Movieman630 has written 6 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Watching Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a frustrating, if not quite negative, experience. There's an unexpected sense of sloppyness to it, a far cry from the very well put-together Force Awakens and Last Jedi. It also largely shifts gears, eschewing much of the ongoing storylines of this trilogy in favor of telling a brand new story, one which had no buildup in its predecessors. This odd choice, one of several in the film, leads to a movie that…

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    Honey Boy is clearly a film that comes from the heart. In fact, much of it feels like a therapy exercise, with Shia Labeouf playing his own father in order to come to terms with his past. The film is an engrossing watch, and a look into pain and trauma from a very personal point of view. The acting is strong all around. Labeouf himself has the showiest role, but Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges also turn in very strong…

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    I will say this, Child's Play is significantly stronger than I ever thought it would be. While I do not agree with this film's existence, especially when the creator of the original series is still doing projects with the character, it's clear that nobody involved in this remake was phoning it in. There's a clear sense of effort from the acting right down to the cinematography. It's also admirable that the film tries to be it's own thing. Though the…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    This stands a chance to be the best animated superhero film of all time. Into the Spider-Verse uses the prevalent, but complicated, concept of alternate realities to tell a heartfelt tale of living up to your potential. Unique visuals and strong performances elevate it even higher, and the score by Daniel Pemberton is one of a kind.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame works better as a finale to the first 3 phases of the MCU than it does as a standalone film, although that's the point. The third act of this film is the strongest climax of the series thus far, but the film itself isn't as tight as its immediate predecessor. Most of it works, although one particular moment that should have been a tearjerker falls curiously flat. It's very cathartic for fans of the series, and it's flaws aren't enough to hold it back from the powerhouse of an ending.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame works better as a finale to the first 3 phases of the MCU than it does as a standalone film, although that's the point. The third act of this film is the strongest climax of the series thus far, but the film itself isn't as tight as its immediate predecessor. Most of it works, although one particular moment that should have been a tearjerker falls curiously flat. It's very cathartic for fans of the series, and it's flaws aren't enough to hold it back from the powerhouse of an ending.