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Since its release in 2013 the iPhone 5s sold over 18 million units. The iPhone 5s was the last 4 inch iPhone ever sold until late march this year when the iPhone SE was announced. The new SE has most of the features as the 6S just in an iPhone 5s body, but just how good is this phone.
Having used the phone for a good 72 hours here is my take on the phone. The box comes loaded with all the standard iPhone accessories and the phone looks almost identical to the 5S minus the apple logo is a nicer aluminum. It has a great rear facing camera with 12 megapixels which takes professional looking photos. The touch ID works fine with only a few milliseconds delay compared to the 2nd generation sensor on the iPhone 6S. The phone has the nice looking retina display which is featured on all the current iPhones. The phone comes preloaded with iOS 9.3 (IOS 9.3.1 was released when the iPhone were shipped) which features Nightshift mode which is less harsh on the eyes at night. The SE also has the A9 chip featured in the iPhone 6S.
Now for the cons. The front facing camera is the same as on the iPhone 5s but still is reasonably good. The aluminum on the phone isn’t the same strength as the new iPhone and the glass isn’t as strong ether. On big feature that is missing from the 6s is 3D touch. Although there aare live photos, you only long press to play them. The battery is good but wont last for a full day of constant use, but for every day use it lasted me with more than 50% left.
All the great features aside this phone has one big selling point, it starts at $399. It is a great iPhone for almost half the price. Even with those features this is the most affordable phone apple has ever made.
With all these features it's up to you to decide, but personally I think it would be a great first phone for any one that can make the investment.
Since its release in 2013 the iPhone 5s sold over 18 million units. The iPhone 5s was the last 4 inch iPhone ever sold until…
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced on July 13, 2013. People had many doubts with director Zach Snyder's casting for the film, mainly begin Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. But, in late 2015, people's doubts were silenced as the first trailer released and then more the following months. Fans were hyped about the film, including me, about finally seeing the two heroes battle it out after years of speculation and rumors about it. On March 20th, 2016, the two famous heroes finally battle out, but is it the battle that lives up to the hype? Let's find out in this review of Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
The story takes place sometime after Man Of Steel, where Zod's attack on Earth left many people nervous and angry about Superman(Henry Cavill) living among them for years. One of these people who are upset at the man of steel for destroying his city is Bruce Wayne/Batman(Ben Affleck), and decides that the man of steel is a threat to humanity and must be put down. While that is going on, Lex Luthor is planning his own way to bring down Superman. That is basically the story without any spoilers as possible. Henry Cavill returns as Superman from Man of Steel(2013) and does an amazing job portraying Superman aka Clark Kent. He may have very little dialogue in the films but he uses his facial expressions to characterize his character. Ben Affleck's performance as the Dark Knight was as if he ripped out of the comics. He is cunning, charming, enigmatic, and many more things which makes him awesome as the Dark Knight. Gal Gadot is an fantastic Wonder Woman with the little screen time she had, which makes me more excited for her solo film in 2017. Amy Adams and Jeremy Irons does a good job as Lois Lane and Alfred Pennyworth. Both of these actors adds more of a human element to the film. The only character I had a little bit of an issue with was Jesse Eisenberg's performance as Lex Luthor. In the comics, Lex is a smart businessman on the outside, but behind the scenes, he is a little insane. In the movie, however, he doesn't even try to hide his insane nature in front of people and is a socially awkward man. But, he still did a good job and it's a new take on the character I have to get used to.
The music is done by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL. Hans Zimmer was also the composer for Man Of Steel and many other films like the Lion King and the Dark Knight Trilogy. Junkie XL, also known as Tom Holkenborg, worked on the music along side Hans Zimmer and has done the music for movies like Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road, and a whole lot more. The music for this film is amazing, 'Their War Here' and 'Is She with You?' are one of my personal favorites, but all of these songs match perfectly with the tone that Zach Synder was going for, a darker and grittier tone than Man Of Steel.
The problems I have with this film is very little. Like when Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman unite, it's awkward because they act like they know each other when only two of out of the three have talked before. So it comes off as awkward. The cutting in this film is bad, it took me out of the film when it was getting really good. Furthermore, the music felt like it didn't match some of the scenes, it's distracting but not like movie destroying.
This movie has a lot of good things with it, like the characters, the fight scenes were chaotic and fun to watch, and this movie has character cameos which were exciting to see because we will see them in future films! Also, I have the need to address that this movie isn't going to have Batman and Superman duking it out when the movie starts. This movie addresses political issues surrounding Superman and the future consequences surrounding him. So if you're expecting a fun Avengers-like movie, this movie probably isn't for you. This film is darker and grittier than Marvel's films, which is welcoming from the happy-fun-times that Marvel has been giving us for the past few years. This movie has many flaws but it isn't the horrible garbage a lot of critics are telling you. It's a very flawed movie with an okay movie plot but amazing characters, action, and music.
In the end, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is not in anyway a 'fantastic' movie or horrible garbage. It's very flawed but it makes up for them. I recommend seeing it if you can deal with not seeing any action until the last couple of minutes of the movie.
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced on July 13, 2013. People had many doubts with director Zach Snyder's casting for the film, mainly…
Charles Patterson Middle School is currently a gum free school. Do you know why? The reason we are a gum free school is because students don’t have anywhere to put their gum when they throw away the wrapper. Also I am pretty sure no student will reach into the trash to get a wrapper just to throw it away again. The administration doesn’t allow gum because students keep spitting it on the floor and sticking it to walls and other stuff like that, but if we had those recycling receptacles we would have a place to put our gum. Yeah, there would still be those rebellious kids, but at least most of the gum would be in a receptacle and not the floor, wall, or any other place. “I believe that if we made gum recycling in this school that more kids would be open to cleaning up and won’t throw it on the ground to hide the gum,” said Isabella Walters, a 7th grader. I agree with Isabella because students only hide the gum because they are afraid to get caught so they think dropping it on the ground or sticking on the wall is the best thing to do. “Their success, however, has led to the rapid deployment of the bright pink bins in the city's streets, offices and even schools,” said Kim Bussing. Since the bright pink bins are a success in London, can’t they be a success here?
Charles Patterson Middle School is currently a gum free school. Do you know why? The reason we are a gum free school is because students…
Ms. Amy Keitt, Theatre Arts theatre, is one of the masterminds behind brilliant productions at Charles Patterson Middle School, such as Annie Jr., Aladdin Jr., and High School Musical Jr. I have her here today to answer some questions, and try to break down the facts of who Keitt is.
Who inspired you the most in life? A theatre teacher named Mrs. El-Shafey inspired me. She was my first director and she’s the reason I have such a passion for Theatre today.
If you could send a message to the world, what would you say? I would encourage people to open their minds and try to experience more art in any form. I think it’s important and can make you a better citizen of the world and a more empathetic person to know your fellow humans.
Is there anything that is standing between you and having complete happiness? I am very happy with my journey so far, but I do have a dream. I would love, further down the road, to open my own Theatre Company/School for kids K-12.
Are you the kind of person you would want to be your friend? I think that I am. I always try to be kind, honest, loyal, and thoughtful. Some days can be better, but I would like to think that I’m always there for my friends.
If you could choose world peace or to end world hunger, which would you choose? I think I would choose to end world hunger, because it causes a lot of suffering in the world’s population.
Was there a time that you were feeling doubtful of yourself? What happened? I feel a little doubtful every time I go on stage, even now. I try to put things into perspective, take a couple of deep breaths, and jump in. It’s the best way!
What are chances you’ve passed up on that you regret? I wish I had taken more opportunities to travel. I love experiencing new cultures and places and would like to do more.
What is the worst memory that you have of your childhood? Did you overcome it? One of my hardest summers was the summer before Kindergarten. I got glasses, broke my elbow, got chicken pox, and started school all within three months. I got through it like I get through most things, by trying to find the best out of the situation, keeping a sense of humor and relying on the help and support of my family. I eventually came through it all right and even had a great Kindergarten year!
Ms. Amy Keitt, Theatre Arts theatre, is one of the masterminds behind brilliant productions at Charles Patterson Middle School, such as Annie Jr.,…