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With Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn has finally made a boring movie.
Uncomfortably jingoistic and grossly impersonal, lacking in any guilty fun or thrills to offset that, American Assassin should be dishonourably discharged from cinemas.
“Kids wanna see McTwirls, and Kickflurries, the Big Frontwayossies, the Big Varial Sewee-Back Switch… Extreme Sports is where it’s at, Mr. Grimley.”
Films like Baby Driver and Guardians of the Galaxy may be drawing attention to them, but Playlist Movies have been a dominating force in Teen Films for decades.
Past, Sex, Love, Sounds.
Whilst still only peaking at “instantly disposable,” The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is a commendable improvement from the legendarily awful original.
What is it that Straight Outta Compton does right but All Eyez on Me gets so very, very wrong?
Cars 3 is just ok, except for when it’s not.
Despicable Me 3 is a tired, stale, scattershot mess of a film that I’d be more forgiving of if, like the other entries in this series, it were actually funny.