May 26, 2013
May 23, 2013
May 22, 2013
"We talkin' vehicular warfare."
"All roads lead to this." It sure does as Fast & Furious 6 aims to pay off the five films that came before it. What I like about The Fast and the Furious franchise is how I can enjoy it both ironically and genuinely both at the same time. Four-time series helmer, director Justin Lin continues the tradition of inconsistent title naming and varied rise in quality. Baffled by the Fast & Furious franchise's endurance, I wrote an exhaustive piece about every film and this film's predecessor (the best one) Fast Five. The sixth instalment lives up to everything that came before in even dumber and more ridiculous ways.
May 21, 2013
The Hangover was an inventive comedy full of fun and natural chemistry between its cast with a breakout performance by Zach Galifanakis. The Hangover Part II was a dark, twisted, and dreadfully dull beat for beat reconstruction of the original. The Hangover Part III is often a lazy, tired retread of the same story yet is often laugh out loud funny. The film goes to dark places and is more of an action movie injected with comedy bits. Surprisingly, I found most individual scenes much more enjoyable and crowd pleasing than expected.
May 20, 2013
May 16, 2013
May 15, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness is certainly beautifully looking and provides a mostly, fun, amusing adventure. Unfortunately, the actual mechanics of the film as a whole provides an inconsistent, disapointing follow up to director J.J. Abrams' 2009 series re-imagining. Into Darkness is full of entertaining scenes and compelling acting, but the story, execution, and its overall contruction are hollow and severely underdeveloped.