Heaps of one-liners and Warner Bros. crossover cameos—what was a solid formula for The LEGO Movie still works but leaves me unenthused about the prospect of future installments.
Before we had the Rock flexing his cast off and saying, “Daddy’s gotta go to work,” we had Robert Mitchum replying to a face slap with, “That evens us. Now fold your hands, or I'll fold 'em for you.”
This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.
The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what’ll make me want to see this again.
Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be… Fun to watch.
Suicide Squad is 20 trailers interspersed with misplaced flashback sequences that fail to compensate for the lack of a story, vision, or theme.
Boom! We’re doing something! Cue the Black Sabbath, AC/DC, White Stripes, Creedence, etc. song—then show everybody walking together in slow motion. Repeat. Over. And over.
So while Ayer pursued his original vision, Warners set about working on a…