Awaited at The Multiplex
in a September of Sweet Revenge
The Boxtrolls | The Equalizer
One note; just do not see this film in 3D. Something in the process darkens and murks the already steampunkish tone of the film making it actually impossible to see at some points. Also, for the littlest people (5 yrs or so) the 3D is just too much, and unnecessary (sort of tacked on) and expensive .. so don’t do it.
Do go see this witty wonderful movie though,
in standard 2D.
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For What Age Kid: 5 and up
(though small 5s and 6s might get overwhelmed in 3D, in fact as I say above - DON’T SEE THIS IN 3D)
Metacritic Score: 63
(ignore these idiots)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73%
(ridiculously low, what a humorless bunch of commentators)
Though it is true that I could happily live my life without ever seeing Chloë Grace Moretz grace the silver screen again (except maybe in her Kick Ass movie franchise) and her channeling of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver does not help at all here; I simply did not care. Ignore the critics who call this a hollow genre exercise. These are the same critics who now deify Clint Eastwood as though he had morphed into Martin Scorsese; so let them catch up with Denzel Washington in their own time. This sober, silken Washington is as iconic as any action hero has ever been, and watching his coil and strike is a thing of great beauty to behold, a genuine Superman, an übermensch of a hyper-violent lone vigilante. He speaks slowly as if ever mindful of his adversary’s possible learning deficiencies (why else would they be criminal idiots). He hammers down whoop ass on them in scene after scene of cathartic, almost sadistic, gory glory. You will certainly never walk the aisles of a Home Depot again without ingenious thoughts of the uses that can be put to certain merchandise intruding in your mind that’s for sure.
Go see this movie.
Rated: R (duh - not for the faint of heart)
Metacritic Score: 57
(I’m going to just have to stop posting these numbers because these guys are wrong so much of the time)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 60% (ignore this)