So I have been a lazy
shit lately and have missed quite a few reviews. I have actually seen five movies in between 10 Cloverfield Lane and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows. Because it is just too much work to write five different reviews I am just going to lump them all together and do some bullet list type shortened reviews.
Hardcore Henry aka “First-Person Shooter: The Movie”
A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he’s been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. As Henry starts to understand his new abilities, he embarks on a bloody rampage through the city to save his spouse from a psychopath (Danila Kozlovsky) who plans to destroy the world. – STX Entertainment
- Very interesting concept
- Filmed entirely with go pros, makes you feel like the main character
- Has the feel of a video game, plot and all
- Kick-ass soundtrack
- A fun Tim Roth cameo
- Quality supporting cast
- First person gets old very fast
- Film lacks character development
- The main villain is fully fleshed out and has unexplained powers
All and all Hardcore Henry is worth seeing because of its video game like concept. I give Hardcore Henry a 6 out of 10, would probably watch again.
Keanu aka “Cash Cats: The Movie”
Recently dumped by his girlfriend, slacker Rell (Jordan Peele) finds some happiness when a cute kitten winds up on his doorstep. After a heartless thief steals the cat, Rell recruits his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) to help him retrieve it. They soon learn that a thug named Cheddar (Method Man) has the animal, and he’ll only give it back if the two men agree to work for him. Armed with guns and a gangster attitude, it doesn’t take long for the hapless duo to land in big trouble. – Warner Bros.
- World’s cutest cat
- Basically one long Key & Peele sketch
- Several references to their sketches
- Feels likes 21 Jump Street or Lets be Cops
- Ridiculious plot but that totally fits in with a Key & Peele sketch
- Some references may go over viewers heads
I love Key & Peele so it was a no brainer that I would like this movie. I give Keanu an 8 out of 10, would watch again.
Captain America 3: Civil War
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side. – Marvel Studios
- Giant Man
- True to the comics with its own twist
- Fun movie
- Not seeing this movie
This movie is currently now my favorite MCU movie. I give Captain America 3: Civil War a 9.5 out of 10, would certainly watch again and again.
The Nice Guys aka “A Lethal Weapon Reboot”
Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that some dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead. – Warner Bros
- Gosling and Crowe are great together
- Very reminiscent of 80’s and 90’s action movies
- Fleshed out characters
- Good plot/story
- Different kind of bad guy
- Very funny
- Great action
- There is no sequel planned, yet
Before seeing this movie 10 Cloverfield Lane was my favorite movie of the year, The Nice Guys is now. I give The Nice Guys a 9.75 out of 10, would absolutely watch again.
X-Men: Apocalypse aka “X-Men: What if Poe Dameron was Blue and an Evil Mutant?”
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. – 20th Century Fox
- New cast was great
- Old cast was as good as the last too
- Very fun
- Quicksilver scene
- Wolverine/Weapon X cameo
- All new characters were fully fleshed out
- Apocalypse’s design
- Mystique isn’t Mystique most of the time
- No Deadpool
X-Men: Days of Future Past is still my favorite X-Men movie but X-Men: Apocalypse has me very excited for the future of the franchise. I give X-Men: Apocalypse an 8 out of 10, would watch again.