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It takes too much time ramping up, wastes resources on unnecessary subplots and lacks the visual appeal of the characters’ previous Netflix outings.

Marvel’s ‘Defenders’ lose the fight against poor storytelling

August 17th, 2017

It takes too much time ramping up, wastes resources on unnecessary subplots and lacks the visual appeal of the characters’ previous Netflix outings.

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  • Held in a bunker, James has been socialized entirely by watching episodes of a surreal kid-oriented sci-fi show.

  • The subject is the step-dance team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, an inner-city charter school dedicated to sending every one of its ...

  • The heist comedy, which recalls the Ocean’s trilogy, is the inversion of the slick, high-end robberies of those star-studded studio features.

  • While the case mostly proceeds along a straight line, writer/director Taylor Sheridan fills out the story with rich details of life on the reservation.

  • Adapted from former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, the film focuses on the turbulent relationship between Jeannette and her father.

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  • The bomb ended up killing eight bystanders but no high-ranking Nazi officials, as Hitler had left the building 13 minutes earlier.

  • Much of the movie is just marking time until evil forces show up to wreak havoc.

  • The show has almost nothing in common with its source material, either Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 movie or the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel on which it ...

  • Although Jake is a major character in King’s books, his more prominent role here makes the movie come off like an opportunistic C-level YA adaptation ...

  • Halle Berry strains to carry the movie, not quite selling Karla’s anguish via the TV-movie-level dialogue.

  • The third collaboration between Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal is less focused and powerful than The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

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