Category Archives: Movie Reviews

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 »

Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island

A generally entertaining monster movie that tries so hard to be other things that it never succeeds on its on merit. Primarily, this is yet another remake of “King Kong.” However, this time, the story stays on Skull Island. This is also a Vietnam War flick, with vintage helicopters and music from the era played… Read More »

Movie Review: Logan

A character-driven story, coupled with unapologetic violence, makes one of the most down-to-earth superhero movies. Taking place later than most of the previous “X-Men” films, the final film in the Wolverine franchise requires little knowledge of any of those other movies.. Both lead actors, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman have strong performances. They build on… Read More »

Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

A bit more of a continuation of the first film as opposed to a sequel, the lack of substance must rely much more this time on the stylized action to carry the weight. The first “John Wick” gave just enough emotional investment in the lead character for the audience to rally behind him and his… Read More »

Movie review: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

An improvement over the last few films in the “Resident Evil” series, but still a bit of a mess. After an awkward start that seems to retcon the finale of the previous film, and some of the overall narrative of the franchise, the movie settles into something more straightforward. There’s an overreliance on jump scares.… Read More »