Review~ Space Battles Test Youngsters’ Metal, Harrison Ford & Asa Butterfield; Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game, with Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Viola Davis & Hailee Steinfeld.  Director, Gavin Hood.  I have whined in previous reviews that films aimed at a teenage audience are not my cup of tea, but have made exceptions in the past.  To be fair, I’ve reviewed these type of films on an objective basis.  It’s with a heavy heart that I have to say, that a good Orson Scott Card novel, which should have translated to the screen as entertainment for all age groups; has succumbed to a cowardly, what can only be a financial decision, appeal to a baby-teen audience.  Therefore; failing miserably, despite fabulous special effects & concepts.

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Review~ Josh Brolin & Will Smith Pat Each Other On The Back; Men in Black 3

Men in Black 3, with Josh Brolin, Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones.  Barry Sonnenfeld, director.  I’ll tell you, being a fan of parties, it’s always a good thing to keep smiling & laugh along with the crowd.  But what do you do when you’re outside looking in?  Self-congratulation is fine if you’re alone or at a dreaded office soiree.  Not if you’re seriously intent on entertaining an audience, expecting non-stop special effects, squiggly aliens & combative conversation.  There’s just something about a story which revolves around characters, that are repetitively blithering about just how great their lives are within the story; that makes me a bit frustrated & bored.  There’s a word for it:  precious.

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Review~ Michael Biehn Shows Us Why He Was Once A Big Star; The Divide

The Divide, with Lauren German, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Biehn (Puncture, Aliens), Courtney B. Vance, Ashton Holmes, Rosanna Arquette, Ivan Gonzalaz, Michael Eklund.  Xavier Gens, Director.  Post-apocalyptic dramas are sort of a standby now, as common (through the past decades) as the wheel.  I still like them, as long as they’re moderately entertaining in some way, shape or form.  They make me feel warm & satisfied for some reason.  I’m not sure why.

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