More than words...
What can I say about this movie apart from that it's a wonder?
I would not know where to start talking about this majesty called “Lady Bird.” It features the debut of Greta Gerwig as director, who acts in movies like “Jackie” (2017) and “To Rome with Love” (2012) and it could be said that she couldn't have shone more with this amazing and marvelous movie.
“Lady Bird” is about a seventeen-year-old adolescent who lives in Sacramento (a town in California which shows great differences between the middle and high class) in 2002 (BEFORE SMART PHONES EXISTED!). Christine McPherson, known as Lady Bird by everyone, is a normal teenager, as normal as me and you can be. One of the most beautiful things of this movie is the mother-daughter relationship of Lady Bird with her mom, played by Laurie Metcalf (who does an amazing job). Their relationship is very realistic; that’s one of the movie’s strong points, its realism. As a teenager that I am I have found myself identifying with almost every situation of this movie. I’ve cried ( a lot) and laughed (also a lot) and when the movie finished, all I wanted to do was tell my mom that I love her.
The other point I would like to highlight is the talented and young cast this movie has, with the new Meryl Streep (as many critics say), Saoirse Ronan (“The Host”, “Hanna”), as Lady Bird; the beautiful and prodigious Timotheé Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”, “Interstellar”) as one of Lady Bird’s first boyfriends; also Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) as Lady Bird’s very first boyfriend; and an amazing Beanie Feldstein ( “Bad Neighbours 2”) as Lady Bird's best friend.
I really recommend that you watch this movie, and if it's possible, with your mom because you will both feel so identified with almost every scene in the movie and you will have a good time.
Lady Bird has won, among many awards, the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Saoirse Ronan).
Claudia Arenas, 3ºA
Like every good Marvel fan knows, “Black Panther” is the last movie of superheroes before everything we know changes in “Infinity War.” We were able to see Black Panther like a secondary character on “Civil War” (2016), by Iron Man’s side. This new movie of this amazing superhero features the story of the new Wakanda’s king, which is a hidden reign in Africa with the most advanced technology thanks to a mineral called Vibranium, only found in Wakanda. It plays a very important role in the story.
The movie starts right after the tragic events of the United Nations terrorist attack, where the father of Chaka (Chaka is Black Panther) dies. As the Wakanda king is now dead, his son, the inheritor, must be coronated as the new Wakanda’s king. So Chaka becomes the new king of Wakanda and everything seems to be normal again, or so it looked.
You would probably recognize the terrorist/thief/dealer of weapons and more stuff, AKA Ulysses Klaue, from “The Age of Ultron.” He was the guy that Ultron left without an arm. He allies with a mysterious (almost until the first hour of the movie) Afro-American young guy nicknamed as KillMonger, who is interpreted by Michael B. Jordan (mostly known because of his main roles in “Creed” and “The Fantastic Four” (both of 2015)). He also has a very important role in the story. KillMonger and Ulysses Klaue organize a robbery on an African museum, the one that has some pieces of Wakanda.
And as continuing this review without spoiling the whole movie is “Mission Impossible,” the only thing I’m going to tell is that you go one day to the movies and you watch this movie because it's (the first superhero movie of 2018) a great, great movie. Action-packed, cool music and it’s Marvel, so what are you waiting for?
Also, if you go and watch this movie, at the first 10 minutes of advertisements you will be able to see the “Venom” and “Infinity War” trailers, which will both be released this year.
Claudia Arenas, 3ºA
Paula Gómez (1ºC Bachillerato)