John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
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Beatrix Potter's beloved characters are brought to life in the family comedy Peter Rabbit. After Jeremy Fisher inherits a country farm from his uncle he gets more than he bargained for when a rabble of farm animals, led by a mischievous rabbit, begin pilfering his garden. Featuring Rose Burn along with the voice talents of James Corden, Margot Robbie, and Daisy Ridley, the film has a pretty strong cast. And the CGI is especially good, as are the character designs for the animals. Also, the comedy is really funny, with jokes and gags for all ages. Delivering a lot of laughs, Peter Rabbit is a fun and entertaining film.
Disney live-actions yet another one of their animated properties with Christopher Robin, an entertaining, lighthearted family comedy. When his Hundred Acre Wood friends go missing Winnie the Pooh goes looking for Christopher Robin to help him and finds that Christopher has grown up and has a family of his own now. Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell lead the cast, and Jim Cummings reprises his Winnie the Pooh characters that he voiced for the animated features. However, the plot is rather mundane (an overworked father learns to appreciate his family) and is full of tropes. Yet there are some touching moments and the comedy is pretty fun (though a little broad at times). Christopher Robin is an interesting take on this beloved franchise, but Winnie the Pooh works best in the Hundred Acre Wood in 2D animation.
Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried star in the dark character drama First Reformed. When a minister is asked to help a depressed environmental activist who ends up committing suicide, he takes up the environmentalist's cause and becomes radicalized. Hawke gives a really good performance and does an excellent job at showing the spiritual struggle that the character goes through. Also, director Paul Schrader does an impressive job at creating an intense and atmospheric tone. However, the film becomes a little propaganda-ish and takes a pretty hard turn toward extremism without much explanation as to why the minister suddenly takes up this cause to the exclusion of all others or how he's able to reconcile his violent intentions with his faith. Yet while it has its issues, First Reform is an incredibly provocative and challenging film.
Extraordinarily compelling, Molly's Game is a fascinating biopic about an Olympic-class skater turned gaming entrepreneur. The film follows the life of Molly Bloom who fell out of competitive skiing after a debilitating injury and moved to LA where she got involved with underground poker and eventually struck out on her own and started running her own games until they were raided by the FBI. Jessica Chastain gives an excellent performance and is backed by a strong supporting cast, including Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. And writer/director Aaron Sorkin does a good job at explaining the inner workings of underground poker. Additionally, the flashback narrative structure helps to keep the film moving and builds intrigue. Molly's Game is an incredibly captivating drama with an interesting story to tell and a positive message about standing up for ones principles.
Dwayne Johnson stars in the Die Hard rip-off Skyscraper. When his family gets trapped in a newly built skyscraper that's under attack by mercenaries, ex-FBI agent Will Sawyer tries desperately to get into the building and save them. Unfortunately, Johnson is miscast and just doesn't work as an average joe family man. Still, the action scenes are incredibly exciting and dynamic. And the special effects work is really good, creating some amazing disaster sequences. Yet while it's entertaining and fun at times, Skyscraper is a pretty rote, by-the-numbers action film.