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I know that this started as a graphic novel by the director Joseph Kosinski, but it has the feel of a movie adapted from a short story. Instead of cramming in too many characters, we get a solid amount of time dedicated to a smaller number of them. Instead of world building bursting at the… Continue reading Oblivion
I don't think this movie fully works, but I don't want to dismiss it completely. It's aggressively unpleasant for long stretches with a wildly unappealing main character and some unclarity about who's who for a while, but the main character has an emotional (or one might say emotionless) journey that's well built around unpleasantness and… Continue reading Possessor
What a fascinating little franchise. Cohesive, then fractured, then cohesive again, and finally whimpering out into nothing, the X-Men movies are a grab bag of entertaining movies. There's legitimately good stuff in here, but there's also misguided and downright boring stuff as well. Like most franchises, it got handed from one creative team to another,… Continue reading The X-Men Franchise: The Definitive Ranking
#13 in my ranking of the X-Men franchise. I always thought this movie was a great idea. You take an established franchise/brand, use that to open the film's box office opening weekend potentially even completely covering the cost of the film that was made with a smaller budget in a new direction. Instead of the… Continue reading The New Mutants
#12 in my ranking of the X-Men franchise. For the first directorial effort of a long time screenwriter, Simon Kinberg, you'd expect Dark Phoenix to have some semblance of narrative structure, but you'd be wrong. The adventures of the X-Men under Fox ends with a whimper of an adventure, so unfocused and meandering that the… Continue reading Dark Phoenix