Ant-Man and the Wasp reminded me a lot of Solo: A Star Wars Story. This isn’t in the sense that they have similar plots or characters, but just in the sense that they were sort of letdowns after the colossal *hits of Infinity War and The Last Jedi. (*The Last Jedi was a box office hit, but a highly divisive film in terms of its quality.)
So that’s why Hawkeye wasn’t in Infinity War. Tag is a surprisingly fun and meaningful movie based on a true story about a group of guys who have been friends since childhood. The twist? They’ve been playing the same game of tag for 30 years.
To amend a quote from Dr. Alan Grant, Mr. Bayona, after careful consideration, I’ve decided not to endorse your movie.
Unfortunately, Incredibles 2 isn’t able to fly as high as its predecessor.
It’s by no means a bad movie. Rather, it’s a flawed, but enjoyable summer blockbuster with no real emotional depth to it. Where Disney’s other Star Wars Story, Rogue One had some real stakes to drive it, the only thing that really drives Solo is its titular character, the pilot.
So now Deadpool is back and more irreverent than ever and with a higher budget in Deadpool 2. I was worried going into this because after the success of the first one, Fox went and almost doubled their budget for this one. I was worried that it would fall prey to trying to stick too much into a movie that didn’t need it.
They actually did it. An MCU movie actually made things count. Avengers: Infinity War may not be a perfect movie in the strictest sense, but it’s just about exactly what you could hope for in this case. This was being built up to for ten years, and unlike the slightly disappointing Age of Ultron, this at least lives up to the hype.
A Quiet Place opened this past weekend to $45 million at the box office. I contributed $9.49 to that total. I had high expectations solely based off the first trailer and the star power. And boy, did it deliver on those expectations.