The latest Marvel Studios comic-book-to-film extravaganza brings lots of action and laughs, and also a not-so-healthy helping of cheese. Thankfully, most of it works.
Much more akin to “The Fifth Element” than it is to “La Femme Nikita” and “Leon: The Professional”, Lucy, the latest from writer/director Luc Besson, might just be his most ambitious work yet.
Thoughtful, ambitious, and character-driven from start to finish, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is a worthy sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
Incoherent, nonsensical, at times physically nauseating to watch in 3D, and perhaps worst of all mind-numbingly long at 2 hours and 45 minutes, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” sets a new all-time low for the 80’s toy line-inspired franchise.
“Edge of Tomorrow”, Tom Cruise’s latest venture into sci-fi action, may look in the commercials like little more than “Groundhog Day” with explosions, but given a closer look you’ll find a imaginatively conceived and consistently engaging thrill ride that will surprise you just about every time you think you have it figured out.
Though cumbersome and clunky at certain moments, X-Men: Days of Future Past still manages to deliver on its promise of bringing together the well-remembered cast of the original X-Men trilogy with the newcomers of 2011’s X-Men: First Class into a highly enjoyable time-traveling period drama thrill ride.
The new Godzilla focuses on delivering a spectacle worthy of the King of Monsters, while also honoring dramatic themes and concepts for which the original 1954 Japanese classic and the 1956 American version starring Raymond Burr were famous for. Curiously enough, however, the new film misses the mark because, among other things, there’s simply not enough monster movie mayhem and far too little fun.
“Amazing”? Eh, not quite. But “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” IS an improvement over its predecessor … sort of.