BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 03/24/2017

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“I couldn’t tell you what hardcore POWER RANGERS fans might’ve wanted out of a movie, but if someone did this to something I’d loved as, say, an 8-year-old? My inclination might be (in the parlance of my 8-year-old self) to punch them in the taint.” – Bob Chipman, GEEK.COM

“Beneath the colors, catch phrases, and cheesiness, is a story about five characters looking to make their lives meaningful. This is a story of relationships, friendships, and becoming something that’s always been inside you.” – Nick Casaletto, We Live Entertainment

 

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“You can nap through about half the movie and wake up in time to be entertained, rather than annoyed.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

“It’s not terrible. It’s just terribly unoriginal.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“The problem with LIFE isn’t that it’s regurgitated genre fare, but that in its redundancies it remains flavorless, too pleased sticking to the straight and narrow.” – Allyson Johnson, Cambridge Day

“There are a few references to the nature of life being to destroy and consume, which perhaps informed the hybrid creature design, but they come far too late to save this LIFE.” – Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville Weekly

 

 

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“…a film that understands that the toughest part about getting older is that, with each passing day, your future gets smaller as your past exponentially grows.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“…as depressing as the film can be, it nevertheless contains much of the humor that likewise cut the drug-induced drama of Boyle and returning screenwriter Hodge’s original.” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“T2 teasingly nails the very specific sadness of guys who stayed too late at the party and now find themselves waking up in their 40s when all that settled-down stuff they used to sneer at suddenly doesn’t seem so bad anymore.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“While Danny Boyle’s first ever sequel isn’t perfect, it provides more than enough of that dark comedic content that will delight audiences.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

 

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