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Wednesday, December 9, 2015


                 My first complaint about this movie is the length. It was two hours and fifty minutes long. That is usally a downgrade of at least one letter for me. Since I have not finished writing this review yet I have not decided what my grade will be.

This movie should have been subtitled Dances With Smurfs. The plot was very similar to Dances With Wolves but with tall blue aliens. Aka, mutant Smurfs, hence the title Dances With Smurfs. My second complaint about this movie is how contrived it seemed in scenes. What was Grace instantly accepted into the alien race but the main character not so much. 

My next complaint about this movie is what category to file it under. It takes place on another planet therefore it must be Sci-Fi. It has the same or similar plot / feel as Dances With Wolves therefore drama. The last twenty minutes was pure kick ass action therefore it must be an adventure flick.  I am so confused. 

What I did like about it is it was visually breathtaking (even though I did no see it in 3D.) The story was easily to follow and the acting was good as well. The make-up was perhaps the best part those aliens looked marvelous. 

All in all it was an enjoyable film. The length could have been shortened, they could of thrown in more action in the beginning and the antagonist could have been more original and less annoying. What protagonist you ask. You’ll have to see this film to find out.

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm