wesleywalrus has written 11 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2020.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★½

    So it like really pains me to not give this an amazing review since I wholly prefer peaceful Wonder Woman to warrior Wonder Woman, and I believe the generic public unfortunately wants badass offensive Diana compared to a defensive subdued Diana - but the script is just really flat.

    The film does a lot of setting up for why it makes certain choices (ex. young Diana learning why cheating is wrong -> Diana realizing she can't cheat to have Steve…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★★½

    There were so many ways to make this a psychological thriller but instead went for a safe, commercial route that ultimately craves more.

    The world-building is cool though.

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World

    ★★½

    MCU Rewatch (in chronological order)

    Thor: The Dark World seems to get a lot of hate within the MCU fandom and I see why - it's good with action and creates a sense of terror with its villain, however the humor is too far fetched and actually distracts from the film. It's clear that the producers clearly don't know what to do with the character. I mean he's strong, powerful and fit to be a king, but not living up to his full potential. Clearly something is lacking. Thank god for Taiki Waititi.

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    ★★½

    MCU Rewatch (in chronological order)

    Iron Man 2 doesn't feel much like a superhero film. It's an interesting angle to see Tony's health deteriorate, but the film doesn't really make that an important part of the film. If you're going to be a genre film, you need to stay true to it. This could've easily been a coming-of-age film about Iron Man and what it takes to be Iron Man, physically and mentally. Instead, Iron Man's health is restored by…

  • Extraction

    Extraction

    ★★½

    Action scenes were great and it does it's job as an entertaining direct VOD, but I feel if there was a little more backstory behind the Indian mob families this could've gone from a mediocre film to a pretty good one.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    The ultimate point of a whodunit is dropping little clues so that the audience can guess and play along and Murder fails. What a wasted cast.

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    I am all for deceiving men, but this is a film low on the stripper pole.

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln

    For one of the most important parts of American history, it sure seems dull.

  • All the Money in the World

    All the Money in the World

    A decent film about how I plan to eat the rich.

  • Vice

    Vice

    Carried by the acting performances, this film is as bad as Bush's presidency.

  • Joker

    Joker

    There's nothing dull about Phoenix's performance, which is the glue that keeps the film together. But for a film about how the 99 percent are sick of the power that the 1 percent holds and how people with mental health issues aren't taken seriously, it's certainly surface-level.