Just because a movie uses the word “intelligence” doesn’t mean it has any.
"Finding Dory" is enjoyable in its own right even if its powerful sense of déjà vu keeps it from approaching the pinnacle of the Disney/Pixar collaborations.
As a commercial for the game, "Warcraft" works and maybe that’s the yardstick of success against which this film should be measured.
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Whether or not audiences pull a disappearing act, "Now You See Me 2" doesn’t bring magic back to the multiplex.
"The Conjuring 2" proves that, with a sufficient investment of time and energy, sequels don’t have to be unsatisfying cash-grabs.
It’s difficult to recommend something that, despite offering a few solid laughs, is instantly forgettable.
Fans of the genre will be pleased, and everyone is advised to bring a package of Kleenexes to the theater.
The movie is frequently incomprehensible and, on those occasions when it makes sense, the viewer may wish it didn’t.
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: James McAvoy, Alexandra Shipp, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lucas Till, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn
It should satisfy fans - both die-hard and casual - but there’s nothing special about this production and many will (rightly) see it as “just another comic book movie.”
"The Angry Birds Movie" is like the game - an opportunistic attempt to “strike while the iron is hot” that’s devoid of elements that would give it an extended life.