Consensus: “Star Wars: Episode III” ends the prequel trilogy on a solid note. We get the show down between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as well as other notable events in Star Wars lore. The ultimate lesson I have learned from the prequel trilogy is that most of these things didn’t need to be demystified to begin with. None of it really exceeded how I imagined it would. As a movie it is a fun and action filled adventure.
Consensus: “Madagascar” starts out with some funny characters and a wonderful visual look but once the story moves to Madagascar everything just runs out of steam.
Consensus: Terriffic action and great chemistry between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt elevate a simplistic plot. Vince Vaughn gets a few laughs for good measure as well.
Consensus: “Batman Begins” reinvents the super hero genre and gives us a gritty origin story of Bruce Wayne and his transformation into Batman. This is one of the best film versions of Batman ever made. Christian Bale is great in the role of Bruce Wayne as is the rest of the stellar cast. Chris Nolan directs this masterpiece.
Consensus: “Bewitched” takes the premise from the classic TV show and adds in Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. What is missing is any kind of real focus or comedy. This is a very uneven movie.
Consensus: “Green Room” is an incredibly intense thriller where the protagonists and antagonists face off in a deadly game of chess. This fil is unapologetically violent and grim as well as extremely well written and acted.
Consensus: George A. Romero’s modern continuation of his zombie series isn’t as smart or satirical as his previous films but is high on genuine dread and creative gore.