Wednesday, September 27, 2017
American Assassin is directed by Michael Cuesta and stars Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, and Taylor Kitsch. The plot of the movie is after the death of his girlfriend at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counter-terrorism, mentored by a former U.S. Navy SEAL Stan Hurley. I knew nothing going into this movie and it was disappointing for the most part. I did enjoy parts of the movie. The film starts out with an action scene on the beach it is a very well done scene and one of the best action scenes of the year. For the first thirty minutes, I was enjoying the movie a lot because you get to see this guy go from a horrible situation and build himself into an extremely powerful person so he can infiltrate terrorist groups to kill them and for a while, that was fun to watch. Then the movie started to take itself way too seriously, but what kept me wanting to watch were the two lead performances from Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton they were both fantastic and their characters were interesting. I don't think this movie should have been completely silly and over-the-top like Fast and the Furious it's definitely a serious-minded film, but it does feel like there is no fun to be had with this movie because of how serious it is. The two leads O'Brien and Keaton try the best they can to keep this movie entertaining, but the other actors I thought were awful especially Taylor Kitsch he plays Ghost the villain of the film. He was not intimating at all and I didn't think he was that interesting a villain. The action scenes are good Dylan O'Brien does a lot of it himself and I was impressed with his work. 2 out of 5 stars for American Assassin. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.
Friday, September 8, 2017
IT is directed by Andy Mushietti and stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Olff, and Bill Skarsgard. The plot of the movie is a group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. This movie is based on the novel by Stephen King which I love. I was very excited to see this movie and I enjoyed everything about it. The movie does justice to the strengths of the book and very wisely doesn't include parts of the book that didn't work. In the book, you read about these characters as children and adults. This film just focuses on them as children dealing with the things they are most afraid of. The film doesn't spend a lot of time with each character unless it has something to do with their fear. You don't learn much about their home lives unless it is integral to learning about what they are afraid of. This is important for the Beverly character because her home life is awful. With the other kids, the focus is on whatever they are most afraid of whether that is germs or the way their parents died or the way their brother died whatever smells like the tastiest bait for Pennywise. The performances from everyone are fantastic. Usually, I find kid actors to be extremely annoying which would have been a big problem for this movie. Thankfully all of these kids are likable, they have great chemistry with each other and you care about every one of them. The movie has a lot of humor in it and it is all very funny the funniest line in the movie is said by Eddie and it has to do with his medication. The standout is Sophia Lillis she plays Beverly. You can see that she is one of the strongest members of The Losers Club and she goes through some of the toughest things in this film and she pulls it off very well I am looking forward to seeing more from her. Also, Finn Wolfhard as Richie is hilarious all of his lines had me laughing. The most important thing about this film though is Pennywise is he unintentionally funny or is he terrifying. Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise is very scary the way he looks and sounds is really creepy. In my opinion, he is one of the greatest horror movie villains of all time. If you have a fear of clowns this will do nothing to help. IT defiantly earns its R rating there is some disturbing shit in this movie. I am really happy with how this movie turned out. IT is one of my favorite movies of the year. I am excited for chapter 2. 5 out of 5 stars for IT. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Logan Lucky is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Hillary Swank, and Daniel Craig. The plot of the movie is two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. I was looking forward to this I like heist movies and I like a lot of the actors involved. This is one of the most boring movies I have seen all year. The films biggest flaw is that I never got invested in any of the characters so I didn't care whether they pulled off the heist or not. I even thought the actors did a bad job. Daniel Craig I felt was trying his best, but he couldn't make his character interesting. The film movies very slowly I had to force myself to stay awake and I lost track of how many times I checked my watch. This is probably my shortest review yet, but I just want to forget about this movie. 0 out of 5 stars for Logan Lucky. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope you decide to skip this movie.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Wind River is directed by Taylor Sheridan and stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, and Graham Greene. The plot of the movie is an FBI agent teams with a town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. I had no idea what to expect going into this movie. I never saw a trailer for it, but I kept hearing about how good it was so I decided to check it out and I am so glad I did this is one of my favorite movies of the year. There is a fantastic preference by Gil Birmingham he plays the father of the young girl that is found dead. His performance is filled with a lot of grief, but also a lot of anger because he is upset about how his family has been treated by the government. The other people who live in Wind River feel the same way as the government is controlling them. Jeremy Renner is also dealing with a very troubled past. We get a lot of very excellent scenes between Renner and Birmingham. Elizabeth Olsen's character is not used to this environment, but she's not a weak character that needs to be saved all the time because she isn't used to where she is. She proves that during some intense action scenes. If I had to pick out something wrong with the film it would be that it does take a while to get going. 4 out of 5 stars for Wind River. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.