1980s, 4/4, Action, Horror, James Cameron, Review

Aliens

There are several ways to approach making a sequel to a successful genre film. One of them is "bigger is better". James Cameron's 1986 Aliens might be the textbook example of how to do that. The movie follows so many of the same basic plot points and character models as the first that it could… Continue reading Aliens

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2.5/4, 2000s, Action, JJ Abrams, Mission Impossible, Review

Mission: Impossible III

For most of this movie’s runtime, it’s quite an enjoyable high tech spy thriller, but I absolutely hate it’s last twenty minutes. I’ve only seen this twice: once upon its initial theatrical run and just recently on Amazon Prime. I remember feeling largely the same reaction then as I did this time, and the epicenter… Continue reading Mission: Impossible III