Category Archives: Science Fiction

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Is Terrible

This past weekend I watched the newest Jurassic World movie and for little kids it was a fun ride at theaters but as an adult…it was honestly one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.

Dominion finds a way to bring back the OG trio whose role in the film comes a bit naturally but the way they’re utilized in the movie feels like the screenwriters are winking at us the whole time. There is not a single moment of magic in this film. Every scene plays the same, every outcome is predictable, and every moment is annoying.

Dominion has garnered the worst Rotten Tomatoes score in the entire franchise (30%) and it deserves it. It’s a terrible film that treats its audience as if they can throw dinosaurs in our face and we’ll be pleased and honestly, that’s not true.

I’m giving this movie 2 out of 5 stars and 70 out of 100. I would’ve given it a lower score if it hadn’t made me laugh so much because that’s how ridiculous it was.

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Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me How Good the ‘Planet of the Apes’ Trilogy Is?

When I was little my father showed me the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston saying the iconic line (“Take your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!) and that chill-inducing conclusion when we see the Statue of Liberty jutting half-buried from decades of sand on the horizon. That last shot still haunts me.

Then, eight years ago, my father took me and my sister to see The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in theaters. I watched it, I didn’t like it, and I forgot 98% of the movie.

Fast forward to 2017 and War for the Planet of the Apes has come out and is getting a bunch of rave reviews. Curious, we bought it on Prime Video and were absolutely gobsmacked by how good it was. It became my favorite film of 2017 and is a film I still watch every once in a while to this day.

However, there was always this notion in the back of my mind that it was the only good Planet of the Apes movie. Especially when I knew there was a film that had Mark Wahlberg (I thought it was the first of the new era of Planet of the Apes movies) and I knew people didn’t like it. Then I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes and I was changed.

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New Footage of ‘Avatar 2’, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, and So Much More Debut at Cinemacon

It feels like a lifetime ago when I was sharing updates of a movie from a comic-con but here we are. This week Cinemacon is taking place and there have been a whole bunch of exciting developments. So, let’s get to the movie news of the week.

The Greta Gerwig-helmed Barbie film starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, Ryan Gosling as Ken, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, and so many other actors has released its first official image. Here it is.

This is an amazing picture for only one reason: the car. It looks like an actual Barbie car brought to life and that alone is shocking. Now, is Margot Robbie giving me Barbie vibes? She’s blond, she’s pretty, but I’m not quite sure yet. We’ll see.

Apparently will be dropping on the same day as Oppenheimer next year, July 23.

The Batman is officially getting a sequel with Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves returning! While this isn’t necessarily surprising it is nice to hear.

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‘Men in Black: International’: Why Do People Hate This Movie So Much?

I watched Men in Black: International yesterday, expecting it to be the worst of the worst, and surprisingly, I enjoyed the film. Chris Hemsworth’s Agent H and Tessa Thompson’s Agent M are a lovable duo who have to take on a pair of creepy aliens to save the world. Yes, the plot was simple, mostly predictable, and some things didn’t make total sense but this movie made me laugh with its legitimate humor.

I smiled for nearly two hours straight as the film sent me on a rollercoaster ride in which I was waiting for it to take a shockingly bad left turn and instead, it never did.

This movie was much better than Men in Black II and honestly, I’d watch another film in this franchise starring Agent H and Agent M in a flash. They were great, the movie was simply fun, and I’m quite baffled about the movie’s low rating. Do people not understand how to have a good time watching movies anymore or…?

I’m giving this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars and 85 out of 100.

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I Got the ‘Dune’ Novel!

Dune was my favorite film last year because, well, it’s awesome. When I watched David Lynch’s iteration of the book several years ago I thought the story was interesting but the movie could not grip in the way that Villeneuve’s version did. Now I can’t get enough of this story.

So much so that I decided to get the official novel so that I can read the story and get an official idea of what to expect in the sequel arriving next year. I can’t wait to share my thoughts about this iconic book in the near future because there’s a good chance I’ll be finishing it over the weekend.

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‘The Adam Project’ Is Sweet but Ultimately Pretty Mediocre

Ryan Reynold’s latest film, an emotional sci-fi flick about reconciling with your past self (literally) just dropped on Netflix yesterday and I decided to check it out.

Reconnecting with Shawn Levy, the director who helped bring the surprisingly good film Free Guy to life, The Adam Project is a film that starts off pretty good for the first forty minutes and then divebombs from there.

The story, on the emotional side of things, is well-written and made my eyes wet on a couple of occasions. However, there’s another side to the story and that’s the meat of this film’s problem.

Remember, this is a sci-fi flick and that means there’s time travel. Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds) ends up traveling back in time to save his wife Laura (Zoe Saldana) but ends up running into his twelve-year-old self (Walker Scobell) instead. What then transpires is a save-the-world sort of adventure but the actual plot is so confusing I gave up trying to figure out what was happening along the way.

The Adam Project is a typical Netflix matinee film. They get an A-list star to make you want to watch the movie and then that movie turns out to be just…okay.

I’ll give The Adam Project 83 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars. It’s not a bad movie. It’s just a mediocre one.

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