films seen
9
average score
1.83*
nationality
Canada - 54 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Worthy but flawed

This Is Where I Leave You

by Shawn Levy
2014 / 103m - USA
Comedy, Drama
2.5*/5.0*
This Is Where I Leave You poster

Date Night

by Shawn Levy
2010 / 88m - USA
Comedy, Romance
2.5*/5.0*
Date Night poster

Dubious filler

The Adam Project

by Shawn Levy
2022 / 106m - USA
Sci-fi, Adventure
2.0*/5.0*
The Adam Project poster

A bit too childish for my taste. I could do with another excellent sci-fi film, but they seem hard to come by these days. The Adam Project plays more like the 80s adventure films for kids, with a serious dash of Ryan Reynolds throws in. If that's your thing, this is probably a great film.

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Adam travels back from the future to stop the time travel machine from ever being invented. He miscalculates and ends up in the wrong timeline, four years from where he should've landed. He seeks out his former self to help him out, but his enemies are on his tail, and they don't want him to interfere with history.

The budget was there, but that's about it. Reynolds plays himself again, the rest of the cast isn't too great either, the time travel mechanics are lazy, and the emotional bits don't work at all. At least the pacing is decent, and the runtime remains below the two-hour mark, Netflix could do a lot better with a budget like that though.

Free Guy

by Shawn Levy
2021 / 115m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi
2.0*/5.0*
Free Guy poster

I knew absolutely nothing about Free Guy going in, apart from the fact it was some big blockbuster gaming film. Generally, those are better left alone, but at least this one wasn't directed by Spielberg. The result isn't that much better though, Free Guy is a pretty bland and childish take on video games/gaming culture.

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Guy is a happy man who lives in a violent city. He works in a bank, every day is filled with robberies and gunfights, while outside tanks and helicopters ravaging his city. Still, he gets up every morning with a smile on his face. Until one day, when he runs into Millie, a girl that will change his life forever.

There are some cute gaming references, but most of them are very phoned in. Performances are quite poor (not even Waititi lands his part), the action is somewhat uninspired, and the plot is a bore. What remains is noise and expensive set pieces. A pretty typical Hollywood blockbuster in other words. Big budget, no creativity.

Real Steel

by Shawn Levy
2011 / 127m - USA
Action, Sport
2.0*/5.0*
Real Steel poster

Plain forgettable

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

by Shawn Levy
2014 / 98m - USA
Comedy, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb poster

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

by Shawn Levy
2009 / 105m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
1.5*/5.0*
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian poster

Night at the Museum

by Shawn Levy
2006 / 108m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
1.5*/5.0*
Night at the Museum poster

Big nopes

The Internship

by Shawn Levy
2013 / 119m - USA
Comedy
1.0*/5.0*
The Internship poster