Monday, February 13, 2017

John Wick, Chapter 2 (2017)

Rated: R - Runtime: 122 min
tesgs Rating: Two stars (out of four)

The sequel finds Wick fulfilling a marker. Remember that short-lived Richard Grieco TV series "The Marker?" Yeah. The best scene in the movie is where he fulfills that marker. The rest is uninspired fight scene after fight scene after fight scene against colorful backdrops

You know who does this better and makes it more fun every week? "Arrow" on the CW.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Rated: PG - Runtime: 104 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Remember that song from "The Lego Movie" where everything is awesome and everything is cool when your part of a team?  The 'part of a team' part is the deal here.  Or at least teaching Batman how to work with others.  And while not quite as clever as The Lego Movie, it's still pretty great.

There's still in my mind no need for a Batman who isn't Adam West, but I'd watch this again over any of the other movies.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Founder (2017)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 115 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Ray Kroc was a complete douchebag who not only screwed Richard and Maurice McDonald out of future royalty payments after buying the company from them, he screwed them out of their own name.  This is the story of their relationship.  It ends before things like the Big Mac and big locations with dining rooms.

Michael Keaton does a fine job as Kroc, but from his first sales pitch I found myself thinking how fantastic this movie would have been if they'd put Christopher Walken in the lead. Sure it would make this thing a cartoon, but it would have been hilarious.