Da 5 Bloods
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The biggest "crime" this movie commits it's not smuggling immigrants, it's being pretty boring. But there are some moments in this movie that make it at least worth watching. The plot is supposed to be good, the acting is good, the villain is okay and that's it, I think. The movie has probably a low budget, because they literally use 4 sets during the entire movie. Also, characters are not developed almost at all in this, for example, Chris Evans' character who's supposed to be the protagonist gets like 3 scenes in which we learn something about his personality. The rest of the characters get the same treatment too, sadly. I don't know how historically accurate this is, but I won't go out of my way to find out, really. Now I'd like to go over the positive things here. The movie has a really great atmosphere, which is of course enhanced by the feeling all "based on a true story" movies have. And I appreciate they used that advantage well. The message is also pretty nice, and there's one character I really liked in this, which was Michael K. Williams' character. He's this totally selfless person that would easily give his life to save more people there. He has 2 scenes of development, but I guess that's all we needed to know. Alright so, The Red Sea Diving Resort, despite having a very slow and boring second act, can still be worth a watch, if you're impacted by tragic and uplifting real life stories like this one.
This movie was pretty different from your traditional Sherlock Holmes formula. And I appreciate that they gave Sherlock a smaller role, so Enola can be the star here. As soon as I saw the frist scene, I got some huge Knives Out vibes from this and I absolutely loved Knives Out, so that's a positive. And when I mean aspects I mean such things as tone and camera work style. It's fresh and very good looking, and it uses bright colors. Now, when it comes to the actual storythough, that's a completely different from Knives Out. Enola very often breaks the 4th wall and speaks to the audience, as well as relies on title cards but not in a serious way. I'm not the biggest fan of that aspect, but at least it's consistent throughout the movie, so it kinda works. Also, Millie Bobby Brown is really great in this. She pretty much carried the whole movie for me and it shows. Speaking of casting choices, Henry Cavill as Sherlock? That's a pretty weird casting choice if you ask me, but I guess it turned out well. Cavill is a pretty versitile actor, but I never saw him as Sherlock. This movie can probably count as a comedy too. I'm not saying I laughed duering this, because I didn't. It did make me chuckle a few times, but that was their intention I believe. Now, people are saying this is the best movie of the year, and yeah it's probably one of the better movies of this year, but the best? I don't really think so. Don't get me wrong, this will probably get a few Oscar noms; I'm almost certain that it will get nomianted for Best Adapted Screenplay. As I said, this is a lighter take on Sherlock, but without much Sherlock in it. I'm not saying that it's a bad thing, becuase they develop Enola well enough for us to care about her. I still think Da 5 Bloods is the best movie of 2020 so far. I really liked Da 5 Bloods, and I think it's a great movie, but I thought there will be something that at least matches it, and so far that's not the case. Anyway, Enola Holmes is a witty and well shot movie, if you don't care about some deviations from the source material. And I don't so that's 2 hours well spent in my book.
I don't know about you, but this didn't land for me. It was boring, bland, mostly unfunny and even obnoxious. Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan are the only ups in this movie, the rest either doesn't makes sense or isn't interesting enough to make this worthwhile.
This was honestly funny at times, but as spoofs go, it falls into the so bad its good category. Leslie Nielsen and Jeffrey Tambor were great in here, especially Nielsen. I always had a soft spot for Leslie Nielsen. The guy is hilarious. His mere presence makes me crack up, and I still don't know why. And yeah, I might be biased becuase this is one of the first spoofs I've ever seen, and back in the day I found it hilarious, but now it's really not for me. So if you unplug your brain, or get drunk, or get high, this might be the perfect movie to put on with some friends and laugh at the stupidity and brainlessness of this. It goes without saying that nothing makes sense in this movie because, again, it's just a brainless spoof combination of the Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, Batman, The X-Men and more.