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‘F9: The Fast Saga’ Is Undoubtedly the Worst ‘Fast and Furious’ Movie I’ve Seen

I’ve been waiting for months for F9: The Fast Saga so I could see the continuation of the story and so that I could determine for myself how bad or good this movie would be. Unfortunately, it’s just as bad as everyone says, if not worse.

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F9: The Fast Saga does something no other Fast and the Furious movie has done, try to take itself seriously.

Yes, there were some emotional storylines in some of the films and The Fate of the Furious had a lot of drama but it never lost grasp of what was really important; fast and furious action scenes. This movie only has one exhilarating action scene, the first one, and then from there it turns into a long sappy film that deals with Dom having to reckon with his past in the form of his brother, John Cena a.k.a Jakob.

Why did they have to make John Cena his brother again? Why couldn’t he have been just another villain because that unrealistic connection between Dom and Jakob absolutely RUINED the movie!

The heavy amount of sentimental flashbacks completely took away from the flow of the story, Han is back but why, the characters have officially become superheroes in cars because they are freaking indestructible (even dead characters are returning to save the day), and don’t even get me started on the shoot-a-car-into-space mission.

By the end of this movie I wasn’t even smiling anymore, it was that bad. The humor fell flat and became annoying as it tried to gloss over what was clearly ludicrous (no pun intended) on the screen. The emotional context between Dom and Jakob was next-level bad. And the secret-weapon-that-will-destroy-the-world-plotline was just…uninteresting.

The Fast and the Furious films have now crossed a threshold where they need to stop making movies or they’ll only make the story worse and worse. Unfortunately, it’s already been announced that there will be two more movies and considering F9 made $700 million worldwide during a global pandemic! Yeah, this ridiculousness is nowhere close to over.

I’m giving F9: The Fast Saga 1.5 out of 5 stars (the .5 is for a really well-written Star Wars joke in the film that actually was kind of perfect) and 67 out of 100.

(muttering to myself: “And just when I started to like these movies…”)

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I Finally Watched ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘War Horse’

So, over the past couple of days I’ve watched some pretty popular films; War Horse and Lethal Weapon. Both were memorable and I have strong opinions on both of them so with no further delay, here are my reviews for each movie.

Lethal Weapon

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Well, Lethal Weapon was not what I expected. Yeah, it’s a classic buddy-comedy duo type of a movie but it wasn’t as funny as Rush Hour and Bad Boys. Instead, it was a more serious film with humorous tones in it and I kind of liked that twist.

Mel Gibson’s suicidal Martin Riggs was a different type of a police officer and he ultimately got me invested in the story when I was kind of watching the film bored. The movie was good but at times it felt like a true-blue 80s’ film and that’s not always a good thing.

The scenarios Riggs and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) constantly found themselves in and out of at times felt ridiculous and totally cliche. But the movie was somewhat enjoyable and I understand why it is as famous as it is. I don’t think I’ll be watching it again though anytime soon.

Die Hard, however, a fellow action movie that had a Christmas setting in Los Angeles that came out just a year after Lethal Weapon, is far better though in casting, story, and action.

4 out of 5 stars

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Why Am I Getting Excited for ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’?

I have watched Venom more times than I care to admit…okay I’ve seen it four times, and every viewing has never been all that fun. The beginning of the movie is boring, the end of the movie is boring, the only part that is somewhat entertaining is the middle section and that part doesn’t last very long.

The best thing about Venom however was the relationship between Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock (I still think Brock is written for an actor younger than Hardy but Tom just had to make it work, same goes for Michelle Williams’ character) and Venom so I figured the sequel, with all of that origin story nonsense out of the way, had the potential to be kind of fun.

Then I saw Woody Harrelson’s character, a psychopath named Cletus Kasady who seems to have some sort of connection to Eddie Brock (Brock probably got him put in the asylum where he’s being confined) and he’s just laughable to look at. He already looks ridiculous and his hair looks even worse.

So, with that in mind, I didn’t feel the urge to see this Venom sequel but after watching G.I. Joe Origins: Snake Eyes this July my philosophy for the rest of the year has been, “Oh what the heck. It can’t be worse than Snake Eyes.”

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So, in roughly two weeks time Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be coming out and I’m kind of excited to maybe see it. The first reactions for the film have been positive but they were from fans at a premiere fan-event for the movie. The main thing that sprung from the fans’ first viewing of the movie was the hype over the post-credit scene. Apparently, it’s big!

And judging from the leaked intel, well, it’s a massive game-changer and will undoubtedly lead to some HUGE implications for the future of Venom.

So yeah, I’m kind of intrigued to see this film. Will I ultimately see it? I’m still twiddling my thumbs over that but ultimately, I can’t wait to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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‘Rambo: Last Blood’: Why Did People Say This Movie Was So Bad?

In terms of the Rambo movies, I’ve only seen the first one but boy is it great. Whenever it’s on television I watch it and the final scene with Rambo and his Colonel always makes me cry. It never fails.

So yeah, I know Rambo and that’s why I was scared to watch his latest movie which came out two years ago, Rambo: Last Blood.

How would I describe this movie? My sister, who I watched the film with yesterday, said it best: “It’s Taken meets rated-R Home Alone.” That’s not an exaggeration.

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The movie moves along at a fair pace and actually produces a really good story that left me and my sister absolutely riveted/horrified. Then the film kind of devolved into a gore fest that wasn’t exactly exhilarating or all that fulfilling despite the film’s circumstances. When the movie ended my sister and I kind of looked at each other giggling because the last twenty minutes were so ludicrous.

I’m not saying the movie was bad. In fact, it was way better than I could’ve possibly expected. The end was a bit boring though and ultimately dampened the quality of the rest of the film.

3.5 out of 5 stars and 85 out of 100. It’s not the worst movie I’ve ever seen but it’s nowhere near the best either.

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It’s Batman Day: ‘The Dark Knight’ Is Hands Down the Best Superhero Movie Ever Made

Have you ever seen a perfect movie? A movie so undeniably brilliant and spot on that the more you watch it the better it gets? A movie that’s so good that you kind of can’t believe it’s that incredible? The Dark Knight is that movie for me.

I don’t watch The Dark Knight often. But every so often I get the unshakable desire to see it. And so last night with that fervor upon me I decided to watch it.

For two hours and 32 minutes, I was sucked into the dark and demented world of Gotham where a man as horrifically twisted and brilliant as The Joker resides to wreak havoc on Gotham’s citizens for no reason other than pure amusement. And as the story slowly builds upon The Joker’s madness the movie gets better and better and better until one can only stare at the screen in appreciative awe.

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The Dark Knight is unlike any other superhero movie that’s been created. In fact, can we even say it’s a superhero movie? Batman isn’t exactly a hero, as the movie made clear. He’s just a man in a cynical world and sometimes the right choices mean you have to become the villain. Simple as that. But I guess that’s the reason why he’s a hero, right?

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Three Movie Reviews: ‘Malignant’, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, and ‘Police Story’

Well, I’ve seen three new movies in the past few days and it’s time to share my thoughts on these films. Enjoy!

Malignant

Malignant' Twist: Critics Are Freaking Out About Crazy Third Act - Variety

I tried to watch James Wan’s latest horror film, Malignant, after I noticed it trending the other day on Twitter due to its surprise-twist ending but the movie was terrible. I’m talking next-level bad.

The acting was C-list, the story already didn’t make any sense, and the movie wasn’t even scary. And that’s coming from someone who is the ultimate scaredy-cat.

My sister and I decided to turn it off approximately twenty-five minutes into the film because it truly was that absurd and one thing I’m not a fan of is an absurd horror flick.

0.5/5 stars (And that’s only because the movie kind of made me laugh.)

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