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You may or may not have noticed but Disney have taken over the world. In terms of mainstream culture and fanatical film blogs, that is.
It’s almost been exactly ten years since the MCU kicked off and the climax is round the corner. Time for a ranking? Yes, we thought so too.
A recent advertising campaign depicted young girls with the tag: I‘m pretty. The twist comes later when words like ‘curious’ and ‘focused’ conclude the statement. It’s terrifically empowering and a jab in the eye at society’s obsession with image. Unlike Amy Schumer’s third stab at film fronting, it completely negates the significance of appearance.
Too often, teen sex comedies seem to write themselves. There’s a drunk montage, awkward bedroom scene and saccharine final act. Blockers does just about everything you’d expect in this regard but adds a winningly progressive extra layer.
Brevity, wrote Shakespeare, is the soul of wit. It’s why we shorten the title of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and don’t refer to Macbeth as The General, the Witches and the Possibly a Dagger Before Him.
Dwayne Johnson knows his way around a ludicrous script, heaven knows he’s read enough of them. Parachuting cars, however, have nothing on giant albino ape, massive flying wolf and monster crocodile smash up Chicago. There’s no doubt where the wind’s coming from in this city.