Tag Archives: action

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story feels like the studio took a rough draft of the script, set a release date for as early as possible, and put it to film. Almost every single problem with the film comes down to rough writing that could have been smoothed out with revisions. Whether due to self-imposed time constraints or too many cooks, a good chunk of this story comes across as half-baked, the kind of thing a film student would write for a passing grade. Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Spectre vs. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Do you ever get that feeling of deja vu? Didn’t you just ask me that? Watching Spectre and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation back to back was one of the most surreal filming experiences I’ve had. The films are almost identical. Similar plot, similar set of characters, but one is a whole lot better than the other. Continue reading Spectre vs. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Doctor Strange (2016)

Back when the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in its infancy, I was skeptical that it would produce anything good. Iron Man 2 was an abysmal start and Thor certainly didn’t do anything to assuage the feeling that the whole thing was doomed to fail. It was Joss Whedon who finally breathed some life into the MCU with The Avengers. but as the years pass, the warts of that film become clearer and clearer. Continue reading Doctor Strange (2016)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

More like I’d never go back and watch this again! Honestly, this is a decent little action romp. Except most of it isn’t action. We get this patchwork pseudo-family with papa Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), ma Turner (Colbie Smulders), and teen angst daughter Samantha (Danika Yarosh) who might actually be Jack’s biological daughter. Continue reading Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)