Review – Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp, directed by Peyton Reed, is the epitome of a plain Marvel movie. This film comes packaged with all the issues that plague the majority of MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) films, only the other films usually have a handful of qualities that still make them memorable or entertaining, whereas Ant-Man and the Wasp has nothing. At the time of writing this review, a short time has passed since I saw the film and I’m already struggling to remember things that I could then talk about in this review. I’m tempted to play into the whole tiny aspect of Ant-Man and make this review small in length – that way I don’t have to try to write about it, but that seems cheap. Well, let’s try and see if there’s anything worth talking about, shall we. Read more

Review – Mute

Mute, co-written and directed by Duncan Jones, is a horrendously unpleasant mess. There seemed to be an onslaught of ideas that Jones had for this film and rather than choose the best ones, he just forced them all in and hoped they’d gel with one another. Instead what you get is a film that feels off-balance and directionless from the beginning and throughout. This now marks the third major Netflix film (the other two being, Bright and The Cloverfield Paradox) where I have found myself desperately wanting it to end. Much like watching Mute, reviewing it is going to be a chore, as I will struggle to find anything positive to say about it. Let’s get to the public execution… uh I mean, review. Read more

Review – Sausage Party

Sausage Party

Sausage Party, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, is a film with a brilliantly funny concept at its core. However, with such an inventive concept, the film does rely heavily on jokes that aren’t very clever, and stereotypes that some will feel uncomfortable seeing. There is certainly something funny in ‘Sausage Party’, it’s just that it all feels a little to on the nose – subtlety is not something that was ever considered, that’s for sure. So let’s get into meat and potatoes (fully and unabashedly a pun. I’m not hiding from it) of ‘Sausage Party’ and see what is serves up (yes another pun, and I still don’t feel bad for doing it) – anyway, on with the review. Read more

Review – The Fundamentals of Caring

The Fundamentals of Caring

The Fundamental of Caring, directed by Rob Burnett, is an uplifting little film; one that delivers a sweet and endearing story, and also some laughs that you sometimes feel bad for… laughing at. With an honest sense of humour, and characters who gel effortlessly with one another, there are a lot of simple pleasures in this film. Let’s break the film down and see how it shapes up. Can it be as enjoyable as it seems? Read more

Review – Captain America: Civil War

Captain America Civil War

Captain America: Civil War, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, is another large action fest, filled with characters upon characters, and a globe-trotting story. Though it isn’t billed as, this does feel like another large Avengers type movie. The difference with this one is that it actually doesn’t feel bloated and overly managed (there weren’t too many cooks in that kitchen). Coherent storytelling and an ensemble cast of varied and interesting characters are what make this film the spectacle it is – and all out action of course – but does Captain America: Civil War fall prey to the same problems that plague so many of these Marvel Superhero extravaganza’s? Let’s get this review going and find out. Read more

Review – Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed is a pretty bland, by the books sort of film. Though this is a film that has a unique, and very fun to watch concept at its core, Ant-Man is a film that follows the same formula as every other Marvel superhero outing. This is a film that doesn’t surprise (partly thanks to the trailers) and in the end delivers something not to dissimilar to what we’ve already seen from this movie making juggernaut. Read more