Thor Rognorak

on 11-05-2017

This is a surprisingly good movie for a Marvel Comics production. The crew is relaxed, jokey and obviously having fun in this sequel. The story is way far fetched but why not? After all, it is a comic book on film. It has a some laugh lines and many improbabilities but is none the less a super hero romp filled with plenty of surprises. Kate Blanched plays the “bitch from hell” part and does...

Spider Man: Home Coming

on 7-15-2017

This was tedious to watch. The scenes went on far too long. The story line was youngish and Tony Stark was the real here of the movie. The mixed couple scenario seemed a contrivance. It was a dud in most respects, I thought. The chubby side kick was another contrivance that flopped. Michael Keaton did played a great “bad guy”. All’n all, see ya next time Spider Guy. EXPEKT-O-METER Before 8.5 – After 6.5...

King Arthur: legend Of The Sword

on 5-16-2017

      This is an excellent blend of dark and light story telling, with some crafty twists of Shamanic magic to move the story along. The acting is excellent. The sets seem to depict a dark and damp era long ago. Life was challenging and vacant the comforts we take for granted in todays world.. It was entertaining and hit that rare Hollywood balance of acting and computer generated graphics spot on. It...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

on 5-06-2017

This one is kind of a yawn, kind of fun but… It was as if they threw everything on the screen and I’m my humble opinion a lot of it belongs on the cutting room floor. Gripping about 20 minutes off of it might have made a far more viewable movie. The cast was great, and the acting very good. I could have had a lot less personal story lines that seemed to be...

The Fate of The Furious

on 4-22-2017

The story falls apart in at least 5 places. It does, however point to an eventual possibility that autonomous cars could be hacked and used n ways not intended by their creators. They might be a future ISIS or Russian threat or just another movie sub plot. Some of the acting was good in a testosteronish sort of way. It was fun to see Charles Theron as the villainess. Even though I never did...

The Great Wall

on 2-27-2017

This is a classic heroes journey. Matt Damon goes out for an adventure and comes home to himself. His journey was the story. It involved a big war, death, heroism, romance and some quite beautiful Chinese landscapes. The CG was spectacular, with scenes that were BIG, complex and innovative. It was excellently done from beginning to end. The myth in this story was quite stunning to see come to life. High marks guys, you...

Hacksaw Ridge

on 11-05-2016

This is a biographical story very well reinacted. Mel Gibson directed this movie. It is the story of a Conscientious Objector who served as a medic in a bloody battle on Okinawa during the closing chapter of World War Two. His heroism earned him the Congressional Medal Of Honor for saving the lives of 75 men. He hauled them from the battle field and lowered them down the face of a cliff to safety,...

Doctor Strange

on 11-05-2016

This movie is brilliantly well done. The use of CG (computer graphics) is clever and convincing. There are great laugh lines and a strong story line. Benedict Cumberbatch was made for this part. He owns this one while having a lot of fun with it. The story is intent on blending reality with the unseen world. it draws powers from the unseen world, into the present convincingly. It took me to new places cinematically...

Magnificent 7

on 9-25-2016

This is a classic western with bad guys, heroic & skilled good guys, an Indian, a Mexican, even an Asian. What it is missing is a plot with heart. Like Reverant, it is based in an elaborate revenge story with a lot of shootem ups, destruction and ruthless death. It is filmed in the beautiful back country of New Mexico and I mean stunning beauty. I walked away both sad and entertained. Yes, a...

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

on 3-27-2016

This was a hard movie to watch and stay with the plot lines. It was confusing. It was dark. It was tedious. It had way to much computer generated scenes. The fights were tttoooo long. The movie was too long. Maybe they thought that giving us more crap would make up for a the lack of a quality story. Maybe it was for a movie universe far into the future?? It has two or...

Spectre

on 11-07-2015

Another James Bond and quite a unique one. There is the usual mayhem and a few darlings but the tempo is different with this being not quite as sexy as some. There are exotic and less exotic international destinations but the glitz and glamour is a bit held back. There is the exotic cars and a great car chase, glad that this standard was not violated. The new crew of actors is not near...

The Transporter Refueled

on 9-07-2015

This is a high stakes caper movie. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did. This means, to me that: the acting was good, the stunts were spectacular and a bit believable, it has a plot both clever and interesting with enough twists to surprise me. Most importantly, I wanted the characters to win at their games. Maybe, just maybe, you will get some enjoyable entertainment from this as well. Enjoy...