Sunday, June 26, 2016

Warcraft: The Beginning (Fantasy 2016)

For a film that was based on an computer/MMO video game, it really wasn't half bad. The intro story and CGI were both very impressive, but as the plot plodded along, the rest of it became kinda repetitive and not as cool. Still this was much better than any other early 90s video game movie such as Super Mario Bros. or Street Fighter.

The plot started during the time of the very early Warcraft universe back before Tides of Darkness, so a lot of the WOW stuff is still yet to come assuming that they proceed forward with this movie franchise.

Either way, it was impressive for what it was, but as a standalone the plot still needs more work. Mainly, the need to abstain from purposely simplifying the lore just because the foundation is a video game and the main demographic is younger.
Rating - C

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Now You See Me 2 (Thriller 2016)

So I didn't see the first movie so I'm sure I missed out on some of the more interesting plot lines. This one as a standalone was entertaining and fast-moving so that was a plus, but was also very forgettable as well.

Acting and such were all up to par for a movie like this; nothing bad but nothing extraordinary either. It's worth a fun rental and that's where ends.
Rating - B

Friday, June 03, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (Action 2016)

So this movie was fair, but I think it's one of those films that get worse the more you think of it. The beginning scenes in Egypt were badass. It kinda reminded me of the cooler parts of Stargate, but then the movie fast-forwarded to the 80s and that was kinda blah. Apocalypse talks way too much in this movie. He was always mumbling about power or being a God or some nonsense. The other mutants should've just put a lid on all that talking. I think he also talked a bunch in the cartoon as well. Didn't he have an "A" belt? I sorta recall that.

Anyway the movie had good action in some parts and then it was corny and weak in others. Magneto is an easily-influenced little bitch in this film though, totally different from First Class. It's still worth a gander though; rental on a big TV is good enough.
Rating - B