Rarely funny and hardly enjoyable, "Hot Tub Time Machine" is an extremely basic and predictable comedy that does nothing special and offers little to nothing to enjoy about it or distinguish it from other comedy films. The cast is occasionally charming, though at most times annoying. The story is generic (however, it does have its heartwarming parts). CGI is awful, though that is to be expected. Overall, a terrible comedy that is very forgettable and dull throughout.
Extremely influential, classic, and entertaining, "Halloween" is a phenomenal entry in the horror/slasher genre and serves as one of Carpenter's best works, as well as a great performance from Jamie Lee Curtis. The action and horror is done very well, even if it can feel cliché at parts, and the story is also very classic. The characters, especially Michael Myers, are extremely memorable and stand out. Overall, a very great film that I'd highly recommend.
Goofy, humorous, and reminiscent of 80s martial arts/American action mash-up films, "Big Trouble in Little China" is a highly enjoyable and fun film that stands as yet another great Carpenter film. Kurt Russell does very well in this, playing his character with much more personality than it otherwise would've had. The action was done well, and the villain is very wacky but somehow works. That's how I felt about the entire movie in fact; very wacky yet it managed to work more times than it had any right to. Overall, a film that would've been much worse had it not been for the charming cast and the good direction the film goes in.
A great premise and an enjoyable execution, "They Live" is a great blend of sci-fi, horror, and comedy that still stands to this day as a classic in the genre. The action is done very well, and there are several iconic moments throughout the film. The dialogue and script can feel a bit generic at parts, however, but I still really enjoyed it and though it worked out pretty well. The concept was also pretty interesting, and I think that the film really works as a political sci-fi thriller. Acting did feel a bit stale at parts though. Overall, I really enjoyed this film and thought that it was once again another great film from Carpenter.
The perfect over-the-top comedy, "Airplane!" was an extremely hilarious (and at times offensive) film that holds no bars and gives you the full deal. The acting is perfect, characters are played very well, and the story is so absurd it just manages to work. The romance part is done in a way where it also mysteriously works and is handled greatly. Overall, I have absolutely zero complaints about this film, and I think if you're looking for a fun time, "Airplane!" is definitely the film to give it to you.