Wonderful camera work featuring interesting angles and beautiful slices of Earth. The monsters, or should I say titans were all grand and visually satisfying. Godzilla looked fierce and yet you can see intelligence and loyalty mixed with love in his eyes which they got right. But that’s the problem with this movie, everything else, they got it wrong. The plot was dumb with characters that was disjointed, affected and not at all that interesting, to boot and the dangerous scenarios didn’t feel as desperate as it should. Partially because of the build up and pace is all a bit familiar, and the story line and villains were mediocre at best did not help its cause. Disappointing mess.
A proper shake up in the hero genre when an alien raised as a human but with unbeknownst super powers turns to puberty and suddenly taps into his dark side to an unsuspecting small American town. For what it’s worth, the movie ended up being quite gripping with shades of Superman (if he was evil) and The Omen comes in mind when viewing. It’s definitely different and the ending I find quite satisfying as it works well with the story.
Yet another offensive retelling of a Disney animated classic using real actors that may sound intriguing to some but an abomination to most regrettably stayed to form and did not delivered the goods. First off, the singing was offensive to the ears because once you hear the melody, it gets subconsciously compared to the original which paled in every which way. Okay, it improved a bit in the middle but the additional songs they added were boring and just hurtful to the ears in their sad attempt in trying to stay in tune and in key for that matter and when they do stay in tune, it’s just meh at best. Now the story is 85% similar to original but the actors again paled in comparison to the actual cartoon version in delivering the lines and really connecting with the audience. They were flat when they started and the chemistry between the actors were actually not bad but as a whole, it felt uninspired. Marwan Kenzari: the guy who played Jafar was wrong in every which way. A Jafar not feared should be a clear sign that it’s not a good movie, at all. The sets were lovely and breathtaking cinematography using the latest digital enhancements. But as a whole, an unnecessary mess.
A car crash in every which way with characters that are just not believable, especially Charlize Theron’s character, the Secretary of State whose dialogue is all over the place. Seth Rogen plays the same character yet again (is it considered acting if you play yourself?)which is fine, but when the words that are coming out of his mouth is not funny but lame and tired, it gets old real quick. And it did. Light speed. What this film tries to do but doesn’t come close to achieving is replicate the magic of those 1990’s - early 2000’s Rom Coms that are not only charming but it pulls at the heartstrings with characters that are compelling. This version gives us profanity, cringe worthy scenes and a storyline that is average. Despite a few, funny scenes, odds on this Long Shot are not favorable, at all.
A wonderfully, crafted finality for what have been in the works since the first Captain America movie and most recently, from the Infinity War where a stinging, awful bite of loss and defeat has just freshly been delivered, I can safely say that this was satisfying and then some. It’s emotional without going over the top, it’s sentimental at the right places and it is again a feast for the eye to behold the beauty of the cinematography and creation of different worlds made by Marvel is marvelous for a better word. The fight scenes were thrilling. And the storyline, although not the most original in the world, worked well due to the entertaining script written that never dragged in the 3 hour and 1 minute long juggernaut that will be remembered as not only a blockbuster of a film but a truly great film in general that delivered in multiple levels. Combined with Avengers Infinity War, it is a classic.
A so-so edition to the Marvel franchise that is first to be headlined by a female, Bree Larson told in an entertaining enough fashion, I guess, but barely because the main problem is that we’ve seen it all before, and much better. The storyline felt strained as well as the acting, it didn’t feel like there was much rapport between the cast except for Bree Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, whose interactions was solid. Sure, there were a few fun moments but because the script just was not at the highest level, it was difficult to be entertained in a script that felt more like answering the blanks on who Captain Marvel is rather than forgetting what it’s meant to do, to entertain. The orange cat (Goose) stole the show. Every time that cat has the screen, it grabs my full attention.
An uninspired, extremely juvenile superhero flick that felt unoriginal, mediocre while dragging at many parts throughout the film. The actors were fine, I guess. It’s the awful script that doesn’t know what sort of story it wants to tell and proceeds to be all over the map comprising of rethreads that’s been seen ad nauseum. It’s chaotic, it’s not funny (there were a few bits) and it doesn’t have a heart. It’s like it wants to be Deadpool but doesn’t know how to write and land a decent joke or story for that matter. Yeah. And the ending? Oh, boy. No.
A clever mind twister that starts off by enticing six strangers to complete a puzzle without knowing that each puzzle is meant to kill. It’s a classic set up but done properly using interesting characters with wonderful, extravagant puzzles that gets the audience to engage. The ending was also well thought out and interesting to say the least. All in all a surprisingly entertaining piece of work.
Comprising 10 different stories happening simultaneously in the City of Berlin and how they may or may not intersect throughout the movie is a rough breakdown of the film. Some of the stories are a bit trite and may come out as ordinary to most however I believe after watching the movie, the stories are not the point. It’s the City of Berlin (the real star) and how it affects and brings out all these stories that involve a tourist, citizens and characters from different walks of life. The cinematography is breathtaking showcasing the city in all her majestic splendor as well as glimpse of the interesting nightlife available. As a whole, one can’t help but fall in love with Berlin and maybe experience the magic. As a bonus, one storyline involves two actors from the Game of Thrones series with a storyline that is a pseudo modern take on GOT. How’s that for a bit of magic in this modern world? If anything, the film entertains and opens the possibility of love which in my book is never a bad thing.
I don’t get the adulation on this one either. The graphics were the best I’ve ever seen, that is crystal and as I was salivating on its beauty and intricacy, I was also waiting for the story to get good. It never did and after twenty minutes or so, the graphics got old really quick. It feels like everything has been dumbed downed and we are shoved the same sort of lame, comedy scenarios and sort of jokes that are not only predictable but cringe worthy when compared to the high standards of let’s say, a “Toy Story” that make both adults and children laugh because the material is clever and works both ways. Sadly, this one only works if you’re basically a juvenile (under 12) in age because this film is mediocre at best. There were a handful of wonderful pieces like the multitude Spidermen from different universe, especially Peter Parker who is excellent. But the lead, Miles Morales was an annoying character along with the plot, storyline and character development that were all pedestrian and nowhere as interesting or as wonderful as watching an episode of “Beware The Batman” cartoon. Apples to apples or should I say spiders to bats.