Under normal circumstances, my wife and I would have seen Tenet the Tuesday after it was released. With the pandemic having regained momentum over the last several months, my wife Is not interested in sitting in a movie theater anytime soon, so I took a half day this past Friday to see the movie solo.
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Will Smith is one of the most likeable actors I know. He’s confident, but not cocky.
Assured, but not full of himself. Funny, but not comical. Serious, but not intense. When he flashes his sly grin, you feel like he just filled you in on a crazy secret. As an action star, he’s a natural, going all the way back to Independence Day in 1996. Who can forget him punching an alien invader in the face and then taunting by saying, “Welcome to Earth!” In a way, his career is similar to that of Tom Cruise. Smith doesn’t approach his roles with Cruise’s jittery energy or maniacal sense of desperation, but like Cruise, he clearly is having fun.
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Bravery – Truth – Loyalty – Devotion to Family
When I initially heard that Disney was doing a live-action version of Mulan, I thought I wouldn’t bother to see it. I hadn’t seen the original cartoon, released back in 1998. Back then, my wife and I had been married six months, so I believe she and I mostly saw films targeted for adults back then. While I was familiar with the plot of the animated film (a young girl with exceptional fighting prowess and no interest in marital affairs takes her aging father’s place in the Imperial Army), I never sought out watching it. I’ve never had more than a passing interest in kung-fu movies, or movies based in the ancient orient that involved a lot of swords clanging and people flying around.
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If The Rock isn’t smiling, something is wrong.
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