Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: It

A suspenseful (but not quite scary) movie that strongly adapts the first half of the classic Stephen King novel. I’ve never seen the miniseries adaption, so I can’t compare this film to that. However, many years ago I did read the book, and I do remember the gist of it. Unfortunately, this worked against my… Read More »

Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

An engrossing film that uses amazing visual effects, tense action and a good story to (possibly) end this rebooted franchise and point in the direction of the original movie. Like the previous films, the special effects here are almost flawless. Aside from a few odd shots and some of the action sequences, the apes look… Read More »

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

A fun return of Spider-Man that captures the ups and downs of being a high school superhero. Tom Holland already won over critics with his portrayal of Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War,” and he’s just as likable in the role in his solo outing. Although it leans towards comedy at times, the high school… Read More »

Movie Review: Baby Driver

An entertaining, if at times shallow, film that moves with nonstop energy. There are some amazing action moments. Most comes from the car chases, but there are also shootouts and foot chase sequences that feature great stunt work. While the action scenes are fantastic, even some of the more mundane moments have a lot of… Read More »

Movie Review: The Mummy (2017)

A bland entry to The Mummy franchise, salvaged by the star power of Tom Cruise…kind of. The overall plot is in line with “The Mummy” film from nearly two decades ago. The biggest changes here are the modern setting and the strained attempts to set up the “Dark Universal” monster team-up franchise. For the most… Read More »

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

A solid superhero film, anchored by the strong performance of the film’s star, Gal Gadot. We got a brief taste of her portrayal of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince in”Batman V Superman.” We didn’t learn much about the character and we didn’t see a whole lot more than action sequences. Here, Wonder Woman finally gets her origin… Read More »

Movie Review: Alien: Covenant

After a slow start, things suddenly pick up before reaching a suspenseful, but familiar, climax. With the exception of one brief harrowing sequence, the fist portion of this film moves quite slow. While this would be the ideal time for character building, it’s used more for sci-fi imagery. Spacewalks, equipment checks, and tech talk are… Read More »

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

A fun film, with some great character interactions, that tends to overdo the things that made the first film work so well. The chemistry between all the characters from the first “Guardians” is still strong in the sequel. There’s a lot of depth added that helps to understand their motivations and makes the personal stories… Read More »

Movie Review: The Fate of the Furious

A fun film that can only be enjoyed by ignoring the impossibility of the action sequences and the huge plot holes. The strongest aspect of this film, and the franchise as a whole, is the cast. They have fantastic chemistry. The banter between them is funny, with Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese having some of the best… Read More »