Movie Review: The Lego Movie 2

Simple Review: A fun trip back to Lego-land

Isn’t it amazing how animated movies have become consistently better movie-going experiences than their live-action counterparts? It is difficult to find a bad movie in animated franchises like How to Train Your Dragon, Kung-Fu Panda, Disney animated movies and the king of them all Pixar and their barrage of non-stop hits. These movies not only transport us to new and exciting worlds but are well-crafted movies that not only deliver on the visual eye candy but the emotional as well. How is it that these “kids” movies have better characters, better scripts and better direction than 90% of the dribble us unlucky “adults” have to sit through? Admit it, you care more about what is going to happen to Buzz and Woody in their next adventure than you care about ANYTHING your co-workers tell you about their lives! And that is why I love you, my reliable reader, yes I love you as much as an internet movie review blogger can, especially you ladies. I am getting sidetracked here so let me continue with my stream of consciousness. This week The Lego Movie 2 makes its way into the cinemas looking to build on the excellence of the first and grow this into one of the better franchises in animated movies. Does it succeed? The only to find out is to put another Lego brick in the wall because you can’t have any pudding if you don’t read this review.  Continue reading “Movie Review: The Lego Movie 2”

Movie Review: Glass

Simple Review: The Last Glass-bender

Here is a simple question: Has there ever been a more frustrating filmmaker than M. Night Shyamalan? At his best, we have seen excellent films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Split but that same mind delivered the cinematic poop ( yes I said poop) like The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth! How is that possible? It would be like Billy Shakespeare following up Macbeth, Hamlet, and Othello with the Twilight books. ( yes, I had to look those up and no, I am not comparing him with M. Night just making a silly point!) When Split was released in 2016, I had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by that movie, especially James McAvoy, who made that movie with his performance. With the little twist at the end connecting Split with Unbreakable, I was cautiously excited to see what Glass could deliver. So, did Glass end the trilogy on a high note, or did it shatter and cover the floor as we ran away from Hans Gruber’s goons cutting our feet, leaving us bleeding and hiding in a bathroom at Nakatomi Tower? ( Not bad, right?) There is only one way to find out, my friend, read on! Continue reading “Movie Review: Glass”