The April Film Fight has five films…
#FF23 Tetris is a decent, if somewhat compressed take, on the legal drama and backstabbing to get the rights for the game.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 10, 2023
The cast are fine and the direction functional enough, without being interesting. It's a little too neat in places, but a perfectly fine watch.
#FF23 Air tells the story of the marketing drama behind getting Michael Jordan to sign with Nike.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 10, 2023
The cast are fine, but everyone is well within their comfort zone. Similarly, Affleck as director turns in a solid enough movie, with nothing particularly flashy on camera.
#FF23 Operation Fortune is a silly, slightly under budget action film.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 10, 2023
There are some decent sequences and big, silly performances (and some that don't quite work). The plotting is a bit of a mess to get between set pieces, but that's fine.
Forgettable but fun.
Shazam: Fury Of The Gods
#FF23 Shazam: Fury Of The Gods is a weaker continuation of the original.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 16, 2023
There's no subtext (Billy's feelings are regularly stated), uneven pacing, and an eye-rolling ending made of pure fan service.
The action is fun enough, there are a few funny moments. Popcorn fodder.
#FF23 Assassin Club is a slog of a film.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 16, 2023
The dialogue is absolutely leaden, the action is badly cut so as to be illegible, and the plot makes no sense. Noomi Rapace appears to be in a different movie. Sam Neill deserves better.
An action film with bad action is one to skip.
#FF23 Ghosted is a light-hearted spy film, with a nonsense plot that is pretty poorly cobbled together.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) May 8, 2023
There are repeated jokes about the tension between the two leads, but there is none. The music cues are genuinely terrible
There are worse things to watch but it's meh to bad
The April Winner
There aren’t really any gems here, and Tetris takes it by being merely okay.