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.
The Strangers: Prey at Night is about a family going to visit their aunt and uncle’s trailer park before sending their bitchy rebellious daughter to boarding school so she can learn how to properly smoke a cigarette. While at the trailer park, they run into a trio of killers known as Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Potato Sack Jason.
A couple of weeks ago while watching Black Panther, I saw the trailer for The Hurricane Heist and immediately thought “This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen in some time”. People at our screening started to laugh, others thought it was a joke. Jokes on us because the film is real so I went to see if this film is as bad as I thought and I was right.
The Superhero genre is at last call. Hell, if Jessica Jones Season 2 turns out to be another dud for Netflix Marvel (Like the last three), I’ll be calling it quits on that universe as well. Maybe it’s Disney, maybe it’s fatigue, maybe it’s because I’m not as excited about this idea in my 30s that I was in my 20s but after the Avengers beat Thanos (Spoiler Alert), I can’t find a good reason to be excited about this universe past 2019…well except…
As someone who has been a harsh critic of Rotten Tomatoes for quite some time, this week feels like a good week to point out the site has been dropping the ball lately. It’s obvious that Rotten Tomatoes has become a place seen as the be-all and end-all of film opinion. You see it in movie adverting “This movie has a high score on Rotten Tomatoes, Certified Fresh!!!”. Then you go watch the film and wonder if these critics even watched the same movie you did.