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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation movie review


I am by no means a James Bond aficionado, but if you’d of told kid-me that I’d like the Mission Impossible movie series more than 007’s alcohol infused, STD covered adventures, I’d of sad you were nuts, and I’d have been wrong.  Rogue Nation is, for me, the final iteration it takes for me to realize that Ethan Hunt is just as credible as any other legendary action character and, in a lot of ways, more so.

Oh, and I liked the movie, too.  Read the rest of this entry

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron movie review

I was entertained by Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I also have to rip it to shreds.  There’s a lot to like, but honestly, it’s a bladder punishing two hours and twenty minutes that carries too much bloat.  
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The Bourne Legacy (quick movie review)

I recently wrote that the Robocop reboot wasn’t great, but it wasn’t boring, either. Today I come down from the mountaintop to tell you that The Bourne Legacy is Bourning as hell. (See what I did there?)

I was wondering how they’d make a Bourne movie without Bourne and the answer is this isn’t really a movie. It just this thing that exists for 135 minutes.

Or in other words, it’s not good.

There’s not much to tell, really… what a waste of Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton. Renner’s character isn’t interesting – at all – so there’s nothing to latch onto. The movie feels like it’s five hours long… the word "plodding" comes to mind. The fact that the events of this film are happening parallel to The Bourne Ultimatum is just a distraction. (They must refer to this at least five times – the movie bludgeons the audience to death with this concept. Or, in my case, to sleep. I actually dozed off for a few minutes. That never happens to me. I didn’t fall asleep during Armageddon, for Christ’s sake.)

This is the worst movie I’ve seen in a while – further analysis if futile. I’m giving The Bourne Legacy a 3 out of 10 and I’ll leave it at that.

3 Points on American Hustle (movie review)

We finally got around to seeing American Hustle and it’s fair to say that the build up to watching the picture might have pulled some of the luster off the surface. Nevertheless, I certainly understand why everyone enjoyed it so much but I can also see what people mean when they say it’s two hours of people yelling at each other. Here are three points on American Hustle for both sides of the argument. Read the rest of this entry

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (movie reviews)

"I’m Gretel; I curse. This is my brother, Hansel. He doesn’t curse, but he has a sort-of interesting weakness that pays off later in the movie, but for some reason, it’s not very exciting."

That kinda sums it up, but it doesn’t tell the entire story of why Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters doesn’t work. Read the rest of this entry

Trying to figure out the whole Bourne Legacy thing

bourne-legacy-movie-posterBy now, you’ve seen the commercial for The Bourne Legacy, and if you’re anything like me, it generates a number of questions in your mind that can’t really be answered, but are fun to kick around.  Such as:
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