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While it's not without it's cliche's, "John Wick" serves as a very intriguing kinetic action film and Keanu Reeves is awesome once again. After the death of his wife, she leaves him a puppy as one last gift. After a coincidental encounter, the puppy is murdered and his car is stolen, by the people he used to work with. Very simplistic plot, however, the action is some of the best in years and the editing is very commendable, keeping it at a great pace. There is not too much to say about this film, because it flows through a lot of familiar plot points, but the execution is all that matters here, because I felt myself enthralled in every action scene. "John Wick" may just seem like another generic action flick, and as far as story goes, that is true, but it delivers hugely in every other regard. I had a blast watching this film and I highly recommend it to action junkies. Surprisingly heartfelt and superbly shot, lit, and directed, "John Wick" is a lot of fun.
David Ayer, fresh off of a weird mixture of directing "Sabotage" and "End of Watch" (which he also wrote and produced), "Fury" could have gone either way, but I must say, this film is extremely impressive. Every crew member aboard that tank gives it their all in their performances and that is definitely the dividing line between whether or not this film would be good or bad. Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia Labeouf, John Bernthal, and Michael Pena are all believable in their roles. Normally I wouldn't waste my time listing every cast member, but there is not one bad performance here and everyone deserves recognition for their work. Yes, a few of them are a little underdeveloped, but you understand theirt motivations and pride for their country the whole way through. I wa immersed in these immaculatly shot war sequences that will have your heart pumping. It has been a while that I was so immersed in a film like I was with "Fury" and that is saying something. The brutally honest emotions given by all the characters throughout this film are terrific and you will not even think this film is 135 Minutes long, because the experience is immersive. "Fury" is the best war film I have seen in a very long time. It has a few nitpicking scenes, but other than that it blew me away. "Fury" hit's it's target.
The original "Dracula" film from 1931 is a classic horror/monster flick in every sense of the word, and after this years attempt at rebooting "Frankenstein" with "I, Frankenstein, I was a little worried that this will end up as terrible as that. After seeing a few trailers I had actually got my hopes up, but let me tell you, "Dracula Untold" is every bit as bad as you would expect. Sure, there are some very well-done moments in the film, from his transformation to a few wellfilmed action sequences, but with Hollywood having endless action/war films out there and already having the origins of Dracula laid out on the table for them, it was nothing special at all. Luke Evans is the best part of this film, playing the title role, because each film he is in, he always gives it his all and you can feel his screen presence. This is just another attempt at bringing an old horror story to life and failing miserably. I enjoyed a few moments of the film, but it is just very poorly planned out.
With low to no shock value in a murder case film and some very odd filmmaking decisions, the saving grace of this cliched drama is the dynamic between Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. The film centers around a family who has lost their mother. Returning home to attend the funeral, Hank Palmer (Downey Jr.) finds himself in the middle of a muder case and whether his father is the murderer. For as long as this film is and how much ground thy try to cover, youd think that it would be a little more intriguing than what it is, but there are many unnecessary moments that could easily be cut from the film. There truly are some tremendous oscar-worthy performances here, but the script they are working with could have been a bit more thought-provoking. With some very endearing scenes, a few great performances, "The Judge" still struggles to meet it's deserved verdict.
I haven't been so annoyed with a film in a very long time. "Annabelle" is a spin-off/prequel to the 2013 film "The Conjuring," but it never lives up to it's name in any way really. Presenting the doll that does nothing to progress the story is not what I expected from this and it is not what anyone will receive either. When a family moves into a new house, they are haunted by a doll that they really wanted in order to complete their collection. What they don't know is that the doll attracts demons and it chooses families to latch onto and torment. Literally the oldest horror story in the book, and nothing really new is brought to the table. However, John R. Leonetti, who did the cinematography on "The Conjuring," directs this film, and the lighting is very well done and he actually crafts some very effective scares in which many directors would not have been able to pull off, given this material. I was creeped out in a few scenes so I will commend them with that, but when it focusses on the main cast (and not the doll), which is the majority of the film, I just did not care. They tried way too hard to top "The Conjuring," which really did show in the final product. I wouldn't say this is a terrible film, it just failed at it's overall goal. I was not expecting much from this film, but I still left kind of disappointed.