If you are bored and flipping through Netflix looking for something, anything to watch just to not be bored anymore, than look no further! Circle is a random suspense movie that I stumbled upon with a brilliant premise for a suspense movie on a budget… Circle is about fifty strangers who wake up in a room together in, you guessed it, a giant circle. They soon find out that every couple of minutes one of them dies at random if they don’t choose who dies until only one remains. Really, the concept behind this is very simple and truly elegant for a low-budget suspense movie. The writers had so much on their shoulders and absolutely killed it. Everything about this movie relied on believable yet dramatic dialogue that builds tension. While watching this you are constantly shifty eyed towards character and trying to figure out who is good or bad, guessing who will eventually win and how. As much as I thought this movie would just be something that would hold my attention for a couple of hours, it’s a concept that still has me thinking months after watching it.
Okay, that was kind of funny. You have to admit that you got a laugh out of the last bit where they were shooting near each other. Game Over, Man is a Netflix Original comedy starring the guys from Workaholics with the creators, writers, and exact comedy style of Workaholics. Basically if you like Workaholics you will love it. The movie follows three guys that get stuck in a tower and have to take out the terrorists from the inside. To me at least I see it as a Die Hard spoof movie. It may not be marketing it that way but, c’mon… If you know me or follow me you now I’m a sucker for comedies and will see this and laugh my ass off. I know it will be stupid, probably without an ounce of sustenance in it, but a laugh is good. If you can’t handle stupid comedies than without a doubt this won’t be for you. But, hey, it’s Netflix. You don’t even have to leave your couch or pay for it.
I’m going to be very straight forward and to the point here. Bright was terrible. Absolutely awful. After it was over I tried to make excuses for it, but as time went on it became more clear to me just how shit this movie really is. Why was I trying to make excuses for it? Because the concept behind this movie is amazing, and deep, and full of potential. Max Landis wrote a good script that could have been turned into a great movie and David Ayer ruined it. Will Smith couldn’t even save this movie!.. So, what is this movie about? It’s set in an alternate universe where fantasy creatures live in the modern world with humans. An orc cop (Joel Edgerton) is made partners with a human cop (Will Smith) which is unheard of because racism. They come into possession of a wand, a magic item that can only be controlled by a “Bright” and the movie devolves into a “run-away-from-bad-guys” shtick. What this movie is REALLY about is the races though. The plot doesn’t matter, and it’s pretty clear by how predictable and disappointing everything is that the main characters do. What actually matters and what is the real point of the movie is the racism between Elves, Orcs, and Humans in this movie and the similarities with the race problems we have in real life… And that was disappointing to me. This movie had every opportunity to be fantastic in just the concept alone. Lord of the Rings meets End of Watch. Fantasy meets buddy cop. In modern-ish, amazing world!.. However, one thing that I did like was the fact that the movie jumped right in. The beginning was strong and it assumed we understood the concept and that all this was normal. I liked that a lot, it aloud us to get directly in the story. There was a a bit of a background with a war between races thousands of years ago that should have been expanded on more, but it explained what it had to. That’s it though. Nothing else in this movie pushed boundaries or was anything more than a racial message disguised as buddy-cop-fantasy movie with terrible lead chemistry and laughably-bad dialogue.