Well its the end of the month, and this month’s movie reviews includes a DC female kickass film, a horror movie based on a 1970s tv show, a sequel to a film about a doll, and a highly anticipated modern take on HG Wells classic tale. Keep reading for my thoughts on these movies !
The Invisible Man (2020) – Rating: 5/5
One of my favorite directors, Leigh Whannell who directed some of my favorite horror movies like Saw and Insidious, has written and directed The Invisible Man, I was excited and ready to see this movie, since I saw the first trailer. The cast does an amazing job, especially Elisabeth Moss, who gives a brilliant performance. Leigh Whannell delivers on HG Wells classic tale, and perfectly mixes the horror, sci-fi, and the suspense into this movie, and delivers another horror hit. I also enjoyed the movie’s score and cinematography, which I think is always an important aspect of a movie, especially horror films. This modern take on The Invisible Man is suspenseful, captivating, and a must watch. This movie is crafted with suspense from beginning to end, and there’s a plot twist. Leigh Whannell once again delivers a horror masterpiece, and one of the best movies of the year !
Brahms: The Boy II (2020) – Rating: 2.5/5
I’m not sure if I ever suspected that a sequel to 2016’s The Boy would’ve been released, but I wanted to see this film, since I thought The Boy was pretty good. At 1 hr. 26 mins. I felt that the movie moved at a decent pace, it wasn’t a slow movie. The acting in this movie was good, I enjoy seeing Katie Holmes in these roles, which reminds me of her role in 2010’s Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark. What I liked about this movie is that it gave the audience a little more background on Brahms (the doll), which the first movie didn’t elaborate on. This movie does serves up the creepy factor, thanks to the doll. I thought I liked this movie better than the first one, but I disagree, and I would prefer the first film. Brahms: The Boy II is not a must see, and you can wait to rent this movie from the Redbox, if you don’t want to see this in theaters.
Fantasy Island (2020) – Rating: 3/5
Welcome to Fantasy Island ! This movie is based on the 1970s tv series of the same name. While I haven’t seen the tv show, after watching the trailers I thought it would be interesting. Now despite what critics and viewers have said about the movie, I liked Fantasy Island. No, it isn’t a horror masterpiece, but it’s a fun and thrilling movie. The film takes us into the fantasies of the guests staying on Fantasy Island; While at first the fantasies seem great, they soon realize the fantasies become real and aren’t as they hope. I thought the cast did good, and the plot twist at the end was unexpected. Fantasy Island is a fun, breath of fresh air lol, and if it piqued your interest, then I would go check it out.
Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (2020) – Movie Rating: 4.5/5
Four years after Harley Quinn stole the show in 2016’s Suicide Squad, we finally get a solo movie from her featuring the Birds Of Prey. Margot Robbie IS Harley Quinn, so it’s always a treat to see her onscreen. Now that Harley and Mr. J broke up, Harley is on a path of self-discovery and along that path, after Gotham hears of her and The Joker’s breakup, they see that as opportunity to take action on Harley Quinn, with some wanting her dead. Not only that, but she meets a few dames along the way, that are too on Black Mask “hit list”. The casting in this movie was pretty much prefect and they gave us great performances as their characters. Ewan McGregor as Black Mask was great, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress was a total badass even though more screen time from her would’ve been great, and the soundtrack was fitting for the movie. The outfits in this movie that Harley wears are colorful and outrageous, the actions sequences were amazing and what you would expect from a DC film, I loved it ! Birds of Prey is a fun, action filled, funny, must see film, that I definitely recommend you to watch.
This wraps up this month’s movie reviews, tune into next month and look out for what movies I see next. Thanks for reading !