"Batman v Superman", "Everybody Wants Some!!", and "Hardcore Henry" | Recent Movie Reviews

It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted anything here, but I sure have been busy on my channel! Things are finally starting to pick up at the theatres as we get further into the year, though we're definitely still far from this year's best. In case any of you don't follow me on YouTube, I thought I would update you on some of the reviews I've been posting there.


BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Genre: Action
Release Date: March 23, 2016
Runtime: 2 hr. 31 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13

The latest from the DCU, directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman got greeted with very negative feedback from the critics but a much warmer welcome from the fans. Look, the movie isn't perfect so I can't really blame people for trying to pick at some of its flaws, but there are also plenty of things about it to enjoy. After seeing it twice, I do have to say that the movie grows on you with repeat viewings.


EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 30, 2016 (limited)
Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min.
MPAA Rating: R

Richard Linklater can be a hit or miss for me, and unfortunately I can't really say this movie was a hit. This "spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused" is about a group of college baseball players who are getting as much partying in as they can before the start classes. Just like with some other Linklater films, not much happens in this movie, but for those who love the director's style this will probably be a treat.


HARDCORE HENRY

Genre: First-Person Action
Release Date: April 8, 2016
Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
MPAA Rating: R

And now for something completely different, here is a first-person sci-fi action movie shot on GoPros. Heavily inspired by first-person shooters, Hardcore Henry is not a movie for everyone—it's very violent, occasionally chaotic, doesn't take itself too seriously, and will probably be difficult to watch for those prone to motion sickness. Personally, I had a ton of fun watching it and the first-person gimmick was definitely an interesting way to do it.

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