BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/01/2016

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THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

“THE LEGEND OF TARZAN fails to inspire or even engage.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“What we get is something cobbled together by a committee—earnest and admirable but flaccid in execution.” – Sam Cohen, Substream Magazine

“…a bland and unoriginal adaptation.” – John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews

“It’s a movie so painfully bloated, misguided and built upon empty money, that you may as well run it for the GOP ticket and call it the presumptive nominee.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Think of Brewer and Cozad’s screenplay as a chore list instead of a blueprint for visual storytelling. That’s the viewing experience of THE LEGEND OF TARZAN in a nutshell.” – Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“…was this really a movie worth making at our particular moment?” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“It’s all rather flat and predictable, a story we’ve seen many times before even if you’ve never seen a TARZAN movie.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“Thankfully Disney and Steven Spielberg decided to tackle the giant story, and the results are magical.” – Deirdre Crimmins, Cinematic Essential

“…the film marks a reunion of Spielberg and Mathison, the team behind E.T. Their new collaboration is an emotionally powerful one — a classic tale of childhood, fantasy, innocence and adventure.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Every single moment of THE BFG is characterized by contrasts of scale (like a giant wearing a circus tent as a shirt) and contrasts of appearance (like a digital monster trading fart jokes over tea with a flesh-and-blood Queen).” – Jake Mulligan, Dig Boston

“Many of Dahl’s darker edges have been sanded off by Mathison and Spielberg, who’s working with Disney for the first time. But if you loved the fart jokes in Dahl’s book, well, Spielberg apparently did too!” – Brett Michel, The Improper Bostonian

“THE BFG will undoubtedly find an audience, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of us have to pretend this giant is less big and friendly than boring and flat.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

 

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THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR

“THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR does hint at a sequel, and given what’s going on in the real world, sadly, there should be plenty of inspiration for it.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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