recent movies

November 14, 2021 @ 15:10

Space Sweepers: Campy and silly, in the vein of The Fifth Element - wow this was awesome!

Cosmic Sin: Seriously, is Bruce Willis washed up enough to star in something this bad? Typical alien first contact then they kill us movie, with a bit of zombies mixed in.

Beyond Skyline and Skylines: I started with Skylines because I didn't realize it was part of a series. There are a lot of concepts I really liked so I went back and watched the prequel once I realized it existed. Overall, these aren't very good movies, but they fit in that category of movies I'll watch even when I know they're not going to be great.

The Vault: Genious engineer plans a heist. Formulaic and predictable, there's nothing new here. Go watch The Italian Job instead. Either one.

Gunpowder Milkshake: Pretty basic premise, a campy "assassin screwed up and now everyone's out to get her" kind of thing. To pull it off they needed great acting and believeable action. This had neither.

How I Became a Superhero: It seems superhero movies are popular these days, but I really enjoyed this one! I really liked how it's got a bit of the feel of the original Watchmen comic.

Code 8: Yet another "average guy with superpowers" movie. Nothing really new here, and not executed well.

Project Power: And another superpowers movie. It's based on a clever idea. Just okay.

The Midnight Sky: Half this movie is a typical "manufactured crisis after crisis in a space ship" movie, but not done well at all. The George Clooney half... it's just boring.

ARQ: A time loop movie, ala Groundhog Day, but a post-apocalyptic. Neat concept, but ultimately not a great movie.

TAU: Girl gets kidnapped and imprisioned by a jerk who invented an AI, then makes friends with the AI. A bit slow, and none of the characters are all that likable. They kinda phoned in the end.