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  • The Meg

    The Meg

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    Humanity touches what humanity was not supposed to touch, and oh no, now there's a bloody giant shark on the loose!

    I would have called this one a "paint by numbers" film, but... well, I don't really care, I was at least moderately amused. Can't call it the most intense film of its kind, but it's not boring, and the actors keep it solid and give good nods to the goofy premise without turning the film into into an obvious self-aware mockery of the genre.

    In conclusion, not the top film of the genre, but it's fine for what it is.

  • Bright

    Bright

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    To put it mildly: It's like Shadowrun, except not at all as competently thought out.

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  • Assassin's Creed: Embers

    Assassin's Creed: Embers

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    In the "video game films I bought long ago but I didn't watch because I didn't play the previous games" series of films.

    A fairly competently made short film, meant to wrap up the Assassin's Creed II / Brotherhood / Revolutions sub-trilogy by telling us what the heck ultimately happened to Ezio Auditore.

    I'd first say it's a little bit okay-meh - a bit of ponderings and an action scene and a bit of ponderings. But I guess I can…

  • Sunspring

    Sunspring

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    For some reason, this reminded me of Skwerl, which was a short film that was made to sound exactly like what you would feel if you didn't actually speak English (as someone who speaks English as second language, I can tell the effect totally worked).

    This film was basically the same, except it was written by an artificial intelligence who tried to write a sci-fi film without actually having any idea what the hell these "human" things that seem to…