Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Star Trek Beyond (Sci-Fi Action 2016)

If you've seen any of the other Star Trek movies then this one will be a bit of a disappointment since it's the worst of the bunch. I wouldn't go as far as to say that it was horrible, but it certainly wasn't up to par with the other two.

The in-space action had some nice CG, but almost everything that occurred planetside was fairly lame and toned down. They tried to have some character development with the new alien girl character, but I think the actress's acting was sub-par. Since it's a Sci-fi movie, I still think it's worth a watch, but just don't expect anything special.
Rating - C

Sunday, October 09, 2016

The Shallows (Thriller 2016)

Hey, shark movie. These don't come out very often. I think it exited theaters pretty quickly so that should give you a hint. The movie was eh...the whole build-up to the main drama was OK and the whole survival concept was OK as well. I do have to mention that this chick would've been super thirsty in real life and I dunno if she would've been able to pull off a lot of the stuff that she did without H2O.

The ending was an impossible treat that didn't have the best CG, but least it was an ending. I think it's worth a rental if you're not expecting too much.
Rating - C

Monday, October 03, 2016

L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (Animated Action 2016)

So did you know that in some larger cities you can watch foreign movies on the big screen? Seems like Vegas is one of those cities and you can see them at key AMC theaters. I've been keeping my eye out and this past weekend 3 Asian movies showed up. We picked this weird-sounding film that supposedly was popular back in China; I didn't even watch a preview.

To put it lightly, I could've put a little bit more money into my 401k and would've been more satisfied instead of wasting it on this garbage. This movie was an odd animated film about some story that would've come straight out of some half-rate fantasy Asian MMO. Seriously. Think about that for a second. Picture an average Chinese or Korean MMO game, now picture the storyline and/or cutscenes, and bam you have this film. I recently saw Warcraft and at least that movie had a story to go along with it...this one was just a mess. Special powers, special mobs, fancy character titles, and a setting that had next to no backstory. I didn't give a rat's ass about any of the characters, I barely knew what was going on plot-wise, and they kept on making these very bad scene jumps that had no connecting content. Horrible movie-making.

Suffice to say this has turned me off to foreign films for a while...I'll have to be much more picky in the future and not think that only the best made it to US shores, because holy shit it didn't.
Rating - F

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Action 2016)

It has been a while since a comic book movie has tanked this bad, but every summer has to have its share of flops, right? Many months ago I read online that this movie sucked, and these days the Internet is probably right since so many peoples' opinions usually merge to become this glob rating that seems to stick.

This movie wasn't good. It didn't super suck, but man it shouldn't be considered a movie. It was a compilation of many random scenes shoved together to kinda create a story, but nothing really flowed like a real plot should. I'd even venture to say that it felt like a short story or even a graphic novel comic. Some of the content in the film was totally geared towards preparing the audience for the eventual spinoffs like Aquaman and Wonder Woman. This isn't bad per se, but it seems sorta lame to directly build it into a film, just like a hidden marketing ploy.

Anyway, this one wasn't worth a watch at all. I would've rather have taken a nap and caught up on sleep.
Rating - D