REVIEW: “Kong: Skull Island” ★★★ and ½
The new “Godzilla” focuses on delivering a spectacle worthy of the King of Monsters, while also honoring dramatic themes and concepts for which the original 1954 Japanese classic and the 1956 American version starring Raymond Burr were famous for. Curiously enough, however, the new film misses the mark because, among other things, there’s simply not enough monster movie mayhem and far too little fun.
Clueless Movie Reviews: “Pacific Rim”
As a gifted filmmakers homage to Japanese kaiju (monster) and mecha (giant robot) films, Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” is a triumph. Whether today’s summer movie audiences will fall just as in love as del Toro is with the spectacle of mechanized giants doing battle with stylized dinosaurs remains to be seen, but he’s certainly done his best to make it dazzling to them.
Clueless Movie Reviews: “Evil Dead”
Review: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, based on the very entertaining novel by “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” author Seth Grahame-Smith, shares the same goal as its source material: to entertain its audience with historical fiction that’s simultaneously well grounded with care for historical fact and wildly absurd in its premise.