Consensus: I have enjoyed most of the “Purge” series so far. By the third film The premise was starting to wear a little thin. “The First Purge” is a prequel and if starts out strong by drawing parallels to today’s politics. The last half lost me when ideas were completely abandoned for mindless, shapeless violence and incomprehensible action.
Consensus: “I Feel Pretty” has as aspirations to be an inspirational film yet some of the choices made by the director and writer are absolutely misguided.
Consensus: One of the creepiest movies I have seen in years. This movie messed with my head. The final act haunted me. This story goes in unexpected and frightening ways. “Hereditary” is an instant horror classic.
Consensus: “Love, Simon” is a wonderful coming of age story that breaks down walls and tells a timely and engaging story. I loved the characters the most. The whole cast adds something honest and unique. I felt good after this movie. It’s like a hug for your soul.
Consensus: “The Predator” is just a train wreck. I was never bored by the movie. It is. Shane Black film so it comes with lots of black humor and violent action. I just found the plot and the characters were all over the map. There is too much going on here for a single 2 hour film. Characters come and go, plot threads make no sense, some parts of the story just go no where. Some where along the production this flick just got out of control. This has been a bizarre franchise in general. One that has been basically defined by disappointing sequels.
Consensus: I can suspend disbelief and still be entertained when it comes to ridiculous action flicks but “The Commuter” goes way over the top and crash lands on the other side.
Consensus: I have not seen the original “Death Wish” and I imagine it is not as lazy and stupid as this remake. Brice Willis might as well of actually been a CGI character. Maybe we could of gotten more emotion out of his performance if it was created by computers.