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Taking out the abundance of fan service, there is still a good movie behind "Avengers: Endgame". The pacing is very solid with rarely a moment that feels dull or unnecessary and at nearly 3 1/2 hours that's quite a feat. The action is what you would expect from a big budgeted action movie though there is a lot of short cuts and darkly lit moments throughout the climax that i'm not really a huge fan of. Many of the main characters had some good story arcs and character development. One of my biggest criticisms character wise though is Captain Marvel. For a character that was being built up quite a bit in the MCU she's in the movie for about 10 minutes and does very little. I couldn't really find any major plot holes with the story and any minor ones were later explained within the film. The comedic moments were all fine but nothing note worthy. Overall its a satisfying experience and a good way to cap off the end of many characters and story arcs in the MCU.
As soon as I saw the poster for this I knew it was going to bad, the previews confirmed it.
Why would I want to see a movie about a person I don't like and is not a very good one at that?
The last time we saw Dr. Seuss' classic Christmas story on the big screen it was an ugly and mean spirited live action mess, not even touching the greatness of the original. So what does this remake do to stand out? One positive is that its back to being animated and its much more bright and colorful. The overall tone is more positive and light hearted. The voice acting is done by an all star cast (when is it not really?) and everyone fits into their roles just fine. One of the biggest down sides is that its still a full length movie. Its less than 90 minutes and you can still tell there's some padding. They repeat a few lines and moments almost to a tee and the subplot with Fred the fat reindeer is unnecessary. Overall its fine for young kids and may work for some adults, but if you had to watch an adaption of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" the original TV special is still the way to go.
Victor Salva tried to write the first "Jeepers Creepers" with the utmost intention for a sequel to never happen, too bad a loophole was found and the first film made a lot of money. In an entire school bus full of people there's not a single likeable character and one even has unexplained psychic powers because of course. The kills are somewhat minimal as well as the gore. There's also a lot of cheap and easy jump scares.The only two good scenes are the opening and ending scenes, the other 90 minutes are just filler.
"Piranha 3D" is dumb, gory, sexist, and a remake of a cheap "Jaws" knock off, but i'd be lying if I said I didn't have fun watching it. The film makers know exactly what kind of film they're making and are having a blast with it and you will too.
How many times has Micheal Myers come back and been killed off? And how many times has a sequel tried to wipe the slate clean off all other sequels? And how many times has it blown up in the studios face? Pass.
Larry Cohen's film "The Stuff" is an odd film, odd in the sense of how its done. It's acting is pretty solid, the pacing is fast, the special effect aren't too shabby, its well written with a solid underlying message about consumerism and the companies behind them but its bizarrely edited. The third of the film feels like two film put together, its kind of off putting. It also sort of feels like each scene ends earlier and cuts immediately to the next. Normally this would kill a film but with all the other positives it actually kind of works, the short running time really helps. "The Stuff" has a lot going on and never slows down, which depending on your tastes, you may love it or hate it.
"Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'" is suppose to be a serious Horror film, but when you have death by corncob stabbings and feline vampire hunters, you know its not going to be just bad, its going to be "so-bad-its-good". Sadly there are some good serious moments and a handful of well acted scenes which sometimes works against it but there's more than enough head slapping and jaw dropping dumb moments to make it fun again. Don't take it too serious and you'll have a blast.
"Scream 3" end the trilogy (or what was initially planned as one) with "breaking the rules" or in other words becomes cliche. Neve Campbell's character and the franchises focus Sydney Prescott to every other character and you could point out whats going to happen most of the time. There are some jokes that make you shake your head for sure. The tone and the initial story set up is what really kept this film glued together and makes it work. It's not always consistent and it falls behind both its predecessors in every way but "Scream 3" still offers enough scares and fun to be worth recommending.
The first film in the "Resident Evil" franchise is a typical video game/post-apocalyptic/zombie film, it has all the beats you'd see in every other film. Mila Jovovich does an ok job as the main star, the sets can look cool, and the action sequences can provided some fun but its filled with generic evil corporations and idiotic characters. Watchable with some good times to be had but nothing to write home about.
If it's suppose to be a comedy then it should make me laugh. You get an F.
Lots of fun to be had and but the main villain can be seen coming pretty early on. I do like the fact that Disney flat out murders one person and don't shy away from that fact.
"Ant-Man and The Wasp" is another action packed fun fest for the MCU, and that's the movie's biggest problem. If you've seen a lot of the films of the MCU you're not really missing much. Light hearted characters, decent story line (some scientific logic is a bit questionable, even by the MCU standards), lots of jokes (many of which aren't very funny or if they are get dragged out), tons of action, you get the point. Its not a bad movie but it just feels like more of the same thing we've already seen quite a few times.
Everyone's favorite cybernetic police officer from Detroit is back in "Robocop 2". What should have been a great sequel turned into a mediocre mess. The whole film screenplay has plot problems and in the end no one really wins. A good sign the movie is going to be bad is when a kid is one of the villains, sure he's a foul mouthed drug dealer but the entire you just want him to die. The villain must be defeated by the end of the film but you at least want to have a good time while watching them and it doesn't come across with this one. The other villain is just simple kingpin, no real flair to him. Robocop himself has a lot of good scenes but he's not in the film as much as he should be, I mean he is the title character and for, what feels like a half hour, he's not there. Some of the special effects are ok but many of them haven't held up really well but the action scenes are plentiful and a lot fun. Overall "Robocop 2" could've been better but it also could've been a lot worse.
Its a bit uneven at times but "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" can still manage to be goofy vampire fun with a bit of satire. Kristy Swanson really steals the show and manages to make it work. For those who love the television series this is something you'll probably despise but think of it as its own piece and just go with the flow.
Deadpool returns with more violence, more foul language, more comedy, more characters, more references and, most importantly, more fun.
15 years after Snake's time in New York he returns to Los Angeles for one more round, but this time the results are kind of odd. Kurt Russell is, of course, awesome and the rest of the cast is fine too. The films effects have aged poorly, in 1996 they were considerable top of the line but now its just silly looking. The soundtrack is also pretty cool featuring a lot of Alternative Rock and Metal music from the mid-90's. "Escape From L.A." is sort of aware that its a rehash of the first film. The film even throws in some very ridiculous moments including a life of death game of shooting hoops, a murderous plastic surgeon (played perfectly by Bruce Campbell), surfing a giant wave through the city streets and a showdown in a Magic Kingdom-Esq park. The biggest problem though is its tone. It still takes itself pretty serious even with its amount of dumb thrown in. Something about its plot too never gelled with me. I think if the film had not been somewhat self aware it could've been even better but as is stands it can be an over-the-top fun flick but its depends on what kind of movie you are expecting. I enjoyed it but others may not.