The story itself was a gripping watch, primarily because I’m a massive fan of the franchise and have a bond with these two characters that has transcended the better part of a decade. Chaves intelligently taps into that affinity with Lorraine and Ed, giving the latter an extra layer of foreboding via a heart attack at the very beginning. This means the audience are acutely aware of his potentially impending danger, every single time he gets above a brisk walk, and believe me, he does so much more than that, just trying to protect his love of thirty years.
Midway is the kind hopelessly old-fashioned war film people haven’t bothered to make for decades. But in a way, that’s also part of its charm.
if you like Time loop films, this is a solid enough thriller to sit and enjoy one time. Not a must-see but worth the time.
The Conjuring has very quickly created their own world, or shared universe if you will and I will say they’ve done it very naturally not heavy handed the stories flow into different things.
“The Commuter” really took me by surprise in how long it would keep me interested. The trailer already showed us that Liam Neeson’s character Michael MacCauley an ex-cop now working in selling insurance is met by stranger Joanna played by Vera Farmiga who offers him a proposition to carry out one task and he could walk away with $100,000 if he succeeds. If he fails, his family will die. Yes, sometimes trailer can annoy me in this sense where they really show you everything. In this case though to sell the movie it was essential to show the good bits.
This film is close to vibe and feel to Joe Carnahan’s Smokin Aces, lot’s of characters, crazy crap going down and and a frantic pace. Another thing linking the two is the mix of humor and violence, though Stretch is more of a flat out comedy.