Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

iceDirector: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T Chu

Writer: Michael J Wilson, Michael Berg, Yoni Brenner (Screenplay) Aubrey Solomon (Story)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Devine, Queen Latifah, Simon Pegg, Josh Peck, Seann William Scott

 

Plot: Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

 

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Verdict: Thank God it Ends Now

 

Story: Ice Age: Collision Course starts with the adventures of Scrat and his acorn because the main story clearly isn’t enough for the film, this time he ends up in space because all franchise go to space when they run out of ideas and he causes a meteor to head towards Earth because science.

Meanwhile on Earth Manny and his daughter Peaches are playing ice hockey because why not this film has jump to ridiculous a few films ago. Manny, Sid and Diego are all still best friends having their own problems with their mates so we get a bar for them all to go too because this is an animated nonsense film I guess.

Why am I watching this film? We have you forgot the anniversary between Manny (typical Ray Romano character) and Ellie. Parenting issues between Diego and Shira while Sid just can’t get a sloth of his own.

The story actually starts happening when the first signs of the meteor start impacting Earth bring back Buck rom the underground to lead the family to safety giving the animals a chance to deal with their personal issues and family problems.

Ice Age: Collision Course has only one good feature and that is the look of the animation which is always flawless. The story is beyond ridiculous this time around that puts horrendous science into the film that makes you forget what should be an easy subject to understand. The family issues all come off tiresome as we have seen Manny deal with his issues for 5 films now.

The voice acting is also becoming questionable here with each character almost now written to be stand up routine for the additional characters with Adam Levine doing his thing, Wanda Sykes doing her thing and Ray Romano bring back his Everybody Loves Raymond character. Thankfully this is the end of the franchise because this is just not acceptable from them anymore.

 

Overall: Awful addition to the franchise.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Weekend – Red Dawn (2012)

redDirector: Dan Bradley

Writer: Carl Ellsworth, Jeremy Passmore (Screenplay) Kevin Reynolds, John Milius (Original Screenplay)

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Edwin Hodge, Brett Cullen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Will Yun Lee

 

Plot: A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Solid Remake

 

Story: Red Dawn starts as we get filled on how North Korea has risen in power and threatens to take on America in battle. We move to meet our characters with returning marine Jed Eckert (Hemsworth) his high school quarterback brother Matt (Peck) and fellow high schoolers Robert Kitner (Hutcherson), Toni Walsh (Palicki) and Erica Martin (Lucas).

When their quiet town awakens one morning they find themselves under attack by North Korea as we see Jed, Matt, Robert, Danny (Hodge) and other students escape to safety of the cabin. With Jed leading the students they prepare to go up against the army to free their families as they join forces with ex-marines Tanner (Morgan), Smith (Choi) and Hodges (Gerald).

Red Dawn is a remake of one of the iconic 80s movies and to be fair this isn’t as bad as you were thinking it would be. First the war scenario looks like it could have been realistic with the rising tensions between the nations. I will go into a few negatives where Matt is very annoying with his decision making process which causes us to roll our eyes at what he is doing. It does feel more rushed and you do think the Korean army would be able to handle a few rebellious teenagers though. If you watch this with just relaxed style you could see how this would be enjoyed but just don’t expect the emotional level it should have.

 

Overall: Solid remake that is an easy watch.

Rating60

 

 

 

ATM (2012)

logoDirector: David Brooks

Writer: Chris Sparling (Screenplay)

Starring: Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty, Mike O’Brian

 

Plot: On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

 

Verdict: Just Run Idiots

 

Story: We get the three friend stuck in the ATM box, with the door open, well unlocked. We have a man outside killing people, but just one man, will they get out is question. Ok enough at the story let’s look at what was wrong.

Being trapped worked nicely, well there is the positive. Right here we go why didn’t they park next to it? Why didn’t they run when the killer was killing the first bloke? Why does nobody keep their phones on them? Would they really freeze to death in a closed environment for five or six hours? What was the killer’s motive?

Enough of the questions because we didn’t get any answers here. This could have worked well, it didn’t. (2/10)

 

Actor Reviewfriends

 

Brian Geraghty: David nervous friend who wants to get a date with the beautiful Emily, after they get trapped he tries to be the macho man and save the day. Poor performance. (2/10)

 

Alice Eve: Emily enjoys the Christmas party before leaving her job for good, but takes a lift home the wrong way by a work friend, you go girl. She gets very annoying quickly because she holds them back from safety. Alice looks a little bit lost in this role, if only she had her phone she could have phoned her agent. (2/10)

 

Josh Peck: Corey selfish friend of David who causes all the problems because he is a flake with his money, phone and just a person you would have left behind. Josh does well to make you hate his character. (4/10)

 

Mike O’Brian: The Man the killer who has trapped them and kills anyone who comes close to the ATM. Interesting killer but what is his motives? (4/10)

 

Director Review: David Brooks – Has an easy idea to use and makes it come off so bad it is unbelievable. (2/10)

 

Horror: Should be scary, but isn’t. (2/10)

Thriller: You kind of want to know if they will make it out, but you never get too much behind them because of the poor decision making. (4/10)

Settings: The isolation idea is good just pulled off terribly. (7/10)

Suggestion: Just don’t bother watching. (Avoid)

 

Best Part: It is short.

Worst Part: Too many questions.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Somehow it could have one.

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $3 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Tagline: Your money or your life

 

Overall: If you want to spend a hour screaming at the screen this is for you

Rating 10