– Warning: this review contains several spoilers.
The sixth installment of the Alien franchise and Prometheus’ direct sequel, Alien: Covenant aims to revisit the concept behind the iconic monster by contextualizing it in the discussions sparked by its predecessor. Narratively, however, the film slips up in its structure, failing to develop its characters and build a proper climax.
This time, the story accompanies the crew of the spacecraft Covenant, who is traveling on a colonization mission. After an accident that kills the captain of the ship, the team receives a transmission from a nearby planet and, realizing [...]
Warcraft, the adaptation of Blizzard’s famous real-time strategy game, is a narratively ambitious fantasy movie that, despite suffering from some obvious problems, fascinates by the complexity with which it structures the narrative arc of its characters.
The movie’s open shot establishes a rivalry between orcs and humans and then goes back in time to tell how it grew: the orcs, having destroyed their own world, crossed a portal to a place called Azeroth, where they immediately went to war with humans, dwarves and elves. However, one of the orc leaders, Durotan (Tobby Kebell), believes that his commander Gul’dan [...]
Guardians of the Galaxy is an unpretentious action film that chooses to focus on the interaction between its characters. With eccentric heroes, the movie delivers a simple and well-known story that is nevertheless skillfully developed by director and co-writer James Gunn.
The plot of Guardians of the Galaxy is somewhat cliché. The villain wants to destroy an entire planet using an artifact of immeasurable power and the group of heroes, united by the vicissitudes of fate, tries to prevent the guy from succeeding in his plan.
The movie opens brilliantly with a small scene that, within minutes, [...]
Exodus: Gods and Kings is an movie that manages to extract most of its dramatic force from the relationship between its protagonist and God. However, by not caring about virtually any other character, Ridley Scott sabotages the potential of the story.
Exodus tells the story of the prince of Egypt, Moses (Christian Bale), who, after discovering he is Hebrew and adopted, is exiled by his brother, Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton). Beginning to live as a shepherd far from the city in which he grew up, Moses, extremely skeptical, decides to climb a mountain considered forbidden by God. The shepherd then has an accident and, trapped [...]
The two previous Pirates of the Caribbean movies were works that were overflowed with creativity and that were not afraid to bet on the absurd. They were nowhere near perfect; on the contrary, they were flawed in many respects – the second was too long and the third too pretentious – yet they all managed to entertain. On Strager Tides, however, is a tiresome and nonsensical movie that does not even appear to be the work of the same screenwriters.
From the initial trilogy, the movie to point out the mistakes made in On Strager Tides is undoubtedly the third. At World’s End was criticized because of the unnecessary and [...]