Wild – 7.5/10

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7.5/10
The director of Dallas Buyers Club, Jean Marc-Vallée, brings another drama based on a real life story.  Strong performances of Reese Witherspoon, who plays Sheryl (a woman that embarks into a solo hiking of 1,100 miles), and Laura Dern, who plays her mother. The main problem is that the film is not ‘wild’ enough, not the hiking, not the forest dangers, not even the sex and drugs. The story never builds up; actually its the opposite: the most difficult parts of the journey are at the beginning, when Sheryl is a rookie in hiking, after that all the dangers are overcome relatively easy. The film is full powerful moments where Witherspoon shine,  but at the end you will find yourself asking: Was that all?

by Oscar Rodríguez Górriz

 

Big Hero 6 – 6.0/10

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6.0/10

“Big Hero 6” is a one-character circus show, and unfortunately it is not the lead one. The only reason it can be considered an entertaining and funny movie is because the charming and amusing Baymax, the big white robot that helps 14-years-old genius Hiro to overcome his problems and solve the mystery that he is after. The rest of the character have one-dimension. That BH6 is a movie for kids doesn’t mean that it can’t have interesting characters (like Toy Story, UP, or any of the films of Hayao Miyazaki). Its biggest weakens is the antagonist, with fake motivations and predictable turns. The animation, the characters design and the action sequences are amazing, I wish that BH6 had surprised me scene after scene as the Lego Movie did.

by Oscar Rodríguez Górriz