Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Deadpool 2

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Deadpool 2

Rating: 10/10 (Excellent)
Recommendation: Blu-Ray It

Pros

The action is phenomenal. The scenes are crisp and camera work is amazing.

The comedy is top notch. The jokes are timed so well and they never feel out of place.

The chemistry is awesome once again. All of the characters feel right at home and they all fit well together.

The story is great too. The pacing is well done, the content is good, and the surprises that come along are just the cherry on top.

Lastly, this is Ryan Reynolds best role and no one should ever take this away from him. He knows the character inside and out and no one can replace him.

Cons

Are there any? Maybe you could nit pick a few scenes that don’t flow well together or a couple jokes that don’t hit but there really isn’t much to knock here.

I will admit that this film may take a second viewing in order to see the flaws but if it takes multiple watches for that to happen then there’s not much to really worry about.

Overall

As a sequel, Deadpool 2 is just as good, if not better, than the first movie. The film scared me with it’s trailers because I thought they were going to “Try to hard” and come up completely short to the first Deadpool but no. They were able to keep their composure and create another gem and hopefully, we’ll get a 3rd movie in the future.

Lastly, stay for the after credits. There are two. If there’s a third my bad. I missed it but it couldn’t top the second credit scene anyways.

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Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Book Club

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Book Club

Rating: 6/10 (Fine)
Recommendation: Redbox It

Pros

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen have great chemistry between each other. They seem like great friends and that they’ve known each other for most of their lives.

The banter is fun. Some of the jokes are the same but they always find a way to make them creative and enjoyable.

And the characters they play are very likable. You end up caring about their plot lines by the end of the film.

Cons

Some of the scenes drag on too long. There are moments you are wanting the movie to hurry up.

When the girls aren’t together, the film does slow down. The individual story arcs are fine but they aren’t as interesting as listening to the ladies talk together.

And it’s a “That type of movie.” If you’ve seen the previews, you know exactly what type of film this is and while that’s not always a bad thing, you know that they’re going to follow a bunch of stereotypes and not do anything different with them to change things up.

Overall

If you’re watching this movie it’s because you want to see this group of actors hang out and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. These ladies are charming, witty, and definitely have a ton of fun on screen. Sure, the film has it’s moments where it falls flat but it’s not the worst by far. There’s enough likability here to at least give it a look over.

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Breaking In

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Breaking In

Rating: 3/10 (Bad)
Recommendation: Skip It

Pros

The villains are fun in how cliche they are and they’re oddly likable. Once the kind of, sort of, kidnapping begins, Gabrielle Union turns on the “Badass” charm and she becomes kind of fun to watch. And the film is short. It knows it’s not going to be a block buster of any sort so it keeps you in the seat for about an hour and a half gets you out quickly.

Cons

The acting isn’t very good. It feels like everyone’s first movie and they weren’t sure what to do. The action is so so. Once in awhile, a scene will have tension but the angles and camera work don’t do the movie justice. It comes off as more of a “Bore” than anything. The characters aren’t developed well enough for you to really get invested. And the film has a lackluster feel throughout the whole duration.

Overall

This movie is just underwhelming. There is potential with the plot setup but it wasn’t executed well. Scenes drag with little to no tension and the characters are forgettable as soon as you leave the theater.

Honestly, there isn’t a reason to check this film out unless you’re just looking to kill an hour and a half of time before you do something more exciting.

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Tully

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Tully

Rating: 7/10 (Satisfying)
Recommendation: Redbox It

Pros

Charlize Theron is a strong lead. She carries her character really well and, as per usual, her acting is great.

The story flows pretty well. You get to explore the life of Charlize’s character and you grow to sympathize with what she deals with and how she is able to stay composed under extreme stress. Honestly, this woman should get all of the awards for “Mother Of The Year.” At least in film terms.

Cons

The pacing can feel a tad off at times. You’re never really sure how much time has passed or where you’re at in the timeline of things. It does hinder the overall plot some but not enough to make you feel completely lost either.

The dialouge can feel a bit choppy. Sometimes questions will be asked and they won’t get a complete answer. Or the banter/conversation will feel awkward and lack an overall flow. Again, it’s not too distracting but you will notice something feels off from time to time.

Lastly, not all of the characters are fully utilized here. While this is mainly about Charlize’s character, they don’t explore the other people in the household very often. It sort of leaves an empty feeling/presence when you’re watching them interact with Charlize.

Overall

If you’re looking for an indie movie that is different and laid back, this should suffice your needs. Charlize is really good and the story, while not unique, is pretty compelling. You’re more than likely going to find yourself invested into watching this film more and more as it moves along. Also, the ending is pretty interesting. It definitely makes you think.

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Life Of The Party

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Life Of The Party

Rating: 1/10 (Horrible)
Recommendation: Fuck It

Honestly, I thought I’d could at least enjoy some of this film…. I was completely wrong about that.

Pros

There are a few one off jokes that are okay. (But I think I laughed because I was desperate to find something that made my time being there worth it.)

Cons

There is no plot what so ever. The point of the movie is for Melissa McCarthy to go back to school but during it, she parties, has awesome grades, and becomes the lovable character around the campus. There are no challenges or consequences. She succeeds at everything with ease. The film essentially just happens. It’s like someone took a camera and followed around Melissa while she was attending school. That’s it.

Oh, sorry. There is the one aspect she fails at and that’s public speaking. But it doesn’t make sense because she has no issue talking to people in groups or at parties. Hell, she even dances in front of a whole party at one point. Maybe you could argue that she’s drunk? But it doesn’t add up for the rest of stuff she does in front of people without freaking out. So in other words, there are no consequences.

Melissa’s character is just annoying. It’s not that Melissa plays it wrong necessarily, it’s that the character is annoying to be annoying. It’s played for “Laughs” but there are none to be found. She’s not hateable but she’s not likable either. Her character is just the “Goofy Mom who bakes, makes friends, comforts her sorority sisters, and embarrasses her daughter once in awhile.” That’s it. That’s all she is and they made a whole movie around that. How?!!!

The whole script is improv. If there was a written screenplay then they didn’t use it. Almost everyone just goes off on a tangent to make scenes longer than what they need to be and be it becomes painful fast. You’ll actually cringe at how bad the “Jokes” are. You’ll be beyond antsy as you’re trying to make it through these “Jokes.” And “Jokes” is in parenthesis because they don’t really qualify as comedy (Besides the few one off ones).

Overall

This film is painful. Last week, I saw Overboard and said “It’s not great, or good, or average, but there is some charm to the characters and cast and the plot is so stupid that you can enjoy the absurdity of it.” (It wasn’t those exact words but you get the point.) Here? There isn’t anything to get behind.

There is no story. There is no comedy. There is no charm. There is no direction. There is no likability of the characters. This movie just exists. It exists and it’s a waste of time and money.

If you’re a huge, and I mean huge, Melissa McCarthy fan, then check it out. Otherwise, this is the worst movie I’ve seen this year.

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Bad Samaritan

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Bad Samaritan

Rating: 5/10 (Average)
Recommendation: Redbox It

Pros

Robert Sheehan sells his role. As the main lead, he’s able to provide a decent range of emotions and is able to keep you interested throughout. David Tennant is definitely having fun. He plays the villain here and you can tell he’s having blast on screen. The suspense can be hit and miss but when it’s a hit, it does suck you into the experience. And the ending scene between David and Robert is pretty solid.

Cons

David’s performance can be shaky at times. While he’s having fun he does pull you out of the film’s experience with his over the top acting. The movie also asks you to set aside your critical thinking from time to time. There are moments that ask a little too much of you to believe in and you just have to go with it because “Hollywood.” And plot can feel a bit scattered. The movie tells a cohesive story but there are loose ends that aren’t tied up by the end and things sort of just get left by the waste side.

Overall

If you’re looking an average/fine Cat and Mouse movie, this will suffice. The plot is a bit generic and you can figure out everything that’s going to happen but there are some fun moments watching Robert and David go at each other and that might be worth at least a rental in the future.

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Overboard

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Overboard

Rating: 4/10 (Sub Par)
Recommendation: Skip It

It’s the opening weekend in May and we’re not off to a good start…. The next film I see today may change that outcome though. Hopefully.

Pros

Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez are really trying to carry this movie. They might over act at times but the plot is pretty absurd to begin with so you can give it a pass.

There are moments where you can sympathize a bit with the characters. Sure, the moments are cliche and cheesy but you can enjoy some of what they’re going through and their reactions.

Lastly, this film did one thing most movies don’t and that’s sticking to a language. Let me explain.

In most films, a character may speak a different language with their comrades, for a tiny bit, and then they eventually switch over to English for the remainder of the movie, because it’s easier or something. But Overboard, of all the possible films out there, keeps the Spanish going throughout the movie. It’s honestly really respectable and it should be done in more films.

Cons

The story is so bad. This plot is loosely held together by a string and the main two actors. Hell, at one point, the writers must have just given up because Eugenio has amnesia and poof! It’s magically gone because we need to move the story along somehow. It’s a terrible, awkward, transition that just makes you cringe.

The comedy is lackluster. Yes, I’ve said that comedy is subjective but there just isn’t many lines of dialouge to laugh at here. Sure, you’ll chuckle at a few moments but there’s not enough to make you comeback a second time, let alone a first.

The pacing is bad. The movie really doesn’t know how much time it wants to spend on each scene. It either stays too long or isn’t there long enough. And because of that, you’re constantly fading in and out with the film wishing it was just over.

Overall

If you saw the trailer, you saw the movie. The preview basically shows everything and you can piece the film from there. Hell, you can probably write a better script in your head. There are a few redeeming qualities to keep it from being “Bad” but it doesn’t stray far from that line.

The only way this movie can be recommended is if you really love Anna Faris. Otherwise, you’re better off saving your money.