I’m going to keep this short, Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo is refreshing after the mess of a movie Scoob which came out earlier this year. This time the crossover is with Elvira and Bill Nye the science guy, both of which fit in pretty well! The jokes are the typical Scooby-Doo humor and that’s a good thing, you can’t help but just laugh at it! What I appreciate about this movie is it actually gives Daphne a bigger role, a lot of the times she really doesn’t get much to do in some of the movies. But here she is actually used pretty well, I was honestly pretty surprised so I give credit where credit is due. Otherwise it’s a typical Scooby-Doo movie extremely harmless fun that at the same time is very charming, any Scooby-Doo fan will love it.
All Together Now is the second film directed by Brett Haley that has come out this year! The first being All The Bright Places (which I loved) while All Together Now might be not as good, it’s still one of those rare Teen movies that ends up being very solid. The acting is overall decent with Auli’i Cravalho giving a really strong performance, the writing has some genuinely beautiful moments with the music helping certain scenes standout. If I had one main criticism it would be towards the end the movie does feel like it gets a little bit weaker, it does feel a bit formulaic at times. But I can say at least this movie is interesting and is enjoyable unlike some other Teen movies. Definitely worth checking this one out.
Not going to lie I was worried for this movie, it’s another Superman origin story so I was a bit worried that this movie was going to bring nothing new to the table. While it does bring some familiar elements it also does bring some new elements to the table as well, it has some solid character development and and actually some decent dialogue. My main issue with the film however is that it feels way too stuffed, between having way too many villains and a lot of other ideas it does fall short from being anything noteworthy when it comes to the DC Animated movies. The animation is really going to be up to the viewer, some people like the animation just fine others see it as a step down from the other movies. I personally don’t know what to think, at times it’s pretty great by giving detail for the action scenes and at other times it’s just not that interesting. Superman Man Of Tomorrow is definitely not the best of the DC animated movies but it’s passable and fans will definitely enjoy it.
I really don’t have much to comment on about this movie, it’s basically The Purge meets Booksmart which really could have worked. If the movie was actually funny, at times the jokes landed I found myself laughing. The problem is the rest of the movie is just not good, the acting is terrible and the originality is just nonexistent, it feels like one of those terrible Teen sex comedies that came out back in the early 2000s except here it’s drugs. Some of the humor is screaming really loudly which is something I’m really getting sick of directors putting in their films thinking people are going to laugh just because the characters scream. As I said before this movie does have it’s moments where it is genuinely funny, it’s worth noting that this is by the guy who did The Wedding Ringer, overall The Binge is just not worth sitting through…
The One and Only Ivan is a movie I was not expecting to like as much as I did, based on a true story we have a pretty interesting story. The acting and voice acting were both really solid, Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, Brooklyn Prince, Ariana Greenblatt and Danny DeVito were definitely the standouts. The writing was overall not too bad, it did have it’s hiccups at times (a few fart jokes) but otherwise there was some genuinely meaningful dialogue in the movie that was heartwarming. The movie does start off slow but picks up quickly as it goes on, the score I thought was overall well done and matched the tone of the movie. The original song from this movie “Free” by Charlie Puth and written by Diane Warren was excellent and matches the movie really well. There are some sad moments that add to this movie that are actually well done, The One and Only Ivan is a huge crowd pleaser and is definitely one of the better Disney+ Original movies!
Solid enough DC animated movie, Deathstroke is one of my favorite characters and I’m pretty happy with the end result. While the animation isn’t that great and the final act does fall apart, the rest of the movie is a lot of fun. There’s plenty of gore for people hoping there are some great kills, the action scenes are very strong and actually have some great detail to them. It’s pretty fast paced and gets to the point rather quickly which is very refreshing to see, I do wish the movie built more development on some of the other characters, there’s a lot of characters who are just there and never get seen again. A major thing this movie benefits from is how it looks like a comic book and that really is it’s strong point. Overall a very solid movie that I recommend giving a watch.
Animal Crackers is a film that took awhile to come out in America, it was originally supposed to be released in 2017 but over the course of several delays it just wasn’t happening. At some point Netflix bought the rights to it and released it in 2020. Which I’m actually surprised I enjoyed this movie, usually I would not like animated movies like this but there’s this certain charm to this movie that I can’t really explain that I really like. The voice acting is fantastic between Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen and a few others it’s quite great and probably the best thing about this movie. I thought the premise of the movie was done well and did it’s job, the one thing with this movie I didn’t like however was the animation. I don’t think the animation was necessarily bad it was just nothing noteworthy there was clearly effort put into it but it’s just not the type of animation that I would jump up and down about. For what this movie was it was decent and it’s definitely harmless!!