If you start watching today, Netflix can provide you with an enjoyable Christmas classic each day until the holiday is over. Maybe “classic” is a stretch for some of them, but they will all pull at your heart-strings and put you in the Christmas mood. Without further adieu, your Five Days of Obsessive Viewer Christmas:
- Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015 - ★★★½ February 16, 2020Watched on Sunday February 16, 2020.
- Fantasy Island, 2020 - ★½ February 16, 2020It's the kind of movie that thinks it's being clever despite not trying hard at all to do it. I appreciate the variety, I guess, but the tonal shifts among the different fantasies just made the whole movie feel like it was working through a genre identity crisis. The way the story tries to tie things together was a bit haphazard but better than not […]
- Troop Zero, 2019 - ★★ February 16, 2020Well-meaning and sugary sweet, but doesn't really have much of anything really profound or interesting to say. Allison Janney and the mean troop just go through the motions of being antagonists for the misfit characters. It's also got one of the strangest "group unites in an act of solidarity" scenes I've seen.
- Snowpiercer, 2013 - ★★★★ February 15, 2020Weird Valentine's Day viewing. Sure. But man, talk about a 180. I saw Snowpiercer 5.5 years ago in suboptimal conditions on zero sleep.Revisiting it now, in a better frame of mind and in the as aftermath of Parasite, I can see the things that should have worked for me when I saw it in 2014. The world building and class system social commentary is a work […]
- To All the Boys I've Loved Before, 2018 - ★★★½ February 14, 2020Watched on Thursday February 13, 2020.
- Sonic the Hedgehog, 2020 - ★★½ February 14, 2020Not as bad as I was expecting. Tons of humor that does not land with just a couple bits that caught me off-guard (Robotnik's response to Tom saying he was breast fed was genuinely hilarious). Jim Carrey is the stand out by far. But it's not enough to leave much of an impression.My full review: https://obsessiveviewer.com/2020/02/14/sonic-the-hedgeh […]
- Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015 - ★★★½ February 16, 2020