A Quiet Place

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West A Quiet Place Directed by John Krasinski Written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski Back in the early days of cinema, actors and actresses had to use only their facial expressions and body language to tell the story. Here in this film, those elements are reintroduced again, but in a world were alien creatures hunt by sound as the backdrop to a film that actually benefits from not explaining things, and having less dialogue. John Krasinski, perhaps best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the sitcom The Office, directs and … Continue reading

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Pacific Rim: Uprising Directed by Steven S. DeKnight Written by Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin Back in 2013, Guillermo del Toro gave us the first Pacific Rim film that begged for a sequel.  The first film had some heart and a decent emotional core to the story to run alongside huge robots called Jaegers fighting even bigger monsters called Kaiju.   Now in 2013 the film benefited from a solid casting of Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost.  In this film we get John Boyega playing Stacker’s son Jake.  Boyega has … Continue reading

Ready Player One

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Ready Player One Directed by Steven Spielberg Written by Ernest Cline and Zac Penn Based upon a bestselling book that served up 80’s nostalgia on a warm post-apocalyptic platter has finally made its way to the big screen and the mere feat of the legal permissions needed to take the book’s fair use of copyrighted and trademarked characters and see on film is in of itself a miracle.  Yet some key things from the book did not make it to the film due to this very reason also.  Spielberg is a large part of … Continue reading

Black Panther

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Black Panther Directed by Ryan Coogler Written by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Black Panther was first introduced to us in Captain America:  Civil War when the king of Wakanda, T’Chaka is assassinated in front of his son’s eyes.  Picking up where ‘Civil War’ left off has us see Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa aka Black Panther) return home to Wakanda to assume his father’s place on the throne.  The film also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and the tremendously talented Andy Serkis.  There are lots … Continue reading

Jumanji

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Jumanji:  Welcome to the Jungle Directed by Jake Kasdan Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner A movie sort of sequel to 1995’s Jumanji film which was based on a book.  This film modernizes the premise of being transported into a board game by utilizing the games transformed into a video game.  Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillam.  They play the in game avatars for the four high school students who get transformed into the game and must win the game to get … Continue reading

Bright

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Bright Directed by David Ayer Written by Max Landis This is an odd review as this is my first of a film that is on Netflix.  Netflix has taken a big step with making this film and getting an A-lister Will Smith to star is a considerable feat.  Yet the one issue that is not uncommon with film is poor story and plot.  Strong and full of potential premise gives way to poor writing.  Therefore this film fits the bill perfectly for what this site and its’ reviews strive to do. Will Smith and … Continue reading

Star Wars:  The Last Jedi

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Star Wars:  The Last Jedi Directed by Rian Johnson Written by Rian Johnson Disney has taken a calculated risk with the franchise of Star Wars, and in some ways I feel it is going to pay off and some ways I feel may incur a backlash from diehard fans.  Some neat and fresh themes get introduced which behooves Disney in terms of future films and marketing, but again that may not be accepted by some fans.  Then again you can’t please everybody all the time.  I can see why critics like the film, and … Continue reading

Justice League

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Justice League Directed by Zack Snyder Written by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon DC really wants to catch up to the Marvel Universes and tries so hard in this film and it reeks of desperation. Too much throw at the screen with little time to breath or savor any of the moments that they throw at the audience and quite frankly it suffers dearly as a result. I am still hopeful that there is more to come, but please folks controlling the future of the DC universe for film…read the below carefully! Here comes … Continue reading

Thor: Ragnarok

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Thor: Ragnarok Directed by Taika Waititi Written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost Quite easily the most fun of all the Marvel film’s to date and granted the director’s comedic influences are oozing with each scene.  The three writers on this film actually did a very solid job here.  Pacing was a bit fast and rushed to get us to the reunion of Thor and Hulk which is really the highlight of the film.  Unfortunately a film can only be a great as its villain.  This film, while funny and action packed, fails … Continue reading

The Foreigner

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West The Foreigner Directed by Martin Campbell Written by David Marconi, based upon the novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather Considering that some film rating sites have largely panned this film, I must say they are missing out on the experience I had.  I quite frankly could NOT have written a better film given the source material.  The only nick pick would be the timing of the IRA menace from the book is better suited for early 90’s era than modern day, but I liked what Marconi did with the screenplay.  This film helmed by … Continue reading