Movie Review Roundup – (Faster, Sucker Punch,Scream 4 + more)

Faster

The Rock returns to the action movie scene with pleasant results. He plays an ex con who is released from jail only to go for revenge the second he’s released. The action is old school and quite violent. Its finale is also rather entertaining.

RATING 3.5/5

Sucker Punch

The critics put Sucker Punch through the saw machine on it’s release a few months back. I found Sucker Punch to be a big budget and silly piece of enjoyable entertainment. It makes very little sense but who needs logic when you have hot chicks shooting zombies, dragons and robots.

RATING: 4/5

Scream 4

The word fun is best way to describe Scream 4. It furthers the story of the other Scream movies aswell as giving the series a fresh 2011 pop culture spin. It’s mindless fun but sometimes that’s the order of the day.

RATING: 4.5/5

Fast Five

Fast Five is a simple film with a simple to do list. It wants to deliver high-speed chases in and out of vehicles and it wants to showcase some nice scenery. It does these things pretty nicely but it’s attempts to add character development is less effective.

RATING: 3.5/5

Conviction

Theres no doubting that this story should be told, but its plodding pace prevents it from being an enjoyable experience. Hilary Swank is the defiant sister who becomes a lawyer to free her brother from prison after he’s sent to jail for a murder he claims he didn’t commit.

RATING: 3/5

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About Steven Mc Brearty

I like music (anything that rocks and has a nice melody) and movies (I'm a movie nut).
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One Response to Movie Review Roundup – (Faster, Sucker Punch,Scream 4 + more)

  1. moviegeek says:

    WOW4.5 for Scream 4…?! It seems a lot…
    If the aim is to re-define the rules for the new generation, they fail completely, as this feels just like a cash-in exercise and an excuse to revive something by re-hashing and regurgitating everything that we have already seen.
    Behind all the talk about going against the clichés and trying to ridicule the various the character-less horror of the last few years, there is actually very little new. There a sense of Déjà-vu throughout and (aside from its far fetched ending) it is all rather predictable in its non-predictability.
    Admitting a theft (or a reference) may ease the conscience, but it certainly doesn’t make it OK, nor it makes it a good film…. Also, it might make it funny, but certainly not scary!!
    I LOVED the first Scream, but this is just tired.

    READ MY FULL REVIEW: wp.me/p19wJ2-ju

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