Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the first film in the Jurassic series to try to break away from the franchise’s format. All of the previous movies essentially consisted of dropping humans in a dinosaur environment. The Lost World (or “Dinos eat San Diego”) played a little with this in the least entertaining part of the second film, and it is the film Fallen Kingdom resembles the most. While I give it kudos for trying to do something different, there’s little else to laud in the latest summer sequel to underwhelm. Fallen Kingdom is burdened with a truly awful script from Colin Trevorrow and serves as little more than a pothole infested bridge from Jurassic World to 2021’s Jurassic World 3.
Continue reading Movie Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) *Close. The. Park.”
The Incredibles debuted as the comic book movie genre was exploding into taking over the blockbuster film. Fourteen years later, I would rank only The Dark Knight ahead of it amongst the ranks of superhero films. Writer/Director Brad Bird had refused to make a sequel to The Incredibles, despite the film being more suited to it than many of the other films Pixar has revisited, because he said he wouldn’t until he had the right story. After watching The Incredibles 2, I really wish he’d stuck to his guns because he never found that story. While it’s visually stunning, The Incredibles 2 suffers from a deeply flawed script, troubled pacing and-for a Pixar film-a stunning lack of imagination. Continue reading Movie Review: The Incredibles 2 (2018) *Sadly, Far From Incredible*
The best comedies can usually be summarized in a single sentence that captures there absurdity. For example, Groundhog Day is about a weatherman who wakes up every day on February 2nd caught in an eternal loop. Tag is about a group of friends who have been playing the same game of tag for over 30 years. It’s a great set-up for a comedy. It’s made even greater by the fact that it is based on a true story (you can click here to read The Daily Mail’s write-up of the true life game). I was lucky enough to be able to attend an advance screening of Tag (which opens wide on June 15th) and a great ensemble cast delivers the year’s second awesome comedy (rent Game Night immediately if you missed it).
Continue reading Movie Review: Tag (2018) *A Game 30 Years in the Making*
I think it’s fair to say that rarely has a film’s cast and crew been happier to make a sequel than Deadpool 2’s. Deadpool was a giant surprise in 2016. Surprising in that it ever happened period, and that what we got was so good. Deadpool 2 gleefully jumps back into the Merc With a Mouth’s world, but the results this time are hit and miss. Overall, it hits a lot more than it misses, and if you liked the first film, you’ll like the sequel. It is, however, like a lot of sequels, a bag of diminishing returns. Going to get a bit spoilery below so warnings all around.
Continue reading Movie Review: Deadpool 2 (2018) *Mixed Bag of Maximum Effort*
Solo: A Star Wars Story has proven to be a box office disaster for Disney, and has been received with mixed reaction with the fans. I enjoyed the film myself, but the most important question is….WHAT DID KYLO REN THINK OF IT??? Here with a VERY SPOILER INTENSIVE REVIEW is none other than Auralnauts’ Kylo Ren. For Kylo’s thoughts on The Last Jedi, and Rogue One click on the link and enjoy.