2020s, 3/4, Action, Film Noir, Matt Reeves, Mystery, Review

The Batman

#6 in my ranking of theatrically released┬áBatman films. When I heard that Matt Reeves, director of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was making a noirish, 70s inspired, epic three-hour Batman film, I was excited. To come out of the experience thinking that it was merely pretty good feels like a disappointment. I wasn't… Continue reading The Batman

2010s, 3.5/4, Matt Reeves, Planet of the Apes, Review, Science Fiction

War for the Planet of the Apes

#3 in my Ranking of the Planet of the Apes Franchise. The renewed Apes franchise comes to a conclusive end (while keeping things open for further sequels that are currently in development) with a trilogy capper that intelligently explores the fallout from the previous film for the main character. Matt Reeves follows up one of… Continue reading War for the Planet of the Apes

2010s, 4/4, Matt Reeves, Planet of the Apes, Review, Science Fiction

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

#1 in my Ranking of the Planet of the Apes Franchise. Matt Reeves took the foundation laid in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and he just flat out ran with it, making one of the best looking, most emotionally involving and satisfying, and all around best built film of the franchise. Everything about… Continue reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes