'Wonder' lives on in summer movie memories

Sunday , September 03, 2017 - 12:00 AM

TX. Staff

When we look back on the summer of 2017, one thing we’ll remember is the movies.

Adventure, romance, laughter and even emojis — we saw it all! Here’s a look at our favorite flicks we watched during the summer as compiled by members of our TX. staff.

• “Wonder Woman” — “Brilliantly directed and showed women as women, powerful and strong, while there were many women of different races and age shown in good light,” said Olivia Judkins of Clearfield High School.

• “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — It was a combination of hilariousness, visually stunning scenes and plenty of action. Plus, Chris Pratt. What a beautiful man.

• “Beauty and the Beast” — The best qualities of the original 1991 film have been carried on in live-action, and the story and cast had lovely new life breathed into them. “It was nostalgic and beautiful to watch,” said London Cummings of Fremont High.

• “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — The CGI in this movie was fantastic! The film was humorous while it touched on problems real teens encounter. And there was a lot of awesome action.

Annika Hinman, a recent graduate of Venture High added, “I love Marvel and Tom Holland is adorable.”

• “Dunkirk” — “This film is absolutely brilliant. It is a cinematic masterpiece that does not rely on dialogue to tell the intense story of Dunkirk,” said history fan and Syracuse High student Cathy Taylor. “It truly felt like you were there alongside these soldiers who were only trying to survive.”

Taylor said she is also a big fan of the film’s director, Christopher Nolan, who has also directed “Interstellar,”  “The Dark Knight Trilogy” and “Inception.”

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• “Power Rangers” — Kennedy Robins, a recent graduate of Northridge High, said she grew up on the Power Rangers and “this was a lot better than I expected. They took a kids’ movie and made it a teens’/adult movie.”

• “To the Bone “ — A Netflix original, this movie gives an accurate look into eating disorders and the other mental illnesses associated with them.

• “The Emoji Movie” — A funny flick that makes you rethink it every time you want to use an emoji.

• “‘The Lego Batman Movie” — “You wouldn’t think so, but it is HILARIOUS. Funnier than most movies I’ve seen,” said Cami Crimin of Northridge High.

• “Megan Leavey” — “I really loved the ‘Megan Leavey’ movie. It was so different from what I usually see in the movie theaters. It was super interesting to me and had working dogs,” said Maddie Skinner, a recent graduate of Syracuse High.

• “The Promise” — Kathryn Williams of Ogden High said as an International Baccalaureate student, she’s writing her extended essay on the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

“This movie gives a live and emotional connectivity to the history and the trials these people went through on all sides of the conflict,” Williams said. “I love history so this one is definitely up my alley! I saw it with my friends and it was amazing to see their interest in the history as well!”



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