Movie Review – Suicide Squad

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A shadowy arm of the government want to be proactive against threats against the land. Realizing the futility of conventional means against these threats, the agency uses an unconventional weapon. The baddest of the bad, worst of the worst criminals ever would fight (begrudgingly) against those that threaten our existence. Set to a trippy set list of memorable songs that act almost as a commentator throughout the film, surely this will be the experience that shapes your summer. Unfortunately for Warner Brothers and DC Comics, 2014 happened and Guardians of the Galaxy was released to positive reviews. With two lackluster entrants for the DC Extended Universe preceding Suicide Squad, the WB and DC needs this film to do well. At this moment Suicide Squad has a 27% positive rating on aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes.com; which was down from 31% 12 hours ago.  Despite the vitriol for Suicide Squad, the battle at the box office is ultimately decided by the value of your movie ticket. It’s not that Suicide Squad isn’t worth seeing but, with ticket prices steadily increasing and the added costs of 3D and IMAX (also in 3D); how much is it worth seeing to you? Continue reading “Movie Review – Suicide Squad”

MOVIE REVIEW – Cowboys & Aliens

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I love movies of all genres.  I love a good Western.  And I really love a good Sci-Fi movie.  They’re just fun.  I remember watching the great John Wayne in the westerns of the past and thinking how cool they really were.  They’re fun movies.  And sci-fi movies are generally visual spectacles on screen and the sky is the limit when it comes to plot.  So when I first heart that Jon Favreau was going to combine the two, and he was going to get two amazing actors I thought, wow, this is a can’t miss.  But sometimes I’m completely wrong about things.

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