Illustrates what happens when filmmakers take a moderately interesting premise and surround it with witless writing, cringe-inducing acting, stagnant action, humor-deprived comedy, and feckless drama.
Although it might seem odd to call a disaster film “low-key,” the label applies in this case.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Monster Mayhem)
Director: Adam Wingard
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Demian Bichir, Kyle Chandler, Lance Reddick, Julian Dennison, Eiza Gonzalez, Shun Oguri, Brian Tyree Henry, Rebecca Hall, Millie Bobby Brown, Kaylee Hottle
What works as a sizzle reel totaling three minutes shows its inherent shallowness when expanded to nearly two hours.
This titanic smackdown, the first of the kaiju cage matches, represents cheese at its ripest.
Never takes itself too seriously, delivers all the goods one expects from this sort of action-thriller, and doesn’t overstay its welcome.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-09-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Joe Morton, Ciaran Hinds, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ray Porter
The flaws of "Justice League" were rooted too deeply for even a complete reworking to solve them.
Untethered to Batman’s established continuity, this animated excursion allows the filmmakers to explore different facets of the familiar hero.
A sometimes-riveting old-fashioned spy thriller that is occasionally reminiscent of the fictional works of John Le Carre and Len Deighton.
Although one could argue that the movie is loosely about memory and time, that would be ascribing order to a random series of stream-of-consciousness philosophical ramblings.
A film noir critique of corruption in postwar Japanese business practices that uses elements of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" to generate plot points.