QuickView - Micro Reviews by David Deverett

Wilson QuickViews


Based on the cartoon comic, Wilson is brought to life on the big screen. Here is the throwback review.   Wilson (Woody Harrelson) is a man who insults everyone and hates everything around him. When he reconnects with his wife Pipi (Laura Dern), he discovers that he is a father. Through finding his long lost daughter with his wife and looking at life differently, Wilson begins to see hope for his future.   While the cast is incredibly talented, its potential story and bad dialogue are n...

MORE

Onward QuickViews


The first of 2 movies for 2020, Disney and Pixar bring you an adventure in the pantheon of their other great collaborations.   In Onward, Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) never got to meet his father when he was born, except through stories from his brother Barley (Chris Pratt). When Ian turns 16, he and Barley are given a wizard staff that could potentially bring their father back for 1 whole day.   It might not be the greatest Pixar movie of all time but Onward still has a story that is e...

MORE

Red Tails QuickViews


From George Lucas comes a throwback review for the last movie he executive produced before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney: Red Tails.   Here’s the plot for those of you who’ve never seen the film: Set in 1944 a pair of pilots who are known as the Tuskegee Airmen are tasked with taking down Europe’s side of the air force while along the way they face racism and segregation throughout their time in Italy.   While critics were unkind to the film, which made Lucas decide he was “done ...

MORE

Sonic the Hedgehog QuickViews


One of our favorite video games of all time now has a movie of his own: Sonic the Hedgehog.   When a huge power outage hits all around the world, Sonic (Ben Schwartz) teams up with a cop (James Marsden) to get all of his coins back to his world, while at the same time dodging and avoiding his enemy Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey).   Even though the plot and story are nothing special, the cast’s performances, Sonic’s design and faithfulness to the character will please all fans from start...

MORE

Gnomeo and Juliet QuickViews


A story that has been done to death thousands of times through different iterations now gets told in a new way: Animation. Here is the throwback review for Gnomeo & Juliet.   You all know the story, 2 families fight against each other all the time while a pair of star-crossed lovers find each other and want to be together. The twist: they are garden gnomes.   Even though the plot is the same, there are new characters you’ll fall in love with. And yes, this version has a happy end...

MORE