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Review: Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 review on The Fantasy Network News

Have you seen it yet? By it, I mean the colossus of stay-at-home movie viewing: Warner Bros.’ epic, splashy, on-demand release of the much-awaited sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. In a year when film releases have been torpedoed by the pandemic and its repercussions, it’s impressive but not surprising that WW1984 would garner what is, for 2020, a decent opening box office ...

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The Battle of the Five Armies Review: “More Does Not Always Mean Better”

The Desolation of Smaug ended with Bilbo’s horrifying realization that he has just played a part in releasing an angry dragon on the town of Esgaroth: “what have we done?” he asks in horror before the screen turns black. The Battle of the Five Armies opens with the terrifying answer. Smaug’s attack on Lake-town is a visually superb experience: we ...

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Peter Jackson Delivers an Epic and Emotional Farewell to Middle-Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A Wizard, some Dwarves and a Halfling go on and adventure to slay a dragon and retrieve a hoard of treasure. No, this isn’t Dungeons and Dragons, it is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. ***SPOILERS WARNING*** Since 2001 Peter Jackson has been immersed in JRR Tolkien’s fantasy realm of Middle-Earth. With The Battle of the Five Armies, ...

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