‘Don’t Look Up’ launches brilliantly, but then feels like a letdown. But did director Adam McKay have any other choice?
Writer-director Arati Kadav launches her debut movie with a wildly inventive idea, but eventually spins it into a humdrum orbit.
Director Bong Joon-ho sets a chilling, darkly comic dystopian thriller that humankind brings upon itself in the year 2031. He was 12 years off.
In the final instalment that closes down a sum total of 22 movies, directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo assemble the ravaged lives of the Avengers to deliver a knock-out saga that’s high on spectacle and fan-service, but even higher on the interactions and emotional payload. Loss is immeasurable, be it for the superhero gang or its audience.
Captain Marvel must be the first superhero who faced vicious, non-alien attacks even before she made her onscreen debut. And in this Anna Boden-Ryan Fleck helmed project, there’s an element of grace and humanness, a struggle to match superhero power with emotions that aren’t always the right guiding compass. It also mirrors all that is wrong in today’s more connected, more polarized world. Even as it entertains and gets in its messaging, the movie has a far bigger battle lying ahead. No, not the ‘ Avengers: Endgame’, but the one awaiting it offscreen.
Director Dean Devlin aims for disaster and hits the bull’s eye for disastrous instead. In ‘Geostorm’ everything’s compellingly underwhelming, and you simply can’t wait for disaster to strike. It’s only after the movie ends that you realize that it did and that you were the victim.
Director Alex Garland creates psychedelic imagery and stunning visuals to narrate a story that’s mind-bendingly confounding as it is challenging. But no matter what you think of it, this philosophical horror makes you think.
“Avengers: Infinity War” scores high on the entertainment dashboard with the funnies and action, even as it mildly ignores some emotional heft, making it a checklist exercise of the previous 18 MCU outings – it’s sure to send you scouring for them to connect the dots.
Director Ryan Coogler helms a superhero movie that’s an unqualified triumph across all departments.
In my school days, I always wanted to be a comic book hero. No, I didn’t want comics […]