Movieman630 has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    There is a lot that Terminator: Dark Fate gets right, and A LOT that it gets wrong. The greatest feat is the way the action is staged. The film takes advantage of its R-rating in order to deliver fights that have a real sense of impact. There's a clarity and a power to the action that's been missing from the series for a long time.

    However, the script is really bad. The dialogue has a few fun moments, but it…

  • True History of the Kelly Gang

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    The first half of this film is very strong. It very effectively depicts the harsh life in the wilds of Australia, and gives us an understanding of the desperation that the people of the time must have felt.

    Then the time jump happens. As effective and emotional as the story of Kelly’s childhood is, much of it is wasted by a messy, unfocused and poorly paced second half depicting Kelly as an adult. Any sense of flow and cause/effect is…

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog is a bit of a mixed bag. The film is pretty oddly paced, with some scenes flying by while others seem to drag on far past their logical endpoint. The same is somewhat true of the main character. Ben Schwartz is a great fit for the character, but the character's truly nonstop chatter has a tendency to get annoying. Enough of it works to keep the film entertaining, but there's a LOT that doesn't really land.