I don't usually stop movies midway, like I did here, and I am a fan of "slice-of-life" films, but this was going nowhere. Plus "G-Daawg" wasn't a convincing degenerate father. More suitable would have been the role of grandfather drunk.
Also, the lack of lighting isn't your television.
Cool movie. Bit of a mix of Scorpion's Revenge and Annihilation. Though, I put this as the proper sequel to the Mortal Kombat 1995 film, not MK: Annihilation.
Interesting introduction of arcana. Good pokes at the video games. Like some of the critics have mentioned, it has an element of self-awareness that gives it points.
Looking forward to following this franchise.
It was ok. Groundhog Day films like this and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things seem fit for 2020, where every passing day seemed like a track on repeat. Good performance by J. K. Simmons.
The ultimate resolution seemed kinda dumb though, so don't go in with high expectations.
Good movie. Obviously, being a comedy, I expected the caricature elements and the cheesy storyline.
My problem is the lack of a climax. Boy meets girl, boy proposes to girl, girl's father not happy, girl's father accepts boy, boy and girl get married. Pretty flat. Definitely could have played up the conflict with Ian being more or less forced into adopting Greek culture. Once, his friend brings up his complacency, but Ian just shrugs it off with a grin and the movie continues.
I just didn't find that realistic. Therefore, wasn't super surprised to find out it was written solely by the main actress. Clearly, the doormat prince charming happily exposing his neck for love is something that comes only out of a girl's mind.
I don't understand why people treat this as some kind of Oscar-nomination rather than the last of a cartoonish family adventure series. Yes, it was cheesy. Yes, it might have required a massive suspension of disbelief at certain points. But was that any different than the previous films (or arguably the more painful Temple of Doom)?
Anticlimactic, cliche, and cringey
Awkward teen somehow transforms in popular kid over summer in cottage town. Creepy dude takes him under wing and not-so funny events lead to a meh finish. No build up. Weird, unbelievable moments (cute girls falls for nerd with sub-standard social abilities, everybody claps at discomforting breakdancing attempt, etc.). Unconvincing, wooden performances with zero chemistry amongst characters. Particularly, Steve Carell doesn't do a great villain.
Good. Sandler delivers an exceptional performance as a greasy jeweller juggling risky debts and flimsy relationships. Adapted well to the nail-biting role despite the departure from his usual goofy characters.
In response to the complaints about the ending: give it a rest. It's cinema.
Pretty decent horror flick. Yes, the lead characters made some typical and stupid decisions fitting for a slasher; however, I disagree that it was to the extent that the negative reviewers suggested on this board. In my assessment, the degree of "stupid decisions" was on par with classics such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
There were some cons. First, the villains lacked character development and some backstory. Second, the ending was a bit cheesy.