I have to be honest; I was really hoping for this film to be absolutely atrocious. When I heard that they were once again placing three villains into one Spider-Man movie, I actually got angry. I was angry that this rebooted series, which kicked off to an alright start in 2012, was already getting greedy with the amount of stories that they were trying to execute within a 2-hour window. I was angry that they were taking one of my favorite superheroes and trying to milk him for profits instead of actually making a quality work of art. My anger made me hate this movie before I even saw it; I was hoping that it would be dragged through the mud by both critics and fans alike, and that it would be declared a failure of Uwe Boll proportions.
Now, after seeing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, I have to admit that it isn’t quite as bad as I had hoped. At worst, it’s mediocre. Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review
Time travel is always tricky.
It is very difficult to create a film involving time travel that doesn’t contain continuity issues. The first two Terminator films, despite being adored by sci-fi fans worldwide, have many paradoxes throughout the plot of both films because of the time travel used, leaving many fans scratching their heads even today. The Back to the Future movies have very similar problems, although since they were just fun, family comedies, I’m sure that these issues weren’t first and foremost on the filmmaker’s minds. Just like these films, X-Men: Days of Future past has several issues involving the time travel in the story. However, it is still one excellent film. Continue reading X-Men: Days Of Future Past Movie Review
Occasionally, there are films that are ill-received by both critics and viewers alike that are unfairly judged at the time of their release. John Carpenter’s The Thing, which originally opened to scathing reviews, is now considered a horror classic. The Boondock Saints was also hated by professional critics, yet soon achieved a cult status and is now adored by a major fanbase worldwide. This causes me to wonder, is X-Men: The Last Stand actually a much better film than we all thought it was when we first saw it in 2006?
Simply put, no. X-Men: The Last Stand is still as bad as it has ever been. However, it does have a few redeeming qualities to it. Continue reading X-Men: The Last Stand Movie Review