Suicide Squad in 3D

This is another edition of “Thursday Night at the Movies with The Movie Warrior”.

What was I thinking…DC Comics are not as good as Marvel Comics.

“Suicide Squad” is not entertainment, it’s just plain “Suicide”!!

The villains in this movie are just plain awful. You will be yawning before things really get going.

The movie has a great cast that tries to do something with nothing, but at the end of the day it’s just plain bad. The problem with ‚ÄúSuicide Squad” is the muddled plot. What am I thinking…there was no plot. The movie just rambles. The characters are not fully developed. This leaves you to guess. I did not go to see “Suicide Squad” to guess. There are some humorous moments, but not enough to sink $17 dollars into a ticket.

This is the second time this year we have been treated to a DC Comic on the big screen. The March 2016 Batman vs. Superman was bad enough.

I am giving the movie 2 stars because of the strong cast. Margot Robbie was awesome. Otherwise the movie would get no stars from me.

“Suicide Squad” is best viewed on Cable or Blue-Ray. On second thought just Cable.

This is a 2 Star Movie!

Run All Night

I thought the weekend was going to slip by before I could see “Run All Night”. I have been severely under the weather with an Acute Sinus Infection and on Antibiotics. Heavily medicated I was NOT going to let a Liam Neeson movie pass by if I could help it. So off to the movies I went late this Sunday afternoon.

Liam Neeson plays Jimmy Conlon, a mob hit-man in this crime thriller. He and his estranged son Mike Conlon (Joel Kinnaman) are fleeing the wrath of a vengeful crime boss, Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris) after Jimmy kills Shawn Maguire’s son in self defense to save his own son, Mike. The story unfolds from there…

There are lots of twists and turns and intrigue. It’s in your face violence. There are some interest stunts and moves, but nothing to far out of the way that it’s totally unbelievable.
The only strange element is actor Common playing a sort of “Cyborg” Hit Man. He is out of place here…Common is good looking and debonair. He should stick to the “Lover” type roles. He does not transcend to bad guy very well.

If you like Crime Suspense Thrillers and Liam Neeson, “Run All Night” is worth a look.

This is a 3 Star Movie!!

RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop (2014) is flat…

RoboCop (2014) is basically a reboot of the 1987 installment. This would be the 4th installment in this franchise. The premises of this installment somewhat matches the 1987 installment. It’s the year 2028 in crime riddled Detroit Michigan. The police there are battling crime and coming up empty. A new robot technology by an emerging company called Omnicorp wants to use Detroit as a test city for its new way to fight crime.

In Tehran Omnicorp uses drones to keep the people and city safe. The question has always been why doesn’t America use this technology? When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) a Detroit Cop is severely injured in the line of duty, Omnicorp see this as a perfect opportunity to step in and take what’s left of Alex and build a part man part robot police officer to combat crime on the streets of Detroit.

Omnicorp hopes to show Congress and the White House that this is the way of the future to battle crime and keep America’s streets safe. Additionally Omnicorp sees dollar signs; they believe there is $600 billion dollars at stake. Of Course Congress is skeptical and there is plenty of debate. The story unfolds from there…
The problem with “RoboCop (2014)” it’s not fun. Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman are great! They make the movie watchable. There is action, intrigue and some cool sci-fi stunts, but the movie still comes up empty. There isn’t much excitement. It’s a bit dry. There are a few awkward moments, holes in the plot and story.

I saw the movie in iMAX. “RoboCop (2014)” is not worth the price of an iMAX ticket.