Admittedly this film isn’t my thing as I’ve grown tired of the stoner comedy genre. If you love the original and are looking for that nostalgia kick, this should give you your fix. If you didn’t watch the first one, I honestly can’t say you are missing much giving a pass to this film.
At a certain point, I have to ask myself “Who are these movies for?” Obviously, I’m not the target audience for this movie but it looks like 2/3rds of the people who are in the target audience find it dumb or not quite woke (SJW) enough. I mean, I really don’t want to defend Amy Schumer here but at what point will people like Schumer realize that pandering to progressives isn’t worth it and start making movies for us normies again? One thing is certain, nobody wins when films like this are released…the actors, the moviegoers, and Hollywood’s domestic box office all take an L.
Lucy Hale, star of one of the dumbest television shows in recent memory (Pretty Little Liars) stars in one of the dumbest films in recent memory. If you saw the trailer to Truth or Dare, you likely thought the same thing watching it. The story goes, a group of college kids go down south to Mexico (where all good things happen) and find some rundown Church in the middle of nowhere (where I’m sure nothing but good things happen). After being lured down to play a weird game of Truth or Dare, the game becomes real and follows them home except this time if they don’t play, they die.
I don’t know why Hollywood acts like making a decent movie based on a video game is the equivalent to a torture trap created by Jigsaw. After the complete bore that was Tomb Raider, the next Hollywood cash grab on the queue is Rampage. If you don’t remember Rampage, it was basically a game where a giant wolf, gorilla, and lizard destroy a bunch of buildings in various cities. So it took FOUR people to write a movie that makes its own plot irrelevant so fast, they could have just started the film at the last 30 minutes and it would have made just as much sense.
A Miracle Season at its core is a story that is as heartwarming as it is heart wrenching. I have some issues with the film’s style, but overall the real-life triumph of using grief to obtain redemption is a message that should hit home with many and at least with the case of audiences, actually did. If women going through the pains of sorrow, resilience, and faith to find success isn’t the ideal ‘feminist’ message for society, then it’s probably time to good look at what one’s definition of ‘feminism’ actually is.
There are only a handful of films coming out that I’m legitimately looking forward to seeing. One film that I have looked forward to for some time is A Quiet Place, which is a film was written, staring, and directed by John Krasinski. Being big fans of both Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt, this trailer for this film seemed like a no-brainer. An anxiety-ridden horror film when no one speaks or is even allowed to make the slightest sound with two likable leads at the helm…count me in.
Julie, Kayla and Sam are three high school seniors who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Lisa, Mitchell and Hunter are three overprotective parents who flip out when they find out about their daughters’ plans. They soon join forces for a wild and chaotic quest to stop the girls from sealing the deal — no matter what the cost.
If Reverend Dave is getting the bump to the main event status, the story should have been more centered and focused on him. Instead, what we get is a messy Frankenstein of a movie that fails with its target audience and the people who are going to need blood pressure meds after watching this film *cough* David *cough*. God’s Not Dead III, is okay but its failure to capitalize on its potential is it’s biggest failure.
As fun as Ready Player One is, there is a very important message about living life and not letting your online persona define you because you never truly know what is real or fake in an online bubble. With that said, Ready Player One is easily the most fun I’ve had in the theater all year and I have a hard time believing the audience won’t enjoy it either.
Giant robots, Giant monsters, and at least one Chinese actress to identify with means the film’s target audience (China) should enjoy this. Pacific Rim Uprising excels in the bare minimum, as long as you aren’t asking too much of this film, you’ll enjoy it on your own time, but this is not something you need to run out to your theater to watch right now, save your money for Avengers like everyone else.
Tomb Raider is the most ‘meh’ films I’ve seen in years. I don’t even hate this movie, I just don’t care. It’s bland and generic in just about every way you can think of. How does this fair in the realm of video game films? Well, it’s better than Assassin’s Creed, however, I think I was more entertained watching Resident Evil: The Final Chapter which is NOT a good thing.