Tag Archives: 3 Star Films

Movie Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

A fun movie that shows potential at times to be great, but never rises to the occasion. The premise/plot is solid and a nice modern twist on the first “Jumanji” film. The execution falters pretty early on as it doesn’t really feel like the characters are advancing through a video game. It’s more like they… Read More »

Movie Review: Justice League

An entertaining film that has all the pieces to become something great, but only manages to be better than average. “Justice League” builds on the best parts of the more recent DC films. Primarily, that means Ben Affleck’s Batman and anything they can cram in from “Wonder Woman.” While this works well for the most… Read More »

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A fun action movie that is a bit too much style over substance. Like the first film, the sequel features stylized action that can be over-the-top at times. While most of it is visually stunning, there’s typically something off about it. The heavy hand of CGI is involved too often, even just for small touches,… 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: 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: 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: Doctor Strange (3D)

A fun movie that benefits from strong actors and amazing visuals, but is hurt by a pacing issues and supporting characters that aren’t fleshed-out enough. While the overall plot is the standard superhero origin story, the subject matter is quite different than most of what we’ve seen before. Some of the pacing feels off early… Read More »

Movie Review: Jason Bourne

Non-stop action and some great cinematography almost make up for the lack of characterization and minuscule plot advancement. I have to mention, I’ve seen the other four “Bourne” film, but don’t remember a lot about them. So, many of the references to past films mostly fly over my head, so things like “Blackbriar” and “The… Read More »

Movie Review: Spectre

Another solid entry to the Bond franchise, but it never manages to elevate itself enough to become something more memorable. As it has been with the other more recent films, Daniel Craig’s portrayal of James Bond is what carries the movie. And once again, it succeeds. His Bond has a quiet strength mixed with a… Read More »