Atomic Blonde

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Atomic Blonde Directed by David Leitch Written by Kurt Johnstad David Leitch directs one helluva action movie with some memorable fight sequences that actually feel somewhat authentic.  You get to see people get exhausted from fighting which is a great thing to finally see in a film.  David’s earlier success with his two John Wick films has now brought us to a female action/espionage film which sometimes suffers an identity crisis with the plot full of double and triple agents.  The film has some really good jump scares and it sometimes can be a … Continue reading

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Directed by Luc Besson Written by Luc Besson Luc Besson has had great success in Sci-fi with The cult classic The Fifth Element, and great character driven films like Leon: The Professional.  His films always has visual flair and are always action packed.  He does these things quite well.  Although this is his adaptation based upon graphic novels he loved as a kid; his reach in trying to deliver a cohesive story steps aside for visual fair and action sequences.   When you take your trip … Continue reading

Baby Driver

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Baby Driver Directed by Edgar Wright Written by Edgar Wright Baby Driver is a slick, hip, and oozing with cool tunes film that starts off with its foot on the gas pedal, but unfortunately let’s off midway through to accompany a love story that at first may seem sweet and innocent, but upon further thinking becomes quite uncomfortable to think about.  One director who also wrote this film and although some moments are neat, and slightly unexpected.  It is not without foreshadow, typical story formulas, and missteps. Here comes the spoilers. The film opens … Continue reading

Spiderman: Homecoming

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Spiderman: Homecoming Directed by Jon Watts Written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers Most of the time too many cooks spoil the soup.  For the latest Spiderman film, this is thankfully not the case.  This will not be a typical Writing Movie ‘WRONGS’, but more so a Writing a Movie ‘RIGHT’.  With most of these writers’ previous successes in writing for various comedies this gives our friendly neighborhood Spiderman the much needed infusion of humor, wit and charm this film needed to nail the character.  … Continue reading

Transformers: The Last Knight

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Transformers:  The Last Knight Directed by Michael Bay Written by Art Marcum, Akiva Goldsman, Matt Holloway, and Ken Nolan Michael Bay.  A director that has film after film destroyed more Transformers movies than Decepticons have Autobots.  This film is pure awful.  Not even Mark Wahlberg with old familiar faces of Josh Duhamel and John Turturro can save this film.  It is not their fault.  It is a convoluted script and several ideas that initially seem neat, but never get solidified or utilized fully.  I blame that on the four writers.  Somewhere along the process … Continue reading

Baywatch

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Baywatch Directed by Seth Gordon Written by Mark Swift, Damian Shannon, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant Hot beaches and hot bodies should make for a great film, but when this film tries to do comedy it falls flat out and tries desperately to rely on sight gags in the form of penis jokes literally.  With four writer on the story and two screenplay writers this is a complete and utter shame.  Now The Rock is undeniably the worlds biggest (literally and figuratively) action star.  His charisma is on full … Continue reading

Wonder Woman

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Wonder Woman Directed by Patty Jenkins Written by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg This is perhaps the best DC Comic Book movie of recent memory, and serves as a solid character introduction before this year’s Justice League hits theaters.  A film with heaps of gender equality, female empowerment, and something to all the young fierce girls of the world to look up to.  Yet even those aspirations get somewhat saddled in the final moments of the film.  It is easy to see why as two men wrote the screenplay.  Granted it had a female … Continue reading

The Fate of the Furious

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West The Fate of the Furious Directed by F. Gary Gary Written by Chris Morgan This is the eight film in the ever chart topping successful Fast & Furious franchise.  If you suspected this would mean they slow things down you are absolutely mistaken.  They manage to top the previous film’s action, and also manage to tell a compelling story while doing so.  To that end I say without reservation that story wise this film is by far the best written film in the franchise.  It almost perfectly sets up the dominoes to fall just … Continue reading

Ghost In The Shell

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Ghost in the Shell Directed by Rupert Sanders Written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger. This is a film that from its announcement stirred a fervent fan base.  Many were excited to see Hollywood’s take on a beloved classic, but still ahead of its time anime film from 1995 which itself is based on a manga comic series written by Shirow Masamune.  This remake took three screenplay writers.  Three writers who overloaded this film with needless history over the sense of self themes the original dealt with better. Here comes the spoilers. … Continue reading

Logan

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Logan Directed by James Mangold Written by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green It is the year 2029 and we get to see that our favorite mutant with an attitude, Wolverine, is not doing so great.  Due to a virus that target mutants, his healing ability is slowly fading away and his adamantium skeleton is poisoning his body.  Wolverine is driving a limousine, and trying to save up money for medications for the now senile Xavier, and a boat they want to buy to sail off into the sunset.  Hugh Jackman does a … Continue reading