I would argue that TLJ is the best of the sequels — certainly the best-looking — but that’s not saying much. The stuff with Rey and Luke is great but the B-plot with the chase story is deadly dull — and a ripoff of BSG 2.0's “33.” (And yes, I’m sure Johnson recognized the irony of a Star Wars movie ripping off Battlest… Read more
Three years ago, Omari Akil and his brother Hamu Dennis were sitting down for a night of board games. A few hours…
I don’t think people like going to dealerships. But they do like shopping. And I agree with them. Being able to look at, touch, and drive the car (or cars) you’re shopping for is pretty important, as long as you’re not the kind of person who just “buys the gray Camry”.
The rest of the experience, the dealership part,… Read more
I’d like to add that pretty much none of the actors were my issue with the movies, and that includes Daisy Ridley. The story was a mess, and that’s really unfortunate. I didn’t like TLJ, and I also didn’t like the 180-degree course correction of TRoS. Neither of those movies had a talent problem, they both have story… Read more
Oh, agreed, though I thought Blues Brothers might qualify since there does seem to be an element of novelty for the titular heroes in it, at least IIRC. But I also have to admit it’s been a long time since I last saw it, and couldn’t recall just exactly how much they travel (do they leave Illinois at all?). Read more
Yes! Trek movies don’t, and likely shouldn’t, make Marvel movie money. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love it if everyone loved Trek, but in order to make Marvel movie money you have to make light, relatively inoffensive movies that can appeal to just about everyone in just about every part of the world. Trek should be… Read more
To do something different with it. The commentariat just spent the last year complaining Aladdin and The Lion King were too similar to its source, asking why remake those (besides money)? Now it’s the other half of the Internet’s turn to complain about a remake being too different Read more