Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
is just short of a flat out failure -- it’s only marginally better than Jurassic Park III
, which is an awful, awful film. Even despite this, lock in this fifth chapter to rake in out of this world profits.
This movie will be adored by domestic audiences and is almost definitely a not-soon-to-be-extinct franchise. After the screening I attended earlier this week, the audience clapped and cheered once the credits rolled — walking out, everyone was buzzing and chatting with praise of the film. Given my knowledge of American audiences,...
On the outset, Passengers
looks like a potentially solid film with two great leads in Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, an up and coming director with his much buzzed about movie, The Imitation Game
and the screenwriter of Doctor Strange
Westerns and remakes run at the core of Hollywood tradition so much that it’s surprising it took the studios this long to get to The Magnificent Seven
. Originally a remake of the cinematic classic Seven Samurai
by legendary director Akira Kurosawa, The Magnificent Seven
tells a story that deeply resonates because it has all the right ingredients: underdog heroes, revenge, righteous indignation, and standing up to ruthless villains even when the cards are stacked against you.
While Director Antoine Fuqua does his best retelling...