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.
The Last Duel is based on the real-events historical drama about the last “Trial By Combat” sanctioned by the King of France in the 13th Century. Two French noblemen, one a Knight the other a Squire, and once good friends fight a duel to the Death when the Knight accuses the Squire of raping his wife. A claim she confirms and stands trial to defend her honor in Medieval France.
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.
The film does full justice to the passionate push of this being Daniel Craig’s exit from the series. No Time to Die wraps up the plots from past films while pushing the limits of what the person can convey.
Fast and Furious has become a Hollywood franchise that cannot realize that its stay is over which leads to the main storyline being stretched on for far too long. This makes it stumble bigger than ever with Fast 9.
Free Guy opens higher than expected as The Suicide Squad blows up.
The Suicide Squad, a soft reboot to the 2016 failure of the same name, but this time from director James Gunn, delivers a highly entertaining film bursting with creativity and ultra-violence.
The Suicide Squad opened in first place this weekend with a disappointing $26.5 million. The high-budget James Gunn directed standalone sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad came in way below trade expectations which had the film coming in at over $30m.