IT IS RARE FOR ME TO SEE A MOVIE WHEN IT’S STILL IN THEATERS BUT THANKS TO WARNER BROS I WAS ABLE TO CATCH UP ON THOSE I MISSED!
Recently the fine folks at Warner Bros (their home page is here) had sent me codes to some of their movies I missed so that I could share my thoughts on them with you. For the first part of this series we talked about Scoob, Birds of Prey, The Way Back, Goonies 4K, Beetlejuice 4K, Full Metal Jacket, Sherlock Holmes 4K and Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows 4K. Part 2 ‘twas massive and discussed V for Vendetta 4K, 300 4K, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 4K, The Hobbit Trilogy 4K, Blade 4K, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Tenet and The Wolf of Snow Hollow. Part 3 talked about Wonder Woman 1984, The Little Things and Judas and the Black Messiah. Part 4 discussed Tom and Jerry the Movie and Godzilla Vs Kong. Part 5 was all about Wrath of Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Space Jam. It is time for Part 6 and we are talking about Mortal Kombat and Those Who Wish Me Dead!
The Mortal Kombat tournament summons champions from all over the planet and pits them against the champions from outworld. If the Earthly champions are defeated then armies from outworld will be able to invade and eventually conquer the planet. My expectations for this film were a little spread out on this. I expected to see some awesome fights and graphics but for the story I didn’t expect anything award worthy. Every expectation I had was met perfectly.
Those Who Wish Me Dead
This is a film adaptation of a novel and follows a young boy that tries to escape the men that killed his father for knowing too much. We never quite find out exactly what he knew but that isn’t integral to the story. The boy meets Angelina’s character, a fire jumper that is stationed at a lone tower, after her tower is struck by lightning and together they begin a trek through the forest to help him get in touch with news stations. This movie was filmed quite well and the cast were top of their game. Despite the great direction and cast the story I found this film to be lacking in anything that makes it really stand out. I want my films to entertain me or surprise me and this film did neither.