Sunday, December 9, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Rated: PG - Runtime: 112 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Remember the first movie, Wreck-It Ralph?  Wouldn't it make more sense for the sequel to be called Ralph Wrecks the Internet?  WELL WOULDN'T IT?  HOW FREAKING HARD WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN.

I found this a far more entertaining watch than the first one.  The depiction of pop-up ads and clickview sites as street panhandlers is dead on.  There are cameos galore from the Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars universes, but the scene that really elevates the movie is the Disney princesses scene.  That alone is worth the price of admission.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

BumbleBee (2018)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 119 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

You remember the low budget action flicks of the eighties where high stakes  things happened and kids inexplicably broke into military installations and saved the day?  This is EXACTLY one of those.  Maybe not even as well done.  It couldn't hold a candle to "Wargames".  It's not even on the level of Michael Bay's first Transformers movie.

But the kids...the little kids...ate this up.  They LOVED it.  Teens?  I don't think so.  Adults?  Hey...you can make a drinking game out of spotting the wide open plot holes.  You'll be so smashed by the end you'll need a cab to get home.

Green Book (2018)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 130 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

If you're expecting a high tension race drama political piece, forget it.  While it has its moments, it's actually more of a comedy budding bromance.  Lots of laughs and way more fun than you're expecting.