Deadpool Review (Spoilers)

deadpoolThe merc with the mouth finally gets his own movie. I’m going to start off by saying this is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen in my life. Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool, he’s perfect for this role and I can’t imagine the movie without him. By the way we have to give credit to Fox for having the guts to make this movie R rated. It paid off, the gore and the language make this movie stand out from all the other superhero movies.

So first what I liked: Colossus and make Negasonic Teenage Warhead make this movie 10 times funnier, the way they play off each other and Deadpool adds a layer of entertainment value to the movie that even I didn’t expect. Blind Al was surprisingly funny and the scene where she and Deadpool are arguing over IKEA furniture is brilliant. Deadpool breaking the fourth wall, every once in a while he speaks to the audience and mocks the fact that he’s in a movie; sounds like it would get stupid after a while but it doesn’t it invests you more in the character.

Now what I didn’t like and it’s a short list: TJ Miller as Weasel there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this character but they used him very poorly. Towards the end of the movie when Deadpool is getting ready to go on his revenge mission he asks Weasel to come with him and his excuse for not going is “I don’t want to” it just seemed cheap. The villains are terribly one-dimensional we don’t even know why they are evil we just know they are. That’s literally all that I can complain about this is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen and the more I think about it the more I like it.

Here are some things I think they can do for the sequel: show me the psychotic aspects of Deadpool. In the comic books Deadpool isn’t just a goofy superhero, he is psychotic throughout the comic books he has debates with himself. With this team I think there’s a lot they can do with that aspect of the character. Bring in Cable and Domino: in the comic books Domino is Deadpool’s wife and she is also a member of the X force that Cable leads. Cable could be the straight man that Colossus was and they even reference him in the end credit scene. Speaking of credits the opening credits for this movie are amazing. I can’t speak highly enough of this movie, please go see it. I give Deadpool a 9.5/10

 

Hungergames MockingJay part 2

Mockingjay-compI can’t tell you how disappointed I am by this movie. MockingJay part 2 stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson. Now we talk about the good parts in this movie hurts because that’s the shorter section. Jennifer Lawrence as always delivers a fantastic performance and really brings this character home but there are so many problems with Katniss as a character in this final film that is almost hard to list all of them in one review without people getting sick of it. I think that is all that I liked about this movie. I never bought the chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson but that works for the first two movies because you weren’t supposed to buy it but now you’re supposed to and it still doesn’t work. We were promised a war in this movie and the most we see of the war is the propaganda crew going to film on battlefields that had already been vacated! I don’t require action to enjoy a movie but if you’re going to promise that you better deliver.

The villain in this movie is not the one that’s obvious or the one that anybody who hadn’t read the books expected because they don’t hint at it even a little bit. The progression of this character into the villain is so forced and so sudden that I don’t even care when it happens.There are two characters that die in this movie and neither of them feel satisfying in any way. The first one you can excuse a little bit because of the circumstances but the second one should’ve been an emotional gut punch it took a few minutes for me to realize it happened. I hate to list this as a negative you can really feel the fact that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away before they finished filming, that may not be their fault but there are ways to work around it that would make it feel less jarring. Overall this is an unsatisfying conclusion to a franchise that I already didn’t love.

Not so Fantastic Four Review

Fantastic-Four-600x406Where do I begin?

Fantastic four is a film that I’ve been looking forward to for a year, it has a fantastic cast, a great director, and a writer who wrote arguably one of the best comic book films ever. How did this go wrong? The studio ruined Fantastic four, And It’s a damn shame because this movie had everything going for it. You know you’ve messed up when two days before your movie comes out the director disowns it, now for the past few weeks the director and studio have been playing the blame game. The director said In a tweet two days before the movie released “a year ago I had a fantastic vision for a film and it would’ve gotten great reviews you’ll likely never see that film, that’s reality.” Many sources corroborated Josh Trank and said Fox hijacked the script and the editing bay from Josh Trank to make the film cheaper. The problem with this movie is it lacks creativity, there is almost none of the fantastic four that we loved from the comics in this POS attempt at rebooting a franchise. I still contest that Fox did a fantastic job with the marketing campaign for fantastic four. This is polishing a turd at it’s best. Still the first half of this movie is enjoyable, I remember thinking “Everybody seems to be overreacting, sure this isn’t great but it’s not bad.” Then the third act, oh my God the last 40 minutes this movie are so bad I can’t even remember the positives. Fantastic four spent a year convincing me that it was a good idea then in a matter of two weeks it took all of my enthusiasm and turned it into morbid curiosity. When I heard that the director of this movie Quit Star Wars I knew something was wrong here, then he said he didn’t want to do blockbuster film making for a while, Now I totally believe him; after hearing all the crap he had to go through just to get this film made only to have it hijacked from him at the last-minute I believe that he wants to take a break from film making. That’s the worst part of this movie not the quality of the film but the fact that it could potentially drive a visionary filmmaker into early retirement. Chronicle is a fantastic movie, it’s so inventive and I would be very disappointed if the guy who did Chronicle decided to quit film making because of what Fox has done with his latest attempt at a super hero movie. I defended everything that they did with this movie for a year, but I can’t defend a movie that lacks the fundamental aspects of filmmaking: creativity.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation review

Mission-Impossible-5-HD-Wallpaper.jpg-2YAY!!! I’m finally doing a positive review.

 

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is the 5th installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. Normally I would say once you hit #5 I think it’s time to stop but Mission Impossible keeps surprising me; every installment excluding the second Mission Impossible is fantastic and better than the last, Rogue Nation is no exception. However no film is perfect so we’re going to talk about some if the good and some of the bad. The action in this movie is on a new level, Tom Cruise is a legit action star, Edge of Tomorrow was spectacular and the 1st time I really took notice of Tom Cruise, then I went back and watched the others, Mission Impossible 5 brings it up a notch. The whole movie feels like a cat and mouse game between Tom Cruise and our antagonist. You also have Rebecca Ferguson’s character, throughout the whole movie you are trying to figure out whose side she is really on; most other actresses cannot play both sides like she can. Simon Pegg seems to be coming into his own at last, he seems much more comfortable in this movie than he has been in previous entries into the franchise.  Now  we will touch on the one problem I had with this move, the villain of this movie is great as he is relieved and fleshed out much at all; what I mean is you never really understand why he wanted to do what he did, you just know he’s a bad guy. Overall this is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year and the best summer action film, please check this out in theaters.

Pixels Review

2848306-pixels_movie4To start this review I would just like to say if you are an Adam Sandler fan, I hate you and everything you stand for. Pixels is just one more disappointment in a long line of awful Adam Sandler films. However this is unique because it’s not only an insult to film but it’s a disgrace to 80s culture as we know it, never before has a movie excited so many people and then pulled down its pants and took a dump on all that excitement. There isn’t a whole lot to say about this worthless pile of garbage besides there is nothing redeemable about this movie. Adam Sandler: it’s such a shame that an actor with so much potential generated so much disappointment.

Then the one thing that could have been a bright spot in this desolate abyss; Peter Dinklage: Look I love this dude as an actor, he has a fantastic career obviously he is in Game of Thrones but he’s also been in movies like X-Men Days of Future Past. That’s why I have to ask, What the hell is he doing this in this movie seriously all of the options that you had and you chose Pixels. (sigh) Guys I’m just going to be honest I can’t say anything about this that you couldn’t already figure out from knowing it was Adam Sandler and Kevin James movie.Now people will ask “is this the worst Adam Sandler movie?” No I am still scarred by Jack and Jill god that was a pile of shit. Now for those of 7 you who like Adam Sandler I know a number you can call if you require brainwashing. If you’re morbidly curious about this movie just read this review it is probably more entertaining than the actual film.

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer stars Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, and Jamie Bell and is the story of what happens when the 1% control all. The movie is a very post-apocalyptic world but its unique in a way that you would not expect, the whole movie takes place on a train.

Snowpiercer action piece

Snowpiercer action piece

 

Chris Evans lives in the back of the train that essentially means your homeless, and he wants to start a revolution. That’s a message that resonates with a lot of people who read this site. That sounds like a great idea to you does it? Well it didn’t sound like a good idea to me either but the execution is so fantastic that you can’t help but fall in love with it. The performances are excellent as expected but what was unexpected was the incredible action, the way the camera follows the characters and the different angles they use are so unconventional that you find it to be a treat whenever a sequence happens.

However the one downside to this movie, and it’s a big one is the fact that half of the dialogue is in Korean. This movie was directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Hou. I didn’t mind the dialogue but I know some people will, the other problem is that for some of the movie they have a translator but towards the end of the movie translators are disregarded and the characters can just understand each other, it’s comical at first but it’s easily forget because of how well they do otherwise. The script is also amazing, there are tons of twists throughout the movie and just when you think you know what’s going on it throws another curveball at you. The way this movie creates such an interesting world and convinces you that the conflict has such high stakes but never loses the fact that it’s on a train is incredible. One more negative, the last five minutes of this movie are awful, it’s so confusing and it makes you feel like the movie you just watched was pointless. The message of the movie was also very positive,

In the end

Spoilers      

 

Chris Evans and everyone on the train dies, the revolution fails.

 

Spoilers over

Overall this movie is a must watch for some little gems in there that will entertain people who consider Hollywood to be a propaganda machine and to those who just enjoy movies for the sake of movies.

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WADE’S REVIEWS: Terminator Genisys

t3Terminator Genisys is the ultimate exploitation of one of the greatest 80s franchises and the perfect example of studio greed. The first 15 minutes of this movie are fantastic and you think they’re going the right direction but then they try to be smart. That’s right the only flaw with this movie is that it tries so hard to be smart but comes off like second grade Terminator fanfiction. It makes me so angry that something with so much potential is ruined by a lazy screenwriter coupled with a director who was probably drunk or stoned on set. Jai Courtney is just an abomination, he turns every franchise he touches into a laughingstock. What is he doing here? He looks like he stumbled onto the set and the director just decided to put him in the film anyway, he has no direction and he feels so out of place with the rest of the movie, sadly the entire thing is about him. How can any director come from doing projects like Game of Thrones and Thor 2 to doing something that looks like a fourth grader with a handheld camera decided he was going to some of his friends to reenact the greatest hits from Terminator and do them poorly?

Seriously I don’t even know what studio executive would say “this movie is totally worth $150 million.” I think I’m going to do a poll, in the comment section tell me: who was more high; the studio executive who green lit this film or the director who made it? Can we find one shining light in this movie please? I never thought I’d say it but Arnold Schwarzenegger was actually good in this movie I don’t know if it was just that everything else was so abysmal but he seems to be the saving grace of this movie.The other actors Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke also are very good in the movie. Jason Clarke plays a very effective John Connor and Emelia Clarke is serviceable as Sarah Connor. But they’re completely outshined by the great role that Matt Smith plays, it’s a shame he’s only in the movie for five minutes and then he’s pushed aside for more cheesy dialogue. Did you know JK Simmons is in the movie? Neither did I because the character he plays isn’t really a character at all he’s a plot device nothing more, it’s a complete waste of JK Simmons but we’re going to cast Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese who has to carry so much on his shoulders.

If they had a stronger supporting cast I might not have noticed but they don’t. This movie waste talent I guess we have to give them points for that. I don’t even know if I can say anything truly positive because I went out of this movie with such a sour taste in my mouth that made me angry beyond belief. I haven’t even touched the marketing campaign yet, what a failure that was, lord have mercy. They had one good moment that could’ve actually been a legitimate surprise but they were too eager to show the one thing they may have had in this movie and they spoiled it. Effectively the first hour of this movie is pointless because the climax of the second act is spoiled in the trailer. Overall this movie is a complete failure, if you want to watch it do it at your own risk but don’t say I didn’t warn you.