Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall is an insanely stupid film but still much fun as we discover what really is the moon made of as its creating the orbital disturbance. Patrick Wilson can always be counted on to deliver tragic circumstances while Halle Berry is doing it for the cash and good for her. With obvious CGI and a script that had to have the actors howling while they collected their paychecks, it was always made for a good time. Nothing more, nothing less.
A very solid sequel in the franchise, Scream (or Scream 5) offers an incredible plot, a great score, and some stand-out performances.
Not all movies can be really great. What I gathered from this comedy-disaster film, was that it’s focusing on how the world and how many people ignore life-threatening events, but more specifically, climate change. I also think it was hinting towards how we handled the Covid-19 pandemic, along with political issues. Those are the areas where Don’t Look Up shines through. The plot is too cheesy and cringe to feel realistic but the messages are certainly not.
Nightmare Alley is an absolutely fantastic film. Del Toro, as well as the cast, comes together in a sensational fashion. A world where every movie is a superhero CGI whitewashed experience crafted for maximum profit is not one that I want to live in. It’s fast food for your brain, it’s not an experience. Films like this are that meal you ate while on vacation in that cafe with the unforgettable waiter and desert that you’ve never had before, or the one that you will never forget.
Like everyone else, it’s hard to not get excited about something like this. Though, I am someone who prefers character-driven narratives to plot-driven. Considering that this film involves a big concept like the Multiverse, I went to the cinema with low expectations. But man, this film proved me wrong big time.
Shang Chi is a spectacle in regards to action sequence and fighting choreography. Visual effects combined with the martial arts look very pleasing and somewhat well-executed. Another new world of fantasies and mystical creatures seems enthralling. But what the movie has in abundance brought through visual richness lacks a strong storyline for an origin story.
Steven Spielberg knows how to stage a movie and deliver. In this instance the remake that he’s counting on appeals to a younger audience that doesn’t know the stage play or original movie. It’s all perfectly fine for West Side Story, as long as you can forget not to remind yourself this iteration is supposed to be a holiday blockbuster.
Even though my expectations were so low for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, this is somehow worse than the previous Resident Evil movies. If Resident Evil Biohazard showed anything is that gamers were begging for back-to roots noir look Resident Evil but this just falls into the same traps and tropes for both horror and action.
House of Gucci comes across like a book being read out loud; just a load of scenes all stuck together, quite unimaginative, and lackluster. It is a terrific and powerful story that wasn’t gripping enough to gain your attention till the end. More depth and a better script would have made this work, especially for these top-class actors.
King Richard is a film which teaches you that anything is possible but more especially when you have that one person fighting for you. That one person who believes in you without fail. I appreciated the various life lessons included in the film about being humble and thankful but commanding respect at the same time despite where or what background you come from. Success doesn’t see age, race, or gender but sadly opportunity often does. Will Smith doesn’t let the lack of opportunity beat them as a family and the family is a team. The bigger picture is always knowing that there is a team involved in most successful people.