Posts Tagged ‘sequel’
"John Wick: Chapter 2" is enjoyably tacky & distinguished, indulging literary allusions & bodacious lacerations like someone chasing 10-year scotch with PBR.
Both the worst of the series and difficult to really begrudge, "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" is what passes for January action-movie alchemy.
Like watching a trio of NBA All-Stars, whom you know haven’t lost a step, return to the court and perform nothing but a three-man weave drill for two hours.
If you have never seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator epic from 2000, you have missed out on a truly seminal movie. Starring the brilliant Russell Crowe as the courageous Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator boasted a superb narrative while it revived the careers of Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix and director Ridley Scott. The ending of this film […]
“24” meets “The Purge,” albeit a good episode of “24" with a slicker, more skillful merger of siege-movie mentality and sociological commentary than "Anarchy."
Whatever enjoyment you find is an OK-fine white flag, not a willful surrender to spectacle. Though slick, the visuals boast all the awe of a software upgrade.
By trading on its source’s tight, fun ingenuity for craven, calculated gimcrackery, “Now You See Me 2’s” only distinctive trait is making all the fun disappear.
Just when you thought it was safe to return to camp, Waxwork Records releases the "Friday the 13th Part II" soundtrack on vinyl.