Friday, June 25, 2021

F9: The Fast Saga - Review


It’s difficult to say that the “Fast and the Furious” series has lost its way when it never really had a clear way to begin with. It’s re-invented itself on multiple occasions, with the most successful change coming with the fifth entry. From there, the entries have at minimum been fun, albeit mindless, action flicks, with enjoyable humor and a bit of heart. However, they’ve extended themselves beyond a very clear ending point with 2015’s Furious 7, seemingly determined to run said franchise into a wall at 100 mph.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Luca - Review

After years and years of pulling on emotional heartstrings, it’s almost expected that Pixar will have some deep-seeded message buried in each film about life and its meaning. No where was this more true than their last outing, Soul. So to say Luca is a switch-up on that model is an understatement by comparison. Sure, it still has its message, friendship and acceptance of one’s self are littered throughout, but the film as a whole, the studio’s shortest since Toy Story in 1995, comes across as a much lighter and charming watch.

Friday, June 4, 2021

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It - Review

Third entries are difficult. Hell, horror sequels are near impossible, let alone a third entry. But The Conjuring franchise, at least the main two films, have been a benchmark in studio horror over the last decade. Logically, the third film will have a slightly better chance than most to be at least decent, if not great. That is until the captain of the ship, director James Wan, decides to take a backseat this go around, and let someone else steer the solid series straight into the jagged rocks named mediocrity.