Quick Reviews, part 3, is here. This is where I review movies but very shortly as I can’t do all of them. After all, I’m just one guy.
Does that mean these films are less important? No, but I don’t have the time to do a long review on them all. There is still a possibility that I will make a long review of one of the mentioned films in the future.
The Foreigner (2017)
Director: Martin Campbell
Writer: David Marconi
Cast: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Pierce Brosnan
It was nice to see Jackie Chan in a movie again. I was actually shocked by how old he looked in the film. Another surprise was Pierce Brosnan, who played the Irish Liam Hennesy. The only reason I’ve watched this film was for Jackie Chan. I did enjoy him and Pierce, however, the film itself was “meh.”
Ice Age (2002)
Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha (co-director)
Writers: Michael J. Wilson, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman
Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano
The first Ice Age movie always gave me a great time! It’s fun, not too long, and has amazing friendships. Also, the inclusion of the Scrat scenes was brilliant as everyone was talking about it. The film may be called “Ice Age,” but it’s a very warm film and a perfect family film.
Directors: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Writers: Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms
Cast: Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
I feel like Fatman should have been two separate films. On the one hand, it feels like a comedy where a kid wants to kill Santa. All that’s happening there has like a comedic approach. On the other side of the story, you have Fatman (or Santa), and this is more of a tragedy or heavy drama. It shows his story, and in this world, this is a real job, and Santa is real to everyone. However, he’s getting some financial troubles. The filmmakers shouldn’t include the kid but instead should have made a story around Santa.
The Net (1995)
Director: Irwin Winkler
Writers: John Brancato, Michael Ferris
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller
I thought “The Net” was an okay movie. Personally, I’m not into “hacker” films, but I used to love it as a kid. Now, in many comic books or films, you always have a friendly hacker around. I have a fatigue on this, especially because they make it all seem so easy. This was also the case for this film. However, that’s my little rant on it. Besides that, it’s not bad.
Director: Marc Lawrence
Writer: Marc Lawrence
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Shirley MacLaine, Bill Hader
When I saw the cast I got excited, however the film wasn’t as good I wished it was going to be. Everything fell flat, and Anna Kendrick’s character was pretty silly. I didn’t care for any of the characters.