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I was always a fan of the xmen movies, especially the new trilogy that started with First Class, so I definitely wanted to see this to see how the trilogy ended, while not bad it's easily the weakest of the new trilogy, despite having the great Oscar Isaac play him, Apocalypse is pretty dull, the extent of his powers never fully explained, and his 4 horsemen are barely used until the very end, definitely the weakest plot/story of the new trilogy
However there are definitely positives too-the young versions of Nightcrawler, Cyclops Storm and Jean Gray are all very good, especially Nightcrawler, Fassbender is great as always as Magneto (or anything he plays) the quicksilver sequence in this is very impressive and tops the one in Future Past, and I liked the way it sets up the 2000 X-Men
Also, it's not a spoiler since you see him in the trailer, but Wolverine does show up, and I won't say much, but I liked how his scenes played out
So not great, but if you love the X Men movies you should still see it just to see how it ties up everything
Even though this is billed as the first lonely island movie, technically Hot Rod was, as that had basically the same cast and the same director. BTW I love Hot Rod, it might be my favorite comedy of all time, and while Popstar isn't as funny as that, despite having a way bigger budget and like 100 famous cameos, it's still pretty damn funny, I laughed quite a bit, both at the jokes and at Conner's "songs" Sanberg is really good in the lead, and I liked seeing him and the other lonely island members together, tho some actors like Joan Cusack and Imogen Poots are barely used, probably since it's a super short movie, though to be fair any longer and it'd feel too long, overall I'd recommend, probably the funniest 2016 movie I've seen so far
I was curious to see this, two great horror directors joining together for one movie, it goes for a more jokey fun vibe, kinda like creepshow, it's uneven, the first segment is pretty good, the second is silly, with some laughably bad effects, the last one is ok, i admit i did like seeing many horror directors and old actors make cameos, fans of horror will likely appreciate it
A lot of people were excited to see this, not just given the talent of the 2 leads and writer/director Shane Black, but just the fact that this was a big summer release that wasn't based on any existing property, or a comic book film, I'm happy to say this very much succeeded, it's very funny at times, thanks mainly to Gosling, who I feel should pursue more comedy, does a really good job recreating the 70's, has some well staged action scenes, and an intriguing story that never gets too confusing (like Shane Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang did) yet is never boring, a lot of praise has been given to the girl who plays Gosling's daughter, and she deserves it, she holds her own against Crowe and Gosling, if not outshining them at times, would have maybe been cool to see Keith David in a bigger role but eh what are you gonna do, sadly since this isn't making much money, it may mean fewer films like this, but hopefully more will continue to be made
Stephen Frears has made some movies I really like, and also a dud or two, but for the most part this is pretty good, it's a good set up, and there's some really good individual sequences, however the overall story just felt a bit lacking, and the ending just felt rushed and abrupt, all the acting is good, from the 3 leads, and to even the minor roles, and thanks to the score there's kind of a mysterious vibe about it, a bit unlike what you'd normally expect in a heist/con film, overall there's a lot of good in this, but just could have used a better script