By: Kevin Thomas
Dino Sequel Darker, Scarier, and More Thrilling
3.5 out of 5 (above average)
I am baffled by the critical reception to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Sitting at an unbelievable 50% critics rating on Rottentomatoes.com, reviewers are claiming this entry is stale, unimaginative, and lacking the magic of its predecessors. I completely disagree with those criticisms and believe the film actually improves on its predecessor by being darker, scarier, and providing all the expected dino-action without sacrificing the heart and character of this franchise. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomshould leave moviegoers totally satisfied with action, thrills, anda scarily plausible plot in today’s world. Continue reading Movie Review: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom
By Kevin Thomas
1 out of 5 stars (one of the worst films I have ever seen)
I’ve been reviewing movies since 2005, and I’ve seen a lot of clunkers. From offensive tripe like Daddy’s Home to the incompetence that is Furry Vengeance, I’ve had my fair share of displeasure at the multiplex. However, no theatrically-released film has ever been so awful to the point that I walked out of it. Never has a film so fundamentally misunderstood its premise, characters, and message so badly that I actively had to leave. That is, until I saw the mess that is the unnecessary 2018 remake of Overboard. While the original had depth and thought-provoking commentary while still being a laugh riot, this shipwreck is content to trot out easy jokes without any of the pathos of its predecessor and completely undermines its romantic ending. Continue reading Abandon Ship From Anna Faris’ New Comedy!
By Kevin Thomas
Live-action Disney movies are a mixed bag. For every film that goes above and beyond expectations (Pete’s Dragon), there is one with irritatingly underused potential (Cinderella). Their newest film, A Wrinkle in Time, thankfully sits in the former category, with a mostly solid cast, colorful visuals, and, best of all, a truly empowering message for young children.
Continue reading Movie Review: “A Wrinkle In Time” ( 4/5 stars )