Fighting with my family – Movie review

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Being a wrestling fan for a big portion of my life, there were times when I stayed up all night just to watch wrestling. Stone Cold and The Rock were my two favorite superstars of all time. I even went to see a WWE live event in Kuala Lumpur in 2014. It was really spectacular watching it live near the ring.

I used to believe wrestling was real but one day I had to take a bit of time to really accept that wrestling wasn’t real at all. It is scripted but I do know that sometimes the pain is real.

PAIGE

This movie is about the life of Paige as she slowly becomes the superstar Diva in the WWE. Honestly, I did not know why Paige was until I watched this movie. I haven’t watched wrestling for many years even though my friend still told me that he still watches it weekly and follows up with ever single pay per view.

SYPNOSIS

She comes from a wrestling family in Norwich, England and have been wrestling since she was 10. Her parents sign up her brother, Zak and her to try out at O2 Arena but WWE only agreed to sign her. Her brother tries to convince the WWE to give him another chance but he failed to do so.

As Paige enters the ring in her NXT live event. She freezes and is heckled really badly leaving her in a state of tears in the locker room. The NXT is a transitional training promotion by the WWE to find the next talent for WWE. After a lot of hard work and determination, she finally gets to Wrestlemania 30. She meets with the Rock who gives her the good news that she makes it to the main roster of the WWE. She has to wrestle AJ Lee for the WWE Women’s championship and wins.

2018, She had this injury that led to her ending her career.

I watched the whole movie and did some research. Some portions of the movie isn’t factual like her trainer who appears in the movie played by Vince Vaughn is fictional. Usually the real trainer in WWE is usually experience wrestlers who have been in the WWE for a long time.

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I prefer him to be playing comedic roles. One day, he changed into this new style which had me taken by surprise.

The movie from my view lacks climax. It felt monotonous at times. When I watched the movie, I couldn’t feel the struggle faced by new wrestlers who would one day be WWE Champions. There was this lack of depth in character.

From my view, it’s not easy to make it in WWE. It’s a pretty tough career to be in. Why is it scripted while everyone gets paid differently. Does that mean that if the management likes certain superstars, they have bigger paychecks?

BLACK SUMMERS – Zombie Flick

I love anything that has to do with Zombies. This is one of my latest favorites. Usually, I give my honest opinion when I write a review. I am rating this series four point five out of five.

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Having watched five episodes of the whole eight part series, I think it’s a great series. The last Netflix binge was the Punisher Season 2. Black Summers highlights the event that took place before Z nation. I have not watched Z nation before.

Most Zombie flicks I have watched shows survivals who are already good in killing the Undead. One shot and Zombies just die. The survivors are amateurs who aren’t experts and have to rely on human instincts for their survival. I won’t be revealing too much spoilers so you can enjoy the series.

The other great Zombie movie that I have watched so far is Train to Busan. It’s spine chilling.

Scene from Train to Busan

Do check out the trailer,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyWuHv2-Abk

Synopsis of Black Summers

Six weeks after a Zombie outbreak,

evacuation points have been set up in the city. A family of three were on their way to an rescue truck when a soldier suspects that Rose’s husband is infected. The soldier ask him to move aside and was about to shoot when they ran away when a bunch of Zombies suddenly ran towards them. The whole journey starts from this point on. The whole series is shot from different stand points of each individual character. One thing I really like about this is the setting. It plays out in the different locations with less talk and more action. I watched the walking dead and some of the episodes took place in the same building for the entire one episode which made it seem repetitive to watch.

In the end of the 5th episode, all the survivors join forces and heads off to the city searching for weapons. I am currently watching episode 6. All the survivors have made to a safe house their quest of looting weapons.

My Commentary

Watching Zombie apocalypses reminds me how vulnerable civilizations are and if one day the world was to fall apart, things can end dreadfully. Some scenes in Black Summers is at times graphic and disturbing, so viewer discretion is advised. Netflix brings to table great content with many big stars joining the cast in the other series. Will Netflix become Google of internet streaming?