Spindrift: 99 Homes and The Hobbit

I saw two movies this week; 99 Homes and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies extended edition.

99 Homes exceeded expectations and seeing Spider-Man work with General Zod to kick people out of their homes was very entertaining. Every actor in 99 Homes did a superb job, especially Michael Shannon. Perhaps the best part of 99 Home was how it built tension in scenes and kept you interested in the characters. It raised a lot of questions on what is right and wrong and how far you should be willing to go for your family without harming others. None of the characters were one dimensional and they all brought unique perspectives to the table, especially Michael Shannon’s character. The plot never felt too farfetched and the pacing was great. The way that characters manipulated each other and interacted with each other was very entertaining and all of Michael Shannon’s talks with Andrew Garfield were fun to watch and evaluate. The ending also does a good job at allowing you to wonder what happens after the credits roll. Overall 99 Homes was an excellent experience that I would recommend to anyone.

As you probably know if you’ve read my previous articles I absolutely love Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. A couple months ago I wrote an article about the extended edition of the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies getting an R rating. After having seen the movie a lot of my predictions were right and I loved the extended scenes. Not only were there more action scenes, but there were also small dialogue scenes that further developed characters and highlighted their relationships with each other. The extended action scenes were honestly some of the best in the series and two in particular are absolutely sunning. It is sad though that we probably won’t be getting any new movies set in Middle Earth.

Now, all I can do is wait until November so that I can watch all six in one sitting.

Thanks for reading.