I watched a few things today, all 3 pretty silly which j enjoyed to varying degrees.
Independance Day 2
Is as bad as word of mouth and reviews made it out to be. I actually thought it started in an interesting enough manner and I liked some of the early effects, but it quickly became a pointless mess of a movie that I switched off with about 30-45 mins left to go.
Worst thing I've attempted to watch in a while.
I've been meaning to get to this for some time now. I actually thought I'd seen it already, but I think it was the short film it was based on.
There's a remarkably simple but really effective concept at the core of this, well it it should be effective - they never came close to delivering a movie that matched that simple concept.
This is basically a scene that someone has thought up when watching a weeping angels episode Of doctor who or something then tried to make a movie round it.
When they tack on a back story it quickly descends into nonsense.
I'm all for a straight forward, crowd pleasing horror - I love the Conjuring and I liked most of the Conjuring 2, I don't need subtext to enjoy a movie.
I also like short movies so when I saw this was 70 odd minutes I was delighted; but even the short duration worked against it.
Ultimately, it's a watchable horror but it won't live long in the memory and the 'monster' in this is a pretty crap design, which doesn't really help.
Few jump scares here and there but this was a missed opportunity to make something really inventive and terrifying. It all felt rather rushed and half baked.
It's not awful by any means but it's a frustrating waste. The PG-13 rating doesn't help either.
It's a fucking horror movie, go for it.
The final episode of The Flash season 3 rounded things off well enough. As we all know, this show is one of those shows where if you think about it too much it falls apart, but I'm quite happy just to sit back and enjoy it for what it is without strong too upset about the stuff that doesn't make sense.
There's too many speedsters now, which I find pretty irritating. There was no real need to bring Wally or Jesse Quick into the show, I don't feel like they add much. I feel they could have went another way with the extended cast.
Im looking forward to season 4 though. It's not essential viewing but it is good fun in a disengage your brain kind of way.