Saturday, July 30, 2016

Star Trek, Vol. 2, No. 3

Star Trek Beyond [PG-13]
Action, Adventures, Sci-FI
July 22, 2016 - Paramount Pictures
Directed by Justin Lin

Grade: B+
Up-graded from B

+1: Moments for each main character.

par: Villain, Krall motivations.

par: Space ships.

par: Low tech solutions to high stakes futuristic problems.

par: Installment in the Star Trek movie franchise.

Art by Bryan Mon.

X-Men, Vol. 2 No. 3

X-Men: Apocalypse [PG-13]
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
May 27, 2016 - 20th Century Fox
Directed by Bryan Singer

Grade: B-
Down-graded from B

+1: Mutant powers moments including Quick Silver.

-1: Large cast.

par: Story.

-1: “Bad” guys standing on a mountain getting new costumes.

par: Installment in the X-Men movie franchise.

Captain America 3

Captain America: Civil War [PG-13]
(Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 3, Part 1 of 10)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
May 6, 2016 - Marvel/ Disney
Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Grade: A-
Up-graded from B

+1: Fight Choreography including team of here fighting in an airport.

+1: New heroes including Spider-Man #3 (live action movie) and Black Panther.

 -1: Reasons for fighting including the Sokovia Accords.

par: The “villain”/ opponent.

+1: Installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.

The Jungle Book (live action)

The Jungle Book [PG]
Adventure, Drama, Family
April 15, 2016 - Disney
Directed by Jon Favreau

Grade: A-
Up-graded from B

par: Cast including Neel Sethi (Mowgli) and Bill Murray (Baloo voice).

par: Story including Mowgli’s fate.

+1: Character animation.

par: Animals talking.

+1: City of monkeys.