John Wick Chapter 2, Blade Runner 2049, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage!

Somebody pressed the “dump movie trailer on the Interwebs” button, because at least two major ones dropped yesterday, and another last week. (In addition to yesterday’s Despicable Me 3.)

Let’s start with the one I’m actually most interested in seeing: John Wick Chapter 2!

John Wick was an INSANELY good movie, one deprived of its deserved recognition and audience. I hope JW2 rectifies that, but although I’m 100% committed to seeing the movie, something seems off about this trailer. Not sure what it is… it just feels wonky. I hope the movie itself is awesome, because JW deserves some recognition.

Now to a movie I am wholly DISinterested in: Blade Runner 2049!

The original was slow, boring, and pretentious. It should have been action-drama SF, all pulpy and fast paced, not literary SF, all self-important and stultified. This doesn’t look to improve on the original, and so leaves me cold.

Last, but not least, a movie I am totally MEH about: XXX: The Return of Xander Cage!

I’m a Vin Diesel fan, and I’m glad his star is once again rising. He’s a great action star, and his “Fast and Furious” franchise is loads of fun.

That said, the original XXX was fun but forgettable, in fact I’ve already forgotten all of it except “I want you to put all of that… in here.” Fun-but-forgettable is nothing to sneer at though, and even if it’s less satisfying than the balls-out awesomeness of Wick, it’s FAR SUPERIOR to the tedium of Blade Runner. If XXX 3 can hit that mark, I’ll be satisfied.

One thought on “John Wick Chapter 2, Blade Runner 2049, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage!”

  1. I tend to like slow, boring and pretentious scifi. The trick is to find the correct amount of slow, boring and pretentious that will make enough money to continue making slow, boring and pretentious scifi movies.

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