Sicario- NonSpicy

Sicario- NonSpicy

Sicario is one of the oddest movies I’ve ever seen. That isn’t because the subject matter is bizarre or the film itself is avant-garde. No, what is strange about Denis Villeneuve’s latest is that in spite of all the visual excellence and skillful acting on display the film is largely ineffective. Sicario is a movie without a story or a soul, a beautiful corpse. Continue reading “Sicario- NonSpicy”

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter- Forgetting Who You Are

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter- Forgetting Who You Are

The Resident Evil movie franchise has always been a fun one. The movies do not take themselves too seriously and focus on delivering an engaging experience rather than trying to break new ground. The usual recipe for a Resident Evil film is over the top fight scenes mixed with ridiculous plot twists, plus a dash of corny dialogue for flavor. It has worked well. You cannot argue with fifteen years, six films, and one billion dollars. However, this time around that sense of self, and sense of fun, is missing and as a result Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the series first clunker. Continue reading “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter- Forgetting Who You Are”

Deadly Premonition- It All Adds Up

Deadly Premonition- It All Adds Up

Deadly Premonition is a game that provides a memorable experience even though its technical aspects are uniformly underwhelming. The game is set in the fictional town of Greenvale, an apparent homage to the small towns of the American Pacific Northwest, and centres around the gruesome murder of a young woman and the subsequent investigation by FBI agent Francis York Morgan. The game is split between exploring the town of Greenvale and fighting supernatural enemies in plot advancing “otherworld” levels. The gameplay in the otherworld will be familiar to anyone who has played Resident Evil 4 or 5. However, most of one’s time will be spent completing side-quests for the townspeople, but as you’ll learn, this is not a bad thing. Continue reading “Deadly Premonition- It All Adds Up”