2 items from 2015
Joyous and exhilarating. A fresh and funny animated adventure that subverts genre clichés at every turn. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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Superhero origin stories are ubiquitous in our comic-book-happy pop culture, but none of them has been as sheerly, simply delightful as Big Hero 6… maybe because it barely feels like an origin story at all. Oh, all the familiar elements are here, in this gorgeously animated Disney flick: a young genius tormented by grief; high-tech gadgets; a complex villain; funny sidekicks. But the movie is so utterly unself-conscious that even the moments of self-referential humor — the kind that are inevitable when one of the superteam is a big ol’ geek who has been actively trying to reinvent himself as a comic-book character — play like something we’ve never seen before. (You’d probably »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Director: Olivier Megaton.
Running Time: 109 minutes
Synopsis: Bryan Mills (Neeson) is framed for the murder of his ex-wife (Janssen). He’s soon on the run from the law while also trying to find out who is responsible.
I have no idea why the Taken movies are popular in the slightest. I’ve always found them to be moronic action cliches that rely too heavily on coincidence but take themselves far too seriously. But since Taken 3 decides to abandon the Taken formula, perhaps I can give it another chance? Well, it may not be anything new; in fact it’s almost a remake of The Fugitive, but Taken 3 is the best of the bunch, and is surprisingly enjoyable due to its ability to have a bit of a laugh.
Without anybody being taken, the »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
2 items from 2015
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