As a standalone, Split was understandably open ended mainly because it was setting up for the conclusion to the trilogy. However, I think that it succeeded in the sense that it managed to estsblish a connection between the audience and the Horde and in doing so, got them involved enough in the story to want to know what does happen to the Beast in the third movie. It makes audiences look forward to seeing McAvoy crush his portrayal of 24 different personalities once again and with this, I think M. Night Shyamalan accomplished his goal of generating more interest in the franchise which he started 16 years ago. … Read More Split: Movie Review
All in all, Unbreakable would have been good standalone movie should M. Night Shyamalan have decided that he would not pursue the development of a trilogy. Although the title clearly referred to Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, it was just as much as Mr. Glass’ movie as well as his arch-rival’s. While I was a fan of the comic book parallels, I think the coolness quotient of the film plumetted when Shyamalan simply stuck the epilogue on a still shot of Willis and Jackson in the final frames of the movie. However, after seeing Unbreakable, I wonder if the succeeding movies were not just attempts to cash in on the franchise because the message of both Glass and Unbreakble were absolutely identical if not for the addition of Kevin Wendell Crumb’s 23 personalities including one superhuman beast. Just saying. … Read More Unbreakable (2000): Movie Review
All in all, Glass was a perfect antihero despite all of the evil things he has done to accomplish his goals, Shyamalan managed to create a character that had a twisted sense of humanity that audiences can still relate to which is kind of remarkable. The Unbreakable saga takes a while to tell its story, but after 19 years, it did manage to end with a solid conclusion that reconciles audiences with the characters and all that they represent. And that’s a thumbs up in my book.… Read More Glass: Movie Review
All in all, Killing Eve delivered a solid first season of murder and espionage but I felt like it could benefit from fleshing out the character of Eve some more to answer why she felt so connected to her nemesis. I’m all for women empowerment and seeing women take the lead in breakthrough series, but Killing Eve just feels like a regular off the mill espionage thriller, only supplanted with strong female characters to give a different feel. I may be in the minority but I’m not such a big fan. To each their own, I guess. … Read More Killing Eve: Season 1 review
All in all, Bird Box was a cross between an M. Night Shyamalan and a John Kransinki brainchild. I know you would agree once you’ve seen it. The vibe is too strong it is undeniable. Not too shabby, this thriller, and passing marks all around. I would disagree with anyone who will way that its all just hype though. Bird Box was pretty good on its own. Not the best, but still good. … Read More Bird Box: Movie Review
The Foreigner was, all in all, an interesting action thriller. However, I felt that it was slightly imbalanced because the focus was tipped too much in favor of Pierce Brosnan. Perhaps it was a conscious decision of director Martin Campbell, who wanted to play it safe, given its Jackie’s first foray into this type of action, but the film didn’t really tell the story of The Foreigner and relegated him to a secondary character with the way things unfolded. The action part on the other hand, was heavily inclined towards Jackie’s character leaving nothing for Pierce who once kicked ass as the legendary Remington Steel and James Bond. This, I believe was a great disservice to the actors and the audience. … Read More The Foreigner: Movie Review
All in all, the idea that the ending presented was scarier than all the demons that showed up to scare the living daylights out of the deacons. It was thought provoking and it was eerie. It was a beautifully mounted thriller but with one fatal flaw — its lead star. And despite all the good that the film had going for it, it was a bothersome downer.