Archive for the Action Category

BUMBLEBEE

Michael Bay’s Transformers series is probably the worst blockbuster franchise of all time. I don’t mean that as hyperbole either. I hate those films, but so do a lot of other people. They’re constantly ravaged by critics and as the diminishing box office returns have shown, even audiences are getting sick […]

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AQUAMAN

Ever since Batman Begins in 2005, comic book films have followed a trend of taking themselves a little bit too seriously. It’s perfectly fine for some of them to do so, as some of  their respective source material is dark and gritty, or dabbled in those tones before. It […]

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ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL

I’m absolutely unbiased when it comes to MPAA ratings. I love Toy Story as much as I love Die Hard. It just matters how it serves the overall film. I’d rather the MPAA not exist at all, but they’re here to stay and filmmakers are left at their whim. Luckily, […]

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Since filmmaking has been around for over 100 years, it’s quite difficult for one to be considered “groundbreaking” anymore. Sure, technology and techniques are always evolving and improving, but unless it truly shows something we’ve never seen before, does it really earn the word? I would say […]

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FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

When making a film, worldbuilding can be an incredible tool. Whether it’s completely grounded in reality, totally fantastical, or somewhere in between, thoughtful worldbuilding can make a movie feel alive. It’s great joining characters on their journey, but it’s even more exciting when we’re experiencing a whole […]

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OVERLORD

SPOILER WARNING!!!  As it’s difficult to really talk about this film without getting into the minutia of it all, there will be major spoilers for Overlord ahead. If you haven’t seen any trailers and know absolutely nothing about it, then just click away and go check it out! It totally […]

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THE NIGHT COMES FOR US

Whenever a movie comes out that a lot of people describe as “non-stop action”, they’re usually exaggerating. There’s certainly some action throughout, but it rarely ever meets the definition of “non-stop”, as the pace is usually broken up by dialogue and plot developments. The dialogue and plot […]

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VENOM

Sony, aka Columbia Pictures, just might be the most embarrassing and shameless of the Big Six movie studios. They used to be on top of the comic book movie game with their original Spider-Man films, but ever since the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), they’ve been playing […]

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MANDY

“Style over substance.” It’s a catchy criticism often attributed to more artsy, avant-garde films that like to focus more on visuals, mood, and atmosphere, as opposed to conventional story and characterization. While I find the criticism a bit too simplistic and unfair when it comes to judging films, […]

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THE PREDATOR

The Predator is probably the coolest movie monster ever made. Designed by the legendary Stan Winston and his company, it’s a marvel in prosthetic special effects and alien design. The dreadlocks, the armor, the “vagina mouth”. Everything about it oozes with disgusting creativity. It’s not just the design either, […]

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