This is a film that tries to build its own world and find its own style. Shoddy CGI aside, the film does not look too bad; but a convoluted plot, and story-telling which keeps too many things in the dark, hurt this film. As does the fact that it does not make good use of its interesting characters. […]
A rather disappointing comedy that is very much a product of its time.
If you like Jim Carrey, you might find it interesting to see him in this early role.
If you like the ‘80s, you may find the music, clothing, and design in this film enjoyable.
If you are looking for a good comedy, you should stay far away from this film. […]
The first prequel to Twilight sets up the love-triangle this franchise is notorious for; and it throws werewolves into the mix.
The plot is a bit thin and disjointed, which makes this film slightly weaker than its predecessor. […]
I am going to re-watch and review the Twilight films for this blog, one by one.
The first Twilight film always felt like a decent if inconsequential teen drama to me; but in terms of impact on popular culture this franchise always punched way above its weight anyway. […]
A classic in its own right, albeit a rather controversial one, 1992’s Buffy has perhaps more in common with other post-Hughes teen-comedies than with Joss Whedon’s TV show. Still the film is not as bad as you might have been told, although the third act is undeniably a bit of a train-wreck. […]
Based on a novel for kids, this 1996 film is not really all that exciting, and probably too slow-paced for today’s children. […]
The first two seasons of this enjoyable BBC show are light and comedic in tone, and hence are – unlike the later seasons – suitable even for younger children. The highlight of these seasons is the performance of Keith-Lee Castle as an out-of-touch vampire father. […]
An enjoyable Disney Channel franchise which – while offering little new – was of a rather decent quality. Unfortunately, it was abandoned by the broadcaster after ending season 2 on a cliffhanger. […]
This unsubstantial yet enjoyable comedy plays with tropes from the zombie, vampire, and alien genres. By no means a comedic masterpiece, but better than many other genre satires. […]
Cross-pollinating Twilight with Harry Potter, this half-baked novel adaptation is brought down by poorly scripted dialogue and glaring tonal inconsistencies. Seemingly unguided by the director, and saddled with lines that do not work on screen, the cast stumble through this film in search of a common tone, but fail. […]