CFNN Reporter Sydney Pate

When the television was first introduced in 1927, many people thought it wouldn’t be successful because Americans didn’t have enough time to sit around and watch it. Now we know that television became more successful than anyone would have thought. 

What we watch on TV has changed since its debut in the 20s. Viewers watch to be entertained with images and stories that they could never think up on their own. Movie producers have also come very far in what they can do with CGI in movies. Movies are something that almost everyone enjoys, but sometimes it’s hard to choose one to watch. Here are some movies that I’ve seen and my thoughts on them.

First we´ll start off strong with an amazing movie, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  It’s definitely worth the watch! Marvel hasn’t failed to impress, combining everything a movie could need: comedy, tragic backstories, magic, adventure, and an attractive shirtless man. This movie is great either at home or on the big screen because no matter how big (or small) the screen, the story is one you won’t grow bored of. If it had to be rated by me, I’d give it 5/5 stars.

Be sure to check out another one of Marvel Studios’ gems, Black Widow. The original female avenger, Natasha Romanova, has been waiting for her solo movie since her first appearance in Iron Man 2. Although this movie has more of a solemn feeling, it is still a masterpiece. There is so much meaning behind the first few scenes when it shows Natasha as a child being trained in the Red Room. This movie was a metaphor for child trafficking, which is a big problem in many countries. Watching this movie was difficult because it tugged at my heartstrings within the first 10 minutes. The story is an amazing one and there are a few laughs, as well as scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat. Black Widow is totally worth watching! I’d rate it 5/5 stars.

Amazon makes their own movies called Amazon Originals and sometimes they’re pretty good! But in the case of Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello, it was anything but. The original story of Cinderella was hardly there, the music felt forced (which is bad considering it was a musical), and the cast wasn’t the best choice. Taking an old story and adding modern concepts can be done, but it can also be done wrong. This movie was a huge let down. It boasted representation and then all we got was a gay man as the fairy godmother. The best part of the entire movie were the mice, don’t waste your time on it ⅖ stars.