Honesty and expectation run hand in hand with my movie reviews. There are right and wrong ways to gauge films, and my way is to find out what the movie is trying to provide me with. Going into an action film needs to be met with guilty pleasure enjoyment. Dramas require a deeper train of thought. Comedies are medicine for the soul, especially when they are done right. My main idea is digging deeper. I want to know what this director is trying to tell me or if he/she simply wants me to relax and "get away". Movies are escape into a world only meant for imagination and mad creativity. We are all critics when it comes to film and our reactions/thoughts shape the future landscape of Hollywood and their productions. Honesty is the biggest requirement in movie critiques, but knowing what to expect is the secret ingredient. -Dan Buffa
Samberg is hilarious and pitch perfect as the delusional man-child Conner4Real. While his antics range from asinine and stupid to outright dangerous, nothing he does seems too far outside the range of possibility in today's celebrity landscape, a notion that's underscored by an on-the-nose recurring TMZ-like program that consistently rips Conner.
The scenes following Apocalypse, looking like a shriveled blue bratwurst, are the film's weakest. As the supervillain (played by Oscar Isaac for some reason, whose talents are completely wasted here) goes around collecting his “Four Horseman” by rounding up disaffected mutants, he spits out cringeworthy lines about the doom and gloom of humanity and how he's a God to be worshiped.