Published on May 2nd, 2021 | by Tim Chuma
86 Melrose Avenue (2020) Review
Summary: Dear Hollywood, 2021 is not the toilet you flush all the movies you could not release during 2020 into. Just put it into the vault if it is this bad.
When a mentally unstable veteran takes a bunch of people hostage at the opening of a photo exhibition they are forced to re-evaluate their lives in the aftermath.
I’ll be honest with you I did not care about this movie at or the people in it. There is no real reason to care as there is no real reason to care as you do not get any justification as to why the main protagonist would just threaten to shoot someone rather than ask them to leave. Also, they have fried chicken with spaghetti, these people are savages! Savages!
The gallery owner should have been arrested for having such a shit opening, if he actually knew how to run it there would have been hundreds of people there and security out the front so there would not have been the siege. “Exclusive opening” my eye! If you don’t get the sales on the opening night you will never get them.
They keep cutting to the backstories of the hostages during the siege, why? I don’t care about these people.
After the SWAT team storms the place and caps the hostage taker (saved you watching this) they surviving hostages make changes to their lives and there is serious message about gun control. Why even bother?
Dear Hollywood, 2021 is not the toilet you flush all the movies you could not release during 2020 into. Just put it into the vault if it is this bad.
Writer/Director: Lili Matta
Starring: Dade Elza, Anastasia Antonia, Gregory Zarian, Jim O’Heir, Terri Ivens, Langston Fishburne, Michael Polak
Length: TOO LONG