Monday, 14 August 2017

Kidnapped (2017)

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A terrible movie that would not even get green lighted as a Criminal Minds episode saved from total lameness by Haley Berry. In the end she makes you care. If you have nothing to watch it will do fine.

Two point 5 pointless stars.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Very close to wanting that time back, it was a crime.  It was a lazy cash in on a good concept that went bad. I am just about done with Chris Pratt.
Anyone who gave this movie a good review is on the payroll of the man
or just no discriminating.

two stars for visual ok

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Wonder Women 2017

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I grew up on the comic book edition
and was one of the few that
did not see Linda Carter
as Wonder Women
she was just not that

Gal Gadot
is all that
and more
she has a
face that
can be
but overall
babe in

The movie starts
great and ends
the end

2.9 stars

Monday, 3 July 2017

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere

After finishing the movie I was not sure she was Guinevere.  For some inexplicable reason Guy Ritchie decided there should be no romance between Guinevere and Arthur in his telling of the Sword in the Stone Legend.

The plot borrows heavily from the first testament and this makes it the most original take on a well told tale.  I did not realize without research that Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy was playing Arthur. I knew he looked familiar and he nailed this role. Jude Law was serviceable as the villain. I also liked Little Finger from GOT as the Bill. 

The action scenes and special effects were grade A. The cinematography was David Lean like.

Therefore its very surprising this version bombed. Rotten Tomatoes gave it only 28% which leads me to conclude critics just hate this story. The 2004 Clive Owen edition only got 28%. So how does Excalibur (1981) get 82%? With a little romance this movie would have been a blockbuster.

3.5 SAMCROW stars

Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Attraction (2017) Russia

A Russian sci fi movie delving into the human condition using an intergalactic instrument. This was a terrific movie no matter the weird dialogue via subtitles.
Production and story wise as good as anything Hollywood can deliver.
IMDb gave it 53%.  I will add 25 points to that. It was better than Star Trek Beyond.

3.8 stars

Alien Covenant (2017)

Not Ripley!

Alien Covenant is the sequel to Prometheus. I liked AC better even though Prometheus was a more epic movie.  
Aside from unbelievable bio hazard protocol, the movie was documentary like in its reality.
Add Tony Scott to the list of visionaries screaming, do not seek the singularity! Rotten Tomatoes gave it 71%. Chestbursting fail.

4 totally entertained stars

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Passengers (2017)

Spear a Norwegian save a whale. This seems to be the critical reaction to Mortyl Tylden's movie. He did the fantastic Imitation Game and if you liked that movie this one is right there. Casting is suspect, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have zero chemistry. If this choice had been better this movie would have been a blockbuster. Its great sci fi and despite all the warts generates real anxiety. It asks lots of heavy questions and gives dopey answers, but is the world not just like that.  Rotten Tomatoes was at 31% well I give global warming to that.

Three Solid Stars