Sunday, May 19, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (Action 2019)

So although I enjoyed the first and second of this series, this last one was a bit too much. A lot of the fight sequences were still stellar but man, they did drag ass a lot towards the end. I mean how many gun-battles that were similar to the ones before can you really have? A lot apparently.

So that's all I can really say about it. I like the whole knives and sword stuff but again, they could've made it shorter and it would've been a nice and simple action flick.
Rating - C

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Wandering Earth (Action 2019)

Holy shit did this movie suck. I think I saw a trailer while wandering around YouTube once and then out of the blue it got released on Netflix. It was supposed to be a nice Saturday afternoon of movie-watching, but this pile of trash turned my weekend into something far more disappointing.

Let's just get it out of the way. Most Chinese filmmakers don't know how to make a good action movie at all. It was as if they never went to film school and were just given a huge budget stemming from ill-gotten gains. This whole movie was a mess, much like many other action films I've seen in the past. It had an excessive amount of special effects, too much action, and scene jumping all over the place. There was almost zero character development or plot development and I'm hard pressed to even wonder who thought that was a good idea.

They also tried to mix in a whole bunch of unnecessary patriotism and anti-US bullshit that was way too forced and immature. Like for this movie, it had a bunch of Chinese, French, and Russians up in space but not one American flag...yeah right buddy.

I tried to but couldn't finish this movie. It was too reminiscent of the last few Transformer films that undoubtedly had a lot of Chinese funding or influence because the hella wrong action equation were in those movies as well...zero development but lots and lots of random scenes that probably cost hella $ with no purpose. From a societal point of view it does say something about mentality of the folks in China who bought tickets and skyrocketed the domestic total sales revenue. It really was a horrible movie.
Rating - F

Monday, May 06, 2019

Avengers: Endgame (Action 2019)

So this movie was a long time coming. Lots of hype surrounding it and man was it hard to stay away from all of the online spoilers. That being said, was it worth the wait and such? Yes with an asterisk.

The movie was definitely one of the better Marvel films. It was epic in that it had everything going for it and a ton of interwoven stories and characters from all of the other movies. That's a pretty big accomplishment for any one film.

But if you compare the movie to a normal movie, the quality and such was not stupendous, but we're only really looking at it from the general comic book action point of view, so from that angle it was very well done. I'm surprised that they managed to shove so much into it. It'll be interesting to see if Marvel will just try to continue on like they have been, riding the gravy train and such or if they will try to go in a different direction with all of the characters.
Rating - A

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Isle of Dogs (Animated Adventure 2018)

Very interesting style of movie. Probably the first I'm seen of the like. The film was artsy in its design but it did tell a pretty straightforward story. Music, creativeness, and voices were all well done. I dig.
Rating - B

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Hunter Killer (Action 2018)

This movie was pretty shitty, but at least it's on a ship. I got a thing for large boats for some reason...maybe because you got to have lots of peeps working together on it or else things go South.

Yeah so I barely remember that Olympus movie, but it had the same over-the-top action sequences wrapped around a terrible plot and mediocre acting. This was all that, just on a sub. Thankfully it was an airplane movie so no biggie with money or time investments, but yeah it was very blah besides that. No heavy brain usage here.
Rating - C

Bumblebee (Action 2018)

Man, I don't remember which online reviewer I watched who suggested that this was a good movie, but I may have to make it a point to track the dude down to block their channel. This movie blew ass, and to make matters worse it wasn't an airplane movie or a freebie. I actually paid through Google Play to hopefully have a good evening of movie watching; disappointment yo.

So yeah ever since the first Transformers came and went, all the rest have sucked pretty badly to the point that I really won't watch any of them anymore. But then out of the blue this one came along and I watched one review that said it was decent. I was wrong. This movie tried way too hard to play into the emotions of this primary teenage girl as she finds Bumblebee and tries to make a friend to get over her emotional issues with her dead pops. I get the premise, but they kept on going back to it like probably five times or so. We get it. The audience is not that dumb.

The rest of the movie was your regular over the top action that I just didn't want to watch since it's the same old special effects. Hopefully they don't make any more of these spin-offs because they just don't work.
Rating - D

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Captain Marvel (Action 2019)

So this was a very Girl Power type of movie. I'm kinda on the fence because the actual story was pretty good, but all of the action and acting was a bit 'eh'. Usually it's the other way around. I do like how the film mixes in with the rest of the Marvel universe, but yeah this one may be kinda forgettable.

The music was all from the 90s so that was interesting, and the way they de-aged Samuel L. Jackson was pretty snazzy as well. Overall it wasn't all that, but I wasn't bored either.
Rating - C