Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bad Boys for Life Review: "We Ride Together, We Die Together. Bad Boys for Life" The Duo are back!

The Hit:

I think the title "Bad Boys for Life" would have worked better if it was for a fourth installment but it's alright I guess. If there is a potential fourth, then they missed an opportunity for "Bad Boys 4 Life". Aside from that, this movie is great.  

Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Joe Pantoliano, Jacob Scipio, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton 

Pros: I got those classic 90's movies vibe and entertainment. Michael Bay brought the first two movies to life and everyone knows how he does his movies, just entertaining shots, and explosions. This time around we get a new Director and added a little Bay Magic to honor the creator. But what made me choose this movie as my favorite out of the three is that it had a great story. Sure the original two had one yes, but this time around it really focused more on drawing the audience to each original and new character and also expanding the story in a sensical manner. If you are just in it for the entertainment, you'll get that but I loved the fleshed-out story way more. Seeing Will and Martin back together was such a treat and had so many laughs throughout, I missed seeing their chemistry. Although comedic, it has it's serious tones and some moments had me gasp and ask, "I can't believe they did that". New Characters helped balance the old-timers with this generation and that was funny seeing those interactions. 

Cons: There are a few action shots where it is not realistic and I and a friend both said, "Nah that wouldn't happen in real life". But we only got a few of those.

I ended up enjoying this movie and usually, January movies are meant for flicks that end up bombing at the box office. But its been so far so good with the ones I've seen lately. If you are a long time fan of this series you won't leave disappointed. 

Key Info: Rated R. Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

The Verdict:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

1917 Review: A War Movie that keeps you focused from Start to Finish!

The Hit:

If this was released worldwide back in December, it would have definitely cracked my Top 10.  

Cast: Dean-Charles Chapman, George Mackay, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott

Pros: Mentioned this to a couple of friends, War in and of itself is Hell. When depicting a movie regarding the subject, an R rating is detrimental to the success of that film, and I'm glad how it turned out. Saving Private Ryan is by far my most favorite War Movie and you know that opening scene is gruesome, but don't worry, we don't get anything that truly realistic here but rather really close. This movie is shot in a single continuous take, by that I mean the movie has no cut scenes or focuses on another character. Sure there are some scenes where it pans out to see the horrors of War but only very minor. That was a first for me, I've never seen a movie do that before and I'm intrigued to see more of that style. The story is simple, take a letter to another company who is walking into a trap. That's it. But seeing the journey of two soldiers do it is simple while you sip your drink and eat popcorn. They go through obstacles that would make anyone pucker up and fear death at every corner. We get a few star actors which I won't mention who, but it was cool seeing them at glances. 

Cons: Very minor slow drawn out scenes in the story. 

If you are into history or not, this is worth watching. It was beautifully shot and we don't get WW1 movies in general. 

Key Info: Rated R. Genres: Drama, War

The Verdict: