Bob Odenkirk action hero seemed even more ludicrous than when Liam Neeson started out with Taken. Kudos to him though. He fucking nailed it here. Sensational from start to finish albeit slightly silly towards the end. A delight!
Watching Vin Diesel acting opposite John Cena is like watching two AI's have a conversation. The two have a combined emotional range of a day old cheese sandwich. One that's been left out of the fridge. On the plus side everything in this film other than the awful, awful script is fantastically OTT.
All these things have now is a series of silly action sequences intermingled with borderline passable dialogue and a plot no one could possibly care about. The heady days of Paul Walker's departure from this franchise seem a million miles away.
Kangaroo Jack 2003
I saw this because I'm watching every Walken film.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with a skin problem that was later confirmed, via tests, to be MRSA. In order to stop it from spreading the doctor cut my leg open with a scalpel on local anesthetic. He removed a chunk of flesh and then dug out the area underneath, which didn't feel numb from my perspective. Then they packed the wound with cotton wool to make sure it…
Dark Shadows 2012
I remember when a Tim Burton film was something kooky that the whole world would fall in love with. Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, even his Batman (although I wasn't keen on it). But increasingly Burton's films have lost their way. Dark Shadows is a mess. Disjointed, rarely keeping any character continuity from one scene to the next. Its only saving grace is Johnny Depp's rather familiar central character. As per usual he throws enough heart into the performance that it stands…