Friday, April 20, 2018

A Quiet Place (2018)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 90 minutes
tesg's Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

A bunch of giant insects who are blind and hunt by sound are eating everyone.  We're focused on a rural family surviving on their farm who somehow have functioning electricity well into a year of this.  It is kind of cool how the story is told with little dialogue and focused on noises, but the end resolution seems too simple for someone else to not have thought of way earlier, let alone when the character who stumbles upon it doesn't even realize it until it's too late for another character.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Rated: PG13 - Runtime: 1 hr 41 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

So is this Anderson's way of apologizing to dog lovers for the number of pups he's killed off in his previous movies? I know people who hate his movies for that very reason.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ready Player One (2018)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 140 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

This movie is sort of a tribute to pop culture easter eggs, so much so that the end resolution revolves around one.  The story and pacing are decent enough and some people will probably go to multiple viewings just to catch things they missed the first time around.