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

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