Tag Archives: 3.5 Star Films

Movie Review: Black Panther

An entertaining film with a strong cast that tells a different type of superhero story, but suffers a bit from pacing issues. The story takes a while to get going. The opening sequences ends anticlimactically, and although there is a good payoff later, it doesn’t jump start the film with enough urgency. In fact, it’s… Read More »

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

A fun ride full of humor and action, but lacking a bit with depth. It’s clear from the opening moments that this film will be full of comedy, including some slapstick moments. Not only is the humor more prominent here than in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, but the bright colors and characters also… 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: 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: Suicide Squad

Some fun characters and a little bit of heart make up for an uneven story and subpar action. The film is structured in a strange way. It starts off light with florescent colors and cartoon-like graphics. However, even with the humor, the rest of the movie is a bit darker. The main characters are introduced… Read More »

Movie Review: Ant-Man

An entertaining film, but not the strongest of Marvel’s Avengers-related franchises. This is probably the closest Marvel’s come to doing a flat-out action-comedy. There’s more humor here than even “The Guardians of the Galaxy.” Much of the comedy comes from Michael Pena’s Luis character, who almost steals the show from the rest of the cast.… Read More »

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Some wild action and twisted humor make a mostly entertaining film. The general plot has been done many times, so there’s not much new here. The acting is solid, but there’s not any performance that stands out. The most polarizing character is played by Samuel L. Jackson, whose strange lisp and sideways baseball cap makes… Read More »