Movie Review

Movie Review

“Equalizer 2”

Warning: May contain some spoilers.

I finally got the chance to watch “Equalizer 2” on Vudu. I must say I wasn’t that impressed with this one. I had to watch it twice. I thought at first I was just expecting what I saw in the first one. I had to clear my thoughts of the first one, minus the important details that carried over. And watching it a second time, I didn’t change my stance on how I felt about the movie.

The movie started very slow. I understand it had to have some back information, however, it was very slow starting, too much talking for almost the entire first hour. I found some parts of that hour entertaining. You do see the McCall charm as he deals with various people in his everyday life. I do like how they play through his emotions from the time he finds out about his friend until the end.

There wasn’t much action in this one. It seems as if all the action scenes were what we saw in the trailers for the movie. I’d say the climax of the movie hit in the second half.

There wasn’t clarity in the locations. One second you’re in the city. Next someone is asking for the airport, but they don’t show up in Brussels until a few scenes later, after they did something in the city.

I believe they could have made the movie a bit better than they did as far as consistency. The acting itself was good all the around. The story line was decent.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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“Furious 7” (review) (SPOILER ALERT)

I went to see Furious 7 this weekend.  First of all, if you haven’t seen it, and want any details, S-T-O-P reading here!!  Otherwise keep reading.

Furious 7.  The next installment of the Fast and Furious series.  I must say I was HIGHLY impressed.  I think they did a fantastic job with the movie and honoring Paul Walker.  The movie was fast pace and highly action packed.  The movie started off fast and ended just as explosive!  I loved how they didn’t kill Paul Walker off like they initially thought about doing.  Paul’s brother that filled in on some of the last scenes that were filmed worked really well with the technology.  It was delivered flawlessly.

The path and journey they take you on starting with the attack on Hobbs is a totally roller coaster.  You will l laugh, sit on the edge of your seat and possibly shed a few tears by the end of the movie.  All the actors and actresses did a wonderful job with their roles.  Needless to say I hate that they made Jason the bad guy, but he played it so well, I didn’t like the character.  LOL That’s a good thing.  It was nice to see the link from Tokyo Drift blend in well with the movie.  I thought at first it was going to be forced, but they did a great job with that.  Some of the fight scenes, they could have done a better job with.  I mean, the Rock and Jason fighting.  Both strong men, but why did some of the scenes seem so one-sided like one or the other wasn’t fighting.  This movie had a lot home humor than the previous movies.  This installment will not fail you.  You will thoroughly enjoy it on every level.

My favorite part of the movie was the end, the tribute to Paul Walker.  I stated before, it was a very nice tribute.  Almost had me in tears.  I know I may not know him personally, or have seen ALL of his movies.  What I do know is this, the ones I have seen, he’s done a great job.  The way they wrapped up the movie was very fitting.  Very good movie all the way around.

Rating: 5 stars

“Non-Stop” Review

This movie was incredible!  Liam was totally fantastic! I really enjoyed how the movie kept you in suspense on who it was. Normally I’m a pretty good detective in these movies, but this time I was stunned by who did it.  Liam did an excellent job in his role. If you didn’t actually see the text, you could wonder if it was him or not. BTW, I lived how they showed you the text and not leaving it all up to the imagination. One of the things I loved is that they didn’t make the Arabic guy the bomber and killer.  I would have liked to see why this lil girl was so important.That world be the only thing. Something small could have been added.

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Very good movie! I’ll be adding it to my collection!

5 *****!!!!!!!

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” 2014 review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) 2014 comes from the classic movie and cartoons. I was thoroughly impressed with this new updated version.

What made the originals so good was kept intact I’m this new version. Good portrayal of TMNT. I enjoyed April’s role in the movie. Seems they made her character more important. Very good addition.

3 1/2 stars

“Into The Storm” (review)

I watched “Into The Storm” after finally seeing the previews. I was really impressed with the movie. Yes, it’s one of those movies about a tornado, storm chasers and an important part of town.

What made this one so much better than most precious storm chasing movies is that fact that it actually looked more realistic. Could be sure in part to the number of major storms we’ve had and/or in part because of the technology getting better and better.

The movie also showed the importance of family and saying 3 small, but powerful words, “I Love You”.  Not a lot of action, but just enough to keep it realistic. They also didn’t turn it into a romance movie either, which I loved.

The story stuck with the tornados hitting town and the school principle reading one of his sons. It didn’t move too fast or too slow.

4 stars

“Gone Girl” The Movie

Last weekend I finally saw the movie “Gone Girl”.  I knew when I saw the preview I wanted to see the movies.  Let’s be honest here, the movie was even better than I expected.  For someone who has high expectations for movies, this movie was right on point.  Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike did their thing in the movie.  The movie started out a good pace and continued to flow.  The twist and turns the movie takes you on will keep you on your toes.  I love how they were able to tie in Rosamund’s character ex, without having him all stalkerish and pushy.  The movie had Ben Affleck take you on his journey of him loosing his wife, thinking she’s missing and/or dead, to him realizing he was set up, to knowing she’s alive and his attempt to plot revenge.  What really got me was how easily they fell back into a routine once she returned back.  This movie you really want to pay attention to the details that I think really made the movie pop.  They did an excellent job with detailing the journey of both of characters while not confusing you and trying too do too much.

This is a movie to go see and/or rent or even buy.  I’ll be adding it to my collection!  5 star rating all the way.  Have you seen the movie?  What are your thoughts on the movie?