wesleywalrus has written 17 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★½

    “It’s all bloody religion. That’s the problem.”

    Felt like a very small movie even though the issue was heavy and deadly. The screenplay felt like the weakest part to me, even though it’s what’s getting the most recognition at the Oscars. Conversations randomly cut off, the enemy never feeling like a threat, a little boy speaking like a grown adult, etc. 

    And for a short film, it sure felt long! Not awful though.

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★½

    we get it...you're a normal nobody. pew pew!

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

    I'm sorry this just is not a good movie!
    I used to believe Tom Holland was the "best" Spider-Man but wow did this movie really change that perception.

    I think the bottom line is that Holland is not a good actor. During arguably the most pivotal scene in the movie, Holland ruins it with his child-like acting mannerisms. When people died in Maguire and Garfield's films, you felt it because those actors SOLD the scenes. Holland does not.

    Obviously the…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    Obviously better than the first piece of garbage, but nearly none of the jokes landed and the villain was just so Alien(1979)-like to the point of distraction.

    Amanda Waller and Harley Quinn's characters are kinda irredeemable and uncharacteristic for them.

    But I guess everyone is redeeming the film because of the needless gore....fun.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★½

    My local theater was playing old classics, so I thought I'd finally give into the Indiana Jones franchise.

    I have to say I was just constantly disinterested. I felt the plot was seemingly half-assed. I get the covenant is a biblical story - but as someone who knows and doesn't care to know much about religion, I feel it wasn't explained enough. Yeah, bad intentions = bad endgame, but the whole setup to me seemed flawed.

    I constantly felt uneasy…

  • Down

    Down

    ★★½

    stream down by st. vincent instead

  • 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.