Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace: Burdened with a poor script, and too much exposition, among others, the Phantom Menace fails to recapture the magic of the original trilogy despite truly breathtaking visual effects
Prey: Given the option, Prey should be seen in its original Comanche dub to fully embrace the tense, survival experience by Dan Trachtenberg. Amber Midthunder gives an exceptionally visceral performance
Bullet Train: Ultimately, it’s a wild, chaotic ride from start to finish. Disjointed with a messy first half, David Leitch course corrects in the second half with a part homage to Japanese cinema and part Guy Ritchie Snatch era filmmaking.
Thor: Love and Thunder: Overtly silly but balanced with heart, emotion and depth, Waititi cements his stylistic, colorful approach in the MCU. All give wonderful performances but its Natalie Portman that steals the show.
Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Despite the outstanding performances from the greater ensemble, Multiverse of Madness suffers under the weight of its convoluted script thats contstanly pulling the story in different directions. A 2 hour film feels longer with many subplots and fan service moments that narratively doesnt matter to the final product.