While 'The Predator' suffers from unexplored ideas it is still a enjoyably fun and entertaining movie. Packed with 80s action movie tropes, black comedy, and catchy dialogue, it’s one hell of a ride from beginning to end. All in all, it provides a lot of entertainment value.
'Kin' is a movie that is aided by its strong performances, fantastic score, and interesting visual aesthetic. However, its shortcomings of tone and pacing issues, as well as wasted potential that comes with its ending, drag it down. All in all, it’s a movie that’s best saved to watch on Netflix on a lazy Saturday.
All in all, 'The Equalizer 2' is an excellent sequel, which improves on the strengths of the original. Although suffering from problems with its plot and pacing, the film exceeds with Denzel Washington’s performance and the acting of its supporting cast, character interactions in its subplots, and intense and interesting action scenes. A fun, worthy sequel that is a blast to watch.
While Hotel Artemis is a film that lacks in plot and action, it definitely makes up for it in its style, atmosphere, and characters. The ensemble cast give out great performances, and the different interactions between the colorful characters is a treat to watch. However, what brings it down is that it doesn’t take advantage of its future setting, as well as the pacing issues when it comes to the second act. All in all, it’s still definitely a treat for those looking for something different than the usual blockbuster fare.
'Pacific Rim: Uprising' is a step down when compared to its predecessor. The story has major plot problems, and some of the new Jaeger pilots need more fleshing out. However, the movie more than makes up for this with fantastic performances from the lead actors, interesting and awesome new Jaeger designs, and great action scenes.