Spider-Man Far From Home builds on the success of Endgame and provides us with some more insight on Peter Parker and his life. The story does a good job of highlighting Peter and his struggles as a human post-Endgame. The psychological factors are highlighted, and Jake Gyllenhaal does a fantastic job of being the foil to Parker. My main problems with this film are the generic action scenes and eye-rolling jokes that continue to plague the franchise. Besides that, this film was more entertaining than anticipated, and I was glad to watch it.
Shazam! was a rollercoaster of a movie for me. On one hand, a bunch of the jokes did work and I enjoyed Zachary Levi’s performance; but on the other hand some of the gags just didn’t work, and I found the fight scenes severely lackluster. It’s still an okay addition to the DCCU, but I didn’t find it anything special.
Okay I know I’m pretty late to the party on this one. I started the movie once before, but only got 30 or so minutes in before getting bored.
So how did I fare this time? Well it’s a mixed bag on one hand. The negatives for me add up. The continued forced jokes despite the movie trying to tell me how big the stakes are (trillions are dead!) is just not going to do it for me. Even though…
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is not a perfect film, but it is the perfect hangout film. Tarantino does an incredible job crafting this slow burning thriller/ dark comedy, making you care about every single character in the movie. Always entertaining and even endearing, this one looks to be another peak in Tarantino’s catalog.