Review: Bulls Eye, Hit, or Miss: Movies for the Week of March 27th

The Hateful Eight: Bulls Eye

  • In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
  • Pros: Unlike Tarantino’s other works, the Hateful Eight is set in one specific location. The set becomes a part of the story much like the characters do.
  • The characters are well developed and when the “intermission” hits and everything goes crazy, you won’t feel like the characters are lacking sustenance.
  • The violence is in typical Tarantino fashion and it’s awesome.
  • Cons: Because it is placed in only one/two settings, the movie feels like it drags on a lot long than it is.
  • Why Bulls Eye? It’s funny, its Tarantino, and it’s bloody awesome.

Point Break: Miss

  • A young FBI agent goes undercover with a team of extreme sports athletes that are suspected of corporate heists.
  • Pros: The visuals are stunning. We could watch this movie alone for how great it looked.
  • The action is pretty awesome. The movie uses a lot of the beautiful landscapes to accentuate the action scenes.
  • Cons: Nothing can beat the original that is Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.
  • There was a lack of “bromance” that was an important part of the original movie.
  • Why Miss? It was a remake that did not have to be made.

Concussion: Hit

  • Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions and how his work life suffered as a result.
  • Pros: Will Smith is great. There are times where he is a hit or a miss but this time he is on it.
  • The story is completely compelling and heartbreaking.
  • Cons: There are a lot of moments in the movie where more could have been explained. Although this is explained by the fact that the script has to be “watered down” to appease the NFL, it still suffers movie wise.
  • There are too many monologues that make the movie go on longer than necessary.
  • Why Hit? Although the story and acting are good, its length and questionable script prevent it from being great.

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