Venom 2: Let there be Carnage isn’t actually quite a good film. It’s somewhat a minimization from the past film which itself was very average. There was misuse, love, kinship, father-child, and craziness. All of this squashed in a nonsensical way and ineffectively created style. Carnage wasn’t even given an appropriate character other than killing the bloodline.
The worst thing about Season 1 was the teenagers and the first thing this season does is to kill them off. Perfect! It’s clearly learned from its mistakes. And it’s not just that. Season 2 is 100 times better than Season 1 in almost everything.
The Night House is a psychological horror based on the influence of death. The film rotates around the life of Beth, a 40 something teacher who lost her husband recently as he shot himself sailing in a boat with their home being at the banks of a river.
Nightbooks is a new Netflix original kids fantasy-horror FILM based on the book under the same name. The story revolves around the character Alex, who has a passion to write scary stories. He gets trapped in a wicked witch’s magical apartment and finds out that the only way to survive is by telling spine-tingling horror stories to the witch, Natacha. Meanwhile, he also tempts to escape from the witch, together with another prisoner.
Old is about a group of vacationers who go to a remote resort, unaware of what horrors are going to befall them. This is not a typical stranded on the beach type of film, it’s unique in that aspect.
Although the laughs reduce a bit towards the end, Free Guy turns out to be an immensely watchable comedy film due to the excellent cast and the ingenuity in concept. The makers found the perfect leading man in Ryan Reynolds who portrays the role of a normal NPC in a sprawling video game that becomes an AI program that going rogue.
The GI Joe franchise has been moderately successful due to its over-the-top, Fast & Furious style action sequences but not over any great depth in the screenplay. This time, they seem to have forgotten this, delivering a half-baked product in this film which is the origin story of one of the most beloved characters of this franchise.
Manifest through all its 3 seasons will get you to the point where you would watch this only as a last resort hoping this will improve after such a promising premise. Supposed serious conflicts are continually resolved with corny lines and conveniently simple outcomes. Marriages, relationships, and lives are destroyed, people and family members are murdered, and all with no realistic or lasting trauma. A dinner and a group hug always seem to resolve everything.
Cinderella felt like an overly long music video with an ending that you can spot a mile away. It’s all about female empowerment which is a fine goal to pursue but this movie just feels like it’s pandering to the movement without deep development and ending with both satisfactory and disappointing experiences.
Like many, I had high expectations for this film being a fan of Westworld and there were some very good parts and some not-so-good parts. Its lackluster attempt to be a really big blockbuster will leave you feeling disappointed for just about everyone who tried to work around the story of a man who is hopelessly infatuated by a cabaret lounge singer and tries to find the truth about her.