Suicide Squad (2016)

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Suicide Squad (2016)

Director:

David Ayer

Starring:

Will Smith

Jared Leto

Margot Robbie

Plot:

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Review:

Well that movie sucked. It started off with a barrage of information on characters, but didn’t really do much character development. I didn’t care about anyone, especially the main military dude, he was so uninspiring which wasn’t good considering how the movie ended. I seriously just didn’t care about any of them. A couple just showed up out of nowhere with almost no intro too.

The music was good, but unlike Guardians of the Galaxy it didn’t really serve a point except to be good music in the background. It didn’t add to the movie in the same way. It wasn’t even like Deadpool music wise. I feel like they took the wrong thing from those movies and just tried too hard with the music.

I also didn’t get everyone’s complaints about the Joker. I didn’t like Leto’s interpretation, personally, but I thought he was in the movie as much as everyone else, except for Will Smith and that wasn’t a good thing. Smith’s character was the only one kind of developed and it was so cliché that again I didn’t care.

I should just stop watching DC movies because they are a giant disappointment each time I do.

2/5

Frogkisser! By: Garth Nix

Frogkisser! By: Garth Nix

Plot:

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother’s new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.

Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land—and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.

Review:

I’ve been excited about this book since I saw the cover. How could I not be? That is such an awesome cover. Sadly for me the book didn’t quite live up to it.

It took me two weeks to finish which never should have happened considering it’s a middle school read. I just couldn’t get into it. It was slow up until the end and even then it was light on action.

All the things I like about Garth Nix were missing. The world was kind of interesting, but not really. I liked that Anya was a strong princess that rescued herself, but didn’t really like anything else.

It was a disappointment, but I’m still excited for anything that Garth Nix comes out with.

2/5

Lockout (2012)

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Lockout (2012)

Director:

James Mather

Starring:

Guy Pearce

Maggie Grace

Peter Stormare

Plot:

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Review:

I like the idea of this movie more than I like the actual execution. There was a lot of promise, but I feel like they blew their budget on bad CG at the beginning and then the good parts were rushed.

Snow, Guy Pearce, was a total asshole and it was fun to watch. Maggie Grace’s character was underdeveloped, there were hints of stuff but it was glossed over and she was kind of boring but with potential.

I liked the idea of the prison in space. I wished it hadn’t ended with a “romance” between the two characters. I wish there was more to this world and would have enjoyed more character stuff.

3/5

Demolition Man (1993)

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Demolition Man (1993)

Director:

Marco Brambilla

Starring:

Sylvester Stallone

Wesley Snipes

Sandra Bullock

Plot:

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Review:

This is one of my go to movies, something that I’ve watched many times, and I love it. I say this a lot, but they don’t make movies like this anymore. It’s a cheesy action movie but it’s actually thought out. The world is built, there’s all kinds of little details fleshing it out, and the characters are fun. It flows well, it’s violent, and funny. Sure the tech doesn’t make sense but it’s not horrible CG either.

If you haven’t seen Demolition Man I highly recommend.

5/5

Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016)

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Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016)

Director:

Greg Mottola

Starring:

Zach Galiflanakis

Isla Fisher

Jon Hamm

Gal Gadot

Plot:

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Review:

I nearly choked on my drink while watching this movie I laughed so hard. That’s a pretty good endorsement I believe.

Any scene with Zach Galiflanakis or Isla Fisher was hilarious. They played believable suburbanites thrown into a crazy situation. The weakest parts of the movie were when they weren’t there. Jon Hamm can be hilarious, but when he and Gal Gadot were the only thing on the screen it got boring. Didn’t really care for their part of the story but it wasn’t horrible, just boring.

Fun, entertaining movie.

4/5