It was the type of story where the direction it was going was never very clear and every event around every corner was a surprise. Some surprises made you smile, while others broke your heart. Kubo and the Two Strings respected its audience enough not to hold back its punches and allowed them to bring extra weight to the story.
This movie surpassed my every expectation and, to be perfectly honest, I’m actually thinking it’s got a shot at getting on my Best of 2016 list at the end of the year.
Most of the time, I let movies marinate in my mind for an hour or two before I write a review for them. Heck, sometimes even longer than that! With Ratchet and Clank, though, I knew I had to write my review right away, not because I was excited to, but rather because I knew that, if I didn’t, I wasn’t going to remember a goddamn thing that happened in the movie.
It’s as crude as you would expect and then, amazingly, gets cruder than you were expecting, culminating in an ending celebration of filth that is probably the most graphic display I have ever witnessed in a mainstream American movie.
Suicide Squad has everything that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman has been missing: Fun, thrills, and characters who aren’t complete assholes. Let that sink in… Superman has been a bigger asshole in the DC Movies than Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, and Deadshot. That alone should make Zack Snyder combust in shame.
This film has a mission from the opening act and sets all of its energy on that mission and seeing a movie tell a story in such an efficient and focused way is refreshing. The fact that it’s actually scary is a welcome bonus.
…the scenes that tell the story of The Little Prince are gorgeous and they alone make me recommend this movie.
When it’s good, it’s very good but the problem is, it doesn’t spend a lot of time actually being good. For such an iconic comic book story, this puppy is bungled embarrassingly and dropped right on its head. Someone needs to do an fan edit on this film pronto.
I’ve enjoyed the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek movies, but ‘Beyond’ is a real return to classic form for this franchise… optimistic, character driven, and fun…. proving that even after 50 years, there’s still plenty of quality stories to tell and I’ll be watching them until I finally croak… long before Star Trek ever will.
If I never saw this movie, I would die eventually without regrets. Since I did see the movie… I’m still not regretting. This is fluff… cotton candy… forgettable and harmless.