Short Movie Reviews 2016-2020

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February 11?, 2016
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Not saying much, but the best of the series? Ditches the modern setting, sticks to oooldschool vampires and werewolves.

February 20, 2016
Zoolander 2
It can never be the original, and sometimes tries too hard to recreate it... but there's a lot more of the same style of exaggerated stupidity to love here.

February 26, 2016
This Is the End
Strange apocalyptic comedy... that kind of works better when it's being less comedic? And less so when doing dick humor.

March 4, 2016
Man of Steel
Illegal alien has it tough. Superman is made to seem more human here, as he is confused about himself and his place in the world; and forced to fight on his opponents' terms.

March 5, 2016
Little Dead Rotting Hood
Dumb werewolves, dumb small town cops and posse, gratuitous nudity... it is an Asylum movie after all. Not good enough or bad enough to be worth watching.

March 8, 2016
They Live
Very 80s, very paranoid, very John Carpenter. A nobody stumbles onto the world's biggest conspiracy, kind of clumsily tries to take it on.

March 11, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane
Understandable why they considered it a "relative" to Cloverfield. A very tense watch, though, with fewer big excitements along the way for release. Gotta love Goodman.

March 15, 2016
Predator 2
If you lose Arnie, of course the obvious go-to guy is... Danny Glover? For as much as they Robocop'd LA with superviolence, most of this is kind of dull.

March 25, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
It's like they tried to cram 2-3 movies into one, without regard to clarity. People behave stupidly and the movie is just bloated bloated bloated.

April 28, 2016
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Things happen suddenly and/or inexplicably, as an excuse to get Wolverine fighting. A bit of a mess.

May 6, 2016
Captain America: Civil War
The overall story and which sides people ended up taking seemed a bit muddled, but lots of inventive action and nice character moments.

Mayjune X, 2016
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Not all the time travel stuff passes my sniff test, but the rest of it makes for a pretty solid entry as far as this franchise is concerned.

June 28, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence
Harder to care about a world now incredibly unlike our own, but it is at least fun to see the returning characters again. Overall, though, a mess.