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.
'Annihilation' is a surreal yet excellent experience, with its strengths being excellent performances by the cast, beautiful visuals, and unnerving atmosphere. However, it is also not a movie for the average moviegoer and requires another viewing to get a better understanding of it. All in all, it is another success for Alex Garland.
'Assassin’s Creed Origins' is a refreshing and exciting addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. While it is bogged down by the side quests and the in-game store, these are surpassed by its engaging story and characters, its complex and exciting combat system, and its loads of content. It is a revitalization of a stagnant franchise and will hopefully take future Assassin's Creed games in a new direction.
'Dishonored: Death of the Outsider' is a great addition to the 'Dishonored' series. Like most games, it has its shortcomings, such as the removal of the Chaos system, a lackluster story, and short length.