by Maggie Sefton
It's Movie Review time, Friends. As all you Cozy Chicks Blog readers know, I love
seeing movies in the cinema---on the big screen. Watching movies on TV just isn't the same for me. So----since I'm a movie fan, I thought I'd review a few of the movies I've seen recently. You folks may decide to check out some of these films yourselves. If so, Enjoy!
THE MUMMY---I still remember the action-packed version of this movie with Brendan Frazier which came out years ago. This one has tweaked the storyline enough to make it interesting. The mummy of the title is a once-powerful woman from ancient Egyptian times who was mummified while still alive and placed in a tomb way down in a cave. Tom Cruise plays a "reluctant" hero who is more con artist than hero and finds himself included in a mission with archaeologists--tomb hunters. Lots of action and that ancient Egyptian mummy definitely makes a believable and scary villain.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES---This movie is the 3rd (maybe the 4th) in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, which stars Johnny Depp. This one has Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew haunted by ghostly sailors from a former enemy. To save himself and his crew, Sparrow has to find the Trident of Poseidon with the help of a beautiful astronomer and a young British navy man.
MEGAN LEAVEY---There was no way I would miss this based-on-a-true-story movie. Plus, it featured a brave bomb-sniffing dog, a German Shepherd named Rex, who saved many people's lives years ago when American soldiers and Marines were fighting in Iraq. Rex and other dogs were trained to help find the buried IUDs that were scattered all over the battlefield in that country. I brought plenty of tissues in case I cried, but I didn't need them. The movie is very engrossing and both Megan and Rex are alive throughout the movie. Megan, who was awarded a Purple Heart for her bravery, fought hard to adopt Rex so he could live his life in peace with her instead of being sent off to war zones again. And, yes, Megan was successful. :)
THE BOOK OF HENRY---This is a very good movie, folks. The child actors are excellent, as are the adult actors. You'll recognize some of these actors from many movies. I think several of them wanted to do this film, because it's small, but it handles a serious subject with bravery and heart. It's an excellent movie. Very, very good.