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.

Lost in Space in 100 words (or less)

A Review of Netflix’s Lost in Space in 100 words or less, including these.

  • Beautiful scenes and sets that keep you visually immersed in the future on an alien planet.
  • Solid cast with young actors that deliver (except Judy is too soft-spoken to feel authoritative). Posey’s Dr. Smith creates an uneasy ambiance.
  • A musical score that’s occasionally too on-the-nose.
  • Survival problems, including alien predators, that must be solved with brains, not wanton gun fire. Cast doesn’t automatically know what others know.
  • Great episodic situations with strong central build up to a satisfying end.

I would watch it again, thumbs up.

Highlights from 2018 – 1st Quarter

Stats

Top Everything:

The top question, answer, and views all goes to Why does the Death Star have a trash compactor? asked by sttenbergh and answered by Yakk. In the time frame, it had a score of 179, answer accepted answer score of 293, and 31357 views.


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Most Controversial:

With a split of 73 up-votes and 72 down-votes, the most controversial question was What is “DON’T PANIC” a reference to on the dashboard of Elon Musk’s car? asked by Jesse and answered by Rand al’Thor.


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Bounties Awarded:

There were 24 bounties awarded for a total of 3000 Rep.

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