Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Creed II

Creed II - 130 min - PG13

I thoroughly enjoyed the first Creed, it was a great way to bring a new spin on the old Rocky Movies.  When I heard they were going to do a sequel I admit I was excited but also a tad scared. I find rarely do the sequels stack up to the original.

Creed II continues the journey and ties in some of the lore of the previous films.  Some advice for Studios and filmmakers. If you have more good story to tell you need to do a sequel, if you see the first one made money and you have no story, DON'T DO A SEQUEL.  Creed II has a lot of great engaging character development to tell.

Read my review here at BlackFlix.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Girl in the Spider's Web

The new installment of the Millennium series is based on a new book written by David Lagercrantz. Stieg Larsson passed away in 2004 however the story goes on.  Lagercrantz captures all of the original elements and does a great job of continuing the legacy.

The filmmaker (Fede Alvarez) does a solid job of making a film that fits nicely into the series but suffers from pacing.  Just a few tweaks in editing could make this a solid franchise that has the potential to continue.

See my review on BlackFlix for more on this film.