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OVERLORD

Rated: R

Release Date: November 9, 2018

Director: Julius Avery

Stars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier

Plot: A small group of US soldiers must fight of Nazis and monsters while trying to fulfill their mission

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Clint Says: Wait for the digital release and make someone else rent it

 

 

This may be one of the strangest movies I have seen in a long time. The first hour is jam-packed with suspense, but it is painfully boring. The second hour has a bunch of great action, but the suspense is nowhere to be found. I almost want to congratulate the film makers for accomplishing something that seems nearly impossible to do. 

 

This film is filled with below average special effects, people making stupid choices, and these zombie/monster creatures that make little sense. It had the potential to be something incredible and exciting, instead it is formulaic and boring.

 

If you were hoping for a film that mimicked the game play of CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS you will be thoroughly disappointed. The creatures aren't even really zombies. They are more like monsters if anything. It goes from an intense, yet slow moving, war film to a fast-paced, but predictable monster movie at the end. 

 

The film does have a couple of good moments, but not enough to make this one a movie you need to see. Just skip this one, you won't miss it.

 

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THE MEG

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: August 10, 2018

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Stars: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose

Plot: Scientists accidentally discover and release a massive shark into the ocean and must stop it before it destroys everything in its path

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Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

 

 

There isn't much to say about THE MEG other than it is stupid, ridiculously awesome fun. That breaks down to about 20% fun, 10% awesome, 20% ridiculous, and 50% stupid.

 

I don't say this often, but this is a movie that was begging to have an R rating, but they pulled their punches and made a PG-13 flick. It's okay as a PG-13, but it could have been so much better worse more if it were rated R. At least then we would have been able to see some more shark action.

 

Obviously, this is not a thinking person's movie. Just go to the concession stand, trade your brain for a massive bucket of popcorn, a big bag of candy, and a drink (alcoholic in nature is completely appropriate and recommended). It will make the film so much more enjoyable if you spend the time stuffing your face and not concentrating on things like plot.

 

If you are into monster movies you'll enjoy this one. It won't be anyone's favorite, but it will give you a few good moments of suspense and a few laughs.