films seen
6
average score
2.75*
nationality
USA - 56 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The good stuff

Super

by James Gunn
2010 / 96m - USA
Action
Super poster

Super is an excellent addition to the nerdy superhero genre.

Solid pieces

Slither

by James Gunn
2006 / 95m - USA
Comedy, Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Slither poster

The inoffensive

The Suicide Squad

by James Gunn
2021 / 132m - USA
Comedy, Action
3.0*/5.0*
The Suicide Squad poster

A nice return to form for James Gunn. Far away from Marvel's tight control, Gunn is allowed to combine horror and comedy elements to brighten an overworked superhero concept. And he actually pulls it off. The Suicide Squad is far from perfect, but it's a lot better than most of its peers.

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A team of criminals is assembled to carry out a mission in Corto Maltese, a small island where a secret facility houses a terrifying weapon. Once there, it quickly transpires that their lives aren't worth all that much and that they haven't been given full security clearance. Even so, they have no other option than to carry out the mission.

Gunn's comedy is pleasantly blunt and stupid, which goes perfectly well with the comic book vibe. There are several stand-out scenes (Quinn's flower battle is amazing) and some very cool jokes, the action scenes are a tad dull though and there's a bit too much empty filler to keep it engaging all the way through. Still, I hope Gunn can have another go as this was so much better than the first one.

Movie 43

by Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken, Bob Odenkirk
2013 / 94m - USA
Comedy
3.0*/5.0*
Movie 43 poster

Plain forgettable

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

by James Gunn
2017 / 136m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 poster

Same old, same old. Some misfits save the universe from a madman, Marvel bad guys really are the dumbest, most incapable creatures alive. Cue some gruesome classic pop hits, lots of colorful scenery, poor action scenes and a very questionable sense of humor. Nopes, this is just another Marvel failure.

Guardians of the Galaxy

by James Gunn
2014 / 121m - USA
Sci-fi, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Guardians of the Galaxy poster