Entries by polyGeek

Movie review: Star Trek 2009

Like every other Star Trek fan, I was on pins-and-needles waiting to see if this reboot took off. Boy did it. While not flawless, it packed a powerful punch. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve watched this movie, usually in the background while I’m working on something around the house. But […]

Movie review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I can safely say that SW:TFA is the 3rd best *Star Wars* movie in the franchise. And let’s be clear: it would take a miracle for JJ Abrams to create something better than *A New Hope* or *Empire Strikes Back*. This is easily the funniest movie in the franchise. Almost (but not every) funny moment […]

Movie review: Deadpool

Not only is Deadpool a hilarious movie, it also works as an amazingly accurate barometer for gauging relationships. For instance, it can be scientifically proven that the number of times a married man laughs during this movie is inversely proportional to how much their mother-in-law likes them. Conversely, married women will find that the number […]

Movie review: Captain America: Civil War

I loved parts of Captain America: Civil War; I liked the rest, and there wasn’t anything to dislike. First, the airport fight was great. It was everything you could hope for, and most importantly there were some big surprises that weren’t spoiled in the trailers. The plot was good and easy to follow, but I […]

Movie review: Finding Dory

If *Finding Nemo* is pure gold, then *Finding Dory* is about 90% pure gold, which is still much better than most movies in this genre. There was plenty of fun to be had, and the messages of inspiration were well told. I think kids will enjoy and learn from this movie. Adults who liked *Finding […]

Movie review: Aliens

This is, hands down, the best science fiction action movie of all time. There’s nothing more that need be said. I don’t think anyone gives Carrie Henn, who plays Newt, enough credit for delivering, what I think, is the best child performance ever. She simply nailed it. And then never, ever, appeared in another film […]

Movie review: Wonder Woman

I think this is easily the best of the Justice League series so far. (Not that that bar has been set very high.) What this movie has going for it is great casting. Gal Gadot as Diana/WW and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor have really good chemistry together. There were plenty of humorous and touching […]

Movie review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Definitely one of the better Avenger movies, and I would say it’s easily the best *Spider-Man* of the bunch. This is a much lighter film than its predecessors. There was laughter throughout the movie, with a few really hilarious moments. The acting was superb. Tom Holland, as the Spider-Man, was delightful. Michael Keaton (Vulture) brought […]