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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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Fig. 1 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Movie Poster
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) is the third and final part of a trilogy that has gained a lot of fans due to how successful and surprising the previous two films were. Matt Reeves returns as Director, who was able to take this franchise into a different direction after taking over from Rupert Wyatt to direct the second film -  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). So, is War for the Planet of the Apes a worthy conclusion to this story, and does it do what so few third instalments have done and be the best of the three?
Fig.2 Caeser (Played Andy Serkis)
It is fair to say that the film's protagonist, Caeser, who is played by Andy Serkis, has gone through quite a journey and is at a point in his existence where he is in full control of the Apes, who is both respected and feared by members of both the Apes and the Humans. Andy Serkis once again provides an incredible and, at times, emotional performance. He demonstrates h…

University Project: A Beginner's Guide to Failure - Infographic & Art Of

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A Beginner's Guide to Failure - Info-Graphic
This is an Info-Graphic that I made while I was a student of Computer Animation Arts at University for the Creative Arts (Rochester). Out of everything that I did/created during my time on the course, this is the project that I am most proud of. I managed to create something that is exactly like how I imagined it to be and I was able to complete it fairly easily and quickly. A Beginner's Guide to Failure - Art Of

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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Fig.1 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Movie Poster
Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) is the next instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is the third adaptation of the title character, in a standalone film, that we have seen in the past 15 years. The previous 5 films have all varied in quality, so it is fair to say that the Spider-Man character has had it's share of both the good and the bad. Which camp does this fall into?
Fig.2 Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Played by Tom Holland)
Although this is a Superhero film, the clear influences for the film are from teenage high-school films, particularly the films by John Hughes - the director of The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Sixteen Candles (1984) to name a few. This means that even in the "quieter" scenes when it's just Peter at School, it is still fairly entertaining and does not falter with the tone and pacing of the film. They intersect with the big action set pieces, so t…