Archive for January 18th, 2015

Movie Mayhem – The Wedding Ringer

For the second time in two weeks, I’m reviewing a film I have mixed feelings about. As a film, Taken 3 failed on several levels, forgetting about what made the original film a solid thriller (and the second a fun diversion). But because it was already part of an established franchise, it relied heavily on brand recognition, hoping everyone — myself included — would lower their expectations and enjoy it as a brainless action piece. The Wedding Ringer, however, doesn’t have the luxury of a namesake to fall back on, which means it needs to try harder to prove they can put together a winning formula, provide laughs beyond what was shown in the trailers (a hard task to do in this day of TMI overload) and tell a well-written story that speaks to their target audience. On some level, they succeeded, despite the inability to find a consistent voice. Read Full Review

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