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

Blade Runner 2049

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Blade Runner 2049 Directed by Denis Villeneuve Written by Hampton Francher, Michael Green Sometimes the curse of memory is too much to bear.  Sometimes that curse of memory can make and break a film.  This is sadly the case for an otherwise near perfect science fiction film that does raise a question of the lines between humans and those who strive to be more like humans.  Yet does this desire foster hope?  If hope can exist in replicants then perhaps this film’s point is that humans over time become so robotic and droned out … Continue reading

American Assassin

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West American Assassin Directed by Michael Cuesta Written by Stephen Schiff, Michale Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz CBS Films really would welcome a hit film series much akin to the Jason Bourne series, but this film suffers from four writers trying to each bring something to a script, but overall nothing in this film is anything you haven’t seen before.  IT has so much foreshadowing that I felt I was shadow boxing the entire film.  The only saving grace is Michael Keaton.  More on the best scenes with him later in the review. Here comes … Continue reading

Logan Lucky

  Logan Lucky Directed by Steven Soderbergh Written by Rebecca Blunt Steven Soderbergh has made quite a career with caper films such as his popular Ocean’s series with George Clooney.  Here we have a different crew, southern locale, and actors trying to pull off their attempts at accents.  There is some mystery over the writer as she has no other credits for writing and this seems to be her first film.  Yet for the most part the film is fresh and dialogues is filled with many quotable lines.  Plot wise there is one issue that seems to have slipped by … Continue reading

The Dark Tower

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West The Dark Tower Directed by Nicolaj Arcel Written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Nikolaj Arcel Mention the name Stephen King and you instantly know you are in for a solid story as he has long been a master in several genres of writing.  Fans of his Dark Tower series have long awaited the film adaptation.  This has been a long time coming and many studios are looking for the next big series to mine cash from audiences.  Sadly this film does not launch such a series.  With four writers on … Continue reading