If there is any truth at the core of the film, then The Upper Footage is also a bold attempt at using media and marketing as a tool for pursuing justice where the legal system has failed.
Free Birds feels like the result of a meeting among studio executives, who just threw together every idea they could imagine.
Taken as a straightforward action movie, Escape Plan is something that never should've been more than a direct-to-DVD feature.
Machete Kills is supposed to be bad, but it's also supposed to be entertainingly dumb and loony - which is where it falls short.
Runner Runner falls short of delivering anything fresh or unique and merely retraces story arcs and character tropes that audiences will have seen multiple times before.
Moviegoers whose guilty pleasures are fluffy rom-coms might find enough to like about Baggage Claim, if only because it's mostly a harmless fantasy and isn't offensively backwards-thinking.
Jobs falls short of being anything more than an ordinary movie experience that chronicles the life of an extraordinary man.
Planes is passable direct-to-video animated entertainment for kids - featuring action sequences that are more cinematic in their style.
Sea of Monsters is a step down for the Percy Jackson franchise in nearly every single way imaginable.
The Smurfs 2 really was tailor-made just for audience members who approved of the entertainment provided by its predecessor (no more, no less).
A flawed but often entertaining summer blockbuster experience, The Lone Ranger falls short as a sum of its promising individual parts.
The Internship falls short of being a must-see comedy - let alone a thought-provoking opportunity for social commentary.
Wish You Were Here is best enjoyed by those who are big fans of the actors involved or love any sort of strangers in a strange land flick.
After Earth is too limited and muted to fully-incorporate the larger world and concepts it presents, resulting in a pretty standard character story that only offers brief moments of excitement.
The central Soul setup, along with solid cinematography and competent performances, should be enough to kick-off a full Host film trilogy - and maybe even win over a few Stephenie Meyer skeptics.
Even with better characters, a more talented cast of action stars, and a more grounded and faithful approach to the mythos, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is still an overall disappointing film.
Escape from Planet Earth isn't the sort of movie that will please either parents or their kids beyond serving as a mindless distraction for a couple hours.
Despite routine references to crazy powers and an epic light versus dark struggle, Beautiful Creatures is a bland film experience that is surprisingly devoid of actual movie magic.
The franchise name and leading man are the only things elevating this silly, forgettable action romp.