SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) It’s DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday and that means film critic Tony Toscano joined Good Morning Utah with his film reviews.
Book of Henry
In the film , a single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.
“The Book of Henry” is an overindulgent movie that lightly candy coats child abuse and pediatric terminal illness to the point of the ridiculous.
The film is too preachy and weighty to be enjoyable and too maudlin to be forgivable.
“Book of Henry” gets a D and is rated PG-13.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The 5th film in the ‘Pirates’ franchise has Jack Sparrow teaming up with Will Turner’s son, Henry, to bring back the Trident of Poseidon to break the curse Will Turner is under.
All the while being pursued by a villainous and very dead Spanish pirate, played by Javier Bardem.
“Pirates 5” delightfully takes the franchise almost full circle to where it all began. But the ante is upped as new characters are introduced, deals are made and broken, and the special effects are terrific and the script is fresh and fun.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” uses the right blend of action, adventure, lunacy and swashbuckle.
It gets a B and is rated PG-13.