This film got little to no press upon its release on Netflix. I am glad I gave it a chance. The premise is about a teenage boy who can't seem to stay out of trouble and his single mom can't handle him anymore. Right after his last incident with the police, he is dropped off with his estranged father for the summer. The father played by (Idris Elba) is a down-and-out man with nothing going on in his life except for his horses. He's has a staple of horses and along with his friends, they take care of them and teach the neighborhood how to ride and train them. The son doesn't want anything to do with him or the horses but after a while he makes a connection to a horse and that leads to a relationship with his father. It's an odd premise but it works and this is based on a true story that takes place in Philadelphia. It's worth a watch for sure.
This is one of the best films I have seen in quite sometime. Let me say that I am not a huge fan of musicals in general but this film has changed my mind for the better. The music numbers the production and the choreography are excellent. You will be singing all the songs for a longtime.
Being a fan of the original film I didn't have high expectations for this movie because I didn't think they could repeat the humor and I was correct with this assumption. This film relies on you seeing the first film and that's not a bad thing but that's where the issue comes in. Instead of pushing the story forward they instead they relied on the same formula and it just doesn't work. With a pg -13 rating you kinda knew it was going to be toned down. Sure there are some moments of laughter but overall it's just kinda mailed in. Let's just say there was a reason why it's on Amazon prime instead of a full theater release.
The performances by the main characters are the best parts of the film. You feel the anguish that they are going through and it hits you hard. Other than that the film as a whole is not as impactful as I thought it would be. It's similar to many other films that I have seen before and it's not breaking new ground. It's a solid film and I recommend it.
This cut of the film is much better than its 2017 counterpart. It flushes out the story for the characters and it fills in the blanks for sure. Cyborg is the heart of the film and he shines and for me, that is the best part of the film. My only issue is the four-hour runtime. I can appreciate the extra scenes and new material and all but at times it does drag and some scenes are not necessary. All that being said I would recommend this and the best thing is that it's on HBO max and you don't have to watch it all in one sitting.
I am a huge videogame fan going back to my childhood and when I saw the preview for this show I had to check it out. This series does a good job of telling stories about the beginning of the gaming era as a whole and up to the present day. Even if your not a fan of games its still very interesting. It's definitely worth seeing.