Holes [2003]

Holes
Andrew Davis
3/4

Pretending it makes total sense to have an oasis at the very peak of a mountain in a desert, Holes is not a movie without depth. But I’m not sure I can get behind the moral of the story which seems to be that… even if you haven’t done anything wrong, punishment can still build your character?

Am I being too cynical?

I can still dig it, though.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [2016]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Gareth Edwards
2/6
 

What to say…. Should I mention the shouting drama performed by the really bad actors? The constant lack of steady-cam? Or the whiney “boohoo, what’s the rebels ever done for meeeeee”-scenes? Or maybe I should mention the horrible CGI – I’m certain I saw occlusion errors in some scenes. Speaking of CGI, I should probably gloss over the fact that Moff and Leia were CGI-characters. And let’s pretend to ignore the shitty dialogue, and the stereotypical table-top RPG-plot. And to even consider criticising the physics modeling would just be silly.

Oh, I know; Not as awful as Episode 2. Not quite as awful. Probably. 

Oh, by the way, a happy bouncy announcy: this officially marks the (jump) start of 2017: The Year Of Weekly Cinema.

Trump willing, etc….

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Vice [2015]

Vice
Brian A. Miller
4/11
A snoozer of a stamped out futuristic action-thriller that steals quasiphilosophic points left, right and center from everything from Blade Runner to The Matrix.

I’m pretty sure I saw Westworld (the movie) sometime during the eighties, but I don’t have any memories of it, and I’m certain I haven’t seen the new TV series, so that’s an accusation I won’t make right there.
 
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