. Should they fail, Ted will be sent to military school and their band “Wyld Stallions” will no longer exist.

Needing to get an “A+” to pass history and to save their band, they set out on an excellent adventure through time. With the help of a futuristic man named Rufus (George Carlin), and the use of a telephone booth time machine, they set out on a journey through history. Collecting historical figures like Napoleon (Terry Camilleri), Billy the Kid (Dan Shor), Socrates, Sigmund Freud, Beethoven, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and Abraham Lincoln and bringing them back to modern day San Dimas, California.

This movie is rated PG and should be seen by people 10 and up, due to language and some inappropriate behavior.

While I enjoyed some of the special effects, many of them were dated and you can tell that this movie was made in 1989. The beginning of the movie was pretty slow moving, so I was unsure initially if I was going to enjoy it. Rotten Tomato's gave it a 79% rating. I give it a 70% rating because it is so funny. One of the lines I think is humorous is “Joan of Arc, Noah's wife!”

Some things that I really enjoyed about the movie were the special effects, such as the “rod” coming from the sky. You think that in futuristic San Dimas, there would be awesome time machines, but no, the rod morphs into a phone booth! Also, I enjoyed watching how the main characters interact with the people from the past. I laughed almost the entire movie.

If you are interested in senseless humor and laughing, I recommend watching this movie. Not only do Bill and Ted have an excellent adventure, so do the figures from the past as they tour a mall, go to water parks and experience life in San Dimas, 1989.


Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was directed by Stephen Herek and was written by Chris Mathesem


and Ed Solmen. It was produced by Nelson Entertainment, Interscope Communications Productions


and Soisson/Murphy Productions. All music in this production was provided by A&M Records.


It was rated PG and is an 1 hour 29 minuets.


Written by Noah Forcier

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