Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

★½☆☆ – (2017) – A woman who’s been battling a corporate viral outbreak for many years returns to the epicenter of her problems to end all the madness. Follows the same formula as the previous entries by placing computerized technology over any human traits. A jumbled mess that has no flow, no involvement, and no reassurance that this is actually the end.

Underworld: Blood Wars

★½☆☆ – (2016) – A vampire in a shiny leather coat aims to stop her kind from fighting werewolves in shiny leather coats. Yet another preposterous, pompous, and pretentious entry in a never-ending series that continues to take itself too seriously despite a severe lack of originality. Bloated CGI mumbo jumbo for an audience that couldn’t possible be asking for more entries.

The Bubble

Bubble, The

★★☆☆ – (1966) – A married couple and their newborn become trapped in a town that’s capped by a dome. The set-up has intriguing moments that make you wonder why the town’s citizens are robotic, but the theme becomes monotonous in a hurry. Mostly illogical and ends with confusion.

Poltergeist (2015)

Poltergeist 4

★★☆☆ – (2015) – A suburban family loses their youngest daughter to the angry forces within their haunted house. A goofy, teen friendly ghost story that never dares touch the non-PC heights of the original, and thereby turns itself into a safe, polished joke. Not awful, but never frightening or innovative.

Drive Angry

Drive Angry

★★½☆ – (2011) – A man drives out of hell to claim his granddaughter from a Satanic cult. Piles on a ton of blood drenched action scenes, and moves at a breakneck speed, but for too long leaves character motivations to question. The conclusion rectifies this matter in a rather emotional way, but getting there too often feels hollow.

Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla (2014)

★½☆☆ – (2014) – A monster once targeted for destruction returns to rescue humanity from winged creatures. Follows the basic pattern of epic disaster movies, but forgets to include one single character who warrants one single emotion. The brief action segments are appreciatively dark, but the film as a whole is a wasted opportunity to reinvent a cinematic behemoth.

I, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein

★☆☆☆ – (2014) – Frankenstein’s monster, who doesn’t rot, is pursued by demons for two hundred years. A complete waste of time that hasn’t a plot to speak of, a character who isn’t cardboard, or an action scene not reliant on bombastic CGI. Enemies die laughably quick, and the prosthetic look to the villains are unintentionally corny. Abominable.