I write comic books like Cities of Magick (published by Scout Comics) and design video games. Former Marvel marketing hack.
Very good, but not great. Sharon Stone looks the part and every now and again cuts an imposing figure, but her character’s story is the opposite of compelling.
Formally exhilarating, jam packed with great performances, wonderful gunfights, but ultimately a little more dead than quick.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A rare, albeit unequivocal L for the Cruise/McQ experiment.
Some have likened Dead Reckoning to a Roger Moore Bond movie but to me it feels more like the Die Another Day of Mission: Impossible movies—ill-conceived, poorly executed, much too ridiculous for its own good. A shark jumping moment after years of setting the bar as high as possible for blockbuster films.
What’s wrong with it? I have a hard time picking a place to start…
I think my most immediate…
Denis Villeneuve says that he first read Dune when he was fourteen. My story is the same. Back then, when I held that chonky paperback tome in my hands and flipped through its thin, grainy pages, I could feel the desert power within. It's impossible to fully articulate what happened inside my head while reading that story for the first time, but I can say now that books like Dune and Fellowship of the Ring and Neuromancer (which I had…