Mortal Engines is one of those movies where the less you know about it, the more intrigued you are. It is also a movie where the more you found out about it, the more you hate it.
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?
What is so odd about the film A.X.L. is that we essentially know nothing about this film. I can’t recall any trailers or marketing for this film leading up to its release. As of this writing, I don’t even believe there has even been a rumored budget of the film. All of this sounds like Global Road Entertainment really didn’t have any faith in this movie at all and it’s not hard to see why.
Look as much as I like Chris Pratt, I can’t defend this idiocy of a franchise. I know for films like this we are supposed to “turn our brains off and enjoy” but you just can’t do that for a film in its 5th installment. There are so many questions I had to ask after watching this film there is no way I can do a formal review for this one so instead here are 36 questions I had to ask after sitting through Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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.
So I first heard of this from Mundanematt, someone out there made a 47-Minute, ‘Womanless’ cut of The Last Jedi and the media got apoplectic over this. The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit (aka The Chauvinist Cut) has made its way around the internet and when I first heard this was a thing, I giggled, some including many of the stars of the film took the piss at it and many didn’t think it was that big of a deal…except the media who lost their shit. The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Inverse, Slate, The Wrap, AV Club …the vitriol was off the charts about this…So I had to watch it.
The script is well thought out as they manage to keep things simple and interesting. Playing the rules of a game, they establish each player has only had three lives before dying and outside of one ‘heroic’ scene, don’t bend the rules of the game. This adds much-needed tension when players no longer have any room for error when it comes to survival.
Star Wars The Last Jedi is a dud, but the biggest problem here is that if Disney after buying 21st Century Fox is going to use the same filmmaking model with all of their properties that they have used for Marvel and Star Wars film, the film and television industry is heading to a (pun intended) constitutional crisis and perhaps an end of movies as we know them.
Hollywood is wondering why no one is going to the movie theater now and tickets sales are way down. This film answers that question because the only things they can seem to do now is Remake, Reboot, Sequel, complain about the President, and rip-off the idea of a Cinematic Universe nobody asked for in the first place. The Mummy is a bitter disappointment on so many levels.