Leftovers of May 2017
Time for Summer Time Movie Madness (or was it sadness?)
Fresh (If you have not seen it yet, you need to get on that.)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Bradley Cooper, Kurt Russell
IMDb: 8.1 of 141,0000+
Budget: 200 Million
Box Office- Domestic: 313.3 Million
Worldwide: 744.7 Million
This film is tons of fun. Lots of action and humor mixed in well. Really focuses on some character development. Minus some writing issues, it is easily the best film of May 2017.
My detailed review is in the link below.
JumpcutUK did a fantastic review of Guardians and if you are still unsure about watching it. Maybe they can help.
Reel Red Reviews always has a unique perspective. This is one of her finest and I hope you have a read.
As I often do, bringing you the finest reviews by Aristotle Full Throttle
Matter of Taste (If you like a certain subject, you will likely enjoy the film.)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Starring: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Geoffry Rush
I am surprised this film was as good as it was. Yes, it has flaws, but it was a fun action-packed summer film that made me feel good and I hope it can do the same for you.
Need a second opinion on Pirates 5? Understandable. (I was wary,too.) Here is what JumpcutUK had to say about it.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Starring: Jude Law, Charlie Hunnam
The retelling of King Arthur by Guy Ritchie. It is very much a Ritchie film with his positives and negatives in abundance. (Better use of female characters sorely needed.) It was dumb, but fun. Some great visuals and a couple of solid performances.
JumpcutUK has always been awesome and here is their take on the film
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Starring: Michael Fassbender
I have yet to hear many kind things about this film. Everything I’ve learned about the film makes me loathe it. However, some people seem to have enjoyed it. Alien is back and depending on your outlook, you might care.
Here is my review. I really didn’t enjoy it, but here it why.
I’m not alone in my displeasure. Here is another finely worded review about Alien:Covenant by Reel Dude Reviews.
Aristotle Full Throttle brings it home with his review.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner
About a man who has a nervous breakdown and the events which followed. Cranston is awesome, if you like a character drama. You have found a film for you. .
Meh (See it if you must, but don’t expect greatness)
The Wall– a standoff in the desert, one lives, one dies. Stars John Cena and Aaron-Taylor Johnson. Meh!
Lowriders (2016)- I give credit for an attempt to showcase other cultures, but really wish they went with something less stereotypical.
Everything, Everything– Sigh. I don’t know what say. I won’t call it terrible, but I would say I rolled my eyes at the very thought of its premise. A teen romance with an unusual twist.
Rotten (Films you should not see in theaters if ever)
Baywatch– Sick of studios taking an old television show, drenching it in over-the-top star power and rebranding it as yet another raunchy action comedy? Seems a fair number of people are as well.
I don’t plug “rotten” movies awesome, but for JumpcutUK. I’ll plug an awesome review- https://jumpcutonline.com/portfolio/baywatch/
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul– What happens when you recast a semi-competent film franchise and try to do it again. FAILURE. UTTER AND COMPLETE FAILURE. This film is a cinematic abomination that should be wiped from existence for the sake of humanity. (Or a teaching device on what NOT TO DO in a film)
Paris Can Wait (2016)- Yep- it’s here and that’s about it. Nobody cares or really wanted to see it. So let’s leave it alone. Perhaps it will find an audience to appreciate it, but not yet.
Snatched– Worth noting that snatched is getting vilified pretty heavily. Not to say that it is a good film, but not nearly as bad as some want you to think. (Something about Amy Schumer makes people hate so vehemently.) Still, the film is rotten, but how rotten remains up to the viewer.
3 Generations (2015)- It waited two years to get a release and wound up not so hot. Unfortunate.