Not sure why it took me so long to watch this, but after all of the hype, after all of the $$$, I was a bit surprised at how mediocre I found this film. I'm sure it loses quite a bit from an IMAX experience to a home theater experience, but still, it wasn't until the last 20 minutes that I finally found some true thrills. Maverick simply lacks the style of the original "Top Gun" visually and musically (despite…
No one was more shocked than I when I found myself thoroughly enjoying "Enchanted" back in 2007. It didn't take me too long to figure out that Amy Adams was a huge reason for it though. I had no idea she was so multi-talented until then.
After watching "Disenchanted," I see now that it was not just Adams' delightful talent that made "Enchanted" so enjoyable, but there was engaging writing, reasonably interesting supporting characters, and catchy songs. Sadly, all of…
Good. Not very good.
Daniel Craig's final Bond film turns out to be a shaky (not stirring) movie experience.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Odd pacing.
- Oddly delivered dialogue, especially from Craig at times. Underdeveloped characters, specifically the new, female agents and the villain.
- Shaky-cam fight scenes? Are we still leaning on that old crutch?
- Hans Zimmer's score is John-Barry-elegant at times and Dark Knight at others. While decent in isolation, I can't say that…
Had little interest in this film ... until I saw the trailer, then Millie Bobby Brown's irrepressible charm within overwhelmed any sense of apathy that had carried for it previously.
When it came to the film, itself, it was her natural charm that ended up carrying my viewing experience. If you're going to consistently break the fourth-wall, you better have a doggone interesting character doing said breaking. And MBB delivers cuteness and likeability that Ferris Bueller could only dream of.…