Back To the Future Movie Review

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Would you believe that I’m over 30 years old and I had never seen this movie? In honor of Back to the Future day (October 21, 2015) the other day, I finally decided to remedy that, and was really pleasantly surprised. I kind of expected the movie to be corny and/or have terrible special effects, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. The story held my interest from beginning to end and there were some extremely funny lines. (Two days later, I’m still occasionally bursting into random giggles over “it’s already mutated into human form!” and “better get used to those bars, kid.”) The special effects definitely weren’t up to modern standards, but they weren’t terrible or silly looking like some older movies either.

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)

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Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights Movie Review

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This movie is a bit of a mess, but it scrapes by on the charisma of its two young leads. The plot tries mostly unsuccessfully to combine a fluffy, feel-good story about a girl gaining self-confidence through dance with the more serious backdrop of political and social revolution in Cuba, and relies too heavily on formula with both plots.Additionally, the dialogue is mediocre to outright cringe-inducing.

However, Romola Garai and Diego Luna are charming and manage to sell the partnership and budding romance of their characters. Patrick Swayze also makes a brief but enjoyable appearance as a dance instructor. The dance scenes are enjoyable to watch, although some of the extras have noticeably more skill than Luna and Garai.

My rating:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

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