As fun as the source novel is, I hope the film adaptation does not turn out to be TRON: LEGACY levels of guff. Biodigital jazz man.
Hopefully this is better than SELF/LESS.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE ★★★☆☆
D: Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Orange County).
S: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black.
Cast and pace prevent boredom. Direction clunky. Ending sappy.
D: Carlos Saldanha (Rio 2, Rio, Robots, Ice Age).
S: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Jerrod Carmichael, Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale.
Anti-violence, anti-bullfighting. John Cena is a flower-loving, pacifist bull in a wholesome animation.
Could this be the Spider-Man film I’ve been waiting for since SPIDER-MAN 2?
I loved the nine volume manga, but Robert Rodriguez hasn’t made a decent movie since PLANET TERROR (2007).
Even J.A. Bayona directing does not get me excited.
Tonally deft, its political fury is mixed into potboiler mayhem. A risk, which might have been a mess, paid off.
EASY [season two] ★★★☆☆
A show with thoughtful ideas at the core. A shame then that most episodes don't delve satisfactorily into them.
The worst episode is still the brewery segment. The best: the Judy Greer one.
Could this be as atmospheric as IT COMES AT NIGHT?
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