For the incredible strength of character on display here, it is ultimately sad that [Wonder Woman] is so lacking in almost every other department.
Baywatch works far better as a parody of itself and when it shows that it understands exactly what kind of show/movie it was/is. In these respects, [it] is a smashing success and a colossal failure at the same time.
[Alien: Covenant] feels as if Ridley Scott did not learn the lessons of Prometheus, doubling down on the advancement of the plot purely out of character stupidity and once again serving up a muddled mish-mash of heavy-handed philosophizing with a liberal sprinkling of Alien lore.
[Mad Max: Fury Road] isn’t so much a film as it is a shotgun blast of incredible tension that keeps firing from the first fade in ’till the last fade out.
[Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2] sacrifices credible character development for meaningless sequence after meaningless sequence of what can only be described as feature-length toy commercials.
While definitely set within the same universe,
viewers should not go into Kong expecting the same kind of experience Edwards delivered in 2014; this film is
drastically, dramatically different, and in some ways it is definitely not for the better.
“This utterly lost and nonsensical heap belongs in a garbage can next to a Wal-Mart bargain bin, buried underneath a half-filled Slushie and a case of expired Greek yogurt.”
The ratio of plot-to-prequel- strictly in terms of what the overall plot of each film adds to the prequel trilogy as a whole- is something like 10-30-60. The Phantom Menace, for whatever redeeming qualities it may have, is simply not all that necessary to the trilogy or the saga as a whole because it doesn’t […]
Let’s get this out of the way up front. What the hell, Episode I? For all of its failings, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is not a bad film. It is simply a misguided attempt at shoehorning too much nostalgia into a prequel film that didn’t really have a lot of ground to […]