Jean-Luc has written 6 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League


    Other than massively improving Cyborg's arc I'm genuinely baffled at how many people are acting like this is meaningfully different from the theatrical cut

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


    Finally watched the Ultimate Edition and it's still terrible. Yeah yeah yeah it has a more coherent plot and really makes you wonder how the original cut got a theatrical release. But even with that it only really reaches the base level of competence billion dollar movies tend to hit.

    Much like Man of Steel Snyder has a lot of interesting ideas, the problem here is he doesn't engage with any of them. Whole character arcs are given a line…

  • Vampyr



    I've been looking forward to Vampyr for a while, but it didn't quite land for me. It's as moody and atmospheric as I expected, but it goes in fits and starts--the interstitials detract more than they add. Just as I felt myself getting into it, a bunch of text would show up. I get they're a concession to the technology available at the time, but I genuinely think the movie would be stronger without a Star Wars opening crawl worth…

  • The Day After

    The Day After


    I've been meaning to get around to this for a while, largely because of the mythology surrounding it. I'm endlessly fascinated by movies people thought were portraying real events, and while this doesn't have the chops of a Blair Witch Project or Punishment Park, it does do a lot right.

    Even knowing the response to its original airing, I wasn't ready for how bleak and hopeless--and as a result, honest--movie it is. At no point does it bother dabbling in…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Somehow worse than everyone made it out to be

  • X-Men



    Gets worse with every rewatch