Joel has written 2 reviews for films rated during 2019.

  • Replicas


    Replicas is a by the number science fiction film that never really delves into any of the interesting ideas, never seems to care about giving the audience a reason to care for the characters( Alice Eve is severely misused and any interesting story arch the movie builds is instantly forgotten about) and instead relies on generic action fare( chase scenes that are shot so flat that it looks terrible) that make Replicas seem like any other sci-fi film. 
    The movie…

  • Escape Room

    Escape Room

    Escape Room is a PG13 version of Saw mixed with these puzzles that are popular in these escape rooms all across the country. While the designs of some of the rooms are intriguing and elements of the story can be thrilling at times, Escape Room comes off as disposable action fare thanks to many average performances from the cast with Deborah Ann Woll and Logan Miller being standout exceptions but most characters coming off as one dimensional and while the story raises interesting questions, it fails to deliver any satisfying answers and generally falls flat as a whole.
    Consensus: Standard January fare: underwhelming thriller.