Revisits familiar themes and ideas from other, earlier films that were presented to far better effect the first time around.
Too little about the film feels like real life and who wants a fantasy film that’s such a relentless downer?
Is too long by at least a half-hour for the surprisingly slight tale it has to tell.
The filmmakers seem unconcerned about appealing to anyone who isn’t a 9-year old boy; aside from the occasional throw-away line, there’s little here to interest adults.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sci-fi Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Joonas Suotamo, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Daniels
The last "Star Wars" movie is the most bloated and least satisfying of all the main-line adventures.
Makes a conscious decision to address a subject that not many family films would touch with a ten-foot pole…then bungles the implications and the message.
Lackluster and restrained, it employs a dull story to present a message about the importance of diversity and the evils of assimilation.
"Mary" is more mediocre than bad but there’s nothing here to catch the attention of anyone serious about their horror.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Willa Fitzgerald, Ashleigh Cummings, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright, Oakes Fegley, Peter Jacobson
Although this stripped-down regurgitation of the story is faithful to Donna Tartt’s novel in the broadest sense of the word, it lacks elegance and depth.
Writer/director Jacob Estes has come to the project with a clever concept but his execution is weak, contradictory, and confusing.