Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man - HomecomingDirector: Jon Watts
Run Time: 2h 13m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Messy timelines aside, I was not as impressed with Spidey’s stand-alone feature as I was with his cameo in Captain America: Civil War. Continue reading

Advertisements

Everything, Everything

Everything, EverythingDirector: Stella Meghie
Run Time: 1h 36m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 2.5

Settle in for yet another YA novel-turned-screenplay of teenagers falling in love in impossible circumstances and doing things that would get them a one-way ticket to military school. Honestly, I blame Shakespeare. Continue reading

Nerve

NerveDirectors: Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
Run Time: 1h 36m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 2.0

Nerve is like a real game of Truth or Dare: it starts out entertaining and there’s a lot of fun to be had, but it quickly turns into the over-the-top measuring contest that ruins your sleepover. Continue reading

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner The Scorch TrialsDirector: Wes Ball
Run Time: 2h 12m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

Seemingly inspired by The Last of Us, we have graduated from “Welcome to the Glade” to “Welcome to the Scorch”. Allegedly Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has deviated from the book series quite a bit, though I wouldn’t know firsthand–I should really remedy that. Continue reading

The Maze Runner

Maze Runner, TheDirector: Wes Ball
Run Time: 1h 53m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

When I saw The Maze Runner in theaters a year ago, I captioned my ceremonial movie stub posting with: Lord of the Hunger Maze. And for having never read the books, I wasn’t entirely wrong. Continue reading

Paper Towns

Paper TownsDirector: Jake Schreier
Run Time: 1h 49m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Just like its source material, Paper Towns is only enjoyable during the road trip. Everything else is as flat as the name suggests. It is only the movie’s lesson that gives it any value. Continue reading