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Jumanji – The Next Level (2019) Movie Review By Peter Pluymers

Jumanji The Next Level Review

Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

In recent years, the terms “Remake” and “Reboot” have become very popular in Hollywood. Much to my annoyance. In most cases, these knockoffs are just a shadow of the original. Not to say abominably bad and horrible to look at. The biggest example of this (for me personally anyway) is the movie “Ghostbusters” from 2016. If Bill Murray was no longer among the living, he would have turned around in his grave. A needless copy without humor and full of recycled ideas. A few years ago when I was told that a remake was being made of the famous film “Jumanji” (with the unparalleled Robin Williams in a leading role) from 1995, I was shocked. And certainly when it turned out that Dwayne Johnson hijacked the leading role. Yet another redundant and ridiculous attempt to imitate a past milestone.

To my surprise, however, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” turned out to be an exceptionally successful experiment. And that’s because of the unique idea to replace the “Jumanji board game” with an old school console game where four innocent students are teleported into and where they need to complete a quest while playing a character in this game. It’s the only way to escape the game. Not only was it a funny movie (due to the interactions and personality contradictions between the real youngsters and their avatar in the video game). The concept was also original. Adding video game features such as NPCs, cut scenes, and the fact that each character has a limited number of lives, was a masterful move. It’s not without reason that the film was a real success in the theatres. And the inevitable happened. The sequel “Jumanji: The next level” is a fact.

Unfortunately, as I feared, this new sequel doesn’t take the saga to a new level. To be honest, I thought it was simply an uninspired story that simply tries to take advantage of the previous film’s success. An easy solution to squeeze the last dollars out of a milked-out project. The novelties can be counted on a broken abacus. Not many, in this case. The characters are all still the same. This time supplemented with two old grumpy retirees (Danny DeVito and Danny Glover) who used to be business partners when they owned a thriving restaurant. As with every new level in a video game, the environment in which the adventure takes place is different from the previous level. So you’ll be presented with a sandy location with associated oases. And also, our friends will encounter a completely different fauna on their path.

The most successful aspect of this sequel is the fact that the different characters were initially mixed. That makes for hilarious moments when you see Dwayne Johnson imitating the characteristics of a Danny DeVito. But besides that, there’s nothing innovative to discover in this sequel. It’s a well-known story with a new look. It’s the same as when a new “FIFA Soccer” version is being released on the game market. Graphically it may look a bit sharper and some new players and options have been added. But otherwise, the look and feel are similar and you have trouble discovering the points of improvement. Well, “Jumanji: The Next Level” was entertaining and packed with sometimes masterful CGI. A good alternative to fill a pleasant movie night. But the source from which creative ideas are created is exhausted. Let’s hope they bury the game “Jumanji” in a well-hidden spot once and for all, so nobody can lay their hands on it again. I think we’ve had enough of this.

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019) Movie Review By The Moviie Couple

Hobbs and Shaw Review

Director: David Leitch
Writers: Chris Morgan (story by), Chris Morgan (screenplay by)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

Moviie Couple here!   We went to see Hobbs and Shaw this weekend!  Remember we are just a married couple that loves movies!  We’re here to tell you if we liked it.  Film experts we are not!  Just a quick reminder of our rating system.   Mrs. Moviie Couple and I, rate films on whether they are worth the cash spent on a night out.  we use a 1-6 Dollar Bill system.  1-2 Bills equal a waste of both our time and money!  3-4 Bills equal Meh to Pretty Good, money well spent!  5-6 Bills equal Wow!  Well worth the price of dinner, movie and sitter!  Please take our money again!

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is a spinoff from the most surprising mega franchise in Hollywood not to feature people in spandex or capes!  Directed by David Leitch of Deadpool 2 fame and featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Staham reprising their roles as Lawman Luke Hobbs and Rogue MI6 agent Deckard Shaw from the Fast and the Furious films, this movie brings the two characters in conflict with super soldier Brixton Lore.  Lore works for the evil organization known only as Eteon.  Eteon is after a killer virus known as Snowflake, that just so happens to be in the possession of Shaw’s sister, MI6 agent Hattie Shaw played by Vanessa Kirby.  Hattie is on the run…..Wait does any of this really matter?  Who cares?  We are all here to watch Johnson and Statham trade smack talk, out “tough guy” each other, kick loads of ass while driving very fast cars and probably save the world a few times before the closing credits!  A plot is secondary to what the audience really wants to see.  Everyone wants to see the mountain of muscles with the eyebrow and the 100 watt smile that is The Rock, team up with the martial arts madness, gravely voice and shark scaring smirk of Jason Statham as they face off against the man who really should be James Bond!  So is it any good?  Does it deliver what it promises?  Let’s grab some guns, put the pedal to the metal and cue the explosions!  It’s time to find out!

Mr. Moviie Couple:  This movie will never be compared to Schindler’s List or Out of Africa, but it isn’t trying to be.  It is more than aware of what type of film it is and is proud in letting that flag fly!  Sure we get a bit (and I mean a sliver of a bit) of drama.  We learn of Luke Hobbs family issues, we learn about the Shaw siblings and their life growing up.  This is a Fast and Furious movie after all, so the theme of family is almost obligatory by now, but that’s not the point here for real.

This film won’t redefine the action genre in the way John Wick did years ago, but again it’s not trying to be anything other than what it is, a buddy action comedy for this generation.  In that aspect it succeeds.  Johnson is, well…..Johnson.  He has his persona down pat by now.  He knows what his audience wants from him and he makes sure they are never disappointed. Statham does the same, he gives his fans exactly what they want from him.  The standout is Ms. Kirby.  She shined in Mission Impossible: Fallout, but that role was just a sampler.  Here she shows she can stand toe to toe with two of the biggest male action stars of our day.  She is a star and proves it here running and even outpacing the big dogs.  Elba has the thankless role here.  As he describes himself in his introduction when asked who he is: “Bad Guy” pretty much says it all and there is little else to it.  As a presence that can face off with the twin poster boys for cinema machismo, Elba is a great choice, but still he deserves more to do.  Elba is an actor on a level Johnson and Statham would need a step ladder to even see, let alone achieve, but he never gets to show it here.

All that being said, the movie delivers on the expected action and gives us a modern throwback to the buddy cop films of the eighties.  One scene even has Hattie sitting at a computer with a poster of the classic 48 Hours on the wall.  The scene is very apropos as Hobbs and Shaw comes very close to a mix of those forgotten films as if you crossed Lethal Weapon with the effects and action of a modern Avengers film!   To that point Kevin Hart provides a role very reminiscent of Joe Pesci in the Lethal Weapon series.  Hart, along with Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren show up and add a bit of gravitas to the production.

I appreciated Hobbs and Shaw for hitting the mark they were aiming for.  The jokes got a little ham fisted and many of the put downs between the leads were either written by or overheard in a high school boys locker room, but the action delivers in a big way.  The plot gets lost a bit, if you think too hard about it you’ll be taking the fun out of it.  Of course we are left with a cliffhanger of sorts as the mysterious leader of Eteon promises to see Hobbs and Shaw again (I think I have an idea which actor will be playing the mastermind, but I’ll keep my guess to myself as that particular actor has been burning the “CANDLE” at both ends lately and I may be wrong).  I only hope if the duo does come back, we get a bit more of the family drama mixed in with the copious fight scenes.

So as a modern tribute or update to the great action comedies of the eighties I enjoyed Hobbs and Shaw.  Who knew you could dust off the old Lethal Weapon, 48 Hours,  Beverly Hills Cop blueprints add in a little Vanessa Kirby as the new Renee Russo and it could work again!   Hobbs and Shaw gets 4 Bills not for breaking any new ground, but for mining some old ground with a modern flair.  Pretty Good, maybe you’ll like it, but don’t expect to come away challenged, just put your seat belt on and enjoy the ride!

Mrs. Moviie Couple:  *Sigh* I try and say something positive about every movie.  I understand all the hard work that each person puts into each and every production, but this is going to be tough for me.

-There is a reason I have NEVER seen a Fast and the Furious movie.  I have watched my hubbie and sons both go to the theatre and watch many of the films in this series at home, but not once have I seen one in its entirety.  Maybe a scene or two with The Rock as I was passing through the living room, just to be fair, but that is all.  Well now that I have seen this part of the series, I am glad to say my past decisions have been vindicated! Uggh!  I am not an action film girl!  It’s just not for me!  I thought I was over Superhero movies, but I’ll take another Avengers or Shazam over another Fast and Furious anyday!

The actors as far as action actors go were phenomenal!  Especially Vanessa Kirby!  She more than held her own with these two intimidating male specimens!

-This just is not my kind of movie. But different strokes for different folks!  I must say the fans that like action driven films will really enjoy it.  There was a round of applause in the theatre once it ended that was so loud it snapped me out of the punching and explosion numbness that had consumed me nearly a half hour into the movie.  Johnson is a true star and still has a killer smile!  I can’t wait to see him in Jumanji 2!

I give this movie 1.5 Bills!  Just mind numbing action and not much else, even The Rock couldn’t save this picture for me.  Just stay home and wait to see it on demand with some pizza and a six pack! On the way home, I spoke about how Johnson and Statham’s roles have grown from their appearances in the previous Fast and Furious movies. I told Mrs. Moviie Couple how Staham had started as a villain in one of them and now he’s just one of the good guys.  She just turned up the radio and asked me why I was still talking about “That film”.

Yikes!  I told her my theory on who I believe the mysterious mastermind was and she just gave me “The Look”, there wasn’t much movie conversation after that!  My 4 Bills and the Mrs. 1.5 Bills, adds up to a rounded down average of 2.5 Bills for Hobbs and Shaw.  Just barely a Meh average.  Agree to disagree I guess.  When it comes to movies like this  Mr. Moviie Couple is from Mars and Mrs. Moviie Couple is from Venus or something like that.

So until next time, remember Summer Blockbusters are wrapping up, but the movie season never ends! Be sure to check out our Twitter or Facebook for a clue to our next movie review.  Mr. & Mrs. Moviie Couple out!

Rampage (2018) Movie Review By Darrin Gauthier


Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Ryan Engle (screenplay by), Carlton Cuse (screenplay by)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello

Plot:  When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Running Time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics 52%    Audience 75%

Why I Watched It: The cast and I got it on sale on itunes for 2.99.

Random Thoughts: This was one of the rare cases where a movie was based on a video game and I didn’t know or more likely didn’t remember the game.  I have seen it now boy I miss the early video games.

I would like to say something about Dwayne Johnson, Baywatch bombed, Skyscraper was a disappointment and Rampage did well but look at that critics score, it’s very hard to be the highest paid actor in Hollywood, heavy is the crown and all that, he’s still for my movie a bankable star and who of the most charismatic actors working today and likable as all get out.

What I Liked: First off, this is a fun and enjoyable popcorn movie, I liked the crap out of it, don’t worry I’ll say more but it does sum it up nicely.

I don’t usually like giant monster movies, I like some but the King Kongs and Godzillias usually leave me cold but here they embrace the fun of it and to their credit it’s silly cause of course it is but they play it straight and they don’t play down to the material.  The tone and pacing works well and even though the film does run a bit long it’s a quick watch.

Johnson is solid here, he’s kind of quiet and even though he’s playing to his type and his strengths it’s a bit different, slightly. Naomie Harris is very good here, kind of a nothing role and she holds her own.  To me the standout is Jeffery Dean Morgan who is a downright hoot in this movie, even is chewing scenery and having a ton of fun and it’s infectious, every time he says something I smiled.  I liked the fact that they didn’t make him a cliched government bad guy, you’re not really sure what side he’s on and that’s part of the fun.  It’s nice to see a secondary character get some time and also get to be more than a stock character.  Also different seeing Malin Ackerman as the villain, and to have a brother and sister villain is different or at least hasn’t been done in a while.

The action is done well, the CGI for the most part is good and the monsters were believable enough to keep you into the movie.  For the most par this is a well made action movie.

What I Didn’t Like: Honestly there isn’t much cause this movie really knows what it is, it’s not over reaching and it’s not trying to be the biggest Box Office hit of all-time, it’s a movie based on an old video game and it kept the fun and silliness that it had and put it on the big screen.  With that there’s a couple of nitpicks, they waste Joe Manganiello, i wish they gave him not only more to do but a character to play, he’s a type here, everything I said about Morgan’s character does not apply to Manganiello not his fault he’s a bigger name than this role needed.  Also the villain’s could have been a tad better, I get what they were going for but really they weren’t much of a threat.

Final Thoughts: A hoot of a film, there I said I enjoyed it for what it was, I hada good time watching it.

Rating: 8/10

Skyscraper (2018) Movie Review By John Walsh


Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han

I’ve been a huge fan of Dwayne Johnson for twenty years now and I followed his jump from WWE superstar to Hollywood action hero with great intrigue. He’s got that rare combination of charismatic charm and humour that makes him the perfect leading man for films like Skyscraper. His name usually would be a enough alone to draw people out too, regardless of the standard, supporting cast or setting. Sadly though, this wasn’t to be the case for his latest foray into a summer blockbuster. 

I’ve seen people describing it as box office flop, heralding Dwayne Johnson fatigue and the films Asian setting as the primary reasons. The latter holds more weight for me, but let’s be frank here, the film isn’t actually a flop at all. Sure, it imploded in the states, where its popularity should’ve been the greatest, but it’s total gross is sitting just shy of $300m and over double its budget. I don’t believe for a minute there’s any fatigue for this generations Arnie in cinema going audiences either. Skyscraper just isn’t that good a film and that’s absolutely fine. These things can happen. 

It’s directed by a man already acquainted with our leading star and who’s films I’ve quite enjoyed actually. Rawson Marshall Thurber helmed Central Intelligence, the film that sparked the Kevin Hart/Dwayne Johnson bromance. I knew him more for comedies like Easy A prior to his 2016 hybrid comedy/action effort and whilst I’d love to give him a bye for Skyscraper’s averageness, I just can’t. He wrote the bloody thing too.

That’s coming off like I absolutely detested this film and it’s up there with the worst I’ve ever seen in Phoenix Forgotten (that’s a personal running joke), but I didn’t and it’s not. I went into watch this on a quiet day, full of boredom and it was never one that I intended to see in a theatre. That classic phrase, idle hands are the devils work, came to mint however and so off I went. I had little expectation and having seen the equally ridiculous San Andreas, which is getting a sequel bizarrely, that gave me a sense of what was to come. I.e. thread bare plot and character development, choc full of action, CG and corny one liners. 

And it didn’t disappoint in the least. It was everything I thought it would be and more. It ticked all of the Dwayne Johnson action flick boxes. Not all of those ticked boxes equate to positive emotions mind you. 

Will Sawyer (Johnson), is an ex-FBI hostage team leader and war veteran, who’s been forced into the more sedate job of skyscraper security adviser. Why do you ask? Well, because he lost a leg in an explosion. It’s not all bad though, this unfortunate event brought his wife and subsequently his two children into the picture. Who incidentally are Sarah (Neve Campbell), Georgia (McKenna Roberts) and Henry (Noah Cottrell). His new found laidback lifestyle, a decade on doesn’t last though. His old FBI bud (Pablo Schreiber) gets him the gig reviewing the security at the Pearl, the worlds tallest skyscraper, at three times the size of the Empire State Building. 

The building’s visionary and architect, Zhao Min Zhi (Chin Han), is being extorted by a rival gangster group, headed up by Kores Botha (Rolland Møller), who control the construction workers however and it’s this flashpoint that ultimately leads to the roaring fire ninety floors up. Will is blamed for this, leading to a sticky start, trying to evade the police, whilst scrambling to make his way into the Pearl to save his family. There was a moment with the public watching on a large screen around that point, when he’s dangling of a huge crane and leaping 30 feet into buildings that had me cringing.

It felt like Ninja Warrior UK and I was almost waiting on commentary from Chris Kamara feeding through for the rest of the film, because man does Will Sawyer love dangling thousands of feet up in the air with a flimsy, DIY, safety line. 

And that’s arguably my biggest gripe with Skyscraper. I can forgive the basic plot and the superfluous second arc of Zhao playing off Botha before Will steps in, that I didn’t care about in the slightest. Hell, I can even forgive the absence of anything resembling chemistry between Campbell and Johnson, and indeed any character development therein. But what I can’t forgive is lazy action set pieces, the over reliance of well trodden action tropes that have been done better in the likes of Towering Inferno and regurgitated dangling, used way too often for tension, to ever diminishing returns. 

For god sakes, If you have little to no substance in the plot department then at least give us something fresh in the action department. They didn’t though.

You don’t even need me to write about what happens as the family reunite and Will tries to formulate an escape plan whilst dealing with the decent, if not stereotypical and slightly neutered antagonist that is Botha. That’s no dig at Roland Møller incidentally, he’s all right. But I’ll do it anyway, because frankly, I’m running out of other things to talk about. Will performs a series of a unlikely heroics, saves his wife and son, before teaming up with Zhao to see off Botha and save his daughter. I’ve slagged this film off slightly, but I did enjoy the ingenuity of the mirror scene at the end and the continual confusion the reflections created. Think Enter the Dragon and you’ll get a feel for what they did. 

One thing I can’t find much fault in was the visuals. The CG had to be decent for this to be even remotely believable and it was. The wide shots of the fiery tower were quite impressive, I particularly enjoyed the street level stuff near the beginning and the nauseating cityscapes far below Will’s dangling moments were decently realistic. 

In the end, Dwayne can always point to the Scorpion King and say this is like a Hitchcock masterpiece in comparison. It wasn’t a terrible film, I’ve definitely seen plenty worse, but it wasn’t great either. It was merely average and there was no great underlying or overarching themes explored, out with the usual heroic desire to save ones family that’s been done to the death. It felt like a missed opportunity, because if I hadn’t been aware of the usual Johnson action fare, then I could’ve been suckered with the trailer into believing this was a bold and different story, focusing on this idealistic, separatist community within the Pearl being isolated from the outside world by a tragedy. That could’ve been really interesting, but it’s a fantasy, sadly. 

The acting was ok and nothing more, not even Dwayne, with all his aforementioned charisma and charm could lift the film out of the overpowering feel of averageness that permeated it’s very being. It’s a bit of escapism, a popcorn, action flick and if you try not to think too much about it then there’s some redeeming aspects that’ll give enjoyment to the right person.

Rating: 2.5/5

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) Movie Review By Darrin Gauthier

Jumanji WTTJ

Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Chris McKenna (screenplay by), Erik Sommers(screenplay by)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black

Plot:  Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Running Time:  119 Minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics 76%   Audience 88%

Why I Watched It: The trailer looked like a lot of fun and then it came out and made a ton of money and also had pretty good reviews and yes I’m a fan of The Rock’s.

Random Thoughts: When I first heard they were doing another Jumanji my first instinct was this was a cash grab and there’s a whole generation that never heard of the first film and that also don’t play board games.  Then I heard The Rock was involved and they were updating it and it was more of a sequel/reboot so I was in.  This is something I wished Hollywood would do more of taking an older idea and doing something different with it.

What I Liked: Pure and simple this is a fun movie, you look up the definition of popcorn movie and you would see Jumanji’s  picture and that’s not an insult.  The film is just a lot of fun and it’s across the board fun, my 8 year old daughter loves it, I liked and the thing is they don’t play down for kids this is a funny action comedy for the whole family, yes I just wrote that.

Dwayne Johnson is truly on the top of his game, he’s not only good in his movies but he’s picking interesting films and films with good scripts, he’s not just gabbing the money he’s becoming a huge movie star.  He’s very good here playing type and against type in the same role, Johnson is very good playing off his imagine and I think the reason he’s so likable is that he has a very good sense of humor not many guys who look like Johnson have as good comedic timing as he does.

I also really liked Jack Black, who really nails playing a teenage girl trapped inside a middle age man and to be honest he gets the best lines and he’s kind of proven he’s back.  Karen Gillan now can put this beside Guardians Of The Galaxy on her resume, she’s a pretty good ass kicker.  I think the reason the film works so well is the four leads have great chemistry and all four are sharing the screen and not competing for it.

The action is solid and also they do a good job of turning a video game into a good action film, oddly Hollywood can’t do it with a real video game but here they capture the fun and style and it was really enjoyable.  The film also looks really good, they nail the tone and also the pacing to keep the story going.  I do think the main key is the humor, I think it what makes the film work without it you pretty much have a Indiana Jones rip off.

What I Didn’t Like: Nitpicks, really didn’t dislike much, Kevin Hart was playing Kevin Hart and it was too bad cause everyone else was playing against type but here Hart is doing very Hart like things, don’t get me wrong he’s funny but I wish he stretched a bit here.

They do a time thing late in the film, kind of a twist and it doesn’t make sense and that’s all i’ll say, but it is something that stands against the game’s logic.

And lastly I’ll say it, it’s a bit long at pretty much two hours, again nitpicks.

Final Thoughts: A fun film, a film you and you’re kids will like and a film that is very rewatchable.  A must watch.

Rating: 8/10

Hercules (2014) Movie Burner Review By Darrin Gauthier


Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Ryan J. Condal (screenplay by), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay by)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane

Plot:  Having endured his legendary twelve labours, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics 59%   Audience 48%

Why I Watched It: To be honest, I saw this on iTunes, it was on sale to rent for $1.99, and I had forgotten this was even made, I saw it and was like oh yeah, it does have a very good cast as well.

Random Thoughts: Sword and Sandal movies are tricky at best one would say they’re a forgotten or even dead genre but much like the Western every once in awhile a studio will through one out.  Now I grew up on these movies, my mother was a fan so I saw a ton of these, some cheesy some very good, I even saw Gladiator in the theatre with my mother.  Like I said she was a fan of the genre.  Now with that being said Hercules is kind of done to death and really the character is kind of bland and cliched now.  With that being said if any modern actor was born to play Hercules it’s Dwayne Johnson.

What I Liked: Two things really surprised me was one-It has a very good cast and a league of nations of actors here, two of my favourite British actors Ian McShane and John Hurt, and I’ve always liked Rufus Sewell and it’s nice to see him play a good guy. Two-They did do something different, these is a team movie, a group a band of warriors not just Hercules sure he’s the lead but it did breathe some new life into the character.  Also introducing the myth and legend part was smart, a tad meta but it was a different way of looking at it.  So they ask was Hercules really Hercules as we were told or was the legend bigger than the man.

The acting here is very good for this type of movie and the acting alone keeps it from being a dumb B-Movie, nothing wrong with that but this is done better and the actors are in gauged.   There’s one seen that would seem standard and over the top, the tea is captured and the evil bad guys are threatening to kill Rebeca Ferguson, now you have her trying to save her sons life, John Hurt screaming vile things, Dwayne Johnson trying to tear down giant pillars and Ian McShayne speaking calmly to Hercules, it’s a scene on paper I would roll my eyes but everyone is so good the scene really worked and that shocked me. I really liked the film and that scene brought it home for me. I Want to point out this was before The Mission Impossible movie Rebecca Ferguson was in so she wasn’t as well known in North America but I really like here, she can play cool but she’s not cold she’s likeable and she has a real presence on screen.  I also liked seeing Ingrid Bolso Berdal who was also very good but didn’t have enough to do.
The action was good and for me the best part was the team element, breaking cliches here they don’t show us the team being formed they’re already together and we learn their stories.

What I Didn’t Like: The effects were iffy at times and did take me out of the film at times, some of the monsters looked cheap and some of the fire and effects took away from the action, clearly they paid the actors more than the special effect team. Say what you want about Brett Ratner, I will stick to him as a director, he’s sometimes called a hack and sometimes worse for me he’s a director for hire and is fine but a better director could have raised the bar a bit.  The only other nitpick, they do a twist that you see coming a mile away and kind of made the team look a little bit dumb and also the casting of Joseph Fiennes kind of told us what is character would become, look you see him for like five minutes you know he’s coming back to play a bigger part.

Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed it, a very fun popcorn movie, it caught me up in the action and characters and I enjoyed it.

Rating: 8/10