Rampage

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Video game film adaptations haven’t had the best track record.  They’ve been historically maligned by critics; some justly (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is, in fact, that bad), others unjustly (Mortal Kombat remains a 90s camp classic).  Now we have Rampage, based on the classic giant monster arcade game, being marketed as “the best-reviewed video game movie of all time.”  But despite this dubious designation, Rampage can barely be called an adaptation.  It deviates from and adds so much to its narratively sparse source material that it’s essentially its own beast.  Continue reading

Zootopia Is Good, But It Lacks Bite

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The Fast and the Furriest

Despite its considerable media hype, I wasn’t planning on seeing Zootopia, at least not in theaters.  The last animated movie forced on the public like this was Inside Out, which turned out to be depressingly average.  As a result, I went in to Zootopia with lower expectations. Continue reading