My tagline: "The Jig is up." 3.7/10
The Breakfast Club meets eXistenZ? Not exactly...but it's got a decent heart and foregoes cynicism in favor of understanding and teamwork, which likely helped it become a big hit. Certainly overrated and I'm tired of seeing The Rock (sorry Dwayne) in so many movies. I didn't even think this was as good as Pixels. Karen Gillan is hot to trot even when she's made to mock her Lara Croft sexiness a bit too much. 5.2/10
Blissfully gritty and violent combination of pulp action and neo noir. It's the strongest in a string of distinguished work since Schwarzenegger has returned to movies. This is David Ayer's uncompromising reaction to The Expendables and it's not for wimps. Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos turn in exciting gender-defying performances as the hard-boiled women trapped in this nightmare of throbbing, reckless machismo.
EL James originally published a two-part piece of Twilight fan fiction called Master of the Universe wherein Bella was sexually enslaved by Edward and, apparently, "fucked hard". Eventually, a publisher encouraged her to modify that into an original story, which became the ridiculously successful Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
That may partly explain why this film seems aimed at younger women ready to move past soft titillation into soft S&M. It's a bit like a nineties erotic thriller, minus the…