Erik Kain

Erik Kain
Tomatometer-approved critic
Erik Kain writes about movies, TV shows and video games at Forbes.
Publications: Forbes

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Far from a subversion of the genre or a fun homage to 90s' horror, Fear Street: 1994 is derivative, shallow and painfully generic, playing it safe at almost every turn. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
81% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow mixes great action with a tedious script, predictable plot and overly long runtime. The results are mixed. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Army of the Dead is good mindless fun, but it's far too derivative to ever be truly great-even as a zombie flick. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
74% Cruella (2021) The performances are solid, the casting is great and the costumes -- well the costumes are gorgeous. But Cruella plays it too safe and never really finds its feet, let alone its voice. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Mortal Kombat is one of those rarest of creatures: a video game movie adaptation that actually works, and does so by leaning into everything that makes both video games and movies fun. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) It's not as good as the first one, but I enjoyed it a lot more than most of the DCEU movies, including Aquaman and Justice League. Perhaps I would have liked it better if the first Wonder Woman wasn't so many leaps and bounds better. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The humor and zany action throughout the film were on point, and Robbie is clearly having a great time as Harley Quinn, a role she was born to play. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Go see it on the biggest screen with the best sound you can find and enjoy it for what it is -- a charming, funny movie about being stuck in a video game with some of cinema's most endearing stars. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) In the end it's a shallow sort of fun, a flimsy facsimile of the first film's frenetic genius. Perhaps this was an action movie that didn't need a sequel, after all. - Forbes EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017