Updated: 05/27/2016 3:59 PM | Print Story |  Email

5/27 TCL's Movie Trip

Movie critic Paul McGuire Grimes from the website Paul's Trip to the Movies shares his thoughts on "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "X-Men Apocalypse". He also shares a home pick, "The Wolfpack". 

In brief, here are his thoughts:

Alice Through the Looking Glass: You can add Alice Through the Looking Glass to that growing list of sequels that are completely unnecessary and have nothing new to offer. Alice has been spending time out on the high seas as the captain on her father’s ship. When she arrives back in London, she is told she must sign away her ship for which she refuses due to the connection it has with her father. How convenient for her that throughout this legal order she finds a magical mirror leading to an alternate reality. She slowly steps through the looking glass and shrinks down to pint-size. It’s not long before she’s reunited with her old friends like the Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Tweedledee/Tweedledum, and of course the White Queen. Read Lewis Carroll’s books instead.
 
X-Men: Apocalypse: CIA Agent Moira MacTaggert heads to Cairo trying to find a connection to a mutant group who are dated back many centuries ago. That connection could lead to the very first mutant, Apocalypse. While she is there his powers are awoken and he is unleashed into the real world again. This time he has his sights set on total world annihilation in hopes of rebuilding it again. Sadly this film won’t win over anyone new to the characters.
 
The Wolfpack: For the Angulo brothers the only way they learned about the real world was through the movies. The six brothers grew up in the lower east side of New York City and lived sequestered in their family’s apartment. Their father was a Hare Krishna who believed in strange government conspiracies and had strict rules for his wife and all of the children in the family. Completely eye-opening and fascinating look at how these brothers who grew up shut off from the real world turned out fairly level-headed and down to earth.

You can read more of Paul's reviews on his website.