There are rumors that the Empire is building a great new weapon, called the Death Star. The Rebel Alliance has caught wind of that and hatches a plan to steal the plans for that weapon as they heard that there was a structural weakness that they may use to destroy it. They believe that Jyn (Felicity Jones) may be the key to success as her father (Mads Mikkelsen) seems to be involved with the planning. But Jyn hasn’t seen her father in 15 years and she’s also not all that interested in helping the Alliance. But they do reach a deal and Jyn finds herself accompanying pilot Cassian (Diego Luna) on the mission.
I will probably never be super excited about Star Wars – it’s just not my franchise. But I did enjoy Rogue One a whole lot, despite a couple of lengths it suffered from.
Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) used to work at a nuclear power plant in Japan until an accident claimed Sandra’s life and left Joe convinced that there was something more to it. As he tries to figure out what it could have been, it’s his son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who suffers for it. Years later Ford is again called to Japan to help with his father who doesn’t care about the legality of his research that much. And it turns out that Joe was right all along and suddenly Ford finds himself in the middle of a fight against monsters.
Godzilla has beautiful special effects and a good cast but unfortunately also bland characters and a stereotypical story. It just couldn’t hold my interest.
6 years ago, a space probe crashed over Central America and unleashed some aliens. Now a big part of Central America is walled off, ruled by these aliens. The young photographer Andrew (Scoot McNairy) who is in South America, hoping for his big break through taking a picture of one of the aliens, gets a call from his boss who tells him that Andrew has to escort Samantha (Whitney Able), the bosses daughter, back home from Mexico. Through different circumstances they end up tracking through the walled off zone instead of taking the safe ferry and start to have a connection with each other.
Monsters is a beautiful looking movie, but I took an instant dislike to both main characters and I just couldn’t care less about their trials and tribulations. Which left me pretty bored by the film, continuously hoping for another breathtaking shot.