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BrandMau has written 6 reviews for films during 2019.

  • King Kong

    King Kong


    Although this is certainly a better film than most Hollywood remakes, unfortunately that really isn’t saying much.

    Don’t get me wrong this is by no means a bad movie and there are some very good things in King Kong. Most of the acting is very good, the action is really cool, the effects are good (for the most part) and it had some very emotional moments, particularly the ending. But the movie does have some negatives that bring it down.…

  • Avatar



    While this movie definitely looks very pretty and probably looked amazing in 3-D (I can’t say for sure since I didn’t see it in theaters), this is the definition of style over substance.

    There’s no denying that the visual effects in the movie are jaw-dropping. The world of Pandora looks amazing, making Avatar the type of movie that sucks you right into the environment. But that’s pretty much the only reason to watch this. 

    As everyone else has already stated,…

  • The Last Samurai

    The Last Samurai


    The Last Samurai is a beautiful historical war drama that does such a great job at capturing the beauty of another culture. This movie also has a great score, good acting, compelling characters, thrilling action scenes and a wonderful message about honor. 

    The film is also very emotional. I won’t spoil what happens but I definitely had something in my eyes near the end and I can’t think of a lot of movies that have made me feel emotional.

    I don’t understand why this movie is so overlooked because it’s just good. It’s definitely a movie that deserves far more credit than what it’s given.

  • Crawl



    Throughout the years we’ve been given many shark movies but barley any alligator movies. I’m happy to say that we’ve been given a great one. With great performances from the two leads, good CGI, intense thrills and impressive atmosphere, Crawl is a very fun creature feature. Plus I really like that they decided to have the alligators just be regular alligators, instead of being mutated or scientifically altered in some way. All these positives make this one of the most surprisingly good movies of 2019 so far.

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows


    After years of getting films like Mega Shark vs Giant Whatever Monster and Sharknado 57, it’s nice to finally get a shark movie that is actually taken seriously. Blake Lively looks great in this film but she’s more than just eye candy. She gives a great performance and her character is very interesting and likable. The thrills are also great and the cinematography is wonderful. All this and more makes The Shallows the best shark movie since Jaws.

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park


    I don't think there's ever been a dinosaur movie as good as Jurassic Park. And it's also my favorite movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The director did an amazing job when making this and I'm very glad he gave us this film. There's just so much to love about it.

    Jurassic Park pushed the boundaries of special effects. The CGI in the movie is out of this world, it looks even better than that of a lot of modern films.…