HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON-2 IN 3D IS PICTURE PERFECT!!!! :)

HTTYD2_Theatrical_Poster[1]HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON-2 IS WONDER-FULL :)))  Best seen in 3D–because there is flying/playing/fighting action and you want to be close-up to the dragons as mush as possible.  This sequel has even more colorful & beautiful dragons than the first Awesome film, where Toothless was the main dragon and humans feared dragons.  This second film shows us how they advanced to playing with and domesticating dragons (in a mutually good way).  The dragon babies are the cutest!  You must be dragon-friendly to watch.  The animation does more than justice to this film, especially when we see many types of dragons, who are like friendly puppies and lovable creatures with fangs and open eyes and huge smiles.  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON-2  (HTTYD-2) is a Must See Dream Come True 🙂 And a great bonus is that HTTYD is a trilogy, loosely based on a novel.  Who knew?  There is a video game out too!

In HTTYD-2, Hiccup + Astrid are dating.  They literally are a perfect match!  HTTYD-2 has sad moments too when we think we see Toothless drown, but he doesn’t.  🙂 And the father sadly dies by Toothless, who is put under a Dragon Spell  😦  to turn against Hiccup, but he eventually snaps-back & rises as lead dragon (though smaller in size compared to other dragons, like Hiccup is smaller than his father, and other Vikings, yet they are the Bravest Leaders compared to all).  Hiccup lives up to his father’s legacy, after his father dies, and after not knowing his place in the world.  Hiccup justly becomes chieften because he saves all with his strong beliefs and risky actions–once thought insane.  Toothless stands up against the controlled Alpha Bad Dragon and wins against evil threatening all dragons.  And on a good notes, Hiccup reunites with his found mother, who has been saving dragons in a dragon paradise sanctuary for 20-years.  Her presence is nurturing and strong.  She teaches Hiccup how to unleash more of Toothless’s power, who she calls a rare breed.  We see where Hiccup gets his Spirit!

HTTYD-2 is eye appealing (again) with a great story (again).  It displays a good vs evil Battle this time to protect the peace for all dragons and the Viking village of Berk.  HTTYD-2 is a Huge Adventure with all the same adorable, fun, and daring Viking friends we see in the first film and an enemy named Drago, who has a dragon army.

In the end, the dragons are freed and a statute of Stoick (the father) is built.  Hiccup and Toothless visibly stand different, almost taller (definitely prouder) with their postures to show more maturity as the new leaders of their village of people and dragons.  HTTYD-2 is Sooooo Gooooood!!!  Stay tuned for HTTYD-3 in 2016 🙂

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS IS STELLAR!!!!

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fault-in-our-stars-movie-poster-full[1]THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is another film based on a novel–which all, as of recent, have been Amazing so far!  And teenagers are reading, letting us in on what’s good.  John Green, the author, is brave to talk about cancer.  I was afraid to watch THE FAULT IN OUR STARS since cancer seems like it’s everywhere.  Foods are contaminated so heavily with sugars, hormones, and other unidentified junk that one cannot pronounce (at least in America) that I wondered if I could easily watch THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and I Am Glad I braved up to see it.  Hope you do too 🙂

I sat with an audience of teenage girls, which was awesome for giggles & crying sake, but wished, and wish, more boys and men to see THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.  You will be left a better person for doing so, you may even reach a little enlightenment or another chakra level, and definitely appreciate life more, especially if you are a bad person (and you know who you are). 🙂

FYI:  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS title is inspired from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar when Cassius says, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”   The stars in the movies, btw, live full lives though shortened ones.

Shailene Woodley plays a strong 16 year old Hazel Grace Lancaster, who walks with a portable oxygen tank with a tube to her nose to breathe after developing thyroid cancer which spread to her lungs. She meets amazing Augustus Waters, an amputee, who metaphorically holds a cigarette in his mouth daily without smoking it to NOT give it power, in a cancer support group.  It’s a good thing because they exchange views;  Augustus (Gus) thinks Hazel Grace shouldn’t concentrate on cancer always and gives her a book to read, and she does the same.  Augustus adores Hazel Grace from the onset.  Their friendship–filled with laughter, meaning, fun + a fated reality–grows into love while in Amsterdam pursuing the literary meaning to the non-ending of the book Hazel gives Gus to read.

Gus uses his wish granted by a foundation on Hazel to jet to Amsterdam.  It’s Gus’s first time on a plane and Hazel is okay to go with her oxygen tank.  In Amsterdam, we get an intimate look into Anne Frank’s House and it is in Anne Frank’s house that the couple appropriately + inappropriately share a first kiss and become boyfriend & girlfriend. So cool.

Van Houten is the author of Hazel’s favorite book.  He was a mean-spirited, drunk who refused to speak to the children while they traveled to meet him overseas.  The children have fun at dinner, dressing up, and they have sex, despite the bad Van Houten.  Hazel no longer feels like a “grenade”, or that when she dies that she will hurt Gus.  And Gus, a virgin male, who loves Hazel, felt like no girl wanted to have sex with an amputee, but after sex she draws a funny diagram for Gus showing him that he is like guys his age.  There were many fun moments and scenes in THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

Gus’s cancer reappears and he has 8 days to live, but Gus happily arranges a pre-funeral for himself, and asks his best friend Issac and Hazel to give eulogies.  It’s done so lovingly and respectfully that it isn’t difficult to watch.  The three share great times, and tough times.

Gus keeps in touch with Van Houten in an attempt to get closure for Hazel and have him edit her eulogy written by him.  Gus Is Love, though he becomes the “grenade”, but they agree there love was worth it.  Gus doesn’t leave Hazel.

We learn that Van Houten’s daughter died at 8 years old, which explains his way of living and being.  Still, Hazel who is played Amazingly well, keeps telling Van Houten to justly F-OFF because he just is portrayed as creepy, not acting right at special given moments and she is LIVING and he just wasn’t an Amazing adult.

I hope I gave THE FAULT IN OUR STARS justice for being a stellar movie.  It’s more than words can describe and ends like a Shakespeare play.  Go see it without judgment and let me know what you think 🙂  The chemistry and story are Gr8!  Elgort and Woodley work together in Divergent 🙂

PURGE: ANARCHY

PHoWxLg85BV2rw_1_m[1]Though I don’t watch horror movies, PURGE: ANARCHY was a first. Thank God the lead actor, Frank Grillo, was a Just Hotty, so I wasn’t scared and you won’t be either 🙂 Just Hotty really should be Batman, he has “it” (body, looks, and attitude) seriously. Check him out! 🙂

PURGE: ANARCHY is about a 12-hour legalized United States fright night where any crime is omg! permissible–to control poor and homeless populations. The thought that this can happen once a year is really scary, yet in PURGE: ANARCHY Frank Grillo protects us as some special forces gunman who sets-out to use his “right to purge” to kill a father who killed his son while drinking & driving, but doesn’t do it; the mother & daughter he rescues earlier–from almost being raped–justly talk Just Hotty out of it.

I didn’t see Purge 1, but my neighbors said it only took place in a house. Purge: Anarchy, this sequel, takes place in L.A. and we see street gangs with (dare I say) cool masks, especially one that says “God” on it. God’s mask was so funny and cool in a weird way because every time you see him, you say, “Oh God!” literally in fear, but he ends up being good. We also see minimal street violence with comical pseudo or soft pyro effects of a school bus on fire and a woman in flames, which comes across as funny stunts (Thank God) so it was e-z on-the-eyes, to create the illusion of a crazy night. Crazy because innocent people die, though we don’t see it badly :); we see one professional guy who was hung for scamming people out of their pensions and it was noted that he “deserved” it, plus he looked like an non-scary puppet :). Purge: Anarchy also introduced purging on the poor by the wealthy for entertainment sake, but the lead wealthy woman had a few ‘grey-poupon’ omg! moments when Just Hotty backfires her party plans. It was funny 🙂

The idea behind Purge: Anarchy is interesting because they show bad people wanting to purge (or kill) for the thrill of it, and other people wanting to purge to seek justice. Yet, Purge: Anarchy the movie was about survival & not purging, and leaving the revenge to God or to the powers to be (Thank God).

Purge: Anarchy was doable mostly because it was NOT gory or too scary and because I sat next to the Best Guys Ever!!! You have to feel safe, that’s key when embarking to watch Purge: Anarchy. On my left sat a peaceful gay male couple in their 20’s, who told me they like horror movies for the thrill of it, when I asked about the entertainment they derived from watching horror movies, since I love a Disney ending. And on my right sat two cute, Black boys maybe 7 & 9, who were scared like me to see a horror movie, but together we pulled through So, So Can You. I wouldn’t wish Purge: Anarchy on anyone in real life, but the movie was thrilling 🙂 Michael Bay knows better than to scare the begeebeez out of us 🙂