After leaving a trail of dead bodies in both Turkey and Istanbul, you would think we’d had enough with the “taken” formula. Sadly, Hollywood disagreed and forced upon us Taken 3, a lazily assembled film whose only goal was to gain some more green.
The real issue with this film was how it affected the characters. It was essential for the plot, but I think it really hurt it in the end. Most of the characters were no longer who we remember them to be just a year ago. Many of them received little screen time. Most of that was reserved for crying Katniss. Overall, the film was glum and although it had some strengths, I was mostly disappointed by the lack of progression. Most films have a beggining middle and end, even if it is a lead in film. This film showed no evolution. I am hoping Part 2 will turn it around and show some resolve.
Overall, I believe Jolie’s respect for the story was clearly evident in this well-intentioned film and it made for an assured viewing experience. Unbroken had all the elements of a great epic: incredible story, great actors, beautiful score, melancholic landscapes...but it still fell short and left much more to be desired.
Check out the review for Nightcrawler, the dark tale of Lou Bloom, a isolated man striving for the American dream. His passion leads him down a grim path that reveals his true depravity and begs the question, how far will you go to be successful? (Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo)
Big Hero 6 tells the story of Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), a young boy with an immense knowledge of technology. Hiro uses his special gift of hustling unsuspecting robot fighters in the streets of San Fransokyo.
Star Wars: Rogue One Review Happy New Year! It’s finally 2017 and we get to put behind the god-awful year of 2016. Sure, 2016 was pretty terrible in general, but it did have some highlights. One of the best movies of 2016 is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One is the prequel to […]