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Sully
Sully (2016)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Despite the poor decision to portray the NTSB as antagonistic and the usual cliches that come about in these biographical drama films it is on the whole an engrossing affair that has a fantastic lead performance by Tom Hanks, it is briskly paced, has a solid supporting cast, the whole emergency landing scene is expertly done and it even manages to portray the emotions of these real people in a surreal situation in an effective manner.

The Accused
The Accused (1988)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Sadly this drama that centers around the harrowing rape of a woman and the subsequent court case is as relevant today as it was back in 1988 but as far as dramas that center around such a tough, hard hitting subject and being set in a courtroom go this is well above average. This is down to the fantastic lead performances of Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis, the uncompromising plot, the deeply uncomfortable rape scene which doesn't pull any punches, it is well paced, the supporting cast is solid and the script is insightful.

Inferno
Inferno (2016)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Third film in the Robert Langdon series and hopefully the last because it is easily the worst of the three. It has an even worse plot than the previous two, it takes the whole running and pointing at things that were so common in the previous films to extreme levels, exposition is as bad as before, the action is boring, the script is awful, the twist is as obvious as it comes, the CGI is bad, the score is the dullest Hans Zimmer has ever done and even though it has an okay cast they are given nothing worthwhile to do. Worst of all within this film is the first act and it never recovers from there, abysmal in practically every way and quite frankly I felt like I was falling through Dante's Inferno.

Angels & Demons
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Marginally better than the first film in the Robert Langdon film series and the only one I have seen before however it is only marginally better because it has a slightly shorter runtime, it is faster in terms of pace and it has a hilariously bad action scene involving a parachuting pontiff. The majority of problems from the previous film still exist with a mostly boring plot (that is also utterly ludicrous), again it has exposition galore, has a bad script and consists of lots of running from one place to another while explaining everything. It also desperately tries to be more exciting than the first film with explosions and gunfights which are as boring as action scenes can get. Least they sorted the lighting issue that was so evident in the first film.

The Da Vinci Code
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The only positive aspects of this film are the cast and the score, everything else is seriously lacking. The flaws make for as long a list as the film itself is long (unnecessarily so), while also being boring, the script is bad with exposition galore, boring set pieces, incredibly awful lighting, bad pacing, lacks any semblance of fun and the only decent scene features Ian McKellan explaining some of the backstory. Ron Howard has done far better and I'm seriously struggling to think of a film that is simultaneously as boring and as long as this utter misfire of a film is.