Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The 15:17 to Paris is directed by Clint Eastwood and tells the true story of three Americans that discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. I believe that Clint Eastwood had the best intentions with this movie, he did decide to use the real-life heroes and if this were a documentary maybe it would have worked better. Having them in a movie that was released in theaters was not such a good idea. The biggest problem here is an extremely boring story. The actual event on the train is very brief and so Eastwood has chosen to cover the character's lives all the way back to elementary school. Then we get to see there training in the different branches they have chosen and all this helps us understand what formed them into the people on that train. I understood why the decision was made to show us all that. It is all done in such a dull way that I felt the emotional weight wasn't there. This is one of Eastwood's shortest films it feels like they were struggling to know what to do with the story. There is a five minute Skype conversation with these guys are planning this vacation. The vacation itself is the most boring part of the movie and if it had been any longer I would have fallen asleep. One of the guys for whatever reason feels the need to take a selfie every time he took a step it seemed. The acting is also not good and I am not going to blame the guys they are not classically trained actors. I do blame Clint Eastwood because the children at the beginning of this movie also do not give good performances. The actual event on the train I do feel had some tense moments. Overall I felt that these guys deserved a lot better. 1 out of 5 stars for The 15:17 to Paris. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, and Andy Serkis. The plot of the movie is T'Challa, after the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed the throne and take his rightful place as king. Not only is this not a very good Marvel movie it's a bad movie in general. The biggest downfall of this movie is that really nothing happens and there is nothing that the movie achieves. Basically, the only thing that comes from this movie is the fact that Wakanda as a country goes public. They let people know that they are going to help out and that is literally all that this two-hour film accomplishes. All of the actors give good performances, but I didn't feel invested in any of the characters. Chadwick Boseman's character T'Challa has no arc or interesting development. The only thing that he develops is the fact that he wants to be a good king and be better than his father. Michael B. Jordan plays Eric Killmoger the villain of the film. He doesn't do anything interesting and is one of the least intimidating villains that I have seen in a while. The action scenes in this film are so poorly shot and edited they are not entertaining to watch. The only two positive things I can say about Black Panther are that the visuals are amazing and the performances are great. 1 out of 5 stars for Black Panther. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Forever My Girl is directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf and stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey, Abby Ryder Fortson, and Travis Tritt. The plot of the movie is after being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind. Anytime I watch an awful shitty manipulative romance film I assume that it is based on a shitty Nicholas Sparks book. This one isn't it is based on a novel written by another person I can't be bothered to find out who. This is a horrendous movie and a strong contender for the worst movie of the year it will be hard for a movie to be worse than this. Everything in this movie is complete shit. The performances are terrible, the directing is completely crap, the writing is garbage. I knew everything that was going to happen right from the start. The main character Liam Page played by Alex Roe you find out right away that he is a complete scumbag. As for the lead actress Jessica Roth, she plays the character Josie and she is a complete moron because she gets back together with the piece of shit main character and you may consider that a spoiler, but I don't give and shit and you shouldn't either. The worst thing about this movie is the fact that it thinks it's this amazing beautiful love story, but it manipulates the audience with its sappy music and its melodrama and its emotional scenes. The scenes are not emotional by the way, in fact, I was trying so hard not to burst out laughing. They try to make the main character a dreamer and a very sympathetic character, but really he is just a jackass. Jessica Rothe gave a very good performance in last years Happy Death Day. I was excited to see what she would do next and what a step down for her. Her character is not interesting. She is so stale and one-dimensional. I did not believe the romance between the two leads at all. There is comedy also in this film and it makes the jokes in the Emoji movie seem funny. This writer doesn't know what comedy is, doesn't know what drama is and doesn't even know what good filmmaking is. Everything about this movie is fucking terrible it is a pile of shit. I wouldn't be surprised if at the end of the year this is my least favorite film of the year. 0 out of 5 stars for Forever My Girl. I hope you enjoyed my review.