Look people, I love a good thriller as much as the next guy but it gets to a point where if your protagonist is so stupid, I’m going to start rooting for the villain. I guess the pitch to this film was; what could be scarier than a deranged ex-boyfriend stalking you around the streets? Your mother.
Miss Bala is a film starring Gina Rodriguez as Gloria who is a makeup artist from Los Angeles, one day she decides to visit her best friend Suzu in Tijuana, Mexico (where all good things happen) and things go wrong almost immediately. Gloria and Suzu are caught up in a power struggle that turns deadly at a local nightclub leading to Gloria getting kidnapped and forced to work for a drug cartel. Things get even muddier when the DEA gets involved and now Gloria must not only find her missing friend but survive an international incident before death or prison becomes her only options.
I’m sorry…I thought I watched an M. Night Shyamalan film last week? Perhaps I didn’t pay too much attention to the trailer for Serenity because I don’t remember it being sold as the complete clusterf**k that it turned into. A film that was pushed back TWICE from its original September 2018 release date looks like it was pushed for a reason. Serenity is a film that is so bad, it almost becomes a marvel but then it solidifies itself as trash and all of the blames falls on writer and director Steven Knight.