It’s Wednesday night, July 27th, I’m fresh off work, and its my Birthday. I decide this is the time for me to go see Star Trek Beyond. I enjoyed the first two and couldn’t wait to see The Enterprise again explore more of the galaxy and save the day on their next adventure.
While the galaxy is still safe for another day, sadly my evening was not as enjoyable as I had hoped. Now don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t totally bored or uninterested in the movie. This movie to me just wasn’t as strong as the previous two films. There were definitely some great moments in this movie but what I liked about the first two I didn’t see in this latest entry.
From short film to the big screen. This movie is proof there is no such thing as a small idea.
I remember sitting at work watching the almost 3 min short horror film “Who’s There?” by David F. Sandberg. Scared the crap out of me. I got to say, it was a great intense and adrenaline pumping film as I watch a woman in her own home be terrified by a spirit, entity, ghost, whatever you want to call it stalking her as she is getting ready for bed. When turning off the lights, it’s the only way you are able to see the silent watcher. With an ending of an image of this horrifying face staring into the camera ends the tension as the credits come up.
Clearly, I wasn’t the only one that agreed he was onto something. Producer, writer, and director James Wan is just one of many fans who believe this should be a full length film and the director of the short film David co-wrote with Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5, Nightmare on Elm Street 2010) and directed the movie Lights Out. This movie excited expectations with its intense scenarios and creative imagery to still make us scared of the dark.
The time has come. July 15 was the day America finally had to answer the question, “Who you gonna call?”. The most hated trailer on YouTube, the reboot that no one wanted to see is finally here. Paul Feig, known for Bridesmaids and Spy is responsible for this reboot and I just want to write this review to thank him.
Ghostbusters returns with a twist different than the original. Our superhero in jumpsuits are female this time around and they just happen to be 4 of some of the funniest women in the business today. Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones bring their style of comedy to the big screen reimagining the franchise that fans are having a hard time accepting. It’s understandable that reboots and remakes are looked at as projects looking to replace the original and be known as the sole representative of the material. My views on reboots and remakes is just a different artistic vision of work that is popular with many people. The movie paid the original a lot of respect which I think is good but I hope if they make a sequel they definitely make it their own. With that being said, I enjoyed Ghostbusters immensely. I’ve been excited about this movie since its announcement. My belief is to always see the finishing result before making any judgement.