It’s DVD and Blu-Ray Tuesday, which means Film Critic Tony Toscano, joined Emily Clark, today in the studio with two movie reviews.
A 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly.
Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.
“Midnight Sun” is a teen romance film that actually is much better than expected. Although, still following the tried and true formula, “Midnight Sun” manages to overcome the mundane and deliver to its audience surprisingly good performances.
“Midnight Sun” gets a B and is rated PG-13.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, is recruited to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.
“Pacific Rim: Uprising” had all the makings of fun popcorn film. It’s got giant robots, aliens, tough as nails recruits, kids and scientists.
But “Pacific Rim” manages to let, what was a sure thing, slip through its mechanical fingers and become a boring, uneven rusty mess with terrible CGI and even worse dialogue.
When the film opened in theaters, I was less than impressed and gave it a D, however the movie fares better on DVD and Blu-ray with its bonus features and extras, raising the film’s grade to a C. It’s rated PG-13.
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