Life

Ever since the 1979 box office hit “Alien”, there has been attempted replications and duplication’s. Some have come close, but most have failed.

“Life” is nothing more than an attempted replication with A-List Actors and far more stupidity and nonsense.

We as humans on earth continue to be fascinated with the possibility of life on Mars. A team of astronauts and scientists operate a space station near Mars. Exploration is done and what appears to be a life form is found. Our curiosity gets the best of us as we poke, prod and attempt chemical modifications to the form we have found.

Too much poking and prodding with the wrong instruments leads to growth stimulation of the life form. We then try to kill what we have tampered with, but to no avail. The life form sustains its life by feeding on us. The story unfolds from there…

The outcome of “Life” is pretty obvious. Is there ever a good ending to a Sci-Fi Thriller that has any sort of Alien being?

After the first 70 minutes I was bored and actually considered leaving. I did go and stand near the exit because the movie was getting on my nerves. I had seen it all before. There is nothing really new except several A-List Actors in the movie. There was no real suspense, some action, a lot of stupidity and nonsense.

The paid critics believe “Life” is fresh. I think it’s as stale as 2 week old bread.

This is a 2 Star Movie!

Mr. Holmes

“Mr. Holmes” is another chapter in the life of the world famous Sherlock Holmes.
In this chapter set in 1947 we find an aging Sherlock Holmes on his return journey from Japan where he was searching for a rare plant that has powerful restorative qualities. He has witnessed the devastation of the nuclear war. Now Sherlock returns to his remote seaside farm house to live out the rest of his days.

He spends his time tending to his bees. The only company he has is his housekeeper and her young son Roger. Sherlock battles with a diminished mind and he relies on his house keeper’s son Roger to help him as he grapples with the circumstances of an unsolved case that forced him into retirement. The story unfolds from there…

“Mr Holmes” is a gripping tale. The story takes you back and forth between the aging Bee Keeper and the elegant younger detective that Sherlock was known to be.

Ian McKellen is a force on the screen. He plays Sherlock Holmes effortlessly.
“Mr. Holmes” is only open in a limited-release capacity. Check it out if you can.

This is a 4 Star Movie!

The Wolverine 3D

In this installment Mutant Wolverine is a century-old. He is lured to Japan to say Good-bye to a very old friend whose life he once saved, but once Wolverine arrives he finds out that things are not what they seem and he finds himself being pushed to his physical and emotional limits. The real threat of death hangs over him. The story unfolds from there…

“The Wolverine” is not great, it’s just pretty good. There is some cool Samurai sword fighting and the cinematography is interesting, but the story is a bit boring and dis-jointed. However there are a few eyebrow raising surprises.

Hugh Jackman’s dialog comes out as growls rather than actual speaking. The saving grace is that Hugh Jackman is as buff as I ever seen him without a shirt. He’s definitely “Eye Candy” for the ladies.

It’s definitely a waste of money from the 3D aspects. If you are a Wolverine fan then don’t miss this.

This is the sixth time that Hugh Jackman has reprised his role as Wolverine. This tale is getting a bit stale.