Emma Stone

Maniac (2018-?)

Maniac

Maniac (2018-?)

Network:

Netflix

Creators:

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Patrick Somerville

Starring:

Jonah Hill

Emma Stone

Sonoya Mizuno

Sally Field

Plot:

Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

Review:

This started out super weird and I wasn’t sure what was real or not. The world was not our own, they had tech we don’t, but it wasn’t magical. It was very odd. As the show progressed I no longer had that issue, even though, they were reality hopping. Things were still weird, but I knew what was happening.

I never warmed up to Jonah Hill’s character. He seemed very devoid of emotion and I had a hard time caring about him at all. Emma Stone, on the other hand, I loved. She wasn’t a very likable character, but I got her emotion and I enjoyed watching her.

I hesitate to say the show was entertaining. I don’t think I enjoyed hardly any of it, but it wasn’t bad. It just ended up not being my cup of tea.

3/5

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Director:

Marc Webb

Starring:

Andrew Garfield

Emma Stone

Jamie Foxx

Plot:

When atrocities threaten New York, Spider-Man must protect the citizens of New York and his loved ones before New York’s heart befalls into tragedy.

Review:

Ok so hospitals and airports, places like that, have generators that would kick in when the grid goes down. They’re independent of the electrical grid, at least that’s my understanding of it. So I call bullshit on that part of the movie.

I knew what happened to Gwen Stacey, Emma Stone, from the comics, but I was surprised that the movie went that direction. I hope they wait until the end of the next movie to introduce Mary Jane, at the earliest. He needs to mourn and not jump into his next relationship.

I liked this one less than the last. It seemed to channel too much angsty teen and that’s one of my biggest pet peeves.

Jamie Fox’s character was so pathetic you couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. Sadly he never became an amazing supper villain. In the end he was just following Harry’s orders. I know it could be argued that they were in a partnership but it didn’t feel that way.

I’ll watch the next installment but I’m not going to see it in theaters.

2.5/5

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Director:

Marc Webb

Starring:

Andrew Garfield

Emma Stone

Rhys Ifans

Plot:

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

Review:

I’m not a Spider-Man fan, not since I read Spider-Man: One More Day. Who in their right mind chooses to save a hundred year old woman over your supermodel wife who gave birth to your child? Lost all respect for him with that decision and he will forever be referred to as the pussy superhero in my household.

So take my review with a barrel of salt.

Andrew Garfield made a better Spider-Man than Tobey Maguire, and I liked the first two movies in that arc. I also liked Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, but I like Emma Stone. Really the casting was perfect and there wasn’t an actor I didn’t like.

I thought the music during the crane scene was over the top.

The story was a lot bigger than just an origin story and I liked the bioterrorism part, though overall I felt it moved too slow.

I didn’t hate the movie, but I don’t think it’s up to the other Marvel movie standards. I will be watching the next one, but it’s not a movie I plan on buying.

3/5

The freeze frame at the end was some Twilight level of awful.