Yet, somehow, Top Gun: Maverick soars and is one of the best action movies I've seen in recent times. It's efficient and compelling with a plot grounded in reality. Coupled with a dynamic camera that will satisfy any audience member's need for speed, fans of the first movie will leave theaters feeling like they've had the ride of their life.
Regardless, or irregardless, Everything Everywhere All at Once is a masterpiece. Its title isn't just appropriate for the plot -- it's the method in which the film delivers its story. The film will overwhelm you with images, sensations, and an experience that will make you laugh, cry, and shout, "What the what?!"
In ways, CODA is an orchestra of characters playing in and out of harmony. There's a slight but pertinent dissonance in some of the chords as conflicts come to play, but that's where the film shines brightest as it highlights common human struggles.
And that's where The Batman finds its footing -- the in-betweens. If you're looking for bombast or a narrative that hits you on the head with direct narrative, you'll be remiss to see the important ideas falling through the cracks. The more I think about it, the more I appreciate it.
has its fingerprints all over modern-day pop-culture, and Resurrections' self-referential scripting taps into the wake of the original trilogy's gigantic influence on media by putting the Matrix into the Matrix.
The Eternals is a visually beautiful film that tries, but fails, to lay down some deeply profound conflicts. Over the course of its 157-minute runtime, it manages to somehow fail to plumb those conflicts in any real meaningful way.
De la Vega has his own dreams -- to one day return to the place of his favorite memories, the Dominican Republic. Having lost his parents at a young age, Usnavi hopes to continue where his father left off by rebuilding the oceanside cafecito that now lies in ruins after the hurricane.
Fans have been waiting years -- ever since it was teased -- at the prospect of having the two most popular titans in cinema history go head to head in an ultimate winner takes all fight.