Written by Amy Schumer, with herself as main character Trainwreck is of to a good start. You have probably heard of her, Amy Schumer has her own comedy show called ‘inside Amy Schumer on youtube’s free to watch Comedy Central channel. She’s one of the funniest female comedians at this time even though her humor isn’t for everyone, it tends to get a bit sexual.
Trainwreck takes a look at Amy’s life. With an alcoholic father that recently got put in a retirement home, a sister who got it all together, a career for a men magazine, an overly active sex life and a boyfriend that may or may not be gay the movie begins with some quite awkward but realistic scenes.
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All in all, I think this is a great chickflick. Sometimes it’s a bit long, it could use some more humour but it’s mainly realistic which does it a lot of justice. Amy isn’t the best looking girl, but since she wrote the script she was obviously the best choice to play the role.
I do think the end is a bit over the top. The dancing with the cheerleaders, I like that they made it so she can’t really follow the dance for a 100% but in al reality I didn’t feel that she was that close with them to be able asking them for help. I also don’t feel like any actual person would put their heart on the line with a big plan like that to win their boy back. Most of us ladies will just be sobbing… In our bed… With ice cream. My rating? An 8 out of 10 it surely was a movie I enjoyed watching!
This movie is about how the Fantastic Four came to exist. Reed, a total but very intelligent nerd (played by Miles Teller) made a teleportation device together with his childhood friend Ben. He gets recognised for his project by ‘a government employee?’ and instructed to finish it so it would be available for transportation of humans to another dimension.
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Sounds like a good plot? Think again! There is no view on the bad guy he just randomly appears to turn bad for no apparent reason and goes on a killing spree which everyone seems to ignore, let’s just pass through the hallway like nothing happened. If you recognise the names ‘Reed’, ‘Sue’, ‘Johnny’, ‘Ben’, ‘Victor’ and ‘Dr. Storm’ at the end of the movie you get my slow clap, cause I had absolutely no clue how any of the characters are called.
The special effects do look nice. The ‘boss fight’ took 5 min and wasn’t remotely spectacular. This movie doesn’t work on your emotion at all it’s just boring and doesn’t get you excited. The only thing that will slightly sadden you is the fact that ‘the thing’ aka Ben will not be having a sexual relationship in his entire life. The young versios of Ben and Reed did get played by decent actors that actually look like their grown up versions. How are Sue and Johnny brother and sister? Nobody knows!
The relationship between Victor aka Doom and Sue does not get talked about. Why does he trust her? Why does nobody trust Victor? Victor doesn’t seem to care about that either, because he tried to kill her some time later anyway. The fact that Doom seems stronger in the other world did get mentioned, however they found him back in a bad state.
Reed runs away after being turned, instead of helping his friend Ben turn back into normal state from the only place he can actually get resources for it. When they come to get him back, he doesn’t even want to go back and he seemed to be working on something that apparently wasn’t important at any point in the movie. When his friend Ben however turns up to get him back he’ll gladly return and leave what he was working on behind as if it had no importance. They make it seem as if he was scared, but for an entire year they do not try to contact him.
I have the feeling they wanted to create this movie Kill Bill style but simply ended up mashing too much scenes and different plots together. This movie can in no way be fixed by adding more movies. Simon Kinberg might have something to do with this, but let’s be realistic the X-men movies they had decent sequels and were only focussed on one plot at a time. This movie is just confusing. You are better off watching The 2005 movie ‘The fantastic Four’ (IMDB – BUY ON AMAZON – BUY ON BOL.COM), that one at least has Jessica Alba in it. I’m only giving this movie a 3 out of 10 stars, I do not advice anyone to watch it.
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