Noah S. Lee
Even with a full tank of gasoline, a modified engine, and an assortment of expert drivers, “Fast & Furious 6” spends more time trying to avoid getting into a car accident than living in the fast lane with confidence.
High-quality animation notwithstanding, the not-so epic “Epic” relies too heavily on clichés plucked from previous “save-nature-from-evil” movies and celebrity voices devoid of enthusiasm.
J.J. Abrams’ second installment of the Star Trek movies, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” is as visually spectacular as it is emotionally gripping, presenting the world with an exhilarating sci-fi adventure that will leave audiences wowed.
All brawn and no brains, “Pain & Gain” is a disgrace to the true story that it claims it wants to tell and a waste of power for the talented people involved.
Deeply personal and real to the core, “Disconnect” drives home the point it wants to make about us and the technology we use today.
Visually absorbing and action-packed, “Oblivion” infuses the grand, epic scale of its bleak universe with a soul as old as time, which is, in turn, strengthened by the heartfelt efforts of Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko.
Life finds a way the second time around in the 3-D re-release of “Jurassic Park,” and one thing’s for certain: this jaw-dropping, edge-of-your-seat blockbuster is an experience that cannot be missed for the sake of nostalgia and…well, the magic behind those dinosaurs.
Aside from a wealth of magnificent visuals and the efforts of Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, “Oz the Great and Powerful” ends up becoming half the yellow brick road that we’d hoped for due to an underdeveloped storyline and miscast key characters.
“Warm Bodies” is the new poster child for the age-old “opposites attract” proverb, bringing the walking dead and the human heart together to form a decent outcome that will surprise moviegoers expecting rejection at first sight.
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” offers plenty in the way of a ridiculous fun time with its bloody action, energetic visuals and dark humor, though the end result could’ve been much tighter with improvements to its characterizations and narrative.