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.
For a while there, it looked like M. Night Shyamalan was on the verge of a major comeback. Two years ago, there was a lot of buzz about the film Split. Not only was Split a legitimately thrilling and disturbing film but major buzz was generated when it was discovered the film was a sequel to one of his early hits Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. To no surprise, a follow-up film was announced and now you have the finale of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy: Glass, which had many people excited going in but you’ll likely be disappointed heading out.
Not since The Bye Bye Man has a January release been so bad that it was almost good…almost. I tell you what, Keanu Reeves should not do anymore films that don’t have the name John Wick attached to them because his recent non-wick projects have not been very good. Replicas is no different because this might be the dumbest film of 2019 for a laundry list of reasons.
January is a known dumping ground for bad movies and with Escape Room being the only major release this week, it’s pretty obvious that Hollywood isn’t even going to try this year. But is the movie based on the popular group puzzle game really that bad?