Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jason Bourne (2016)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 123 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

They killed Nikki?  You bastards!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 122 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

The third installment in the rebooted series doesn't rely on borrowing from the original for this story nearly as much as the first two (though there's one blatantly lifted sequence from "Generations" of all things and the solution to disrupt the end attack reminded me of "Mars Attacks!")

While I didn't like it quite as much as the last two, I was still pretty much grinning through the whole thing.

They also, however unintentionally, introduced a new character who could not have been written more perfectly to drop into Chekov's seat in the fourth installment.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 143 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

We start out watching something that looks like a Mummy prequel to the point that I actually forget I'm watching an X-Men feature until the title comes up.  From there, we go through the usual "here's a bunch of new mutants being introduced even though their characters have been established in previous movies".  And there's the build-up to that whole apocalypse deal.

I actually enjoyed this way more than I thought I would until the actual apocalypse, which was long, bloated, and murky.  This movie needed about twenty minutes less apocalypse, and ten minutes more Nightcrawler at the mall.

Of the six movies, I'd put this one at fourth best while noting that the first two movies (in release order) are really all you need in your collection.