If John Wick was the starting bell for a new breed of action film, then The Hitman’s Bodyguard is John Wick’s humorous cousin. And for all the action sequences within the film, it is the onscreen chemistry of its two leads, Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, that holds it together.Declassify >
Spoiler Free Review
Atomic Blonde is clearly one of the best adaptations from the panels to the screens I’ve seen in recent memory…Declassify >
Spoiler Free Review
No Spoilers: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets didn’t “Bomb,” it just isn’t a Movie for “Everyone.”
50 years after the comic that it is named for was first published, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hit theaters in 2017. The French comic finally has a film to call its own after influencing story, concepts, and designs in Independence Day, Conan the Barbarian, and Star Wars.Declassify >
I have a reverence for WarGames. It is one of my favorite movies of all time, and while I hold it in a sort of sacred category among movies, that does not mean that the direct-to-video sequel WarGames 2: The Dead Code is unbearable to me as it evidently has been to others.
I enjoy the film for what it is: a sequel for another time with a respectful honoring of the original. Is it the greatest film? No. Is it an decent popcorn film? Perhaps for some, but for me it is enjoyable; no more and no less.Declassify >
This is not a review, nor a critique, it’s just a commendation of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for one thing; balance. It was a good and fun film. It’s what we expect from Marvel. They have a standard so high that even if they did fall short, it would still be a good movie.
But what struck me most about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the attention to balance. It’s not something that I thought about during the first film, but with Groot and Gamora seemingly adding members to the team at will, the balance of screen time and story is amazingly solid.Declassify >