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What the film fails to deliver in adrenaline, it makes up for with testosterone-flavored laughter.
This remake is not only worse than the first film, but worse to the point of unwatchability.
Weaknesses aside, it’s a feel-good experience with more to recommend it than the obligatory nostalgia trip associated with half-century old songs.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-09-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain
Suffers from a massive narrative condensation that not only mutes the film’s emotional impact but creates an erratic tone.
There’s a point at which the “more of the same” mantra changes to “been there, done that.”
A glimpse of The Zombie Apocalypse according to hipster director Jim Jarmusch and actor Bill Murray (with all that entails).
Occupies a curious middle ground between philosophical arthouse movie and Easter-themed faith film.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-09-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Jessica Williams, Diana Silvers, Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Beanie Feldstein, Jason Sudeikis
If you’re in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you’ll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish.
It’s creepy and suspenseful and, although the last act goes on auto-pilot, the film offers a better-than-average experience for those who like their psychopaths unhinged.