Sunday Short Reviews

Every Sunday, Gill delves into his archive of over 800 movie reviews and randomly selects three for your enjoyment! Here are this week’s…

The Avengers
Joss Whedon has done the impossible in making The Avengers – the massive franchise crossover with a four-year, five-film buildup – into something wonderful. Whedon’s prowess for handling ensemble casts and making sure each character gets their moment shines through here, and honestly, the only complaint I have about this movie is that I wanted more of it! Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk deserves special mention too, since somehow the Hulk, who can’t seem to carry his own movie, steals every moment of The Avengers that he’s in.
4.5 out of 5

If you took Transformers and removed the good robots, then set the whole thing at sea, you’d get something like Battleship. The real problem with Battleship, however, is that it takes itself far too seriously for a movie based on a board game. The whole thing views like a half-baked Michael Bay movie, with far too many characters, bloated, loud action scenes with no real point, and the occasional off-hand reference to the board game source material, none of which work. Nobody says “You sunk my Battleship,” and thus there is no point to seeing this film.
2.5 out of 5

My Soul to Take

I watched this movie because I heard it was so bad it’s good. It’s not. It’s just bad. Why, Wes Craven? Why? Avoid at all costs.
.5 out of 5

See you next Sunday for three more thrilling short reviews!

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