Crimson staff writer
Brian A. Feldman
“Pain & Gain” is, in the end, a charming paradox. It is the least Michael-Bay film Bay has ever made, containing nearly none of the reckless destruction for which he is known. Yet somehow, it is also the most Michael-Bay a film can get, distilling all of his cinematic techniques down to their essence and deconstructing the aspects that fall into the Bay aesthetic.
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is the sequel to the 2009 film "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" and picks up where it left off. The film stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and includes the star of the previous film, Channing Tatum. "Retaliation" struggles because it never decides whether it is a comedy or a serious action movie.
Without a doubt, "Olympus Has Fallen" is the most forgettable film in quite some time. It has come and it will go and it will have changed nothing. It is not bad art, it simply fails to fulfill the minimum requirements of a piece of art. It is inconsequential, and it is not worth a second thought.