Based on the novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a thrilling journey about a group of boys trapped in the center of a mysterious maze. One day a new boy named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) appears, quickly learning his predicament in the maze.
Furious 7 is the latest installment that follows the high speed endeavors of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew. After taking down the international terrorist Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), Toretto and company go back to the United States. Brian O’Connor, his right hand man, starts a family with Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster), Dom’s sister and from there everyone works on ushering back normal lives. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen’s older brother, is bent on revenge. With Deckard's quest for vengeance in full throttle, Dom must do whatever is necessary to protect his family. Reprising their roles are Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), and Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson).
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation doesn’t try to be anything that it isn’t. It is positively entertaining and blends the best elements from the franchise’s previous four installments. Cruise has done it yet again.
Ant-Man is the latest installment in Marvel Studio’s plan to take over the world. Scott Lang is a slick thief talented in breaking into the most secure places, a profession with very little benefit. Scott’s criminal activity costs him his wife and his young daughter who admires him greatly. In one last heist, Scott comes across the Ant-Man suit capable of shrinking a human down to the size of...well an ant.
Tomorrowland is very similar to Frank Walker’s jetpack. It may be flawed and expected, but it certainly does try to dream big.
Mad Max: Fury Road is an adrenaline-spiking thrill ride that relentlessly anchors you to the edge of your squeaky local theater seat.
Kingsmans’s over the top violence and plot are in contrast to the overall aesthetic of a majority of the characters. With a visionary director, studded cast, and exhilarating story, Kingsman: The Secret Service is a definite winner.
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.
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.
On this brand new episode of the Dim The Lights Podcast, Olga and I talk about this riveting sci-fi film with our own renowned linguist, Dr. Phil Lipschitz.
Listen to the podcast to hear our full thoughts on the original Star Wars!
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 […]