Hey ho, let’s go…again

I hope you like remakes, because I have a feeling we’re about to get a lot more

Normally, I’d start my review with a basic outline of what happens before going into my thoughts and feelings. Except, given that the advertising wasn’t exactly shy about telling you what the plot is for both this movie and the original, I don’t think that’s necessary. Instead, I’m just going to launch right into the good and bad qualities of this movie.

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One Captain Marvel movie down, one to go

Thankfully, this one doesn’t have any floss dancing in it

The thing I really enjoyed about this movie is that it wasn’t your typical superhero origin story movie. The movie starts with the main character already as a superhero while her origin story is slowly unfolded as the movie goes on, kind of like in Batman (1989). We don’t even learn that Captain Marvel’s (Brie Larson) Earth name is Carol Danvers until midway through the movie.

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You should have just quit when you were ahead Rowling

Witness a film that lacks the magic that made the previous entries so special

The movie begins with public enemy #1 Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escaping from prison. Why, because they chose to lock up the most dangerous wizard in the whole world as opposed to, you know, executing him for his numerous crimes. Plus, this whole big, boring action sequence that opens the movie seems a little unnecessary, because we all knew Grindelwald was going to escape, or else there’d be no plot. Did we really need to see how he did it?

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Happy birthday to me–wait, that’s a different movie

A horror movie sequel that’s a little hard to explain without giving something away

Happy Death Day 2U is the follow up to Happy Death Day, one of the many films that came out alongside the great horror movie resurgence of 2017. Other examples including It, Split, and of course Get Out. Though both Happy Death Day films lean more towards the comedy genre to an extent greater than those other films. Rivaled only really by Get Out, a movie that did get really funny (NSFW) every once despite it’s dark subject matter. Not that I’m saying that Happy Death Day is in any way a better movie than Get Out.

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This is the sequel I’ve waited 14 years for?

Just to be clear, it’s not that the movie’s bad, it’s just that it’s…disappointing

The Parr family is back, in this long awaited sequel to the 2004 animated classic. Continuing right where the original film left off, Mr.Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), Violet (Sarah Vowell),Dash (Huck Milner), and Jack-Jack (Eli Fucile and Nicholas Bird) wind up in hotwater after failing to stop there latest supervillain. Enter sibling team Winston (Bob Odenkirk) and Evelyn Deavor (Catherine Keener), who come to them with a plan to lift the ban on superheroes. Except, what’s this, the Deavors don’t want Mr. Incredible to be their spokesperson, they want Elastigirl?          

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The most fun you’ll ever have with a telemarketer

How can a movie so funny be so sad?

Sorry to Bother You was a really well-done film from earlier in the year, though if you actually work as a telemarketer somewhere like, say Drake Phonathon, then you’re probably not going to want to see this movie. Unless of course you want to sit through a film that’s all about how you’re an agent of the evil and all-powerful force that is capitalism. Continue reading “The most fun you’ll ever have with a telemarketer”

Still not as bad as Spider-Man 3

A superhero movie that will leave you saying ‘meh’

Similar to a movie that I had reviewed earlier in the year, Venom begins high up in space with a crashing spaceship. Only this ship is from a human company, the Life Foundation, and instead of a predator, it’s carrying several alien symbiotes. Following the crash, one of the symbiotes, Riot, escapes, killing several innocent humans and embarks on the classic villain plan of taking over the world. Continue reading “Still not as bad as Spider-Man 3”

Holy terror at the movie theatre

Congratulations, you succeeded where Tom Cruise failed

Currently, The Nun (2018) is the fifth installment of The Conjuring franchise, not counting the “My Annabelle Creation” winner The Nurse.  The franchise is also notable for being a modern, shared universe of horror films that was for the most part successful, bar a couple of exceptions. Something that Universal has thus far failed to do. Continue reading “Holy terror at the movie theatre”

The prey is an enjoyable movie experience

Witness the latest disappointing franchise entry

The Predator marks the fourth addition to the long running franchise, not counting the now non-canon Alien vs. Predator movies. Fun fact, this film’s director and co-writer, Shane Black, was one of the actors in the original movie. He played Hawkins, the team member who had ‘I’m going to die first’ stamped across his forehead. Continue reading “The prey is an enjoyable movie experience”