Just doesn't get much better than this when we are talking about the blockbuster film. An all-star cast paired with a clever script and amazing effects. I was purposely looking for a reason to knock off a point and could not find one. I need to go back and watch Coogler's Fruitvale Station and Creed. What a job. Extra kudos for him throwing a Too Short song into a Marvel movie.
Carpenter knows how to do a lot with a little. While The Fog comes with a story that jumps around town like a bad case of the clap, the mood and old school effects are horror filmmaking 101. Take notes, young directors.
There are some movies that don't waste time and cut right to the chase. In Mad Max: Fury Road, that last part is meant in the literal sense. After a short opening turn of events, the film takes viewers on a chase of cinematic historic levels, with very few breaks once the race is on. While there isn't much dialogue, Hardy and Theron are great as the two bad asses leading the way on this thrill ride. Director George Miller puts together a canvas for the pair to splatter all shades of red resulting in a thing of real beauty. For adrenaline fans, it just doesn't get much better than this.
I love magicians and magic. So it's not much to say I also love movies about the subject. Unless it's really terrible, it's an easy mark up a grade or two just for being in the genre. So my assumption was that I was going to like Now You See Me. But there was just too much smoke and mirrors and not enough oomph for me to come on board completely. There is a lot of cool stuff here coupled with a great cast. But the story moves too quickly and unbelievably for me to lose myself. I found myself wondering how these guys went from a group of misfit magicians to criminal masterminds so quickly. And many other questions arose that I can't mention without giving away too much . So if you like flashy stuff, you will probably dig this. But I need less lasers and more sleight of hand to give my kudos.