Rotten Tomatoes Mojo Pat
Rampage 50 82 2 B
You Were...Here 86 70 ? C
There were boring moments, especially at the beginning, but, the final quarter was non-stop excitement. In essence, three genetically morphed monsters make their way to Chicago, George being one of them, where the Rock and a Phd geneticist from Stanford, who would be the love interest if there is a sequel, attempt to stop them. Director Brad Peyton has indicated so, especially if the international box office revenues materialize. There are five versions of the video game. The movie was an adaptation of an arcade game, and you can now play it free online.
You Were Never Really Here is a well-made potential cult classic, according to Rotten Tomatoes reviewers, which won a Best Actor award for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Screenplay honor for director Lynn Ramsey at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, the whole production mostly lost me, and I can't figure out why they used that long title. I could not quite understand what was happening, for Joaquin with beard is hard to understand. Why it did not register on Box Office Mojo is a mystery, unless Honolulu was one of the very few early release sites.
Here are some comments from those who do this for a living:
- YWNRH lands like a blow to the sternum (Adam Graham, Detroit News)
- This is an amazing movie that's not for everyone (Jay Stone, Ex-Press.com)
- Nearly noir-ish, a man who saves kidnapped young girls becomes more involved than usual in his latest case. (Kevin Williams)
Joaquin, or Leaf, has now and then taken leave from entertainment, once for alcoholism, and has been associated with a wide variety of charities, including peace, meals for Africa and animal rights. His next film will be as Jesus in Mary Magdalene with Rooney Mara, his current girlfriend.
Opening next weekend, Disobedience rated 94/93 by Rotten Tomatoes. Also, the latest Avengers, scoring 99% from the potential audience. I don't review comic-book films.