The movie is very entertaining, but it’s far more entertaining for adults than children. Riley is eleven, and I wouldn’t recommend this movie for kids under eight, due to a variety of fairly heavy and depressing things that happen. Yes, there’s a happy ending, but things get slow and sad more than once.
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.
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.
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.