Review: It – Chapter 2

A slightly repetitive story structure does not inhibit an entertaining time! The kids from Derry, Maine, have left the town and grown up to have lives of their own. But Mike, who remained in Derry, contacts them all twenty-seven years after their traumatic experiences, and tells them to come home. The clown Pennywise has returned,…

Review: Spider-Man – Far from Home

An enjoyable flick with great characters, although the story beats felt a little derivative. After “the blip”, millions of people are miraculously brought back to life and Peter Parker returns to school. Having had a harrowing experience against Thanos, Parker just wants to have a quiet summer vacation. Unfortunately Nick Fury really needs him to…

Review: Toy Story 4

If you are certain Toy Story should have remained a trilogy, this will probably not change your mind. Nine years ago, Bo Peep was taken away after Andy’s sister decided she didn’t need her anymore. Now¬†Woody and the gang are with Bonnie, their new child, and Woody finds new purpose in caring for Forky, a…

Review: Men in Black – International

By all rights, it is a good concept. But while style and flare are still present, meaningful characters and humour are thin on the ground. Molly, after witnessing the MIB and an alien as a child, spent two decades looking for the agency to become one of them. Now she’s made it, she finds herself…

Review: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Chapter 3 is just as gloriously action packed as the last two, although includes a second act that kills the pacing. Johnathan Wick is on the run. A bounty is on his head for $14 million, and every hired gun and assassin in the world is after him. All he wants is out, out of…

Review: How to Train Your Dragon 3 – The Hidden World

So Dreamworks flagship goes the way of trilogy of Godfather, Robocop, and Back to the Future… where the third entry is definitely the weakest. When a new threat to their pet dragons emerges, the vikings of Berk need to consider finding a new home. Meanwhile, love is in the air when Toothless meets a Lightfury….

Review: The Lego Movie 2

Everything is average, everything is lame when it feels unnecessary. Following from the closing moments of the first film, the constructed heroes do battle against the cutesy forces from the Sis-star System, and only grisly determination can overcome the cuteness. Warning: this review contains overblown praise for the first Lego Movie. This film is a…

Review: Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grindelwald

This film made me feel like a right Muggle. With evil wizard Grindelwald escaping his confinement, it would seem only isolationist wizard Newt Scamander can find and stop him. Is this what it’s like to watch the third Hobbit film without any prior knowledge of previous entries feels like? This film was hopeless for us…

Review: The Predator

This film has great posters… Shame the film is utter garbage. As a sequel following (at least) Predator and Predator 2, a ragtag group of mentally unhinged soldiers find themselves up against an alien invader. But what is it doing here on Earth? Do we care? Sorry Predator fans… if you thought 2010’s Predators was…

Review: Ant-Man & The Wasp

In classic sequel fashion, Ant-Man & The Wasp doubles down on what made the first film so enjoyable. After his adventure into the quantum realm, and under house arrest for aiding rogue superhero Captain America, Scott Lang wants to do right with the people in his life. But when inventor Hank Pym and his daughter…