It’s hard to believe that a sequel to Jumanji made over $950 million dollars just two years ago. With likable stars attached, including Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, and a new concept that worked, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle became a box office smash. With word of mouth that helped keep its legs at the box office through the holidays, it was inevitable that a sequel would be fast-tracked. Like a video game sequel (which is what Jumanji is nowadays), Jumanji: The Next Level is here with a concept of being bigger in terms of scope and characters – just like most sequels to video games. Does it work as another entertaining action adventure? Yes, it does. But does it reach or surpass the score level of its predecessor? Not exactly, but that’s fine.
In celebration of Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the greatest horror sci-fi franchise of all time – Alien: Covenant (now playing – our review HERE), I’ve decided to rank every single Alien and Predator film into one list. Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’ is on tap for a release August 3, 2018 as well, so stay tuned to see that badass horror-action flick next year. Read more
Oh January movies. I always mean to take January off but I went and saw Monster Trucks anyway. It’s directed by Chris Wedge, who directed the Ice Age movies. I have to admit, I am not the ideal audience for this film; it was not made for me. But I’m feeling well disposed to Monster Trucks, despite its flaws, because it had an original premise and completely delivered on it. If you’ve seen the trailer, it’s exactly what is says on the tin – it’s Monster Trucks with Real Monsters.