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An obvious cash-in on the dystopian YA fiction film adaptations that were all the rage at the time, The 5th Wave feels more like a parody at times, rather than a serious adaptation due to the lack of chemistry between Chloe Grace Moretz and the love interest, bad lighting and cinematography and a twist that, when you think about it, is actually all that obvious as well as an obligatory sequel hook, The 5th Wave is definitely the worst out of all the YA sci-fi films. At least the filmmakers behind the Maze Runner and Divergent movies actually wanted to make a good movies and were just striking while the iron was hot, rather than being 100% Follow the Leader films. A shame too, because the performances are good and the movie actually seemed to be going in a more interesting direction before Pretty Boy enters the picture, turning this movie into Twilight with aliens. Though this movie didn't outright bomb, no sequels coming out of this one, don't you worry about that.
Gambit tries to be a screwball comedy with decent performances from its leads and having the Coen brothers write the screenplay but it ultimately devolves into an unorganized mess. A shame too because I know the Coens are well-liked for their witty scripts.
OK fine, Playing For Keeps has its problems, but I don't think it's as bad as the abysmal Tomatometer score makes it out to be. There is a touch of sexism in there, yes. The script could've used better writers. It doesn't always have a proper focus. But the charming cast and sweet nature result in a movie that I don't really regret seeing.
It might be predictable and unremarkable but the talents of its cast members and Dustin Hoffman's assured direction make Quartet an irresistible and sweet musician dramedy.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is an improvement over the first film. The action sequences are better, the Ghost Rider is better utilized, if only because the shorter runtime creates the illusion that he has more screen time than he actually has and Nicolas Cage is having more fun with his performance this time around. But does that make it a good movie in its own right? The star rating has already answered that question. The CGI, while not terrible, has a more uneven look, compared to the first film. The story and script are rather generic and not wholly original. In fact, they even put in 3 animated sequences done in a comic book style to cut corners. I love those types of sequences in films but here, they feel like they're mostly there in an attempt to keep your attention. Though considering that the directors were also writers on Jonah Hex, a comic book movie on par with the first Ghost Rider film, to say the least, maybe I shouldn't have been surprised. There are some rather bizarre things in this movie that have to be seen to be believed. Ghost Rider peeing fire and 2 instances of Johnny Blaze v Ghost Rider that's edited like a '90s/ early 2000's heavy metal music video. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is so bad, it's good but I'd rather take a movie that embraces that rather than the first film's more boring, slow-paced nature.