Fast & Furious discovers their presents: Hobbs & Shaw (***1/2)

If you miss the buddy movies of the 80's and 90's, wait no more. The trope is back and it's winning again.

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The Dark Tower (***) deserves more…

If nothing else, think of it as an addition to everything you know about the other adaptations, with a hope that they make more to flesh it all out a little. What I saw so far worked for me as a mild form of entertainment. It would be much better if it is followed up with more. And much sadder if they don't.

Star Trek Beyond (****) feels like films before

There is an old ship, that lay dormant for years that is discovered in the midst of the chaotic pace. That ship has a story that is only touched upon for purposes of pushing forward with the action at hand. How and why that ship was there for so long is what I wonder about as the last act of the film takes place. What happened to its survivors? They tell you what they want you to know. It would be more interesting to find out more about their story.

Zootopia (****1/2) preaches effectively (mostly)

The best thing is that the bad actors in the end are bad because they use differences to scare the larger voting base into being afraid of the smaller one. Fear, as we know, is the way to get votes these days. Saying someone who scares you is worthy of being scared of is a cheap pandering method that is used now more than ever, unless you're Libertarian.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is not too hot.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - 2012 Directed by Neveldine/Taylor Starring Nicolas Cage, Idiris Elba, Ciarán Hinds, Johnny Whitworth, Violante Placido, Christopher Lambert, Fergus Riordan Screenplay by David S. Goyer, Scott Gimple, Seth Hoffman Every time I ever think of the Ghost Rider movies, one of the first things that arrives to my conscious is the song by the group, Suicide, … Continue reading Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is not too hot.

Prometheus: Sail into the mystery

Prometheus - 2012 Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charleze Theron, Guy Pearce. Idris Elba, Logan-Marshall Green, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Patrick Wilson, Kate Dickie, Benedict Wong Screenplay by  Damon Lindelof, Jonathan Sphaits Early on in the classic film, The Player, there is one long, magnificent scene in which we get to see a number … Continue reading Prometheus: Sail into the mystery