Box Office Friday: Tony Toscano reviews 3 movies

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12/14/2018 – Box Office Friday 

Film Critic Tony Toscano reviews the following movies:

‘Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse’ 

Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
One of the few surprises in film this year, “Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse” is an edge of your seat, action adventure film that will rivet you to your seat from beginning to end.
Along with a compelling and well thought out story, “Spider-Verse” is stunningly animated with amazing detail and brilliantly presented. 

Simply one of the best films of the year.

Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse deserves an A and is rated PG.


Mortal Engines

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

“Mortal Engines” is a let down. 
Although the special effects are rather good, the film borrows so heavily from the “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” that it should have been made part of the franchise.

I won’t go into details about what is stolen and all, but shame on Peter Jackson for hyping this as something original and then bringing us a weak photocopy of an original work. I am surprised there aren’t lawsuits being bandied about over this obvious imitation.

Because I expected more from Jackson, “Mortal Engines” gets a D. It’s rated PG-13.


Once Upon a Deadpool – Deadpool 2 – PG-13 Version

“Deadpool 2” was edited for a PG-13 rating and is out in theaters this weekend. It’s still “Deadpool 2” and really isn’t going to be more appropriate for kids – however its still pretty funny in a sick way as Deadpool is reading his story to Fred Savage in a “Princess Bride Parody” – it still gets a B.

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