2007’s IT was a revelation in mainstream horror for me. For the longest time, I felt horror had been completely relegated to the status of sub-genre, destined to be nothing but shlock and budget attempts at recapturing the genre’s past glory at best. Never would I imagine it would find itself getting the budget and attention of the typical summer blockbuster. The question was; whether the sequel to that movie would be able to maintain that kind of momentum.
If I I had to use one word to describe the first two movies in the X has fallen franchise; it’d be fun… or stupid. The Gerard Butler lead franchise about a secret service agent, who serves under what has to be the most attempts on a U.S. President’s life within a decade, are movies that lead with their chin.
I’m not one to take too much stock from sites like Rotten Tomatoes. Now, more than ever, critical reviews of a film’s more traditional merits seems all the more pointless. Especially when it comes action blockbusters such as Godzilla: King of Monsters.