This is probably the first movie to successfully emulate hiring Lord & Miller and then firing Lord & Miller.
Fear Street: 1666 is elevated by its predecessors. There are several non-obvious (as well as obvious!) setups that were paid off and I am the type of asshole that derives pleasure from “understanding that reference.” Regardless, it puts context and flavor on the miniseries and, as a show, would have needed those payoffs coming in the next two episodes to keep the audience in the game. With fewer “episodes”, even though they were longer movies, made these rules few more…
KING OF THE MONSTERS is an apt subtitle for a movie that has massive CGI creatures causing wonton global destruction that ends up resolving in... Boston!? There isn't much to it, overall, but there is more craft in this screenplay than most would even begin to look for. The majority of the setups, as patently ridiculous as they may be, get paid off and there are the humorous moments here and there but having the antagonists be, primarily, ecoterrorists is…