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San Andreas (2015)
Going into this film I knew it wasn't going to be one of the best films I've ever seen I just knew I would like the visual effects and the action, although there were some parts that wouldn't have happened in real life but that's standard Hollywood, it's expected. The story line and plot wasn't anything spectacular. It wasn't anything you haven't seen before, very clichéd and predictable. The Rock's performance in this film did give it that extra kick that was needed to make this film a bit more tolerable. If you're planning on seeing this film enjoy the ride for the visual effects and the action, don't expect very much more. I'm not going to say it's bad and I'm not going to say it's good. It's just a clichéd Hollywood work of art. You be the judge.
Terminator Genisys (2015)
This Could Have Been Better.
The "Terminator" franchise should have stopped when it was still at it's best with "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". I'm not saying "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines", "Terminator Salvation", and this "Terminator" film was bad it's just that they didn't gel together and complete a circle like the first two. The idea of this "Terminator" film was good it's just that it could have been done better. With the exception of Emilia Clarke, who played Sarah Connor, the actors in this film didn't really resemble the characters in the first two films. Decently filled with action, I think this film could have been a little better if the terminator T-1000 (Byung-hun Lee) had a larger part in this film. At this point with the "Terminator" franchise the more terminators in one film with similar agendas the better. Again, this "Terminator" film could have been so much better so don't look for it to be as good as the first two "Terminator" films.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
I read a couple of negative reviews of this film. It's not bad, it's not bad at all. I'm not even a fan of comic books and comic book heroes but these "Avenger" films, I think, are good. Although this film is a little flawed in it's over the toppness it's still a good film. There's plenty of action without a lot of in between dry dialog. We can think Tony Sparks (Robert Downey Jr.) and Ultron (James Spader) for that. Their witty remarks and jokes did add some good humor to this film. If you liked "The Avengers" you'll like this one as well. You won't be disappointed. Hopefully they're planning on making a third installment of this film. With the same director and writers going in the same direction as this one it will be a good one as well.
Get on Up (2014)
Get On Up. A Good 6.5 Out Of 10.
This is a good film about one of the greatest musicians in American music history. Could it have been better? Yes, but it was still good enough to keep me interested. The story line and plot were pieced together OK but the performances were great. With performers like Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer I thought the story line and plot would be strong and very well written but I guess the main concern of this film were the performances by Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick Boseman did an excellent job portraying James Brown, from the way he talked to the way he moved on the stage, it was great. So if you want a top notched powerful film you might not necessarily get it with this one but you still won't be disappointed because the performances in this film are excellent.
Because Sarah Butler starred in the first remake of "I Spit On Your Grave" and me not knowing this installment of "I Spit On Your Grave" had a different director from the first two I went into this one thinking it was going to be as good as the first or at least a little better than the second, I was wrong. While not perfect, the first was an absolute thriller. It had the edge of your seat thrill a horror/thriller should have. To me this installment was different, which isn't a bad thing, but it didn't have that simple straight up revenge is a dish best served cold attitude about it like the first one had. I think in horror/thriller films like these, when you start adding things it takes away from what the film is really supposed to be. If there were more violent and gore revenge scenes it probably would have been a better film. Perhaps they'll make a fourth installment starring Jemma Dallender and get back to the basics.
Furious Seven (2015)
An Action Film Staple!
In no way am I a fan of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, but these last two "Fast and the Furious" films were great. Like me, even if you aren't a fan of these "Fast and the Furious" films you'll love this one. Like "Fast & Furious 6" this film was loaded with action. It wasn't like some action films that has a lot of dry spots. From beginning to the end this film keeps it's audience interested just from the action alone. The small amount of drama that takes place is a little cliché, but it works in this film. Now of course like all "Fast and the Furious" films the dialog and the plot is nothing Oscar worthy but the action and the bond these characters share in this film makes up for that ten times fold and that's one of the things that makes this film so great, the fact that the Furious 7 is a family.
It Really Wasn't That Bad. I'll Be Concise.
I read some of the bad reviews of this film and I don't know why they are being so harsh. It wasn't that bad. Well maybe it's because I'm not a big fan of stories about wizards, elves, goblins, and magic, although I enjoyed the Hell out of "Legend" and "Labyrinth", and I know little about J.R.R. Tolkien's books, just what I have seen in the theaters. To me this film was pretty much like the others, including "The Lord of the Ring" trilogy. I thought all of them were good. From what I have read from some of the other reviews there were some unanswered questions in the film that were covered in the books. I can see where that can be a problem for the ones who read and are into the books but for the ones who never read the books, if you liked the other "Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Ring" films you'll probably like this one too.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Isn't It Suppose To Be All About Mad Max?
I thought Mad Max was suppose to be the main character in a Mad Max film. This film focused on Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and her struggles to find her home land a little more than it did Mad Max (Tom Hardy), in my opinion, not that I'm complaining because it's still a great film. This film is set in an apocalyptic era, of course, which causes it to be a breeding ground for a lot of action and to me that's what made this film so great. Almost from beginning to end there's enough nonstop action to keep any action film fan satisfied. The story line that involves the two main characters were simple but the action completely made up for that. Overall it's a good film, not what I expected it to be but still good.
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
O.K., But Not As Good As The First Two.
"Insidious Chapter 3" is good but it's not as good as the first two. It does set everything up for chapters one and two but it could have been done a little better. It's almost the equivalent to "Annabelle", which was O.K. but not as good as "The Conjuring". I love horror films and when I see one I want it to be better than just O.K. I want it to be filled with scares that will make its audience jump and have them thinking about the film long after its over. This third installment of "Insidious" pretty much kept up with the same formula as chapters one and two but it didn't have the jumping out of your seat intensity until the end and that's how it sets things up for the original two chapters. Hopefully there will be a fourth chapter that will make up for what this third installment was missing.
Lila & Eve (2015)
Lila And Eve.
While this film won't win an Academy Award or any other glamorous award for that matter, it is a good film. The cast, for the most part, is what makes it as good as it is. The emotion and drama that's displayed by Viola Davis' character is flawless. Viola Davis, as usual, gives a wonderful performance in this film along side Jennifer Lopez. Although Jennifer Lopez's performance isn't as high caliber as Viola Davis' they both made a great pair in this film. Not anything different or original, this film is about two women who seek out and take revenge on the men who murdered their sons, it's that simple, or is it. Fairly written with some drama and a nice plot twist this film is enough to be enjoyed.