Tag: 2016 Movies

Tanner Reviews Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

fantastic_beasts_and_where_to_find_them_posterMan wasn’t this satisfying. It has been quite some time since I have heard the Harry Potter theme playing on the big screen and it certainly didn’t disappoint. While still apart, but not adhering to the wave of nostalgia hitting movies lately, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes the Harry Potter world in a completely new direction, changing the setting to the 1920’s America. While it may not take the top spot as best movie of the year, this one will certainly rank up there as one of the best movie going experiences of 2016.

In 1920’s United States, the eventual writer of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has traveled across the Atlantic for a specific undisclosed reason. Once he gets their, he quickly learns that the United States community of wizards and witches takes a dim view to magical creatures and has outright banned them. After a particularly nasty incident in a bank involving an adorable niffler stealing anything that is shiny and not nailed to the ground as well as running into Newt’s eventual lovable sidekick and non magic user Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Newt is taken to the United States Magical Congress headquarters by eventual love interest Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston). After the congress does not take Goldstein seriously, Newt and Tina go their separate ways until the plot pulls them back together when a mysterious creature begins to reak havoc throughout the city of London.  Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Tanner Reviews Gods of Egypt

Gods_of_Egypt_posterThis movie is a piece of shit! I already have a strong contender for worst movie of 2016. The movie gods have smiled upon me once again. My god… You know, this really is the worst kind of movie. It is the kind of movie that you can see where the idea was going and in the hands of more capable people, could have been something good. But instead the money is absolutely wasted on a terribly written story, a mix of what could have been good graphics, and just all around shitty camera work makes this film an absolute pile of garbage of awfulness.
The plot of this movie, I think, it was painfully difficult to follow it… BUT the plot that I can glean is that the Gods of Egypt live with the mortals. They are very tall (when the camera work let’s them be), they bleed gold to get that PG-13 rating, they have terrible CGI morphing powers, and are nothing more than condescending dicks to them. Osiris (Bryan Brown) is kind of cool with mortals, but everyone else belittles them and expects there worship… Which the mortals are more than happy to do! Except for our plucky protagonist Bek (Benton Thwaites) who is an atheist, much to the chagrin of the love of his life, Zaya (Courtney Eaton). One day, when Osiris is crowning a new king in Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldu). All is going well until Set (Gerard Butler) gets a wild hair up his ass that he wants to rule Egypt. So he kills Osiris and rips out Horus’s eyes. He then dictates that in order to get into the afterlife, you need to pay your way in… Why? Who the fuck knows? Who the fuck cares, this movie sure as shit doesn’t.

A year passes Horus is a sham of his former self. After Bek robs one of his eyes from Set’s vault, Zaya is killed by the master builder. So Bek and Horus make a pact that if Bek helps Horus get his other eye back and he will bring Zaya back to life. The rest of the movie is a pile of who the fuck knows including battles that would be cool if we paid any amount of attention to it, Horus’s shotty relationship Hathor (Elodie Young), and Ra (Geoffrey Rush) battling a gigantic cloud worm. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Gods of Egypt”