Let there be Carnage is a fun, silly, action laced buddy comedy that strengthens the dynamic of the characters that it spotlights. While this movie doesn't offer much depth it is heavily entertaining and great example that you can enjoy a movie with little to no plot (yes they exist) not to mention that end credit scene is just immaculate.
The last entry of the franchise manages to start out strong adding unique elements and characters blending with the character arc of Zenon but further along the story goes the new overshadows the nostalgia and signature of the franchise making it feel more of a spinoff than an addition of legacy. Add an erratic plot and a conflicting message of relevancy and purpose and you get an entry that lips to the finish line.
Visually entertaining and filled with the slapstick humor and creative animation you expect from the Looney Tunes and a entertaining villain in Don Cheadle are a few aspects of the movie that's shines but ultimately is dimmed by the emptiness of the whole experience. From an unweighted performance by Lebron James to a underlining message of trust and understanding that doesn't seem to be fleshed out.
This movies really takes advantage of the fantasy elements and merges it with the charm, heart, and ultimately the stakes of the world that's being built. The two leads compliment each other while being very much independent. The story is also well developed and manages to deliver a fulfilling ending.
This sequel takes the identity and essence of the original and elevates it by adding conflict within the characters making tension feel even more real and taking the message of inclusivity and flipping it showing the flaws in not only humans but zombies and werewolves alike.
This entry manages to delve in to the character with such fluidity and purpose by exploring her past filled with trauma, humor, action, and ultimately self discovery. The intricate script is told by a synchronized cast each offering unique personalities that makes the grande scope of the movie feels so intimate. Then the underling themes on human trafficking and dehumanization of women and the advocation of women's right to choose is not only powerful but gives the MCU much needed grit and real world stakes
This entry of the franchise has everything that you expect creative action, humor, a family centric message and an undeveloped mcguffin but where it falls short is the fluidity between the action, drama, exposition, etc. It feels disjointed through out the movie almost as if you are watching episodes of a sitcom where you're seeing a dramatic part of the film and next the tone drastically shifts, despite that, the film manages to add several new elements like add backstory for a few characters, and adds depth to others. The film overall is a fun engaging experience that is worth seeing on a big screen. It will be one filled with mixed reviews from others but its structured to set up the next two films and spinoffs so maybe in time it'll be more appreciated like how Iron Man 2, Thor the Dark World, and Age of Ultron were received.
The way this IP translates from animation to live action is surprisingly seamless. It takes a bold approach in not grounding the world but containing the campiness almost like how the first Spy Kids did. The actors manage to instill the essence of the characters we know and love and portray them in a way that seems fluid and organic. the plot is simple but when the characters them self are complex thetas what gives th plot substance. One of the best adaption to ever come out of the DCOM brand.
while the music does add something new to a classic story it doesn't quite make up for the bland script, and cheap dialogue. the plot its self is ok it does pick up in the final act but it all seems ruched in the last 40 min and all in all doesn't leave an impression.
The way the film expresses themes of segregation, harassment and being able to be comfortable with ones self is extraordinary. From the music, plot, characters the film manages to combine all these aspects to tell a thorough message of inclusion.
Adding deeper conflicts and scenario this time around in the world that was built in the first film manages to keep the identity and tone while fleshing out the characters. The story is thoroughly realized but doesn't quite elevate the franchise but does manage to create opportunities for the third installment.
This film takes deep raw themes of loss and abandonment and manages to express them without sugarcoating in a way that is unique yet organic. From the symbolisms to self reflection. This movie takes a classic scenario of swapping bodies and elevates it resulting in a top tier entry to the brand.
Just like the title suggest, the insane adventures the endearing cast go on is filled with tension, heart, redemption, character growth, and the list goes on. While slight pacing issues and thin dialogue keep it from being a perfect entry. It definitely should be proud to be the 100th entry.
In a time where Disney Channel is musical heavy with its DCOMs this film adds a ton of creativity making the film so engaging. From music, plot, characters etc there is a lot to like about this franchise
This sequel does what few can. It elevates the original while also maintaining the identity. Not only does the film offer catchy music, heartfelt script, and tension between the leads. The film takes a bold approach by adding stakes and consequence that fundamentally impacts the franchise.
This film was surprisingly filled with depth and has an intricate structure to it. The way it sucks you in to the adventure and chaos that ensues it blends into its serious moments seamlessly adding some much needed weight, grounding the film.