When you go see a John Wick movie, you know exactly what you're signing up for, and the team involved is more than willing to beat you over the head with what you came to see.
Faith can come at a cost, especially when it's one of such an extreme nature. And in this town, that cost may be too high to bear.
Even in darkest times, light shines through.
The courage it took not only to make this journey but also document it in the face of such peril is something we should all value and appreciate.
How do I even review a movie like this?
Man vs Nature. Man vs Fellow Man. Which theme sounds scarier?
It is brisk and entertaining, with just enough jokes going over the heads of the youngsters for us to catch.
What a delight this turned out to be. Another case of going to see something I knew nothing about just because the timing of the screening was perfect, and I walked out having loved what I'd just seen.
For me, while this has its moments, it doesn't come close to much of the other animated family movies that have come out this year.
When this made headlines a few years back, it must have read like the predecessor of the current "Florida Man" stories.
If ever there was a film made just for me to review, I found it today. And yes, full disclosure, it's because I'm one of THOSE people.
This was everything I wanted it to be, and, thanks to trailers that showed practically nothing, it managed to pack in a lot of surprises to boot. To use an old phrase, I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I applauded. It was a great time at the movies.
Any way you look at this film, it is bold. The choices are striking and it will not be for everyone, but it will reward those with the patience and interest in a deep thinker that welcomes every chance to make them uncomfortable.
It is often breathtaking to view, wonderfully edited, a breeze to sit through and will put a smile on the faces of everyone...except those huge, gross elephant seals.
Estevez, Jeffrey Wright, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Michael K Williams and Taylor Schilling all do very good work, and the script gives them all characters with a lot behind them.