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Sous La Seine (Under Paris)

There's a shark in the Seine, a scientist being ignored, an ignorant major and some tiktok kids making things worse

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
16-06-2024
5

Why so serious

The main problem is that it takes it's premise rather seriously, which makes all illogical, nonsensical and sometimes preposterous events stick out like a rusty nail. So now it's neither tense shark horror nor a fun spoof.
5

John Wick Chapter 4

To really break free from his curse of violence, John must challenge a higher up member of the table

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
15-06-2024
7

An even bigger dose of the same. I am slowly checking out.

With the familiar stylistics, even longer John Wick style fighting, and some memorable scenes, this should satisfy the fans. For me personally, I am not sure I was really excited by it because it is so excessive, and the way the bad guys wait with shooting, or miss, or both, is getting conspicuous.
7

Girl House

A woman decides to work in a house loaded with camera's for online viewers, but one viewer is evil and knows where the house is....

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
15-06-2024
6.5

Decent idea worthy of better execution.

After some snappy titles, a surprisingly strong backstory of the killer, the quality kind of plummets. The main character seems miscasted (I didn't buy her taking up this job), the tension is half baked and the slashing is all a bit so-so. Everything being broadcasted is a nice idea though.
6.5

Prospect

Two space people go to a planet to collect some precious goods, end up having to cooperate with enemies in order to leave the planet again

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
12-06-2024
6.5

Almost a gem showing budget is secundary. Almost.

While the movie clearly shows a limited budget, some cool space graphics, a well directed landing scene, the future retro space suits and the overall dreamy vibe all generate an interesting atmosphere indeed. A slightly more exciting and tight script could have made it a hidden gem indeed.
6.5

Constellation

An astronaut survives an accident in the ISS, but once back on earth things don't seem to be the same. Not exactly.

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
10-06-2024
7.5

Great scifi puzzler

I quite liked these series, as they successfully mix time/dimensional trickery, science fiction, quantum oddities, a dash of horror and some interesting characters played by great actors. It's looking good and the weirdness is pleasing while never becoming convoluted.
7.5

Masters of the Air

About the '100th' bombardment group during the ww2

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
07-06-2024
6.5

Ultimately a disappointment

I found it hard to connect with the characters, who come across over-scripted, over-directed and over-concerned with being handsome. I got tired of the bar scenes where they are clever and witty, and it all comes across as a bit thin, uninspired and done better elsewhere. Even the flight scenes.
6.5

Atlas

A mech army goes to a distant planet to take down a rogue AI droid threatening the world

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
07-06-2024
6.5

Enjoyable brainless action

There are quiet a few problems with this over-the-top flick. Most notably the main character, who is either written weird, played weird, or both. But I have to say, as scifi action pulp I found it quite entertaining and good looking, and it features some of the best mech scenes I know.
6.5

April 9th

A Danish military squad on bicycles is facing impossible odds when Germany attacks Denmark during worldwar two.

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
04-06-2024
7

A remarkable and effective war story

I found this movie quite effective. The way the soldiers, on their bicycles with a handful of bullets, confront armored tanks almost elicits pity, and the plain way is is shot makes it feel pure and non-sensationalist. Too bad the emotional connection with the guys remains limited.
7

Suitable Flesh

A psychiatrist comes into contact with a boy who seems to contain an evil spirit looking for more host bodies

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
29-05-2024
3.5

Embarrassing

A movie that feels so terribly out of date in terms of feel, screenplay and acting that it becomes embarrassing to look at. I read somewhere that it is meant as an ode to 80s mystery shows. Perhaps that would have won me over if the script was worthwhile, but it is not.
3.5

Slaughterhouse Slumber Party

A new girl joins the slumberparty of a group of friends, but she brings dark secrets with her

Wittenberg
Wittenberg
28-05-2024
6.5

There's fun at the bottom end

A preposterous and abysmal movie in every way imaginable, but they made it anyway and somehow that makes it work. I gradually started to dig the humor and puns, and actually had a decent time. Be warned though - after watching this you may conclude that there's something wrong me as well.
6.5

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