'Guardians of the Galaxy' is just pure, unadulterated joy.
'Blood Widow from Hell' (simply known as 'Blood Widow' abroad) is devoid of creativity and skill, the entire project still severely lacking in inspiration.
'Enemy' is meant to intrigue. It poses questions it has no real interest in answering. It builds a puzzle with no real solution.
'Possessed' just doesn't try hard enough. It doesn't think up of enough ways to poke fun at the conventions of Asian horror.
'Trophy Wife' is just absurd. If there was ever a real point to the story, it's lost by the time the movie gets to its ridiculous climax.
Filmmaker James Gunn, even after having written the 'Scooby Doo' movies, is still mostly a cult figure in Hollywood. Now, Gunn has been tapped to write and direct what has been described as the riskiest film project for Marvel since 'Iron Man': the cosmic action adventure film, 'Guardian of the Galaxy.'
Dave Bautista (perhaps better known as just 'Batista') is not the first wrestler to make it to the big screen. He seems determined, however, to be the first one to be taken seriously. In a recent press conference with the Asian press, the actor revealed that he broke down when he first heard that he got the part. Bautista talks further about how important the role is to him in this recorded roundtable.
Saldana has certainly become to the go-to person when a movie requires some physicality from its female lead. Saldana spoke candidly with a roundtable of reporters in Singapore recently about her philosophy when it comes to roles for women in films, as well as details of her upcoming Marvel movie where she plays Gamora, a assassin often described as 'the most dangerous woman in the galaxy.'
The film just throws in twist after twist, the characters constantly chasing red herrings and then stopping to explain what exactly they got wrong.
The movie suffers dearly from poor writing and subpar direction. While a couple of clever VFX shots offer the illusion of a much higher budget, basic filmmaking mistakes give away its B-movie nature.