Sunday, November 3, 2019

Zombieland: Double Tap, 2019 - ★★★

This was a fun follow-up to the original although there's nothing really original about it. More of the same really and some good laughs throughout. It's interesting to see the ever-engaging Emma Stone back in this role after so much career success over the past decade. She impresses as usual as does Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee.

Zoey Deutch (Lea Thompson's talented daughter) is kinda funny as the over-the-top stranded valley girl who gets worked into the mix of the main four. But her character's shtick goes on forever and becomes really grating after a while. This is without a doubt a streaming or rental movie. No reason to shell out any money to see this in the theater.

Terminator: Dark Fate, 2019 - ★★½

Nothing really new here... Another middling Terminator sequel where the future is decided and we get to see two new terminators battle. Is all been done before and I found myself not caring about any of the new characters. Thankfully Arnold is brought in mid-movie for some much needed comic relief.

There were a few nice touches like the bonus scene at the start featuring a young (de-aged?) Edward Furlong and some good lines by the forever bad ass Linda Hamilton. Arnold is the big draw though. He's not on screen much but when he is it's impossible to take your eyes off him.

I don't think we need any more Terminator films unless the narrative gets changed up significantly. Don't waste your money seeing this in a theater to witness a drab story and cartoony cut-rate special effects.