Saturday, March 3, 2018

Death Wish (2018)

Rated: R - Runtime: 107 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

I was all in the moment I saw the trailer associating Eli Roth and Bruce Willis's names with the Death Wish franchise.  I would've bought an advance ticket that day if they were on sale.  I had grand visions of the graphic violence Roth could bring and the humor Willis could add.

That doesn't really happen, least initially.  The setup break-in doesn't come near the graphic rape scene of the original, being replaced by minor clothed sexual assault.  Some of the robbers even appear to have morals.

But that all changes when we get to the garage, which is EXACTLY  what I was looking for.  Which figures, since that's primarily what they used in the trailer.

I probably liked this way more than I should have.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Game Night (2018)

Rated: R - Runtime: 100 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

This is really funny at some points and outright cringe-worthy at others. There are plot holes aplenty and one too many twists, but this is playing to the Lite FM crowd, which pretty much thinks two and one half star movies are the greatest thing ever, so it's playing to its audience.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Early Man (2018)

Rated: PG - Runtime: 89 min
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

Pretty simple premise. A group of bigger bullyish thugs muscle the cavemen/women out of their happy little valley, they want back in, and the whole matter is settled over a football (soccer) game.

Not exactly groundbreaking, but a fun way to kill an hour and a half.