Premise: I actually had to read my review from last year of Mockingjay Part 1 just to remember what happened in it, leading into this one. And to be honest, I’m not sure what happened in Part 1 that even had great significance in Part 2, other than that wiener kid Peta coming back and Katniss being forced into a relationship with him again for some reason, despite a complete lack of chemistry. So, to sum up Mockingjay Part 2 into an easy sentence of plot description: Katniss gets into the Capitol, but it’s rigged with hundreds of booby traps, yet the movie kind of ends exactly how you’d expect it to.
Premise: In what might be (?) Daniel Craig’s final Bond movie, he plays some guy named Jim Bond, who is a spy and drives cars, and kind of just assumes that rando older Italian women want to bang him (turns out they do). Why wouldn’t they, I guess? I don’t know. Leave me alone. Anyway, he fights a couple of villains in this movie who wear uncomfortably over-stylized jackets, and one of them has a ponytail. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Bond villain who just wore a 1993 Buffalo Bills windbreaker and operated his evil corporation in an abandoned Sports Authority building in Indiana? Well, there’s always the next reboot… *closes eyes* *crosses fingers* JOSH GAD JOSH GAD JOSH GAD.
This was a good week for unlikable protagonists bossing people around in movies, as evident in the new films Steve Jobs and Burnt. I was also going to include Our Brand Is Crisis into this review, but then I watched the trailer for it again and realized that I really, really don’t want to pay to see that movie because it looks painfully bland. So I didn’t.