Tag Archives: Action 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: 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: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Despite some strong moments, an overall disappointing film. There are many similarities to this movie and “The Empire Strikes Back,” (and also a few major moments in “The Return of the Jedi.”) However, they take what you might be expecting and go a totally different direction. Sometimes this works beautifully, but more often it doesn’t.… 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: 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: 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: 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 »