jackkyser has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2021.

  • Ron's Gone Wrong

    Ron's Gone Wrong


    20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s Ron’s Gone Wrong is a pleasant, diverting family film that’s almost entirely about smartphone culture. If this movie had been released twenty years ago, it’d absolutely mystify everyone on planet Earth – and even now, I wonder how someone who has never owned a smartphone would react to it. I don’t mean to indicate that Ron’s Gone Wrong endorses living one’s life in front of a screen – in fact, it’s a pretty direct…

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise


    If the high bar of movies based on Disney amusement park rides was set by Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), then Jungle Cruise comes in somewhere slightly below that bar. It’s colorful, fun and a welcome diversion – which is to say, it offers the same moderate delights as the actual Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland. The more I watched the film, the less I could remember if I’d actually ridden the ride. Many…