payton has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★ .

  • Now You See Me 2

    Now You See Me 2

    ★★

    Upset they didn't name this "Now You Don't."

    I watched this last night and honestly could not tell you a single thing that happened. Although the cast was impressive, the combination of a surface level plot and cheesy dialogue made me lose interest pretty fast.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★

    This was ALL over the place jesus christ. Not just the storyline though, the inconsistent editing and camera styles were honestly pretty distracting to watch.

    The whole MAGA character arch felt pretty unnecessary to me as well, it felt like it was just thrown in there for the wow factor honestly. I know his character was used for much of the conflict in Da 5 Bloods, but it felt so forced to have him be the odd one out. The…

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    ★★

    I think the last time I watched this I was in elementary school so honestly I didn’t remember any of this. This is definitely the weakest link in the 80s iconic slashers.

    I’m glad I actually understand the reference in Drew Barrymore’s intro to Scream (1996) now but other than that I didn’t get much out of this.

  • Instant Family

    Instant Family

    ★★

    You ever start a movie and within ten minutes you can already figure out how the movie will end? Yeah this was one of those. It was honestly probably one of the most predictable movies I have ever seen. Not only this but the movie utilized such stereotypical scenarios to try and get a laugh from the audience they might as well have put a "laugh" sign at the top of the frame during the comedic moments.

    The strongest aspect…