Tag Archives: Adventure

Aquaman

HE’S NOT FROM AROUND HERE. When the safety of Atlantis is threatened by Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) half-brother (Patrick Wilson), he’s reluctantly drawn into the battle. The first stand-alone movie with Aquaman is a crazy story that looks like the equivalent of Marvel’s Thor films. Considering how silly this is, it’s impressive how much effort has … Continue reading Aquaman

Avengers: Endgame

AVENGE THE FALLEN. Five years after the events of Infinity War, the remaining Avengers realize that there can be a way of traveling back in time to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin). The fourth Avengers film is a glorious, three-hour end in 3D to what we’ve seen ever since Iron Man (2008), cleverly and nostalgically connecting … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame

Captain Marvel

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH A (HER)O. In 1995, Vers (Brie Larson) returns to Earth, a member of an elite alien force… but also with vague memories of life as a U.S. Air Force pilot. Virtually serving as a parenthesis between two Avengers movies, Infinity War and Endgame, this film introduces another Marvel hero while also taking … Continue reading Captain Marvel

Incredibles 2

BACK TO WORK. At a time when the public has no trust in superheroes anymore, a billionaire contacts the Parrs and offers them a way to relaunch their careers. It took Pixar and Brad Bird 14 years to produce a sequel, but it was worth the wait. Firmly grounded in the original’s visual look, but … Continue reading Incredibles 2

Smallfoot

YETI OR NOT, HERE THEY COME. High up in the Himalayas, a yeti called Migo accidentally makes contact with a ”smallfoot”, but the leader doesn’t believe him and banishes Migo from the yeti community. A 3D comedy-adventure, slightly reminiscent of The Croods (2013). The meeting between man and yeti has amusing consequences with dark undertones, … Continue reading Smallfoot

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING. Big changes are coming in the Lego universe, as Duplo invaders keep terrorizing Bricksburg; Emmett and Lucy will face the Queen behind it all. An intense 3D sequel that can’t quite deliver the freshness of the original, but still makes an attempt to throw every clever idea and pop culture reference … Continue reading The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph and his best friend Vanellope enter the Internet, hoping to find a steering wheel and thereby saving the arcade game that is home to Vanellope and many other game characters… The sequel to Wreck-It Ralph (2012) is an improvement on the original, throwing its characters into an Internet that takes physical form, providing brilliant … Continue reading Ralph Breaks the Internet

The Lion King: Feeling the Love

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.  In the early 1990s, during the production of the songs for Disney’s upcoming animated adventure The Lion King, West End legend Tim Rice had been hired to write the lyrics. When his attempts to get Benny Andersson as a composing partner fell through, he turned to Elton John. The pop star … Continue reading The Lion King: Feeling the Love

Mowgli

THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS FINDING WHERE YOU BELONG. A human boy is raised by a pack of Indian wolves in the jungle; he wants to be a full member of the pack, but his future is uncertain… A significantly darker version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, primarily remembered thanks to two Disney movies. This one has … Continue reading Mowgli

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT IS WHAT MAKES YOU SPIDER-MAN.  At the same time as Spider-Man battles Kingpin, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales is bitten by a spider and gains the same superpowers as Spider-Man. A comic-book character in danger of being overexposed gets a new look in the shape of a biracial teenager and throws him … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Robin Hood

THE LEGEND YOU KNOW. THE STORY YOU DON’T.  After serving in the Crusades, Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) returns home only to find his estate seized by the same man who forced him to leave in the first place, the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn). A retelling of the classic story that satisfied no one, … Continue reading Robin Hood

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

WHO WILL CHANGE THE FUTURE? When Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escapes spectacularly from his New York prison, both Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) are contacted by the British Ministry of Magic who need their help. It’s only the second movie in this franchise and it’s already marred by convoluted subplots, … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald