Don't Breathe was a serviceable, if unspectacular thriller with a fun premise. Don't Breathe 2 only manages to keep the 'unspectacular' part. The entire movie is nothing but poorly framed action scenes loosely strung together by a moronic cliché story filled with cardboard cutout characters and low-budget CG.
Another beautiful piece of art by Laika, which unfortunately gets dragged down by its third act. Up until the ending, the story is fairly interesting and somewhat original, but the ending clashes so much with everything else we've seen up to then that it makes one wonder whether it was rewritten rather late in development. Apart from the weak story though, it is a feast for the eyes and every frame looks like a work of art.
A thoughtful and excellently shot thriller that unfolds its mystery perfectly, keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat right up to the point where they've already figured everything out and the remaining 30 minutes are just dragging towards the disappointingly unimaginative ending. Kind of a missed opportunity near the end, but a great ride getting there.
Although Free Guy starts off as good new-fashioned fun, it starts dragging pretty heavily around halfway through when the novelty of the concept wears off. The script is unfortunately too weak and formulaic to carry to the end, and there is some severe misunderstanding of how video games work on display to top it off.
I've avoided the previous VHS movies due to their poor reception, and I now see they certainly deserve that. None of the shorts manage to build much tension, and although some of the practical effects are pretty gross, the stories they're attached to are so uninspired they don't manage to produce any feeling in the viewer. Simple stuff for anyone looking for simple time wasting.
This movie has absolutely no value whatsoever. Props for the fun framing, but in the end this is nothing more than a poorly thought out student film that doesn't manage to be even remotely scary in the slightest. It also just randomly gives up on its supernatural premise somewhere halfway, leaving the viewer wondering why they're even watching in the first place. They got me to watch it though, so I'll give them half a star for the cool idea.
I'll begrudgingly admit that I actually quite enjoyed the first Escape Room. Part two, however, proves that bigger is most definitely not always better by jumping the shark in some very unrealistic ways with characters even Mother Theresa wouldn't be able to give a crap about.
Lots of amazing Wan-esque cinematography to enjoy and the completely batshit final 20 minutes make this at least worth a watch, but although he's clearly aiming for a more narrative-driven shockfest, the formulaic scares and clichéd scenes make one wonder what he was ever even hoping to achieve here.
Music is extremely out of place.
An amazing score, some gorgeous cinematography, and an understated but intense look at the sickness that is modern city life. An impressive film, though severely weakened by the last 5 or so minutes of it, in my opinion.
Shot like an aspiring cinematographer's graduation project, written like an edgy teenager's idea of 'epic'. Although I do appreciate some of the practical effects, overall this film just isn't worth seeing.
There wasn't a single laugh-out-loud moment in this historical comedy, but the chemistry between Black and Cera and the occasional clever dialogue pleasantly surprised me after reading the reviews here. It's no masterpiece, but it's a fun little lighthearted romp.
This movie was a lot less bad than I remembered, but that still doesn't make it all that good. It spells out its message way too obviously, and the action scenes aren't especially engaging. Still, good performances all around and some very nice shots save it from being as bad as the critics said.
Is there such a thing as 'too many jokes?' Yes. Yes there is. There's no value in constantly undermining your own narrative, unless, of course, the narrative itself is a joke.
Gunn turned Suicide Squad into Guardians 0.5 and, let's be honest, it's a pretty big improvement. The R rating means there's some genuinely cool kills on display, and the film moves at a pace that makes it hard to get bored with it. However, under all the CGI explosions and quick cuts, there's nothing but a paper-thin story, non-existent characters, and nothing we haven't seen before.
A movie of this scale and quality could not be made today, but unfortunately the beauty of Scott's Robin Hood belies a confused and unengaging plot. The movie doesn't really know what it means to say, and with a 2.5 hour runtime that quickly becomes a death sentence.
Also, the medieval D-Day was a smidge much.
'Ready Player One' for kids, and at the same time 'HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS?': The Movie.
Truly horrible in every aspect, from its cookie-cutter plot to cardboard characters and completely unwarranted fan service. The (2D) animated sections did call back to a time in which a movie like this could've worked without turning it into the corporate travesty it became.
The slow pace and realistic unfolding of scenes are the greatest strength of this otherwise very straightforward thriller. Although Cronenberg should be given props for being able to unfold such a simple story in a way that stays engaging throughout, there just isn't too much to it.
The overly drawn-out drama retreads the same ground over and over, and the action is so poorly framed it isn't engaging in the slightest.
This movie might have the best side characters of any Marvel movie so far though.
This movie looks pretty (discounting the characters) but that's about all the joy anyone who has previously seen a Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks movie can get out of this safe and predictable animated film. The story plays out exactly as you'd expect from the very first moments, and none of the characters are all that enjoyable, so it's hard to find a reason to watch until the end.