It's finally here. The infamous so-called "Snyder Cut" of the Justice League movie that Zack Snyder fans have begged for ever since they heard Joss Whedon was pulled in to finish the movie the first time. People seem to think it's much improved over the previous try, but this ornery dinosaur isn't convinced.
A cranky T-rex wonders why Wonder Woman 1984 doesn't want to live up to its title, other than copying some of the worst aspects of old 80s cartoons. As usual with DC/WB superhero movies, the problem isn't really with the actors since Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are still great, it's just that they are too busy making a statement to tell a good story.
A cranky T-rex grumbles about resurrecting an effectively dead franchise for no good reason. Sure it's nice to see Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters reprise their roles as Bill & Ted, but did this movie really need to happen? Maybe Face the Music could be fixed, but it would take George Carlin showing up with a time-traveling phone booth.
A cranky T-Rex grouses about 1917, a movie with more running in it than Forrest Gump, wherein two British soldiers played by Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay find themselves tasked with crossing one of World War I's many tortured landscapes in a desperate attempt to warn their fellow Brits they're walking into a German trap.
A cranky T-rex reviews Avengers: Endgame, Marvel's grand conclusion to a cinematic universe spanning over 10 years and 22 movies. Does it live up to the hype? Can Iron Man and Captain America bury the hatchet to fix The Snap? Can the Avengers defeat Thanos? Have the Russos delivered the ultimate movie experience? Is it really over? We finally have the answers.
A cranky T-rex reviews Shazam!, the second Captain Marvel movie of 2019. Or at least it would be if Marvel hadn't long since taken the name back. It follows young Billy Batson who meets a wizard that gives him the power to turn into a lightning-themed version of Superman by shouting the word Shazam! Yes, that sounds ridiculous, and yet somehow DC actually got this one right...
An ornery dinosaur reviews John Wick's latest rampage. They killed his dog, they kicked him out of the assassin club, and in this new chapter they're hoping they can kill him. Good luck with that.
The only real question is, can Keanu Reeves can still pull off the insanely awesome stunt work from the last two?
A Cranky T-rex outlines a small set of changes he'd make to try to turn Captain Marvel into a movie worth watching. He can't do anything about Brie Larson's acting, but perhaps a little script doctoring would at least make Carol Danvers a slightly more interesting character, especially if she's going to factor heavily into Avengers Endgame.
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A Cranky T-Rex gets around to reviewing the second season of Iron Fist just in time for the third season of Daredevil. Danny Rand has certainly been one of the least enjoyable things about Marvel's Netflix shows, and considering how each series since he debuted seems to be worse than the last, this didn't exactly rise to the top of the must watch list. So, does the Immortal Iron Fist strike back or strike out?
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A cranky T-Rex reviews The Predator, in which Earth is visited yet again by the alien race that should've learned its lesson after Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the first one packing in 1987. Apparently the Yautja as they are known just can't get enough of Earth, and Shane Black is here to direct them in their murder spree...or turn them into stand up comedians...one or the other.
A cranky T-Rex reviews Christopher Robin, Disney's live-action adaptation of one of Winnie the Pooh's stories, featuring Ewan McGregor as a man who has clearly had a nervous breakdown and needs psychological help. Or a horror film about stuffed animals coming to life and haunting a poor man who's just trying to save his co-worker's jobs. Or a charming family flick. You decide.
Cranky T-Rex reviews the sixth Mission: Impossible movie, which they call Fallout. How have we managed to get to SIX Mission: Impossible movies? Well, Tom Cruise keeps coming up with insane stunts for him to try and no other movie franchise would be crazy enough to let him do it. Fallout is the movie that cost Justice League the face of Superman, so is it worth it? Does Tom Cruise putting himself in mortal danger yet again hold up? Let's see...
Cranky T-Rex reviews The Equalizer 2, a sequel to a surprisingly fun movie starring Denzel Washington as a big box store employee who not unlike Liam Neeson happens to have a particular set of skills to employ on behalf of people he cares about. It's kind of a surprise to see a sequel to The Equalizer at all since it flew under the radar when it came out. The question is, was it worth returning to this Home Depot Hero story or not?
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An ornery dinosaur reviews movies and all kinds of other things.