No amount of added action or plot twists can elevate ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ beyond a glorified soap opera
‘Insurgent’ has the emotional intensity of androids reciting an instruction manual. There’s nothing new to see here, and it’s delivered in the most listless fashion possible. Even for a sci-fi soap opera, Insurgent feels lazy and uninspired.
It’s said that Hollywood is always trying to make the thing which was a hit last year. In the case of R.I.P.D., it simply took Universal ten years to get the movie done. The project must have been pitched shortly after the release of Peter Lenkov’s 2001 comic book with the log line “Men in Black with ghosts instead of aliens”, but it spent some time in development hell and was finally released last weekend more out of pity than hope for success.
“Red” is a fast moving, energetic, explosive, good-natured, occasionally violent and occasionally subversive action-comedy.
“There’s no need to feel guilty about praising Red – as an exercise for movie stars of a certain age, it sure surpasses The Expendables.” Red Directed by Robert Schwentke Based on the D.C. Comics graphic series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, Red is a fast moving, energetic, explosive, good-natured, occasionally violent and occasionally …