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Mortal

Endowed with dangerous powers that he cannot control, Eric wanders alone in the vastness of the Norwegian forests. Following a tragic combination of circumstances in a small town, the young man of American origin finds himself chased by the authorities. Supported by a psychologist on the run, he tries to master and understand the extraordinary nature of his gifts … With his American experiences (“The Jane Doe Identity” and “Scary Stories”), André Øvredal returns to put his camera on his native lands! In his baggage from across the Atlantic, the director revealed by the brilliant “Troll Hunter” brought back, in addition to the English language, the American actor Nat Wolff in order to offer him the title role of this “Torden” (” Mortal “internationally), a return to roots inevitably awaited at the turn … You might as well go there frankly, if you like the often intriguing biases of the filmmaker, the first part of” Mortal “may well serve as a sacred cold shower. The silent introduction of the film where we follow the suffering of his hero lost in the middle of the forest may well arouse our curiosity, when he comes into contact with civilization, “Mortal” dangerously begins to look like any other. lambda adaptation of a bestseller of young adult literature. Admittedly, the magnificent Nordic landscapes and a more intimate European approach will quickly want to place the beginnings of this story in a more realistic setting and a much darker tone than all the mainstream productions of this ilk but, basically, that does not prevent not the film to review the most stereotypical situations of the genre. For a spectator prowled in all these springs, it is thus quickly complicated to become fully involved in the umpteenth destiny of a young man tortured by the power of his superpowers and seeking to escape a world which is obviously not prepared to accept his difference (Nat Wolff’s lack of thickness in the role doesn’t help), hard to believe in the prefabricated birth of feelings between him and the only female character his age put in his way, hard to perceive a real danger around two threats (one on a personal level, the other more global) with basic developments and uniquely designed to serve the evolution of their extraordinary opponent when the time comes … Ultimately, despite a style European more supported, nothing ever seems to succeed in diverting “Mortal” from a course that we know is ultra-marked, even its most spectacular scenes do not really make us fall backwards … However, halfway through course, André Øvredal’s paw will try to turn things around with the introduction of a certain folklore to explain the origin of the hero’s powers. By certain visions gradually revealed to the spectator, the mystery will not really be one (we will also have a kind of “course for dummies” in the matter in order to explain it well thanks to a secondary character) but, as Throughout his filmography, Øvredal’s rather incredible ability to awaken our fascination with the legends he seizes will once again show itself brilliantly to finally give relief to “Mortal”. A few pertinent questions about the place of such a being in our world first emerge (they are touched upon if not deepened), then, as the character of Nat Wolff gets closer to the foundations of its identity, the film will find a real new impetus that can only captivate by the magnitude of what is suddenly updated...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Released in April 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 ends with several post-credits scenes, a tradition at Marvel. If these sequences are sometimes quite anecdotal, even useless, those of the Guardians have the merit of questioning us, in particular on the characters that we will see in the continuation of the MCU...

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VFW

Fred, a Vietnam War veteran, and his military friends must protect a teenager and the headquarters of the VFW organization from a drug dealer and his army of mutant punks...

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Mission: Impossible 7

The Mission Impossible 7 team, whose filming has resumed in Great Britain, had to face a big setback: a serious motorcycle accident occurred during the filming of a scene involving a stuntman but apparently not Tom Cruise ...

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The Suicide Squad

On August 4, DC’s Suicide Squad will be back on the big screen. Always with Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Rick Flagg or Amanda Waller, but without the director David Ayer replaced by James Gunn for what is presented as both a sequel and a reboot of the previous opus...

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Hard Kill

The billionaire CEO of a high-tech company hires a team of fearless mercenaries to protect a new piece of tech that, if exposed, could destroy the world...

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The Old Guard

A tight-knit band of immortal mercenaries, led by the fearsome Andy, have fought for centuries to protect humans. But as the group embark on a most perilous mission, their extraordinary powers are suddenly revealed. It is then that Andy and Nile, the last soldier to join the team, must do everything to neutralize their enemies...

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The Division

Change of tune for Ubisoft! The video game studio will now team up with Netflix to fund the adaptation of The Division starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. The blockbuster will therefore be a “direct-to-Netflix” in France. Scheduled to be directed by David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2), the film will be written by Rafe Judkins (Chuck, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D...

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Honest Thief

Tom, a legendary bank robber (Liam Neeson) decides to side with him and makes a deal, against his immunity, with the FBI who never managed to get their hands on him. He soon realizes that the Feds have another plan in mind: to share his loot and have him charged with murder...

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The Flash

Being slow to start when you are the fastest man in the world is possible. And Flash has proven it to us more than once in recent years. Since the choice of Ezra Miller to incarnate the scarlet racing car, on October 15, 2014, the project has not stumbled at the discretion of the arrivals and departures of directors: the scriptwriter and novelist Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter) opened the ball, followed by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope, The Mandalorian) then the duo Jonathan Goldstein – John Francis Daley (Game Night)...

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