A lot was promised on this second iteration but I always felt that it… MoreA lot was promised on this second iteration but I always felt that it never quite delivered as much as it could've. Still, this is a scattershot mess for the best of reasons: the jokes are all over the places, some deaths are plain wrong but super funny, the gore is both used for laughs and to disgust you and the story never takes itself too seriously. Worth a shot for fans of the first and over the top gory comedies but still lacking some extra juice.
Deals with issues of contemporary church in the eyes of a small… MoreDeals with issues of contemporary church in the eyes of a small community, with great dialogues, humor, never treating the audience as idiots. With the added bonus of a lil' mistery thriller going on, Calvary sometimes doesn't really know where to go at times, much like our main character. Anchored by yet another great performance by Gleeson, Calvary is worth a shot to understand what people who work at church deal with on a daily basis.
Ah! An actual modern sci-fi movie that tries to be fun above all else,… MoreAh! An actual modern sci-fi movie that tries to be fun above all else, with a cool premise that doesn't get too complicated even if it has its holes and just rolls along nicely until the credits roll. And you get to see Tom Cruise die a lot, which can be an added bonus to all his haters. Strong on almost all aspects, Edge of Tomorrow is surprising because of how simple it is. No more, no less.
This is a story about how low humanity can go. The case portrayed is… MoreThis is a story about how low humanity can go. The case portrayed is monstrous and the way the Canadian justice handled it is baffling. Still, as a documentary, Dear Zachary is as over the top as it can get, boarding on tabloid sensationalism to cause a strong impact. That fast editing is annoying, though I get it's use to get you through the roller coaster of emotions the director was put through but it was unnecessary. The story itself is gruesome enough. An actual longer running time could've helped this immensely, since there was more to Shirley Turner than we got.
All in all a good testimony with the wrong approach.
This is not exacly new territory. And that's perfectly fine for a… MoreThis is not exacly new territory. And that's perfectly fine for a movie like Sin City. Long gone is the novelty of the visuals, though there's still some pretty striking imagery to be found on this second iteration, but the problems of the first one still reside, namely the very underdeveloped plots and over the top cheesiness at times. Still worth a look if you got nothing else noirish, with misogyny all around and wasted cameos to watch.
This was an actually well thought premise, with genuinely creepy and… MoreThis was an actually well thought premise, with genuinely creepy and scary moments but it tried to bite more than it could chew. Too many conspiracy theories that don't matter much in the end and an Hunter S. Thompson twist that you'll either roll with it or will kill the movie for you. All this a bit unnecessary to the main story which was quite entertaining and had some highlights here and there.
Neither a step above or backwards on this weird franchise. Still… MoreNeither a step above or backwards on this weird franchise. Still plenty of naked machismo, over the top blood, gloriously bad motivational speeches and now with the added value of weirdly put together flashbacks on the beginning of the movie. Save for Green's commtiment, there's not much to recomend to those who didn't like the first one.