Enjoyable "Toy Story" knock-off. Wreck-It Ralph plays even closer to that formula than I thought it would, with the video game characters in an arcade "coming to life" after the owner shuts down for the day.
I enjoyed the first act probably the most, before things get settled into the "Sugar Rush" arcade world. Even there, the colors are bright and action fairly peppy, though the story plays the same as countless Dreamworks and Disney movies before it. Wreck-It Ralph seems to be about as good as you can get for CG-animated-fare unless you're Pixar.
Much more a pure cop-buddy flick than I was expecting, End of Watch packs some great chemistry between its leads, good laughs, and exciting action that feels more immediate because of the 'found footage' gimmick.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a hot-shot cop with a loyal partner, and between the two of them they stumble onto a larger conspiracy in their daily beat-patrol gang neighborhood. The bond between the two cops is readily apparent from their banter in their cruiser, to…
There are so many problems with the Hobbit it's difficult to decide where to begin.
The first though is the overblown runtime and the shocking amount of filler. Never have I watched a movie where I could so easily go through and literally remove half- and not only lose nothing, but substantially make the film better by doing so. There are scene after scene of bloat, whether they are standalone segments that could be removed entirely since they have no…
Man of Steel isn't quite what I was expecting. I had avoided the previews as I typically do with a movie I intend to see anyways, so I was pleasantly surprised that by-and-large we avoided 45 minutes of growing-up-in-Kansas and Clark being a clumsy newspaper man. Some of these typical elements are sliced-and-diced into flashbacks throughout the movie, which is a refreshing change (vs say The Amazing Spiderman), but at the same time doesn't give quite the build up of…