The Incredibles 2 Review in 100 Words or Less – Spoiler-Free

The Incredibles 2 is a worthy successor to what I still consider one of the best super hero films of the past two decades.

The aesthetics and atmosphere are unaltered in this immediate sequel, instead merely updated to current-generation graphics.

Action and humor are a well-balanced hit, although one sequence is particularly dark, leading my 5-year-old to proclaim, “This is too creepy!” and many his age group to cover their eyes.

Adult viewers will guess the twists early on, but the story is still solid and entertaining.

This movie gets a thumbs-up from my whole family. Definitely buying the Blu-ray.

Netflix’s Cargo in 100 Words or Less – Spoiler-Free

An emergency device similar to an Epipen that instead is used to spring load a large needle into one's brain, in case of zombie infection.

Netflix’s Cargo is a refreshingly original take on the zombie apocalypse. At its heart, it is a story of determination, human will, overcoming mistakes, and handling loss.

It is never action-packed, but rather a slow burn, yet overall fraught with tension. Martin Freeman was engaging, making me at times frustrated at him, frustrated for him, and in the end truly wishing his bleak circumstances will present a modicum of hope.

Settle in to watch, turn off your distractions, and enjoy something different than the last decade of zombie pop-culture. Zombies, here, are secondary to the story of humanity.

Thumbs up.

A drawing of a person kneeled over the ground with their head in a hole.

Jack’s Bad Movies: Spectral (2016)

IMDB’s description:

A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

Nettflix’s description:

When an otherworldly force wreaks havoc on a war-torn European city, an engineer teams up with an elite Special Ops unit to stop it.

This movie opens with a special ops team clearing a bombed out building in some Eastern European country (Moldova). They find a few bodies, and then one of them separates from the group (like all good special ops teams, they fight alone). He is wearing special goggles and there is some anomaly on his display. This thing promptly kills him.

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Netflix’s “The Titan” in 100 Words (or Less)

Stars Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling shown on background of stars.

The Titan‘s core is an interesting concept: genetically modifying people to survive life on Jupiter’s moon, Titan.

Make-up effects on the experiment participants is great.

But the movie fails. It tries to be a mystery thriller, but the trailer and description solved the mystery: the experiment works! Full horror, would have been better.

Too many pieces of the plot rely on convenience of events happening a certain way, in order to force a scene it was obvious they wanted (not needed).

The well-known stars did a disservice to their careers.

Would not watch again, once was enough. Thumbs down.

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