Sunday, December 10, 2017
El Camino Christmas is a fun dark comedy. It has the spirit of the holidays and is still dark and funny so audiences will appreciate the originality. The cast really sells the fairly simple story and makes it really worth watching. If you are tired of the standard sacrine movie this will be a welcome change of pace.
Willow Creek is a fine movie. It has decent acting and a fun plot. If it suffers it is from being almost beat for beat like The Blair Witch Project but with a Bigfoot instead of a witch. It’s a fine movie to check out.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Alien: Covenant has amazing camera work and is a beautiful movie. The visuals are stunning. It still suffers a bit from a plot we are all to familiar with and tropes that make the movie difficult to fully immerse the audience. For example the ship is perpetually in "mood lighting" mode. The crew of colonists are incredibly stupid. Their ship encounters a problem on the way to a planet that they intend to colonize. So they abandon the idea of goin got that planet in favor for a planet that is nearby and seems habitable. They take no precautions and walk into the danger like fools. In a lot of ways the movie hits the same beats as the original Alien film and it becomes predictable. The CGI alien is not as cool looking as the practical effects of the past films. Michael Fassbender at least makes this movie interesting with his dual roles. As a fan of the franchise it is worth checking out but will be forgotten pretty quick.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Parallel is a thought provoking movie that was either trying to create a story of parallel universes and how it affects a couple or an allegory about mistrust and dark desires in a relationship. It is a fine movie to catch though I felt the sound editing to be jarring at times. The soundtrack will sometimes be too loud for the dialogue. Every thing about it is satisfying at least and it is an entertaining anf original movie.
Friday, November 24, 2017
After watching the Justice League movie I have a few questions:
1. Why introduce the Green Lantern corp during the flashback battle only to have nothing come of it?
2. Is no one alarmed by Clark Kent being alive again?
3. Why does Clark Kent need a moving company?
4. Did nobody notice what was happening in the country being terraformed?
5. Isn’t the idea of an alien terraforming a planet to be like their planet the villain’s plan in Man of Steel?
6. Why does Superman’s death make the world lose hope? The world seemed to hate him in Batman v. Superman.
7. Why do the characters say names that would reveal their secret identities within earshot of civilians?
Justice League is a mess. The dialogue is cliche, the plot is rushed, and the characters are not developed. Wonder Woman is still charming as she was in her solo film. Superman solves every problem without mussing his hair. The story is not compelling and in the end it comes off boring. There should have been a Green Lantern. They showed the corp during a battle so it would have made sense. It is a painfully desperate attempt to copy Marvel and it falls on it’s face.
Monday, November 20, 2017
The Dark Tower is a mess. If you are a fan of the books you will be disappointed and if you aren’t a fan then it will be a confusing movie. While a few action scenes are fun most of the shots are in the dark to obfuscate the crappy CG effects. As a whole the movie isn’t awful but it is forgettable and a piss poor example of Stephen King’s epic series.