David has written 10 reviews for films rated ★½ .

  • Cherry

    Cherry

    ★½

    Cherry is the type of film that could have been great. It could have been a really complex and unique character study that used stylistic choices to enhance the story and a very good performance by Tom Holland. Unfortunately, this is anything but that.

    If I had to use one word to describe this movie, it would be "pretentious." It's so self absorbed in being this flashy, bonkers, and ambitious film that it completely forgets to tell a good story.…

  • Honest Thief

    Honest Thief

    ★½

    What a waste, what a waste, what a waste.

    Honest Thief takes a really cool premise and pretty much does nothing interesting with it. It's all so basic and predictable that it feels like they wrote a first draft of the screenplay, thought it looked much more clever than it actually was, and then just ran with it.

    I swear, there were so many scenes that the writers and director must have thought were extremely touching and powerful, but most…

  • Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky

    ★½

    The first act: Constantly changes the aspect ratio in pointless and distracting ways.

    The second act: Pretty much nothing happens besides Lucy being one of the most unlikable protagonists in recent memory.

    The third act: One of the most ridiculous and unintentionally hilarious endings I've seen in awhile.

    Seriously, this movie is really bad. But hey, at least the performances and cinematography are really good.

    Also, here's just one of the many "brilliant" lines of dialogue: "I know why the chicken crossed the road; To get to the other side. To explore." 😂😂😂

    Rating: D+

  • Bloodshot

    Bloodshot

    ★½

    Bloodshot isn't the worst comic book movie in recent memory, but it's definitely the most generic and bland. There isn't a single ounce of inspiration or creativity in the film, and everything that seems even remotely interesting is pretty much taken directly from the source material. The story itself is very interesting, but the way it's handled is very poor. What could have been a thought provoking and intelligent film about fate, loss, recklessness, and what makes a person in…

  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★½

    Men in Black: International is unfortunately one of the least interesting and creative blockbusters I've seen in a long time. The film seemed like it had the intention of revitalizing the MIB franchise and wanted to offer a very different and unique entry that would seperate itself from the other installments. But somehow, despite great creative talents involved, Sony managed to produce a film that felt like it was torn apart and put back together again until it lost anything…

  • Cold Pursuit

    Cold Pursuit

    ★½

    Cold Pursuit is a very surprisingly bizarre and somewhat contradictory film. It's a movie that clearly wants to be a drama with a lot of comedy but never commits to either genre. There are several depressing and dark sequences during the first act that led me to believe I was in for something emotionally powerful. But as the movie progressed, it became more and more comical, yet it never made me laugh. The movie never defined itself as a comedy…

  • Escape Room

    Escape Room

    ★½

    Escape Room is a movie that surprisingly has a decent amount of character development and creativity when it comes to the escape rooms, but a very low amount of fun and unnecessary setup for a sequel prevents the movie from being anything more than a studio cash grab. Almost no character arcs are resolved, there are more questions than answers, and the movie is trying so hard to make these characters have depth that they forgot to make a lot…

  • Holmes & Watson

    Holmes & Watson

    Holmes and Watson is a very bad film that wastes the great cast's time, the audience's time, and their brain cells as well. I honestly wouldn't say the film is as bad as many have led me to believe, but it's really dumb and doesn't deserve money or attention. Nearly every joke fell flat, and the ones that didn't were mostly unintentional. The film has so many problems, and by far one of the biggest is the fact that it…

  • The Nun

    The Nun

    ★½

    The Nun is an extremely disappointing film with very little to actually like. While the movie wasn't the worst thing I've seen, it's certainly not the best and lacks nearly everything a good horror movie needs such as scares, disturbing imagery, good characters, and unpredictability. As a huge fan of the Conjuring franchise, I honestly can't recommend this movie at all because it doesn't really add anything new besides the final scene, which really felt like the only redeeming reason…

  • Truth or Dare

    Truth or Dare

    ★½

    Truth or Dare is a very big guilty pleasure of mine. Despite the fact that I found it to be a very poorly made film, it somehow managed to keep me entertained from start to finish and had many great unintentional laughs. The truth is that the film is definitely not going to win you over if you're looking for a quality horror film. However, as far as entertainment value goes, this should do the trick. Since this is such…