Everything’s Still Awesome, Because The LEGO Movie 2 is a Familiar But Fun Sequel (Review)

Everything’s Still Awesome, Because The LEGO Movie 2 is a Familiar But Fun Sequel (Review)

The LEGO Movie was arguably one of the biggest surprises of 2014, but what wasn’t a surprise after massive success at the box office is a sequel getting the green light to go into production from Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group. It was always going to be a challenge to live up to the success of the original, but the direction from Mike Mitchell, and pens of writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have crafted a solid sequel in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which retains the spirit, tone and sense of humor from the original, and remains entertaining despite an air of familiarity. Read more

Pacific Rim: Uprising is Fun & Plays With Scale Just as Well as Kong Skull Island (Review)

Pacific Rim: Uprising is Fun & Plays With Scale Just as Well as Kong Skull Island (Review)

This week it was Pacific Rim: Uprising.  Somehow I missed the Giant Robot versus Kaiju craze.  I’ve never seen any of the anime, never read the manga, never really was that interested in it.  And I wasn’t that keen on seeing Pacific Rim: Uprising – I hadn’t seen the first one because I thought it would break my brain (physics doesn’t work like that).  So it came as a surprise to me when I absolutely loved it. I just loved seeing Giant Robots fighting. I liked seeing these huge machines dominating the battlefield until whaaaa – an EVEN BIGGER robot comes out dwarfs absolutely everything.  I get the appeal now; it’s very fun. Read more

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a Forgettable & Lazy Sequel (Review)

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a Forgettable & Lazy Sequel (Review)

Blockbuster sequels can be extremely risky and sometimes unnecessary. In 2013 Guillermo Del Toro gave us the entertaining Pacific Rim and it was overall received pretty well. Del Toro did not come back for the sequel and it is incredibly obvious because Pacific Rim: Uprising takes everything the first one did well and throws it out the window. There are very few enjoyable aspects in this big-budget second instalment. Read more

Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer is Loaded With Crazy Robot Vs Robot Vs Mega Kaiju Chaos

Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer is Loaded With Crazy Robot Vs Robot Vs Mega Kaiju Chaos

From Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures and director Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil) comes the highly anticipated Pacific Rim: Uprising. The first film was helmed by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak) and he is a producer for the sequel. The film stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Wesley Wong and Lily Ji and is due for release March 23, 2018.  Read more

Fist Fight Isn’t a Knock-Out Punch, But Does Land Some Good Jabs [Review]

Fist Fight Isn’t a Knock-Out Punch, But Does Land Some Good Jabs [Review]

It’s difficult to make a truly funny and original comedy these days.   Most comedic films being put out are sequels to hits from over a decade ago, like Zoolander 2 and Bad Santa 2.  The best laughs can be found on TV shows or web series.  Granted there have been some great comedies in recent years like Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street Fist Fight is a new comedy that isn’t on par with the likes of the original Hangover movie, however it was surprisingly funny given that it’s premise was expected to be a little lackluster. Read more