A supposed classic of 1955, a triumph that has been touted as “ahead of its time” – but believe it or not, this certainly isn’t the consensus on this film! James Dean, who was 24 at the time, portrays a disgruntled youth (his character is supposedly 16), and whilst some audiences agree he played his part well, others thought it childish that a 24-year-old man was throwing teenage tantrums.
When you look at the setting, things are pretty bleak: Jim Stark’s home life is torn to shreds between his melodramatic mother and a father who couldn’t care less.
The Hobbit Trilogy
So firstly, let’s just remember that it would be nigh impossible to follow "The Lord of the Rings" with a trilogy that would even come close to the Academy Award-winning franchise. But some of the fans were at least hopeful that at least they’d be able to be transported once again to the world of Middle Earth.
Maybe there was a lack of likability among the band of hobbits or the fact that they drew out what should’ve been a maximum of two films into three. Overlong and a little bit of a slow story, these films got the overrated badge from viewers and critics alike.
Before we dive into the film’s flaws, we can agree on the fact that "Baby Driver" did indeed have a great soundtrack. The songs set the scene, sort of an audio commentary for each of the obstacles our protagonist, portrayed by the boyishly handsome Ansel Elgort.
The issue many audience members had was that it was just a little too predictable. A bank heist gone wrong, double-crossing, and the hope of a budding love story on the horizon. Some of the driving sequences gave us a little rollercoaster thrill, but apart from that, the film left many people a little bit underwhelmed.
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Apart from the introductions, whereby we find that Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore are our “angels,” the movie doesn’t really get much better. It also seems that women are always chasing after a man, but maybe that’s just Hollywood’s favorite narrative to repeat.
Though we didn’t mind P!nk’s “Feel Good Time,” - it had a pretty fun film clip too! One of our favorite quotes, as seen on Rotten Tomatoes, was, “The movie is constructed not so much of scenes, but of the poses that Charlie's Voguers throw as they preen and pout their way through a series of pop videos.” Now that is very well said.
Another Christopher Nolan “masterpiece” under fire…quite literally. The film, "Dunkirk," which is set on the beaches of the same name, feels like a long, slow, drawn-out disaster film. Perhaps that was the point - it wasn’t a battle that ended well for anybody. The fact troops could only be evacuated in an agonizingly slow and methodical manner was extremely frustrating, and overall the film reeked with despair.
One redeeming scene was the final one - where Tom Hardy’s plane lands on the beach. But overall, it was a disappointing film, with what seemed like repeating scenes and a lack of any real emotion or grit.