MORTAL ENGINES (2018) Movie Review
YouTube.com/FilmGob — In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.
WIDOWS (2018) Review
Spoilers! — Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
VENOM Movie Review
YouTube.com/FilmGob — When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of an alien symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego VENOM to save his life.Director Ruben Fleischer spends a little too long to get to our main character Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) through his early misfortunes and set the plot in motion. Once Eddie and Venom become one, the action picks up considerably. Hardy’s performance as Eddie is enjoyable, his comedic skills are rarely seen and here he gets to have some fun when possessed by the alien symbiote. Michelle Williams as the love interest is fine and has enough screen time, but lacks chemistry with Hardy. Riz Ahmed as villainous scientist and entrepreneur Carlton Drake is very cliche, he serves his purpose but nothing more.The real star of course is VENOM. In my opinion, this is possibly the best live action realisation one could hope for. The visual effects show our Lethal Protector maneuvering in erratic and chaotic ways. Eddie and the symbiote taking on the SWAT team was particularly impressive and a standout action scene. VENOM’s deep and menacing voice is a joy to listen to, the back and forth between him and Eddie is hilarious.There are moments of horror and violence that could have been pushed further, but Sony Pictures wanted to keep this a mainstream comic book movie and obviously appeal to a wide audience. Ruben Fleischer and Tom Hardy took on what many bloggers had decided long ago, that a Venom movie without Spider-Man was not possible or wanted. They took it upon themselves to speak for every fan and (in some cases) convince movie-goers not to see this film. They failed. With an opening weekend US box office take of around $80 million (more than Marvel Studios’ phase one movies Thor and Captain America or the recent Ant-Man & The Wasp), a sequel is all but guaranteed.Despite the predictable over reaction from most critics, I agree the movie lacks the weight of the best comic book movies. Still, VENOM somehow finds it’s feet with an enthusiastic performance from Hardy, a creepy anti-hero alien brought to life and solid action.
Blackkklansman (2018) Movie Review
Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American police officer to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of his more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). Together, they plan to take down the extremist hate group that’s aiming to spread their violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
THE MEG (2018) Movie Review
YouTube.com/FilmGob — After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’ Review
YouTube.com/FilmGob — Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA's August Walker to prevent an elusive arms dealer ("John Lark") and a group of terrorists ("the Apostles") from using three plutonium cores for a worldwide nuclear attack.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Review
Visit YouTube.com/FilmGob for a full spoiler review — The summer movie season begins with this overstuffed sausage of spandex heroism, built up as a grande finale but turns out to be another setup for a future episode of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Black Panther (2018) Movie Review
Jane Tomato reviews Black Panther for @FilmGob — Don't believe the hype, Black Panther is a stodgy tale of internecine feuding, like Thor but more African looking. An insipid, soulless, and overproduced bore in which the superhero T'Challa doesn't get to do much of the 'jump around beating-up bad guys' thing that Marvel delightfully fed us over the past 10 years. The giddy exuberance is gone, with no Baby Groot in sight. What is here is Michael B Jordan, doing that angry face he does.
IT (2017) Movie Review
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.