If you've read this blog for long enough, you probably would have come across me ranting about Johnny Depp's falling star and declining quality (and often profitability too) of his movies. But I didn't always dislike Johnny Depp. He used to get me excited about his movies, until On Stranger Tides came out and was so clearly a cash grab in which he just phoned in his oddball schtick and exaggerated his Captain Jack Sparrow mannerisms that I started viewing him with a prejudiced eye. (It didn't help that I am still SHOCKED to this day that Alice in Wonderland, another movie I dislike immensely, earned a billion, undeserving, dollars.)
Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower, a long book series with a sprawling mythology and epic battle of good against evil, has finally been made into a movie. I've heard it being talked about for years as this practically unfilmable book series -- kind of like The Lord of the Rings -- that Hollywood has been trying so hard to adapt for at least the last decade, but hasn't been able to succeed until now.
The Mummy (2017) not only has a plot that barely makes sense, and an ending which definitely doesn't, it's also a clearly desperate cash-grabbing bid to shoehorn in an entire new "cinematic universe" of horror movie monsters, which is off-putting.
Beauty and the Beast was enchanting. I still prefer the live-action Cinderella, but there's enough in Beauty and the Beast to delight people who grew up watching the animated classic.
Before I start on this review proper, buckle up for a not-so-brief history of how Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (from now on referred to as BVS) came to be. It'll help you understand why BVS rubbed me wrongly from the get-go, and why I went into it with derisive feelings. My friend accused me of being biased against the film, and so even if it was good, I wouldn't say so, but that's not true. *If* it was good, I would admit it -- in tones of absolute surprise, yes, but I would.
This is a post on my feelings after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I won't mention any plot points, but even so, if you haven't watched the movie, BACK OUT NOW, because the moment you watch the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about before the thing has happened yet.
Whiplash is an awesome, AWESOME film. Go watch it.
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is great, though it couldn't live up to my sky high expectations. Mostly because I hate what they did with younger Erik (Michael Fassbender).
This is going to be long, because I procrastinated on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review, and now I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone. So bear with me. All the spoilers ahead.
I'm all for fairytales and romance and everything, but this fairytale should have stayed a book.