‘Rio 2’ average effort, but still a family win
Though Hollywood will never truly abandon milking characters for franchises well past the expiration date, I will say that even the most mediocre series seems to be getting at least more tolerable than in the past.
‘Divergent’ only as terrible as the audience you see it with
There is a certain level of tolerance I’ve built up when it comes to the chick flick genre, but there are just some occasions where the temptation to poke fun at it is too hard to resist.
‘Ender’s Game’ a fantastic adventure despite associated problems
There is certainly no question as to whether a book can be adapted into a well-received film franchise, with multiple successes in the past couple of decades alone.
‘Gravity’ a volley ball free ‘Cast-Away’
As I navigate my way further along the adulthood highway, it seems increasingly likely the closest I’ll get to outer space is watching the year’s latest Hollywood entry.
“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” unexpectedly a heartwarming treat
At this point, I’m not placing any bets that 2014 can match the near perfect slate of film quality, animation or otherwise that came in 2012.
‘Red 2’ milder, but improved villain
There’s without a doubt a certain level of nostalgia getting to see the actors who defined action movies in the 1980s and 90s coming back with movies lately that recapture some of that magic as well as poke fun at their now not as young ages.
‘Machete Kills’ hilariously bad in all the right ways
To offer some sort of comfort to those worried about my series of carnage infused reviews lately, put away the straitjackets and consider it just a harmless coincidence that shall be broken up once the more interesting new films of 2014 get rolling.
‘Kick A** 2’ less groundbreaking, but still a silly gore fest
Debates will rage on the impact of violence in media until the last severed limb flies, but until we all live in Pleasantville internment camps, I’m going to enjoy the occasional therapeutic calm that comes with the classic bloodbath action flick.
‘R.I.P.D.’ may be a dumb ride, but a fun one
With the awards season situation looking like another typical Oscars where I’ve either not seen a majority of the flicks nominated or only liked the ones that were snubbed, I figured it was time once again to love the box office bomb.
‘Desolation of Smaug’ short of desolating, step up for Hobbit 2
Geek Wars, episode two: Attack on the Lord of the Rings Clone - There is unrest on the various forms of social media all over the internet and several purists have announced their intentions to gripe about all of the changes Peter Jackson has made to the latest chapter.
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