Michael Pro

Favorite films

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Jaws
  • Blade Runner
  • Apocalypse Now

Recent activity

  • S*P*Y*S


  • The Royal Hotel


  • The Assistant


  • Hidden Strike


Recent reviews

  • S*P*Y*S



    "This isn't bugged. This isn't the White House."

    Who watched this and said, "Let's hire this guy to direct Empire Strikes Back." I mean, it worked out in the end, but fuck me, this was bad. Somewhere buried beneath all the shit and nonsense, there is an intriguing movie about spy craft and thrills. Only this is having an identity crisis. This has no thrills for being an action movie and no laughs for being a comedy. And it's boring…

  • The Royal Hotel

    The Royal Hotel


    "Will there be kangaroos?"

    This is something that isn't going to hit some people, and the marketing does kinda present this as something more. Thriller isn't exactly the right descriptor, but at the same time, it is. Coming from a small blue-collar factory town that is on the other side of the world, this was pretty familiar and real to me, especially the axe scene. I've met those guys. Some are predators with kind eyes. Others are harmless but are…

Popular reviews

  • Oppenheimer



    "I am become death. Destroyer of worlds."

    Only Christopher Nolan could put out a teaser trailer a year before building up hype. You'd think the movie's climax would have been the detonation of the nuclear bomb, but then it just kept going. And it ends with a reveal of what was said in a conversation. You'd think, in comparison to a nuclear explosion, that would be very anticlimactic. But that conversation was everything and ended with an image I found…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


    "There is no God, so I stepped in."

    To say that the MCU is saved is premature; I mean, Marvels is next, and that trailer didn't excite me one bit. And this is James Gunn's final entry into this universe. And he is this movie's saving grace. The way he is able to make a complete and exciting package with stakes, drama, humor, and, most importantly, heart gives his work a wonderful touch. I trust Gunn with whatever project he…