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Character and Plot Assassination — Oblivion

When I heard a film was being made called Oblivion, then nerd in me thought it was going to be an Elder Scrolls film. I was a bit disappointed and a bit relieved. I recently watched this film and was again blown away by Tom Cruise.

As I’ve mentioned in my Jack Reacher review, I am not a big fan of the man Tom Cruise but am a huge fan of the actor. Very few films have I not liked with him as an actor. This film is no exception.

What I like about this film is several things. First is that there are many hints of there being deception in all of this right from the beginning. But it is not being drilled into you as, “It’s so obvious there is something happening you idiot”, but a subconscious thought of “something seems off, but I don’t know what”. I think this called into question of some of the panning in America that often times, as with a lot of sci-fi, it required viewers to think. Many people disliked the Matrix films for the same reasons.

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Plot and Character Assassination – Star Trek VI: Battle for Peace (explained)

large_open_bookWelcome to Plot and Character Assassination. Each article will discuss various plot and character concept we find in a variety of media, putting them into the squared circle and dissecting them down to their very core to understand them in a way that only writers can. From this, we can gain new insight that we may not previously had and obtain a new understanding.

This article discusses the final battle of Star Trek VI. Now maybe it is the nerd in me, but when I watch a movie that I’ve seen many times over I begin asking questions about what I am watching. Now yes, I am a big time Star Trek fan. I can even claim that I watched it from birth, because when my Mother held me in her arms for the first time, Star Trek (TOS) was on the TV she was watching.

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Character and Plot Assassination – Robocop

large_open_bookThe first Robocop film is one of my favorite films of the 80’s, and definitely of the series. During this era of films, they took special effects and applied it to films, but still maintained strong story elements.

Rather than report on the films themselves, I am going to report on Robocop the character as seen through the 3 films.

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Character/Plot Assassination – Iron Giant

This is a film that never got the accolade it should have when released in theatre, but like many unappreciated things, it gained its fame as a cult classic. It became popular as it was well loved and well received in its consumer appeal once it came to physical media.

But what is it about this film that makes it so special? We explore not just the movie, but the character of Iron Giant, and I show through my highly critical nature, my imagination, and the emotion in my eyes the magic I found.

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Character and Plot Assassination — The Lone Ranger

***WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS***

So I recently watched the Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. But reading what others thought, it was mixed reviews. While it had a great pace and good narrative, there were a few unexplained things such as the mysterious prison escape and Tonto appearing in the right place to bury the bodies or jumping from a height onto a box car of silver.

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Character and Plot Assassination — Thor: The Dark world

MV5BMTQyNzAwOTUxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTE0OTc5OQ@@._V1_SY1100_CR70,0,630,1100_Marvel has done amazing work in recent years with the Avengers and the movies associated, giving excitement into the movies that branch off this core movie that brings our characters together. A movie universe similar to that of Harry Potter that every person gets something to enjoy.

I feel this started with the Blade movies, but we really saw things come together with Iron Man which led us to the Avengers movie and so much built off of that. What does Marvel have in store for us with Thor: The Dark World?

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Plot and Character Assassination — Spock

JJ Abrahms Star Trek was a relaunch of the series and took a different look at the beloved universe. This change was to draw more people in than to cater to the fans of old. Perhaps this sort of change was needed, but looking at Spock, I felt this character was in conflict of what was known of Spock and how they were trying to appeal to the newer crowd.

This article looks at both movies done by JJ Abrahms, so if you haven’t seen either movie, now is the time to click off this page. I call into question if the new Spock represents the Spock that we all know and love.

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