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Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018)

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Mission: Impossible Fallout (2018)

Director:

Christopher McQuarrie

Starring:

Tom Cruise

Henry Cavill

Ving Rhames

Simon Pegg

Rebecca Ferguson

Plot:

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Review:

The previous Mission Impossible movie was one of my favorite in the franchise, so needless to say I was fairly excited for this one. Sadly, for me, it did not live up to expectations.

Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise, and his team must have all taken stupid pills because for most of the movie they kept on failing stupendously. Even when they weren’t and were fulfilling normal MI tropes it all felt contrived. It was a huge let down.

I expect people to be working against him. I expect face masks. I expect good action. Mission Impossible Fallout had all of that, and yet it still failed.

At over two hours the movie was incredibly bloated. It had no business being that long. There was also something with the sound and score that had several scenes go really quiet and it drove me freaking crazy. I HATED whatever was happening on that front.

By the middle point of the movie I had my phone out, surfing the internet.

Tom Cruise did a great job but he needs to retire from these movies. Henry Cavill made me drool in just about every scene he was in that I paid attention to, but he made a piss poor villain. He was too over the top and, again, it just felt too contrived. He was also taken out like a little shit. The helicopter stuff was cool, but just falling down the side of a mountain to your death is not how a good villain is killed.

The Mission Impossible franchise is one of the most consistent franchises out there, which is kind of crazy, but Fallout was an unsatisfying addition to the series.

2/5

Justice League (2017)

The Superman we Deserve

Justice League (2017)

Director:

Zack Snyder

Starring:

Ben Affleck

Gal Gadot

Jason Momoa

Amy Adams

Ezra Miller

Ray Fisher

Henry Cavill

Plot:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Review:

I watched this movie for the scenes with Superman, Henry Cavill, and his mustache. I had no hopes for this, I knew it was going to be crap from the minute I heard about it. DC completely screwed up the execution of this entire franchise. I have no hope of seeing a good Superman movie in my lifetime. At least Wonder Woman, Gal Godot, wasn’t awful, though in JL it seemed like they made the boobs of her costume bigger which was stupid.

The Flash, Ezra Miller, had a horrible costume, wasn’t a fan of the actor either. Cyborg, Ray Fisher, wasn’t a complete emo idiot, so that was nice, but the CG was just god awful and he’s mainly CG so…

Ben Affleck as Batman is just, ugh. I’m sorry but he is not that buff, I know he isn’t, so the suit just seems like a giant rubber unwieldy thing and I can’t believe him kicking butt in it. At least Aquaman, Jason Momoa, looks amazing. His lines are fucking stupid, but he’s hot and believable kicking ass.

Story was stupid. CG was half a step up from SyFy. Dialogue was so bad it wasn’t even funny. Movie sucked.

1/5

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Starring:

Henry Cavill

Armie Hammer

Alicia Vikander

Plot:

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Review:

It’s interesting that Henry Cavill keeps playing Americans. I don’t have a problem with it, it’s just interesting.

Anyway, this movie should have been better than it was. Maybe it would have been if I hadn’t seen Kingsman or a James Bond movie. The chemistry between the actors was great, the story was interesting, but for some reason it went from trying to be a Spy movie to an action movie and it did the action bits poorly.

I don’t know what it was, maybe I just watched this in the wrong mood. I’d honestly love to see another movie with these same actors in these same roles, but something needs to change. Since it barely made back what it cost I doubt we’ll see a sequel, though.

It wasn’t a bad movie. It was entertaining and I enjoyed several aspects of it, but it wasn’t remarkable.

3.5/5

 

Man of Steel (2013)

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Directed By:

Zack Snyder

Starring:

Henry Cavill

Amy Adams

Russell Crowe

Kevin Costner

Plot:

A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extrastellar origin when Earth is invaded by members of his own race.

***Disclaimer***

The minute I saw the first trailer for this movie I was apprehensive. With all the grey I knew they were going to make Superman gritty and realistic, as realistic as possible anyway. That works fine with Batman, he has no superpowers, but I didn’t think they’d be able to do it with Superman. I still planned on seeing it in theaters, until Entertainment Weekly spoiled the ending for me. It infuriated me that they had Superman kill. Superman does not kill any more than Batman uses a gun.

I am not a Superman expert. All I know about him is what I’ve seen in the movies and what I read in a year of buying comics (I had to quit because it became an incredibly expensive addiction). I do have certain ideas that I think Superman should live up to though. This movie did not live up to those ideas.

Review:

My first reaction to the movie was Superman had some very obvious manscaping going on. Things just went downhill from there. The constant flash backs were annoying. The grey filter was overused. The fight scenes looked like video game cut scenes. Lois Lane kept popping up, sometimes with no reason. How the hell did she wind up with him there at the end? Superman, at least the Superman I know, is not vindictive. Also, gaping plot holes.

The movie wanted you to believe that he was just learning how to control his powers. That he was raised on a farm and then traveled the world doing odd jobs. Yet he was somehow able to defeat General Zod? Someone who had literally been bred to be a warrior. Even with his slight advantage of being more familiar with his powers Zod should have still been able to wipe the floor with him. They were over ambitious using Zod in the first movie and because of it he went out like a bitch. You’re telling me that a man bred to fight can’t get out of a choke hold? He has the same powers as Superman but with decades more fighting experience.

Maybe it’s not fair of me to review this movie since I went into it with such hatred. Whether it is or not I’ve done it.

1/5