Movie

Set It Up (2018)

Set It Up (2018)

Director:

Claire Scanlon

Starring:

Zoey Deutch

Glen Powell

Lucy Liu

Taye Diggs

Plot:

Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

Review:

I like romantic comedy’s but lately I haven’t seen a trailer for one that’s remotely interesting to me. I thought Set It Up had promise, but ultimately Charlie, Glen Powell, was not an appealing male lead. Honestly, the movie was more of a redemption story for his character than a romcom. I guess you could say love changed him, which is bullshit, but whatever.

Harper, Zoey Deutch, was fine. Really optimistic and naïve, but alright, I guess. The supporting cast was better, though, Taye Diggs character was horrible. Apart from a couple side characters, there were not really any good men in this. Sure Charlie “redeemed” himself by not letting Lucy Liu marry a cheating asshole, but then he looked around to see if Harper saw him do it. So was he doing it because he’d changed or because he wanted the girl?

2/5

 

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Director:

Edgar Wright

Starring:

Michael Cera

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Kieran Culkin

Plot:

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Review:

This movie is so wonderfully directed and visually just awesome. I love watching it for the video game type feel and the little digs and jokes at nerd things I love. I certainly do not watch this for Scott’s character, Michael Cera, he’s an asshole. Even if he “redeems” himself at the end it’s still kind of eh.

I love Ramona Flowers, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, until her whole it was a phase thing for dating a girl. She’d been so cool and chill until then, often putting Scott in his place, but suddenly she gets all defensive about that? As someone who is bi that really annoyed me, could be a trigger. Whatever.

Anyway, movie is still great for the visuals and comedy. See it. Now. Do it.

4.5/5

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Director:

Stephen Herek

Starring:

Alex Winter

Keanu Reeves

George Carlin

Plot:

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Review:

This is the second time I’ve watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and I’m so happy to say that it’s as awesome as I remember. Yes there was a moment where they used a word that is offensive now, but it was such a minor moment and you know they would never intentionally hurt someone, so it was easy for me to let it slide.

Bill, Alex Winter, and Ted, Keanu Reeves, are teenage boys that want to start a band. They know they will be excellent when it finally all comes together, but they have to first tackle the hurdle of passing history class. Introduce Rufus, George Carlin, with the gift of a time machine and hijinks ensue.

The movie takes somewhat dumb high school boys and takes them throughout history. There aren’t really any positive female representation which is a bit of a bummer, but it’s really a sign of the time it was made in so I accept it. Hopefully, if a third is ever made we will get to see some better female characters. Though, it’s possible in Bogus Journey things are better, I just don’t remember.

If you haven’t seen Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure it’s definitely worth a watch, at the very least because you get to see a young Keanu Reeves before he became an action star.

Be excellent to each other!

5/5

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Karen Gillian

Kevin Hart

Jack Black

Plot:

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Review:

I liked the original Jumanji a lot growing up so when they announced this I wasn’t thrilled at the idea. After the first trailer, though, I was kind of excited. It was just different enough that I was able to watch without comparing it to the original.

The addition of the video game mechanics and the teenage tropes in different adult bodies was fun. The movie was light, entertaining, and amusing, sometimes that’s all you need.

4/5

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