Independence Day Resurgence is directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum and is the sequal to the 1996 original which takes place 20 years after the events of the first film and is about the alien mother coming back but this time around posing a much bigger threat. So the plot to the first film, basically.
I must say, before going into this film I was not too familiar with the first one so did not really know what to expect. What I did get was a truly awful film.
I fathom to explain how corny this film is, the acting is pants, the plot is pants and above all the script was simply horrendous. After now watching the first one I realised how much the two films differ. The first one was fun, cheesy and energetic with some good lines. This sequel demonstrated know true effort to make a good film, but just to release a so called 'long awaited sequel' . It was so un-energtic its unbelievable every line delivered was tragic and very awkward as was the whole film. I admired the use of special effects as this is very impressive, however it still had no influence on my opinion of this movie. As was watching the film, I realised how familiar it was, what you get is Star Trek, Armageddon and Terminator 3 . Will Smith's presence was greatly missed and did have a huge effect on the film's characters as they were all bland. The only thing I tolerated about this film was Jeff Goldblum, he was the only character who gave some comedic talent. The plot was so stupid it was exactly the same as the original but chewed up and spat out and the logic was just bad and didn't at all make sense. The film is so flat is doesn't build put anything and has no climax and for a two hour film it felt like forever and literally put me to sleep for about ten minutes. I'm sorry for another negative review but I must say I haven't seen a GOOD film in a while now.
I thought this film was a complete disaster and was all over the place, it had an awkward atmosphere and made me want to walk out the cinema. The only bearable aspect to the film is Jeff Goldblum's performance.
I am going to give Independence Day Resurgence:
The Boss is directed by Ben Falcone and stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell and tells the story of a multi million dollar, business titan Michelle Darnell (McCarthy) who is sent to prison due to her doing insider trading, six months later she returns to make her place back in the world.
As I mentioned this is directed by Ben Falcone, who directed Tammy which is easily the worst McCarthy film ever. So I was dubious about this one, but still a part of me was hopeful. This yet again was a bad attempt at a film by Falcone.
The plot was just stupid, in all honesty there wasn't a plot and nearer the end you felt the film should have stopped but it just carried on and in its last moments, ruined the entire film for me. There was some very overacted, awkward performances like Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage who played some weird lover/business competitor and it was just bad. The film never really picked up, it was very slow pace and there was nothing much to develop. The senseless, unfunny script made the film seem like a total waste of time and did yet again has proved Falcone struggles to make a good film. I was bored from start to finish it was very weak and had such a lack of comedy.
The film's only saving grace of course is McCarthy. Considering she didn't have anything to work with I am yet again pleased to see she can still perform very well despite how bad the film was. The film made me laugh about four or five times and even then it was because of McCarthy.
Although Melissa McCarthy, (as usual) was hilarious, I laughed merely a few times and I didn't enjoy myself at all as there was nothing special at all about the film, don't see it if you are looking for a McCarthy film like Spy or Bridesmaids.
I am going to give The Boss:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows is directed by Dave Green and stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Stephen Amell and is the sequel to the 2014 Ninja Turtles live action remake. This time around the turtles are back to retrieve the purple ooze and take down the krang whilst trying to fit into society.
I was very much looking forward to see this film as I really enjoyed the first one and I was not at all disappointed with it. I must say the reviews have been so mixed to negative about the movie, don't listen to them whilst I enjoyed it personally and my opinions shouldn't have an effect on anyone else's experience it is a fun family film that was taken too seriously by critics. The film had a fantastic opening scene that showed the turtles base jumping off the Chrysler building with skateboards whilst cracking their usual one liners and this was very fun to watch. The chemistry between the turtles and there relationship was so much better than in the first one, they're more cheeky and have better lines to work with and unlike last time it shows you that they are just teenagers. The action was great throughout and made for an amazing superhero film, it offered car chases, plane crashes all done wonderfully. Unlike most people I do like Fox as April O'Neil, although people feel she is there just for 'eye candy' (which she most certainly offers) I like the way she worked with the turtles and was a loyal badass sidekick rather then being the cliché damsel in distress.
Although I enjoyed the film immensely it does have some weak points that pull it down a bit. Stephen Amell as Casey Jones was awful, he overacted in some places and in others didn't act with any energy at all, his character felt very flat and for someone who is a huge character in the comics he felt completely un-neccisory and didn't feel like an important addition. There was also one scene that didn't make any sense and it showed April O'Neil giving a live report for the channel 6 news, this stood out for me as she is fired form her job at channel 6 news in the previous film and is never hired back, this left me baffled as it has not explained how April managed to got her job back. In places the film was slow and took a while to get to the point but is not a huge problem as the action scenes and fantastic voice acting from Noel Fisher as Michelangelo carried the film extremely well.
Whilst the chemistry between the turtles is far better than the first film, and the action sequence levae you thirsty for more, the plot was incredibly mediocre and the acting was absolutley horrible.
I am going to give Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows:
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