"Goon: Last of the Enforcers" is a waste of time, money, talent, and the goodwill of viewers who appreciated the earlier picture.
At best made-for-TV quality with stars too big to allow it to go directly where it belongs.
The movie has its pleasures but not enough of them to make it worth the heavy time investment.
Visually compelling but tone deaf.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, Woddy Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Josh Caras, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head, Max Greenfield
An Oscar-wannabe that didn’t make the cut and is being released in mid-August hoping to find a small audience.
A generally well-made but ultimately unsurprising excursion into the supernatural.
Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.
It’s the proverbial breath of fresh air blowing through a stale industry.
Emotionally satisfying and, excepting some contortions during the final act, intellectually rewarding.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Sean Gunn
Marvel’s mainline superheroes may have fallen into a rut but that ailment hasn’t afflicted this group of mismatched misfits.