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    Downsizing

    [Nickle’s Quick Review]

    Downsizing

    Plot: A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

    Director: Alexander Payne

    Stars:
    Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau

    Good concept. Poor execution.
    Trying too hard to be funny or serious.
    2/5

     

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    [Nickle’s Quick Review]

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Plot: The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game.

    Director:
    Jake Kasdan

    Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas

    Surprisingly better than expected.
    Adventure-filled, not-so-funny, but pretty good. 4/5