Not only does the movie get its themes confused when it comes to the villain, its plot is an embarrassment.
These works of fiction show that science in and of itself cannot answer questions of purpose, and science applied without purpose can be destructive.
The new horror film ‘Hereditary’ is hyperbolic in its honesty over what our family line can do to us.
This weekend, ‘The Incredibles 2’ hits theaters, 14 years after the original. Before you go see the new movie, let’s talk about the original.
The long-awaited all-female follow-up to the beloved Ocean’s series is an absolute mess, complete with gaping plot holes, and a completely flat story.
The advent of ‘Ocean’s 8’ reminds me that Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen are enjoyable (and sometimes great) movies.
British writer-director Bart Layton designed this thrilling heist film around the candid interviews of the four thieves themselves.
At first dejected by his rapidly deteriorating circumstances, Rev. Toller replaces God with dark obsession, and vanishes into his basest impulses.
The truth is, Han Solo isn’t much of a character on paper. He is completely replaceable within the Star Wars story.
Our kids deserve better than this, and Hollywood needs to be firmly told that enough is enough, and we’re tired of this garbage.
The film presents as something shallow and not really worthy of deep critical attention. Then it feeds the viewers deep issues in rather overt ways.
‘Deadpool 2’ has more action, laughs, and story than the first. It also tosses in enough heart to sweeten things up, without getting too sickening.
Each of DC’s major characters is essentially a sun at the center of their own solar system. Their gravity is so strong they maintain multiple planets all on their own.
Thanos has a similar mindset to leftists of the past century or so. He believes anything can be justified if it forwards his well-intentioned agenda.
That the film paints Malthusian calculus in such an unflattering light just as a wave of editorials are confessing the unrealized horrors of population panic is one heck of a coincidence.
We might get rid of Adam Sandler, but we will need his understanding of providence again, or else our entertainment will turn to despair.
The Avengers, like us, have good intentions. But they aren’t really good. And we don’t really believe we are either.
Whatever your jam may be—fantasy, SF, action, horror, comedy, or melodrama—it’s guaranteed to be somewhere in this packed conglomeration.
No need for a monster in every scene. This movie gets screams by simply making a sound with a small toy.
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