Tower; 2016
(Documentary)
4 stars
This is an awesome (and very sad) documentary about the sniper killer of Texas back in 1966.  I have known of this shooting for a few years and wanted to learn more about it, and this is the story with mainly animated drawings instead of video footage, but you get a little of that too.  It was so unique and gave aspects of memories from policemen, college students at that time, those who may have been injured, and people who were just in the area.  The entire movie is done through first people accounts portrayed in a unique way.
content: there is some bad language throughout it and talk of death, injuries, and shootings.

Leap!; 2017
(w/ voices of Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon)
3.25 stars
Félicie is an orphan and has only a little bit of her mother’s memory left which is basically just a music box of a ballerina.  She therefore has wanted to dance her whole life.  She is always trying to escape her orphanage with her best friend who wants to be an inventor.   These two kids are always getting into trouble but one day they get out and go to Paris to fulfill their dreams.

I do have some problems with this movie.  For instance, running away can be dangerous in general but somehow the only issues they show for it is being cold and hungry.  These are 11 year olds that they show run away. Another is that they show the Statue of Liberty being built but it is already green.  I was always told it was originally copper and after 1900 it turned green because of the weather exposure – this movie takes place in the late 1800s.  Maybe I am wrong on that?  There is a bunch of deception throughout it.  However, it does show that hard work and lots of effort can have accomplishments.  Also I think this is a good movie for young girls to see, especially if they are into dancing.

content: dangerous situations, running away, deceit, cruelty towards children with intent to kill

Peter Rabbit; 2018
(w/ Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, and voices of James Cordon, Daisy Ridley, Sia, Colin Moody, Margot Robbie, and Elizabeth Debicki)
3.75 stars
This story was so adorable! I read all of the Beatrix Potter stories and had a full collection book of it at one point, so I am all about movies that include her characters.  This one is a mix of live actors and computerized animals.  There is an old man who gardens who Peter Rabbit tries to overcome to feed his family by invading his garden.  When the man dies, a relative comes in.  Another person who lives next door loves Peter and even likes to draw him and his adventures.  This leads to comedic moments and some painful “Oh no!” moments too.
content: bum cleavage shown, man in boxers shown, kissing, man’s chest shown, buttons on an animal mentioned to look like nipples, a man and a rabbit continuously attack one another in this movie physically, a man is out to kill a rabbit, lots of name calling teases that are not bad words, a couple British swears

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; 2017
(w/ Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, Keira Knightley)
3.25 stars
I had only ever liked the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  A lot.  When the others came out, I did see them, but parts of them are fuzzy for me.  I didn’t enjoy them.  I put off seeing this one because of those factors.  My husband really wanted to see this and so we did and were pleasantly surprised.  It was pretty well done.

The plot line is that Will & Elizabeth Turner’s son wants to rescue his father from his curse somehow.  To do that, he thinks he needs to find the mythological trident in the sea.  He comes across an astronomer lady who is thought of as being a witch when she isn’t.  Of course they bring up the old characters we learned about in the original film and a cameo from Sir Paul McCartney too.

content: a woman slaps a man but they also kiss too, cleavage throughout (corset wearing), ship parts referenced when a man and woman are in a strange position around one another (which can be taken sexually), someone mentions a man being “hung” anatomically, a woman strips to her corset and bloomers, a ship has a wooden figure of a top half of a woman (with breasts but no nipples), kissing, a married couple shown in bed together embracing, lots of scary imagery for children as there are dead men shown with visible bones and muscles and such (we did not allow our own children to see this film), a public hanging is to happen in one scene, sword fighting throughout, name calling throughout (like dimwit), British bad word used

Thor: Ragnarok; 2017
(w/ Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch)
3.5 stars
This is definitely different from the other Thor movies because there is a more comical take on it, which is how it should be, in my opinion.  It is brilliantly filmed and portrayed though.  It is an interesting plot and was entertaining the whole way through.

The story is now that Thor and his brother Loki have a sister who is trying to take over Asgard and wants to uncover secrets and be well known.  She is extremely oppressive and violent.  Thor meets people along the way who can help him defeat her and restore the people of Asgard.

I feel this had great character building throughout the film.  We were able to learn depth to each person and why they were the way they were or doing what they were doing.  It was really witty and charming.

content: Hulk’s bum is shown (while he is in Hulk form), bare men chests shown, women wearing immodest clothing with cleavage shown, the word “anus” mentioned a few times, a guy is killed through evaporation and turned to goo, lots of war imagery and fighting with slight blood shown after the fact of the violence happens, guns and shooting happen, fighting in general throughout movie, drunkenness shown, the “s” small “b” words are uttered, God’s name in vain said once

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About Victoria / Justice Pirate

Victoria. Anabaptist, Wife of Rob, Mom of two boys, minimalist, quilt maker, Resources Adviser/Social Media Manager for anti-human trafficking awareness organization Justice Network (justice-network.org).

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