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Die Hart: The Movie (2023)

 Die Hart: The Movie (2023)





Kevin Hart

John Travolta


Directed by Eric Appel


The movie is actually an edited work of the series Die Hart done in 2020. Now if you have not seen that series, nor heard about it then you are lucky. I happen to have heard of it and never bothered to see it, then when watching the movie parts of it seemed familiar to me, then I recall having seen it from a trailer. I did a search to discover, it is the same as the first season of the series, Die Hart from 2020.

The movie plot does not make enough sense that will warrant you to want to rewatch it and the characters are so one-dimensional that it is annoying when you see them working together on screen.

For example, here is a character who is known to the world as a joke (Kevin Hart, playing a fictional character of himself also called Kevin Hart), not once did the screenplay/writer thought it best for the character to even mature. No time did he decide to make mature comments or even actions. When the situations played out for his character to rise above the situation of his shitty character, he just defaults to the silly joke of a person. Here is a scene: his life was in danger and his work partner Jordan has a man in a choke hold and all he had to do was to hurt this man. He decided to flex, give a talk and still did not end up landing a punch. Scenes like this following each other made the movie more like a chore than a fun time.

The main story is about Kevin who has just finished his sixth movie with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson. He was tired of being seen as the supporting cast, placed in movies to be the comic relief so he wanted to transition to being a lead actor. Kevin not only wanted to be a lead actor he also wanted to be an action star. So, when he got a chance to be one, he took it. The problem is he does not have the action star charisma, so the movie maker wanted to change that and enrolled Kevin in the Ron Wilcox Action Star School.

Majority of the movie takes place here, where Kevin is given a room in this bootcamp training to be an action hero and along for the ride is a lady named Jordan who is also enrolled in the school for the same thing.

The movie is about how Kevin navigates this school curriculum in his own stupid joking way.


Plane (2023)

Plane (2023)





Gerard Butler

Mike Colter

Yoson An

Tony Goldwyn


Directed by Jean-Francois Richet


Plane is a nice film and I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the direction the movie took from having a one-man terminator show to having the crew saved by mercenaries. The movie decided not to go all out impossible scenario after scenario and just made the mercenaries show up to be in more control over the situation at the nick of time to save the man of the moment, Captain Brodie (Gerard Butler).

Plane is an action thriller which for me does not waste time by giving too much unnecessary depth to the characters. A brief intro and well-laid aims were shown to cement the characters. Then the movie did not waste time dragging the ending.

The movie is direct and easy to follow. It maintains a tempo that I enjoyed and showed more control over the things happening than allowing the instances to take full control over the movie. Surviving a plane crash landing is one thing, then surviving crash landing on an island run by militants is another thing.

The plane crashed landed in Jolo, and the militants immediately went to work to round up the people to ransom them. Before this, we are introduced to Louis, a former French Foreign Legion who was being extradited to Canada. Since many do not know why he is onboard and in handcuffs they kept their distance. Louis behaved like he was not ready to work with others, so the captain in his aim to seek out help and safeguard his crew and passengers took him along.

Louis proved to be an asset to this goal of finding help. When they were able to pass messages across of their location, the airline contacted mercenaries to go aid since the location is not one the Philippines military willing to help. When the two returned to their camp (a camp they set up beside the plane) they see that the militants have taken their entire party hostage.

With little care, Brodie decided to go rescue his crew and passengers with Louis along for muscle support. From here the movie then decided to make more sense instead of going headfirst into the land of the impossible of two men taking on a group of militants. Been a while since I have seen Mike Colter do something, so this was a welcome sight. It is odd that they are planning on doing a sequel, I feel this movie is ok as it is, and if the makers want to do another similar movie to this, a think a standalone will be best.

Shotgun Wedding (2022)

Shotgun Wedding (2022)




Jennifer Lopez

Josh Duhamel

Jennifer Coolidge


Directed by Jason Moore


I keep trying my best to maintain some sort of suspense by avoiding to see previews or read about a movie before seeing them. Because if I did, I may never watch You People or this movie.

The movie is one of those romcoms that those craving such a view will enjoy. Also, if you are a JLO fan here is a movie for you. If you are like me who wanted to watch something new and exciting, then the movie is an easy pass. Unlike other cringy things on the streaming platform, this had its moments. I did not mind some of the comedy, but action was just too much to make sense and at some point, the whole thing reached a stage of boredom.

The movie is what you would not expect for a destination wedding. When the couple both actually had their doubts and personal reasons why they want the wedding to fail or go through.

In the list of the guest are some known actors and some you would not mind if you never get to know their names. Our couple is Darcy and Tom (Lopez and Duhamel), who invited their family and close friend to their wedding. Everything looked off from the start. It took a more awkward turn when Darcy’s ex showed up at the wedding, invited by Darcy’s father. That stirred things up and finally toppled an already shaky couple relationship.

The next day when the wedding was supposed to take place, the two were fighting elsewhere planning to call their wedding off as they were being honest for once to one another. The waiting guest got a surprise as the whole presession was held up by pirates. They wanted Darcy’s father to give them $45 million, or they plan to hurt everyone. The couple in question were still trapped in their own world and fighting away when Tom noticed that they were not safe, he was able to calm Darcy and inform her, it was from here the movie took a turn as the couple combined turned to a clumsy John McClane. And they went after the ones who came to crash their wedding.

For me this movie is just one of those things out there to fill up the Amazon Prime catalogue so it will not just be an empty folder. It stands as one of those movies that if you miss then you have not missed much, it is not memorable, and I cannot imagine myself sitting through it one more time.