#2,296: The Magnificent Seven
Sully - ★★★☆☆
Before the movie, I wondered if the film would start with the crash, or end with it. I was way off!
Most of this movie looks more like someone filmed the notes for a screenplay. Scenes in the beginning gave me that same 'clearly just actors on a stage' feeling as American Sniper. But it sticks the landing (ahem) like crazy, and that's all anyone's going to remember.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - ★★★★★
Still my favorite entry in the MCU. Maybe because it feels as though it could somehow exist as a movie without the super powers. Some of the most memorable and character-driven action scenes in the MCU to boot. All the stars.
Captain America: Civil War - ★★★★☆
I still like this movie, but it feels like the actual Avengers 2. Which is a terrific movie to make, but a tiny shame that it comes at the expense of another movie that feels like The Winter Soldier. Although this movie is full of the Winter Soldier - don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Also minus a point for that security camera thing. Just feels a little bit shoddy.
The Magnificent Seven - ★★½☆☆
I mean, nobody's going to a movie called The Mediocre Seven.
Come for the surprisingly long gun battles, stay for the Chris Pratt saying a joke at the ends of scenes he's not really in! ...actually, this may be his best movie to date, for what that's worth.