I love a good cheesy action movie. I love robots, I love monsters, and I love the spectacle of cities being smashed to pieces by giant forms of both. John Boyega, Charlie Day, Tian Jing, Rinko Kikuchi… I really thought I was going to like this film. Heck, I saw it on opening day. So why didn’t I?
It’s post-Oscars season, and the drive to watch all of the dimly lit, monotone, stuffy awards-bait movies has abated. Now you can watch fun things again! But before giving into your baser impulses come May and indulging in a popcorn blockbuster or three, here are some recommendations based on the big names at the Oscars that I was able to see. Some are more intellectual, some decidedly lowbrow, but at least one of them should catch your eye.