The triumphant ending almost makes up for an otherwise uninvolving and derivative story.
U.S. Release Date: 2021-12-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, J.K. Simmons, Benedict Wong, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Rhys Ifans, Thomas Haden Church, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, Tobey Maguire
The supercharged CGI effects are fine and the battles are eye-popping, but the character interactions make "No Way Home" work.
For the most part, this movie features a different way of doing things even if it eventually loses some of that originality in order to conform to the comic book aesthetic.
U.S. Release Date: 2021-08-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Margot Robbie, Juan Diego Botto, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Sylvester Stallone, David Dastmalchian, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Daniela Melchior, John Cena, Idris Elba, Joaquin Cosio
From a pure entertainment perspective, "The Suicide Squad" is one of the most entertaining comic book movies in recent years.
Feels more like a two-hour commercial for the entire Warner Brothers catalog and a means of stroking LeBron James' ego.
As generic, made-for-quick-consumption animated productions go, there’s nothing especially bad about "Spirit Untamed." Unfortunately, there’s nothing especially good, either.
The "plot" is just an excuse to present long, lovingly-filmed instances of sadism and torture.
By employing nostalgia but not relying exclusively on its effects, the filmmakers are able to tell the story of how the TV program "Sesame Street" started.