Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future and conspire to keep it to use for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop…
True Confession: This is not a review for those who are going to see this movie regardless of what I, or any other reviewer, say. Meaning it’s probably not for most of the world. However, it’s definitely for those on the fence about this movie and for those who feel they might just be burning out a teensy bit on superhero anything.
This Daredevil adaptation is based on the Frank Miller “Man Without Fear” miniseries, and served as the basis for the initial “man in black” costume worn throughout Season 1. I think a balance has been set as a very good origin story for both Daredevil and Kingpin, because we see how far each man is willing to go to make the city “a better place”.
I’m not going to these movies to see real life. I’m going to be entertained, and these movies are definitely entertaining.
It helps if you’ve seen the other six movies in this franchise, but it’s not a requirement – the opening minutes of Furious Seven will catch you up on what’s pertinent. However, if you haven’t seen the other movies, this review has spoilers for them in it.
The hubs and I saw the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the movie Knights of Badassdom years ago now. Basically, it’s supposed to be Galaxy Quest for the Live Action Role Play set. We literally could not wait to see this movie. We got home from Comic-Con and eagerly awaited the release.
But the movie was held up in some sort of development hell, and wasn’t released for years. It’s on Netflix now. So, the question is: Was it worth the wait?
Parallels (the most recent outing from Fox Digital Studio) has an epic scope; innumerable parallel Earths all traversable using highly advanced technology hidden in a single building that’s been anchored in the exact same location to every existing world might remind long time scifi fans of the TV series Sliders, but traveling between parallel worlds is where any comparison ends.
Fortunately, the many questions raised by the movie seem to be leading us into a new online series, one that I am looking forward to watching.
Disney is also focused on turning many of their beloved animated classics into live action movies (Dumbo was just announced with Tim Burton helming, for example). There are a lot of them coming, so expectations have to be high for Cinderella, both from the studio and audiences. So the question is – are those expectations met?
Other than Chappie himself, everything else felt incomplete and broken. It’s as if two writers took their stories and mashed them together. I do like how Blomkamp explored the nature and nurture of artificial intelligence by providing a narrative for its evolution. After all, giving life to an AI who then realizes his existence is pretty interesting. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough of those concepts explored.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie, which to me seemed to be more the story of Eggsy’s journey to become the person he might have been had his father lived and his mother’s self-respect and self-worth hadn’t vanished in her grief at losing her husband rather than one of a highly secret organization trying to save the world from a billionaire megalomaniac.