The main reason I wanted to watch Godzilla vs Kong is the monster fight. What proved most disappointing is that I found the fight sequences to be ‘just ok’ at best.
The special effects were impressive and I particularly appreciated the city lights in Hong Kong, as well as the film’s smart use of colour. Other highlights include Brian Tyree Henry who came across very convincingly as the investigator/conspiracy theory enthusiast.
As someone who enjoyed Kong Skull Island (2017), I was expecting an equally engaging story with Godzilla vs Kong. Especially where the fight sequences were concerned. It’s unfortunate that by the twenty-minute mark, I found myself wanting to fast forward to the monster face-off, rather than sit through the tired human stories I was supposed to buy into.
My desire to skip to the fun moments is partly because I wasn’t able to suspend my disbelief enough, not to notice how silly and cliché the story felt at times. I also missed Tom Hiddleston’s character from Kong Skull Island and found myself wishing he were in this movie. Because that way, he’d have helped ground things a little more.
If you’re curious about the special effects, watch Godzilla vs Kong. You may find yourself thinking that it feels sillier than expected, but you will most likely enjoy the CGI and the lights.
Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen and Ray Romano are the stars of new sci-fi/comedy/drama, Made for Love.
Milioti is Hazel, a young woman who suddenly realises that her husband (Magnussen) has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain . A device that allows him to track her every move.
Talk about a super controlling maniac. After spotting the detachment in Hazel’s eyes at 0:37 seconds into this trailer, I was committed to see her get out of there.
This kind of entrapment is absolutely crazy. Yet, it’s also not completely outside of the realm of what will become possible in the future. That’s of course, if it isn’t already very possible right now.
Caleb Foote, Noma Dumezweni, Augusto Aguilera, Dutch Johnson, Raymond Lee, Dan Bakkedahl and Tom Jenkins also star.
Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson’s latest sci-fi/thriller is all about a mission to Mars that runs into a series of unintended challenges, after a stowaway is discovered on board.
Surely there’s no way that this ends well for all involved. I feel as though my heart just broke multiple times while watching this trailer. Still, I’m in for that special Kendrick, Collette and Kim magic.
I also want to see how it all unfolds because I could be wrong, but it seems as though some secrets are bound to come out.
Lastly, will this movie be as good as or better than Netflix’s other recent space movie, The Midnight Sky(2020)? I wonder.
New sci-fi/crime/drama The One is set a decade after scientists discover that everyone has a gene they share with just one other person. A gene that can help find your perfect partner, the one you’re genetically made for.
But of course, things don’t go quite as smoothly as hoped. Created by Howard Overman; The One stars Hannah Ware, Zoë Tapper and Dimitri Leonidas.
I’m in to see interesting, creative and predictably human ways it all goes horribly wrong.
Amir El-Masry, Lois Chimimba, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Pallavi Sharda, Jana Pérez, Diarmaid Murtagh, Simone Kirby, Albano Jerónimo, Gregg Chillin, Wilf Scolding, Miguel Amorim, Stephen Campbell Moore, Olivia Chenery and Lois Chimimba also star.
Little Fish, Jack O’Connell and Olivia Cooke’s sci-fi/romance about a memory loss virus that threatens to erase the history of a couple’s love and courtship is more cleverly-executed than expected.
It’s important to note that director Chad Hartigan’s Little Fish is a story that focuses more on the couple’s relationship rather than the science of the virus. Little Fish is a beautiful yet heartbreaking love story. One that for me, proved quite watchable in the most part because both leads are great performers. And the portrayal of life with memory loss is captured well. It’s just unfortunate for me that my favourite moments do not happen until close to the end.
I did believe the relationship between O’Connell and Cooke’s characters, However, I didn’t find myself as absorbed with it all; likely in part, on account of the story edit or general editing style. Additionally, the timing of the release of Little Fish may not help everyone’s enjoyment of it. Particularly since it may feel more than a little too real, pandemic-wise for some.
When forced to weigh Little Fish against other movies that spend at least 90% of the time looking closely at a central romantic relationship, I wouldn’t say that Hartigan’s film is my favourite. I’m afraid that ‘coveted title’ belongs to Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones’s Like, Crazy (2011).
Overall, I say give Little Fish a chance if you’re curious. After all, a fair number seem to enjoy it. And there truly is a clever moment or two near the end. Just be sure to pay attention.