🎥 Geostorm

Geostorm (2017): ⭐️⭐️⭐️: This is a “big dumb disaster movie” three star rating, not a “serious cinematic work” three star rating. Starts off with a scenario that now seems sadly ridiculously optimistic (faced with disastrous climate change, the nations of the world actually work together to do something about it), and then gets progressively more ridiculous as it goes. But then, you don’t exactly go into a Dean Devlin disaster movie expecting serious consideration of highbrow topics, you go in to see shit get blown up real good. And on that level, it’ll do.

🎥 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022): ⭐️⭐️⭐️: The parts of the movie that were standard MCU stuff were, well, standard MCU stuff — enjoyable, just what you expect, nothing groundbreaking one way or the other.

The parts of the movie that were Sam Raimi doing his thing with a ridiculous budget to play with were great.

The end result (for me, at least) is an above-average entry in the MCU canon.

🎥 Sing 2

Sing 2 (2021): ⭐️: Actually only made it halfway through before tapping out. While the first was cute and fun, this one just dragged. Pretty animation, and some occasional clever moments, but at an hour in and realizing it wasn’t quite halfway done, it was time to stop.