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#2,159: Tomorrowland

They Came Together - ★★½☆☆
I was not expecting an Airplane-style spoof of romantic comedies. There are a lot of jokes. More State-flavored than SNL, but less than I might have liked, with a dash of UCB.

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night - ★★☆☆☆
I had more fun pondering what A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night In The Dark By Herself To The Far Side Of The World And Is Afraid To Ask Virginia Woolf While Drinking Her Juice In The Hood With The Coward Robert Ford was about and what it was trying to say than I did actually watching it. I also liked the parts with skateboarding.

Robocop (2014) - ★½☆☆☆
Science has made some real breakthroughs in the field of terrible Robocop movies.

I was hoping that things would be different enough in this outing to make direct comparisons to the original unnecessary, but it's like the original movie had been ripped to shreds, and just skeletal remains of its structure were somehow preserved and used as a core for the shiny plastic shell that makes up the bulk of this remake.

There are a lot of missteps here, but the biggest is undoubtedly not making Robocop the main character.

Tomorrowland - ★★★★½
This was delightful. I think it might even not be a horror film, and almost everything I've seen this year has been one of those. I worry that an extra minute or two of villain monologue is going to distract cynical critics from the hour and a half of wonder that got us to it.

Plus, it's fine that they cancelled that Bioshock movie. We don't need one of those anymore. This is that but better. It's even got all the things. This is the best one of those. Don't make the other thing.

 

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