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Looks and feels like a retread of previous entries, and the animation can be painfully static outside of fights, but some of the more NUANCED themes REVISITED, like the protagonists' relationship, end up being some of the most enjoyable aspects of the film.
A sentimental and often difficult watch, 'Mommy' gave me pause to admire the roles and responsibilities of a parent in the face of challenges that would drive many to madness and violence, including possibly myself. Its depiction of mental issues are also relatively unglamorized, as far as I can tell, to the point that there are few redeeming or uplifting outcomes as a result.
'Incendies' sometimes thinks it's smarter than what it is, but other than the way that the story is structured sometimes, the movie boasts compelling performances and intriguing, sometimes uncomfortable scenarios.
You get exactly what you expect.
The first act is quite mundane and relatively boring, in a way that I haven't seen from a film in a while. What follows though, is a steady escalation of events that ultimately pay off. Many points of view and contrasting opinions are represented in the movie, but they' are done so in a way that feels balanced and ultimately satisfying.
It's great fun. Modern humour spun right.
It definitely has a traditional flavour to it which took me some time to get used to, but once the movie engages you with its wild plot and impressively disturbing visuals, it's an entertaining watch.
It's not groundbreaking - in fact, the way it retreads the first movie's territory is kind of comforting, and that ranges from the good and fuuny; to the bad and illogical.
Not terribly exciting even for documentary standards, but it is nevertheless informative, bipartisan, and very relevant.
Entertaining and insightful documentary about the relatively unnoticed copyright war being waged.
Deadpool was pretty great. It felt less emotionally engaging than the first one - which was light on feels already -, but the iconic brand of humour is back and enhanced, for better and for worse.
'Murder On The Orient Express' is competently made. There are flashes of brilliance but it never rises above being 'okay'. The cast does a wonderful job though, and the conclusion is a quaint if wildly fantastical in its own way, but that's part of its charm.
In a way, this movie expands on every aspect that has come to define the MCU over time - including the bad ones. To counter that though, is the dizzying amount of visual spectacle; heroes; and gags, and interwoven with each other they constitute one of the grandest and most daring films of its kind. Sure, it's the first of two parts, and that realization dampens some of the emotional impact of the movie's conclusion before long, but even then, 'Infinity War' is awesome and it earns my respect for being what it is.
Everyone who watched this movie is a little dumber for having done so. The 'Maze Runner' series has a great cast, but whether due to lazy writing or weak source material (the latter of which I'm very inclined to believe), this movie is thoroughly crippled by cliches, criminally overused deus ex machina, and an undigestible plot. What a waste of a good premise.
I SUPPOSE IT'S PROBABLY A FINE FILM FOR THE AVERAGE MOVIE-GOER. IT'S GOT SOME TERRIFIC ACTION; THAT TRADEMARK MARVEL-SUPERHERO COMEDY SPICE; AND A SURPRISINGLY RELATABLE AND APPEALING VILLAIN. 'BLACK PANTHER' FELL SEVERELY SHORT OF ITS OTHER MARVEL PEERS IN OTHER PLACES THOUGH - THE ACTING IN GENERAL WAS... STRANGE. RARELY BAD, BUT OFTEN STIFF, FORCED, AND VERY UNCONVINCING, WHICH BECOMES EVEN MORE OBVIOUS WHEN THE DIALOGUE QUALITY IS AT ITS LOWEST. I WISH THE CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE HAD SPOKEN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGES INSTEAD - IT WOULD HAVE REMOVED SOME OF THE STILTED FEEL FROM THE DIALOGUE. BEYOND THAT, THE CGI WAS GENERALLY HIT-OR-MISS; WAKANDA WAS DISAPPOINTING FROM A VISUAL AND LOGICAL STANDPOINT; AND MANY OF THE JOKES WERE CRINGE-INDUCING. MICHAEL B. JORDAN DESERVES A SPECIAL MENTION FOR HIS AMAZINGLY MAGNETIC PERFORMANCE AS KILLMONGER.
It's not broken, it's just kind of unconvincing and shallow.
Doesn't always make sense and the CGI falls into the uncanny valley sometimes, but in classic Spielberg fashion, it's a dazzling, lighthearted adventure with great characters.
Teeming with heart and appeal, 'The Boy And The Beast' offers action and fantasy that is not only visually striking but full of soul and style. While I found its ending to be quite cheap and not as much a payoff as I expected it to be, I Would nevertheless recommend this animated gem to anyone and dare them not to smile.
'The Little Hours' is a simple concept executed beautifully. It's got a great cast of charming actors and enough minute-to-minute gags and ridiculousness to keep the viewer engaged and entertained. The small setting and varied but distinct characters lend the movie a very contemporary feel which is a very welcome change of pace and tone.