Despite being a Korean release, it’s sad to say that Unstoppable (2018) is one of the most disappointing films of the year. Don Lee (Ma Dong-Seok) stars as a fish market worker who is trying to right the wrong of some bad investments that have put a stranglehold on his marriage. One night, after getting into a minor traffic incident, the couple runs into a group of shady people who have a particular interest in his wife. It turns out the group is a dangerous human sex trafficking ring who kidnaps women and pay off their significant other. With little help from police and time running out, Lee must take the law into his own hands if he ever wants to see his wife again.
Nothing says down with the capitalist system like a 100 million film that panders to Marxists in hopes of creating a new cinematic universe. Robin Hood in many ways is a blueprint figure for the modern-day Democrat party, steal from the evil rich people and give their wealth to the righteous poor. So why does a film which such a story fails so badly with critics and audiences?
Last year when I watched Geostorm and saw Gerard Butler save the world from a giant climate change death star from space that blew up a stadium with lightning, I knew that Butler was forever destined to be the action star of horrible films that we need but don’t deserve. If you are not coming into Hunter Killer with the expectation that this is going to be the schlockiest (it’s a word) films you’ve seen all year, then you are doing Hollywood wrong. Well, I’m happy to report that if it is Schlock you want, it is schlock you are going to get.
The last thing 20th Century Fox wanted is a scandal attached to their $90 million dollar blockbuster but they got it. However, with all the talk of registered sex offenders and female predators, you would forget that there is actually a movie attached to all this. Shane Black is a polarizing director for me (and possibly Olivia Munn).
The future is female…that is unless that future involves guns, cartels, and vigilante justice. Most of you should remember the media’s meltdown over the film Death Wish that starred Bruce Willis earlier this year. A film that was savaged as racist, alt-right, problematic, and a Fox News wet dream by progressive critics, so it is interesting that a film starring Jennifer Garner with almost the same premise gets to fly completely under the radar. It is also interesting that members of the ‘Punch Nazis’ crowd have such a problem with on-screen vigilantes or at least the ones they don’t approve of.
I wasn’t expecting a political debate about a borderline throwaway film released during Labor Day Weekend (a graveyard for cinema) yet here I am. Kin, a movie about a boy who finds an alien gun and gets caught up against a bunch of bad people is in theaters on Thursday. I saw the film and enjoyed it, however, I was a bit surprised by the negative reaction behind it. I mean the movie definitely has flaws, but it wasn’t a bad film by any means.
Mile 22 is a film about a convert CIA tactical team called Overwatch. Their job is to get valuable Intel by any means necessary to stop international threats to national security. When an asset walks into an American embassy in Southeast Asia, The team is in a race against the clock to extract the asset out of the country so they can find the location of an extremely hazardous chemical that will put millions of lives at risk.
There haven’t been that many movies this summer that has felt like summer blockbusters. Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the exception for the summer. From the awesome trailer to the sight of Tom Cruise doing even more stunts that only a madman would attempt, the hype behind this film was only matched by Avengers: Infinity War. After watching this film, Ethan Hunt might well be an Avenger and after the events of Infinity War, I think they are a few job openings.
Some films require you to turn your brain off to enjoy, this film confiscates your brain before you enter the theatre. Skyscraper is the latest film featuring the last action star of Hollywood Dwyane Johnson as Will Sawyer, a former FBI agent who lost his leg in a rescue mission gone bad. Now he is the head of security for the most technologically advanced high-rise building in the world created by Chinese Billionaire Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han).