Friday, March 31, 2017

Ghost in the Shell - Review

   Adaptations are tricky. From the page to screen is immensely difficult to do well, but to transfer a critically acclaimed, multi-format franchise to live action becomes even harder. And no I’m not referring to Beauty and the Beast (though it had it’s own troubles), instead it’s Ghost in the Shell up to the plate. While the long developed adaptation doesn’t hit a home run by any means, it manages to do quite a bit right and squeak out somewhat of a hit. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Power Rangers - Review

   In a world almost dominated by big budget superhero movies, Hollywood has no trouble finding a new property to revamp from its prior iterations. Perhaps no other old franchise is more ready for a new take than Power Rangers. Sure, there have been numerous shows since the 90s but none truly hit as much as that original series and subsequent film. Yet it’s been over two decades since that original film for Hollywood to try again and surprisingly produce an entertaining film.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kong: Skull Island - Review

   The summer blockbuster season is expanding year after year. For a while it seemed like April was trickling out a few major studio films before the plethora of summer but now that falls upon March. With the release of Logan last week and now Kong: Skull Island, are we in the thick of blockbuster season already? It’s not a bad idea to spread the films out and when they’re just as fun as any summer offering who wouldn’t want to see a giant ape fight other giant monsters at the beginning of March?

Friday, March 3, 2017

Logan - Review

     17 years, 9 films. The character of Wolverine is Hugh Jackman and Hugh Jackman is Wolverine. The actor has owned the role time and time again even when the films weren’t the best. But this outing is different. It’s the last time, and before the seasoned actor hangs up the claws for good, he gets to finally unleash the berserker everyone wanted from the start. And man does he go out on a high note.