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Heroes, aliens, and love in summer’s blockbusters

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Cowboys and Aliens was just one of this summer's teenage-friendly hit movies.

Nick Fremgen, Danny Blackburn, Staff Reporter

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This summer was full of new exciting blockbuster movies. Clarion was there to see a few of those movies.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Directed by: Joe Johnston.

The movie is about a scrawny boy from the Bronx in the mid 1940’s that undergoes a secret military procedure. He becomes a German fighting super soldier that helps the allies end the war. The film had really cool scenes, and the acting was decent. The movie takes place in the mid 1940’s, and is very realistic. The movie had all the right cars, buildings, clothes, and even hair styles. The graphics of the movie were really good and it had some funny moments. However the movie had a predictable plot, and the ending of it walked the line between an acceptable ending and an ending that is totally unbelievable.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Cowboys and Aliens

Directed by: Jon Favreau.

The film had very good graphics, making it seem like real life. Daniel Craig, and Harrison Ford made the movie’s acting very good, and kept you believing in the story. The movie is about a man who ends up fighting aliens while trying to get his memory back. The plot was original and had twists and turns. It was a somewhat predictable ending, but still really enjoyable. This movie had the right props and the way they talked was accurate to the time period that the movie took place.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two

Directed by: David Yates.

This film had good graphics, and some average acting. This movie is about Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they try to save Hogwarts from the Death Eaters, and their evil leader Voldemort.  However the movie had a very predictable plot, along with a lot of buildup to a scene that only lasts about twenty minutes, which was quite disappointing. However that scene was pretty cool, but not good enough to make up for all the buildup. The acting was good. The movie did have some enjoyable parts. So overall the movie was decent, with a little too much buildup.

Rating: 6 out of 10

Crazy, stupid, love

Directed by: Glenn Fircarra and John Requa.

The movie brought several different and very comedic actors. The movie was a romantic comedy about the life of an average family that gets shaken up when a divorce comes into play. The movie was relatively predictable, but keeps you interested with lots of jokes. The plot is enjoyable and creative. There was good flow to the movie and the entire movie had no slow or boring points.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

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Heroes, aliens, and love in summer’s blockbusters