Agreed Gambler sucked. I like Blockers better than Why Him
I also liked equalizer 2 but havenít seen 1
The Gambler. It had Goodman and Whalberg how bad can it be? Turns out it might be one of the worst movies Iíve seen in a calendar year...
Why Him? I knew it would be bad but I have a soft spot for Franco. I laughed twice. Better than Blockers but itís a low bar.
Equalizer 2. Itís Denzel...Iíll watch him do anything. Enjoyed the first. This was a bad follow up and an extremely lack luster finish. First was a more educated purposeful Wick. The side stories on 2 were thin
Watched 1, 4, 5, and 6 in the past week or two.
Whomever said 1 was Point Break with cars was spot on (VIV?) Still a solid movie. I kind of feel like there would be easier ways to hijack trucks than what they did, but that's OK.
General impressions: enjoyable if kind of silly. The script writers didn't really waste a lot of time trying to make anything make sense--seems like they had a few key action scenes and then just slapped together some transitions to fill the time.
I feel like actual street racing scenes probably don't have quite as many gorgeous babes walking around in their underwear, although admittedly I've never been to any. I kind of wonder about the casting calls for those, though--"need 15 blonde extras for close-up ass shots"?
Highlight of the series so far was definitely the finale in 5, with them dragging the safe around. The end of 6 with the tank was a letdown by comparison.
Vin Diesel is a really, really, really bad actor. He has charisma and can pull off the loveable scamp/humorous scenes. But whenever he has to be serious or emote, he just spends the whole time looking like he smelled a fart.
The Rock was kind of disappointing so far. I usually like him, but he doesn't have a lot to work with here, and he mainly looks like a bad imitation of Tommy Lee Jones in the Fugitive.
Still have 7 and 8 in the queue. IIRC one of them involves a submarine, so I'm anxious to see what goofiness leads to that point.
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*movie-jack* Working my way through the Fast and Furious movies - DT February 11, 2019, 9:24:58
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- This reminds me that I need to work my way through all the Leprechaun movies - Tortillini February 11, 2019, 10:21:57
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- i watched "alpha" with my youngest and we both really enjoyed it. - biclops February 11, 2019, 9:45:05
- Iím definitely not the first to say it, but yeah, thatís exactly what #1 is. - VIV February 11, 2019, 9:40:13
- I ate a nice shit sandwich over the weekend - digs February 11, 2019, 9:40:02
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