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Old 14 March 2019, 14:31   #2441
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CHIPS.

Ugh... I want to like it, but it is just so unfunny most of the time. Yet the way it is filmed it clearly was meant to be funny, a sort of raunchier version of a buddy-cop movie like Lethal Weapon. And I'm pretty much the target audience of this movie: a man-child who likes toilet humor.

There is some sort of story in it too... I think? It's well hidden behind the severe character flaws and weird behaviours of the main anti-heroes that demand extended periods of screen time every few minutes of actual movie progression. It gets so tiresome to basically just see them flop around on screen doing awkward things while everything else grinds to a halt.

Just no.

4/10
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The Equalizer 2. The first movie was really slick; cool Denzel kicking ass, just a really stylistic action-revenge romp.

The second movie is slick in different ways; besides really exceptionally good camera work with some fun Tarentino tricks thrown in, Denzel's character gets a little more depth to him. But unfortunately the movie lacks a good villain; in fact it's a really uninteresting predictable one you spot from the first second they show their face. But what the movie lacks in villains... it more than makes up for in demise of villains, some of the takedowns in the movie are surprisingly graphic and original.

Don't expect a rollercoaster ride, it's a slow burning movie which favours tension and dialogue over action. And that's a good thing, it allows you to really sink into the movie and enjoy all the pretty visuals it presents you in between the moments of Denzel-kick-ass.

7.5/10
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Game Night (2018)

Would probably compare this to Tag, but this one has better vibe and humor, with somewhat predictable outcome. I think that for movies like this you have to be in mood for something stupid...

6.5 /10
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Interesting read regarding Captain Marvel / SW 9.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottme.../#37c56966be6e
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Old 20 March 2019, 00:58   #2445
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Yeah yeah, Disney is getting it's money again and is one step closer to world domination.

First I want to see Vice, Escape Room and Us... damn it's a good time for cinema.
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The First Purge. Ah yes, the inevitable prequel movie that explains... nothing new. If you've seen the rather dull third entry in the series (the Purge: Election Year), you know exactly what this movie is going to show you.

Unfortunately the writers behind this movie really suck and the way the purge is initiated is just stupendously unrealistic and hammy. One evil politician reporting to a shadow organisation you don't get to see and a scientist (played by the criminally underused Marisa Tomei) basically are responsible for pushing the entire thing through; and they magically have full presidential power. That's no spoiler by the way, the movie basically opens up with that tidbit.

You simply have to ignore the story aspect, it sucks hard. The rest however is quite tasty; the actual purge is all over the place. It has elements of psychological horror, body horror, home invasion horror, comedy, action - it's just snippets of differently styled film strung together. And it works, it's very entertaining. A bit slow at times but the next scene always makes up for it. The masks and outfits in this movie are cooler than ever too.

So yeah - good popcorn flick, but be sure to switch off your brain first.

6.5/10
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