God I had this dream about a movie called Leak, featuring will Smith. He plays a man who went to his family’s winter vacation home with his lover and was chilling for a couple days. The name of the home is “Leak”, don’t ask me why. One day while they’re sleeping in the morning, he hears a voice calling his name. The door is closed but he knows it’s his wife.
The first dilemma is that he’s cheating and he’s scared he’s been found out. The way she’s talking, it doesn’t seem like she’s aware that he’s in the room with someone else–shes asking him to make breakfast for the kids so they can go out. He creeps to the door. He peaks through.
The thing that’s talking is not his wife.
I got small details of his fake wife because I was also looking through the crack in the door from will Smith’s POV. It was wearing pink pajamas, but it’s entire body was distorted and entirely inhuman. Some parts of it were hairy, but it has these terrible beady black eyes and a disturbing face. Will Smith shuts the door and locks it.
The dream cuts to when he’s running and fighting these monsters. His whole family–his wife, his son and I think a daughter–has been replaced by these monsters. Whether the real family still exists, ever existed, or is now dead is unclear. I don’t know about the fate of will Smith or his lover, only that the former ends up fighting the monsters in the basement of the winter home.
Black John Jay
“Fresh and Free”
Will Smith, Silvio Guindane, BFF Girls; estreias do Cinema
“Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.”
Will Smith’s Nehru suit at the end of MIB is fabulous
Go be a kid again!!!
Saw this at a late viewing for my coworkers and I. Honestly did not want to see this movie, but wanted to get out of the house. SO GLAD I WENT
I was so surprised by this one. I actually laughed a lot and thought it was well-executed over all. I knew I would likely find it a waste and stupid, so I went in as if I were a 10 year old. That’s the way to do it, folks.
As an adult I enjoyed it enough, and as a kid I really liked it. Honestly wish I had kids of my own so I could take them
This film did not disappoint.
Saw it a few days ago, going of my notes again.
I loved every bit of this movie honestly best film I’ve seen this month so far. The style of animation wasn’t creepy. The whole sentiment of the film was well delivered and didn’t treat the target audience (kids) as idiots which I find is rare in newer kids movies. Unafraid to hit sensitive topics on how violet law enforcement could lead to negative consequences, the idea of acceptance of help even when its hard, loss and forgiveness. The main protagonist’s (Lance Sterling, portrayed by Will Smith) journey of self improvement, learning that it is okay to let others in and he can have help. The lack of romantic interest in the film makes this better as it relies on strong male friendships which isn’t portrayed in fiction as much as it should be.
Every ounce of suspense is well received and tension was high whenever Walter (Tom Holland) was in danger, no matter the amount of times it has happened each time feels valid and the audience is worried about the character. Walter is the person we should aspire to be like, although his personal views on violence never changes, he still undergoes a character arc, which is self acceptance. Even though it seems like he already loves and accepts himself, he grows in confidence. All he wants is to keep everyone safe, which is honourable enough, and it is okay being “weird” overall a character that I would hope boys would want to grow into as they get older.
Killian, the antagonist, portrayed by Ben Mendelsohn, is just a perfect villain yet that is his primary role type. Killian gains sympathy, audiences understand where he is coming from but never want him to succeed. This, in my opinion, is what makes a good villain one that you can understand but never so much so that they never out grow the heroes.
The representation of woman is great, many different type of women in this film. Wendy (Walter’s mother) is a police officer, Joy the head of the spy agency, Marcy the stubborn and determined internal affairs agent. The lovely security guard.
Not forgetting that the comedy was on point and not over ridden with fart, poo and butt jokes. In which is refreshing, nor is the comedy annoying or tedious, flowing naturally but if you have the comedic talent of Will Smith you can’t go far wrong unless you really try.
Overall I give the film 9/10, purely on the bases that I don’t give tens and will re-rank every film I’ve seen this month by the first of February. But I definitely recommend it, not just for kids but for older audiences too.
This week we’re exploring the wonderful world of Artificial Intelligence. Should robots be treated with the same respect as people? Where is the line between man and machine? How far should we go in allowing our inevitable robot overlords to infiltrate our lives? Is Will Smith really the best actor in the world?
Referenced Material: | I, Robot (Movie)
“Ride Together. Die Together.”
To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t really looking forward to this movie. I had fond enough memories of the first two movies but they were never movies that would ever land on my favorites list. Plus, it’s been 17 years since the last Bad Boys movie. You can fit an entire Gen-X youth in the gap between Bad Boys II and Bad Boys For Life, and in most cases that’s a sign for concern. Leaving that much space between sequels allows for both the social landscape and the culture of filmmaking to shift entirely, and the Micheal Bay helmed series didn’t seem like the type of franchise to evolve with the times. So you can imagine my pleasant surprise when Bad Boys For Life managed to rekindle what made the first 2 hits while bringing the franchise into the future organically.
The movie wisely follows a real life time line and picks up 17 years after Bad Boys II on the eve of Mike & Marcus’ 25 year anniversary with the force. Marcus’ daughter’s just had a child which has him considering hanging up the badge to be a full time grandfather - much to Mike’s chagrin - but before they can argue about it Mike gets shot in an assassination attempt. As some old ghosts from Mike’s past turn up for revenge; the Bad Boys are forced to try and turn back the inevitable tide of time and ride once more. Will & Martin have their act down to a science at this point and despite over a decade of distance, they’re able to recapture that lightning in the bottle with ease. Along for the ride is “AMMO”, a new police task force of sexy 20-somethings lead by Mike’s old flame and current police lieutenant; Rita (played by Mexican actress Paola Núñez). These whippersnappers represent the future (not just for law enforcement but most likely the franchise at large) and thankfully they’re legitimately refreshing additions to the cast that I’d love to see more of in the future (Alexander Ludwig & Charles Melton especially stand out). On the other side of things Kate del Castillo and Jacob Scipio make for intriguing foils for the protagonists; with Jacob especially giving a star-making performance. Behind the camera Belgian film duo Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah make one hell of an impression in their American debut. They do a fantastic job emulating Michael Bay’s explosive style while also integrating some new age flair to the proceedings. Together with their cinematographer, Robrecht Heyvaert, they crafted quite possibly the best action set pieces in the series; especially towards the third act of the film where they get truly creative with the camera.
The movie’s not without its’ flaws of course. Despite the subject matter being a bit heavier than usual, most of the exploration is disappointingly surface level; Marcus’ character arc ends up not really going anywhere and Vanessa Hudgens’ character unfortunately wasn’t given as much defining character traits as her teammates. There are other nitpicks that I could volley but I’d rather focus on the positive here. Ultimately Bad Boys For Life turned out to be a genuinely propulsive & fun ride in a month where movies generally go to die. You can now put Bad Boys For Life in the same conversation as Tron Legacy & Mad Max: Fury Road as long gestating sequels to iconic properties that not only stick the landing, but improve the franchise. Never thought I’d say this…but bring on Bad Boys 4!
Still not as good looking as Jinn or as funny as Robin Williams though. And they’re all better than Shaq as Kazaam.
Impression: so much fun but a little bit arrogant
Collection: undecided, probably not for long
Best: oops! lol those two working on their communication 😂
Worst: don’t get me started