The War With Grandpa (2020)


Upset that he has to share the room he loves with his grandfather, Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get it back.

After being delayed several times since early 2018 Tim Hill’s The War With Grandpa finally get’s released…and it’s just another ordinary family movie. The War With Grandpa does not have a whole lot in it, it’s based off a of book of the same name (I haven’t read it since I was a kid) I feel the major problem with this movie is it does nothing to differentiate itself from a lot of other family movies. Most of the jokes consits of early 2000s family movie humor you know like falling over, being sarcastic to a family member in a very unfunny way, someone’s junk is accidentally shown and much more. That’s pretty much the entire movie I just saved you 94 minutes, Robert De Niro is the only real positive here. He tries his best with a very unfunny script and not a whole lot to work with, I will say there are some charming moments between the two characters Ed and Peter. But with every few charming moments comes some very unfunny slapstick that makes you roll you eyes, the movie is at it’s best when it just has a few of the characters interacting with each other like normal people. One thing this movie really could have benefited from was a different director Tim Hill directed Garfield Tale Of Two Kitties, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Hop, the Grumpy Cat Christmas movie and a few others. I’ll give Hill this..as far as direction this by far the best he’s done in awhile. But overall The War With Grandpa is harmless enough it’s just not a good movie and something I don’t recommend at all.

4/10 D+

The Irishman (2019)

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. This will be a NO SPOILER REVIEW! So as like some other movies I reviewed I’ll keep this on brief but to the point! Anyway The Irishman was development hell for a very long time (I believe since 2014) but my goodness the wait was worth it, to start out with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci all do a fantastic job, the chemistry between all of them is just so well done and very believable. The writing is some of the best this movie has to offer, it feels very raw and drags you into the movie making you wonder what’s going to happen. The direction by Martin Scorsese is masterful, he really captures the time period this all took place in plus the final act displays Scorsese’s talent at full force. The movie is incredibly well done between the filming, editing and so on, it honestly feels like you are in that time period! As I said before the third act really shows an incredible amount of talent, it really shows all types of emotions, situations and regrettable decisions. The music also captures the time period very well it screams 70s which is really great to see! The Irishman is 3 and half hours long, however the movie doesn’t not feel that long at all. It’s one of those movies that really suck you into the film and you do not feel the running time at all! Overall The Irishman is a must watch, it’s hands down one of the best films of the year!!
10/10 A+