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She's The Man Movie Review

Amanda Bynes suits up for her role as a boy in She's The Man. Find out if this flick, based on the Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night, is worth checking out or if it just falls flat.

She's The Man - Boy Meets Girl

hen Viola Hastings' soccer team is cut at her high school, she devises a plan to prove her athletic worth. Her twin brother Sebastian has decided to ditch the first two weeks at his new high school to tour London with his band, so without his knowledge, Viola disguises herself as him and takes his place. She dons a wig, wraps herself in tenser bandages and attempts to talk, walk and act like a boy. Her only goal is to make the soccer team and beat the snot out of the boys' team of her school - including her now ex-boyfriend!

She's The Man - Girl Meets Boy

Who knew things would get so complicated when Viola decided to impersonate her brother? At first, she's the laughing stock of the student body - an outcast-freak who gets stuck on the second string on the soccer team, eating lunch by herself. But, with some help from her friends, she's soon the big (wo)man on campus. She convinces her roommate, hunky soccer player Duke, to help her make first string if she convinces the prettiest girl in school, Olivia, to date him. Only problem? Olivia is crushing on Sebastian (who is really Viola) and Viola is crushing on Duke (who thinks she's a guy). Whoa, talk about an identity crisis!

She's The Man - Total Transformation

Amanda Bynes is, as always, hilarious in this movie. She may not look very much like a boy (she's much too cute and delicate to blend in amongst the rugged, rough-bodied boys of the movie) but she still manages to convince her classmates of her manliness, one way or another. You'll love watching her flounder her way through challenging situations like showering with the guys after a soccer practice or remembering that boys don't bond with one another the way girls do. Amanda is great at the slap-stick but also pulls off some great heart-felt scenes too! Aside from the odd cheesy moment, this movie really flows and is a great way to introduce yourself to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night tale.

She's The Man - DVD Features

If you're an Amanda Bynes fan, the She's the Man DVD is definitely for you! It doesn't have a ton of crazy features, but you will get to check out some fun deleted scenes, a gag reel and a behind-the-scenes featurette. You can also test your knowledge of the flick after you've seen it with a fun, interactive pop-up trivia game.


She's The Man - Bottom Line

She's The Man is a really funny movie and is enjoyable for boys, girls, boys pretending to be girls and even girls pretending to be boys. There are lots of laughs, great romantic entanglements and a pretty great girl-power message. Amanda Bynes blows her teen queen competition out of the water with her acting skills, so skip watching that Hilary Duff DVD again and check out She's The Man!


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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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