I really enjoyed this film. It explores the emotional bond between an animal and a human being.
The film is based on the true story of a marine corporal who forms a unique bond with a bomb-sniffing dog. Megan Leavey (Kate Mara) enlists to get away from what seems to be a hopeless civilian life. She is an aimless young woman with a deadbeat mom, Jackie (Edie Falco). Megan struggles to fit in as a Marine and, after a disciplinary hearing due to misappropriate behavior, she is caught urinating outside of the Provost office after a night of drinking. She is assigned to clean up the K- 9 unit under the command of Gunny Martin (Common). Gunny Martin is a commander who uses tough love while being a mentor.
My favorite scene in the movie is when Megan finds out that she will get a dog to train and it turns out to be a can. It seems that newbies practice training a dog with a can. It is a bit humorous but shows Megan’s determination to get a real dog. Megan bonds with an aggressive German shepherd name Rex and is given the opportunity to train him. Megan and Rex end up completing more than 100 missions, but an IED explosion injures them both and puts their fate in jeopardy.
The Dog: Let’s face it, the best part of this movie is getting to see the dog trained to sniff out bombs. The director does extraordinary work with developing the dog’s status as a warrior. Watching Rex perform all the duties required of him is awesome, I myself silently praying he would make it home alive.
Debated between the Mummy (17% rating) and Captain Underpants (54% rating) no brainer right?
Wish I had stayed home.
I went, I saw, I cried, I laughed, I loved it.
Filled with heart, humor, action, some romance and war drama, this movie is not just a game-changer for DC’s shared movie universe. It’s a game-changer for this genre as a whole. The film is well rounded, the plot never leaves you bored, the humor is fresh and relatable, and the actors are so good! The costumes are realistic and the fight choreography is some of the best I’ve seen.
When Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) lands on Themyscira, it is the first contact between it and the world of man (the species) in a long time, and the first experienced at all by Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) bringing to life the idealistic titular character. Her smile, her grace and her world are all stunning. Their chemistry is strong. He tells the group of Amazons about World War I. Has mighty Ares returned?
Nothing really new here not even that scary. See the original for a good time.
That guy could take a punch.
Liev Schreiber is outstanding as ‘The Bayonne Bleeder’, the disparaging (but accurate) sobriquet that stuck with Chuck Wepner – thanks to his propensity to bleed in most bouts. His self-motivation to “Stay up Chuck” against Ali is what became the foundation for Stallone’s Rocky screenplay.
Chuck is full of rich costuming and fine cinematography at its core a period piece of the 1970’s including the role boxing played in the public domain. In addition, it is also a strong narrative of the trials and tribulations of Chuck Wepner’s life. Warmly recommended.