0.5/4, 1980s, Fantasy, Review, Sidney J. Furie

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

#12 in my ranking of the theatrically released Superman films. The Salkinds sold their ownership of the film rights to the Superman character to Cannon after the dual financial failures of Superman III and Supergirl, and Cannon pushed out a rushed, incomplete, overlong mess of a vanity project for Christopher Reeve to keep him in… Continue reading Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

0.5/4, 2010s, Fantasy, Review, Rob Marshall

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

#5 in my ranking of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. I think it would be difficult to find another better example of the emptiness of corporate filmmaking than the fourth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, On Stranger Tides. Taking the interesting bits from the earlier films, tossing them completely, and placing… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

0.5/4, 2010s, Action, Anna Foerster, Review

Underworld: Blood Wars

#5 in my ranking of the Underworld franchise. Was your favorite part of the previous Underworld movies the boring palace intrigue? Well, you're in luck, because that's about 75% of this movie. The franchise's propensity for dull lore exposition, clamoring for position from dull, uninteresting characters, and half-thought out world building reaches its crescendo here… Continue reading Underworld: Blood Wars

0.5/4, 2020s, Action, Chris McKay, Review, Science Fiction

The Tomorrow War

This was excessively stupid. It honestly feels like it was written by AI, not a human. It has all the pieces you expect from a large-budgeted scifi action vehicle starring an established action star, but nothing makes any sense, the emotional catharsis is completely manufactured and feels incredibly fake while being entirely unearned, and it… Continue reading The Tomorrow War