The House – Trailer vs. Movie #44 (-7.8)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

The house is a typical Will Ferrell comedy.  This is not a good Will Ferrell comedy though.  I would say that Will Ferrell is not even the star of the movie but just a occasionally funny side character.  There isn’t really much to say about this movie.  It did make me laugh a few times, but mostly it is a bunch of jokes that just fall flat.

The trailer gives away most of the plot.  A plot point that did drive me a bit crazy was there is talk about needing to pay 4 years worth of college all in one shot.  They get the money but for some reason need to get 5x the money that they need?

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – No

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes

End Credit Scene? – No

 

The Beguiled – Trailer vs. Movie #43 (-8.8)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

The Beguiled had such potential.  Great ensemble cast, seemingly interesting suspense thriller plot, etc.  Very little of that pays off however.  The trailer takes the most interesting parts of the movie, mixes them up and makes you believe there is a crazy thriller just laying below the surface.  This however is not what the movie is.  The movie is a very predictable 1 1/2 hours of very slow burn movie that just doesn’t go anywhere.  There are moments in the movie that make you think there is somewhere to go, maybe a interesting love triangle, maybe a jealousy outrage, or everyone is just crazy.  But no, nothing happens, nothing out of the ordinary at all.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – No

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes

End Credit Scene? – No

 

Baby Driver – Trailer vs. Movie #42 (-8.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Edgar Wright is a master of making transitions and filming to the cut of the film.  For example take a look at Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.  Scene after scene there are cleaver transitions and smooth “cuts” making the viewer wonder where one scene ends and the next one begins.  Wright continues that mastery here, but adds another brilliant twist making the cut and the music drive the movie.  James Gunn tries to do this in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Wright masters it.

This is Wright’s best movie to date.  Also some of the best car chases filmed in a movie in a long time.  The movie is character driven from start to finish rarely letting up.

The trailer does give away a lot of the plot of the movie, but there is still plenty that you don’t see.

To date I think this is the best movie of the year.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Kind of

End Credit Scene? – No

 

Despicable Me 3 – Trailer vs. Movie #41 (-9.1)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

The first Despicable Me was a pretty funny original movie, but after a drop off in the second installment unfortunately number 3 doesn’t really live up to the original.  I had hope with someone like Trey Parker there would be a strong villain for Dru to go up against.  The story however makes very poor use of Parker and instead focuses more on Gru and Dru, his long lost brother.

There would be another saving grace if there was more involvement the minions, but again they are pulled out of the story pretty quickly only to show up again at the end of the movie.

If you are a fan of the series this would be worth a watch, but not necessarily in the theater.  This particular trailer doesn’t really give away the story, but it does show one of the better sequences in the movie.  Later trailers give away the entire plot line.

 

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Yes if a fan

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes

End Credit Scene? – No

 

Transformers 5: The Last Knight – Trailer vs. Movie #40 (-7.9)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Where to start, Transformers 5 is not a good movie.  Please please stop making these movies.  From a really bad plot line, scene to scene continuity problems, bad acting and even not so great CGI in places this movie is a mess.  Don’t go see it, even if your a huge fan of the series I feel like you walk out of the theater disappointed.

The trailer doesn’t give away everything, but comes close.  I will also say that the trailer is a little misleading. Optimus Prime is not in the movie as much as the trailer makes you think he is in it, he is actually on in the final act.

This is supposedly Michael Bay’s final Transformers film, but looks like its not the last in the series, based on the end credit scene.  This movie just isn’t worth your time, go see something else.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – No

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes, kinda

End Credit Scene? – Yes

 

Cars 3 – Trailer vs. Movie #39 (-7.8)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Cars 3 is what Cars 2 should have been, well at least in spirit.  Cars 3 is probably the last film in the Cars universe and does a ok job of wrapping up the story of Lightning McQueen.  The first part of the movie tries to justified why Lightning McQueen’s career is coming to a end and thus the reason for the movie.  Unfortunately this part of the movie is very slow and not that interesting, actually I fell sleep for about 10 seconds.   Thankfully the second part of the movie is much better, but not enough to recover it completely.

If you are a fan of the series then I would say its worth watching at some point.  If you really love the series then go ahead and watch it in the theater.  The trailer does give away most of the plot, there is a bit of the plot that effects the ending of the movie that is not completely relieved.

With the blunder that Cars 2 was this is a ok way to end the series, but ultimately a bit of a disappointment compared to the original Cars.

Watch in the theater? – Maybe

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes, kinda

End Credit Scene? – Yes

 

My Cousin Rachel – Trailer vs. Movie #38 (-6.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

My Cousin Rachel is a slow burn suspense film, but not in the way you would expect or what the trailer would lead you to believe it is.  The suspense is more with the audience then the film itself.  There is always this sense something is off, but you don’t know what it is.  Are the characters telling you the truth, is there some sinister plot at work, is there something that’s not being shown?

The film is a well done period piece with solid acting.  The draw back for some viewers might be the slow pace of the film that never, even at the climax of the film, speeds up.

The trailer gives away all the major plot points, but only adds to the a bit of suspense for the audience.  The movie is very much like reading a book, regardless of how fast the action or story is moving you can only read so fast, bit by bit and piece by piece.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes, kinda

End Credit Scene? – No

 

Megan Leavey – Trailer vs. Movie #37 (-7.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

Unfortunately the trailer gives away all major plot points in the movie, but this movie is still more then worth going to see in the theater.  The movie has tons of heart and keeps you involved throughout the film.  Kate Mara does a great job here.  Mara does take some flack for being the same character in every movie, but this role fits here perfectly.

I really don’t want to talk about what is in the movie because you already know too much, but if you get a chance go see it.  You will be more then happy you did.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes, kinda

End Credit Scene? – No

 

The Mummy – Trailer vs. Movie #36 (-8.4)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

The biggest problem with The Mummy is it’s nothing special.  It’s not a bad movie, but its not the thrill ride that the trailer wanted to make you think it was.   The movie hits most of the marks you want from a summer popcorn movie, but there is never any sense of consequence or unpredictability.

Universal has this grand plan for its “Dark Universe” including The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman, Van Helsing, etc.  This movie fills more like the prologue for the next movie rather then the huge kick off point for the universe.

I did enjoy myself, but its nothing that I am going to be raving about.  If your a fan of the Brendan Fraser movies then there is probably something here for you to like.  There is some very brief attempt at humor as was in its predecessor. If you are on the fence about this one, wait for it to show up on Netflix or Redbox.

Watch in the theater? – Maybe, if a fan

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? – No

 

Underworld: Blood Wars – Trailer vs. Movie #35 (-8.0)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

I feel like i am a broken record, another sequel to a movie franchise that I liked at one point,  forgets what made the franchise interesting in the first place.  I actually feel exhausted after Underworld, it was pretty difficult getting through it.  From the bad action, incomprehensible plot,  to the need to constantly have the film so dark it was hard to see many of the scenes.  I don’t recommend watching this movie, even for a fan, its just not good.

The trailer does hide some of the plot, but not much.

(10/10 is a perfect rating)

1/10 – Movie Rating

4/10 – Trailer Rating

End Credit Scene? – No