Wonder - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

Wonder - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

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So this was a big experiment for me. I wanted to bring 7-yr old Emily to her first non-kid movie that's not a cartoon. I thought this would be a good one since it deals with bullying and going to school and all that. 

It's adapted from the book about a young home-schooled boy who begins to attend real school. He was born with a bunch of physical abnormalities and after several plastic surgeries, his parents decide he's ready to go to school with real kids. So you can imagine what the movie is basically about: acceptance, bravery, bullying, and all that. 

The surprising element that makes this movie special is that it also focuses on tertiary characters in a pretty deep and profound way. Lost friends and such, what are their motivations and why did they come in and out of the lives of Auggie and his family. The way the sister becomes constant second fiddle to everything (because she has no health problems or anything for the parents to constantly worry about) becomes an interesting thing to explore. 

Owen Wilson is pretty fun as the dad, and how he's scared to death of his wife played by Julia Roberts (who I haven't missed AT ALL from movies). The movie is good with lots of decent performances from Auggies friends and sister mostly. 

Most importantly, Emily not only enjoyed it but wanted to see it again. So i'm glad to know I'm not stuck anymore only having to see cartoons (since they can't all be Coco's after all). 

 

Heart rating: 4.5 stars (generous)

Brain rating: 3.5 stars

Patrick "Black Barney" Sullivan

Movie Reviewer

Patrick "Barney" Sullivan is a divorced father of one beautiful girl who he drags to the movies whenever he can, searching for the perfect family flick. Here, he writes movie reviews for us whenever he can but word to the wise.... Michael Barnes was heard saying once that Barney is « mostly wrong about everything » and that’s probably not far off. If you end up loving one of the films he points you too, be sure to let him know. It’s a thrill for him as he desperately needs validation.

   

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(Updated: May 16, 2018)
Black Barney
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Heart 
 
4.5
Brain 
 
3.5

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Wonder

So this was a big experiment for me. I wanted to bring 7-yr old Emily to her first non-kid movie that's not a cartoon. I thought this would be a good one since it deals with bullying and going to school and all that.

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Posted: 25 Feb 2018 19:10 by jason10mm #263996
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Well shit, you've sold me on this film.
Posted: 07 Mar 2018 01:06 by Tron #264792
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Holy flying fuck, who the FUCKING FUCK writes about his own kids like this

" I wanted to bring 7-yr old Emily to her first non-kid movie that's not a cartoon"

who the fuck is 7 year old Emily? Are you kidnapping local kids and grooming them at the cinema? Or did you just mean "I wanted to bring my 7 year old daughter to the cinema"

you are so fucking creepy.
Posted: 07 Mar 2018 06:14 by Erik Twice #264801
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Can we ban Tron already? The majority of his posts in the last few months have had no purporse other than stalking Barney and calling him a pedophile. And that's when he's not insulting ufe20 or other posters out of nowhere.

I know, you guys believe in lax moderation standards but I don't think Barney, or anyone, deserves this kind of treatment.
Posted: 07 Mar 2018 06:36 by Mad Dog #264804
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Erik Twice wrote:
Can we ban Tron already?

No.