We’ve been blessed with another adaptation of a classic Stephen King novel. But could it perhaps be likened to that of a curse in disguise rather than taken as a blessing? Three of our Equinox members were sent on a mission to watch this newly released horror film and here’s the verdict. (But do take it with a grain of salt.)
The two hour film tells the story of a doctor who relocates to a rural town in Maine with his family. After horrific events ensue, the doctor seeks help from their neighbor who guides them into a hidden cemetery (sematary) deep in the forest by their new home. These actions of theirs happen to unleash an evil that triggers a numerous chain of tragic events.
If you’re a horror film fanatic much like the three of us who went to watch it, this 2019 rendition would barely pass as enough to satisfy your needs. Scoring a 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t necessarily good either. Although the movie showcased the great lengths a parent would go to protect their children at its core, it unfortunately lacked in story developments and diversity in suspense. It felt like going down a slide with the wrong pair of pants; With the joy being seen in the excitement felt in climbing up the ladder but having to push yourself down the not so slippery slope. The movie should’ve provided some better pants.
As “The Avengers: Endgame” slowly approaches, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be releasing Captain Marvel on the 8th of March. Fans world wide are thrilled for this highly anticipated film as not only will it include possible Easter eggs for the upcoming Avengers movie, but also tells the story of Carol Danvers and how she became one of Marvel’s legendary hero. Similar to the 2018 box office Black Panther, the first Marvel movie with an African protagonist, Captain Marvel is the first with a female lead. Marvel is stepping up their game, catching up with DC after their release of Wonder Woman, another hit that highlights how women are equally as powerful as men.
“It is very good for the young girls who will be watching it and also a good message to everyone that even a female can be the main character in any story.”
The newest edition to the CCA family in PTEM has become the most active one yet (besides us that is). Right after registration day, they have gotten straight into action by hosting their first hiking trip in Tasek Lama.
Danish Osmena, president of said club, shares that they warm up and cool down before and after each trip. He adds that having this fixed regime helps to discipline them.
Another member, who wishes to stay anonymous, shares ‘we have so much fun and it’s a really nice form of exercise’.
Although they’re on hold for assessments, the hiking club recommence their mini journeys every Saturday after school, and we’re eager to find out more about them once the future presents itself!