Premise: After a life changing injury, a celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with his now married ex, while unexpectedly falling for the quirky and dedicated Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 19%
This week, we are reviewing Aloha (2015), rated 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Also starring Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride, Bill Murray, and John Krasinski, Aloha is the story of a military contractor who returns to the career triumphs of his past, leading him to face relationships he left behind, and new ones blossoming in their stead.
Basically, this film could have been a hit, but shoddy writing and poor execution make it the worst movie we’ve watched in weeks. Not to mention, Aloha faced a large backlash over whitewashing and racial insensitivity.
But Aloha’s biggest sin is that it is a boring, do-nothing film. The plot doesn’t go far enough with the characters, the story is unnecessary, and some of the performances serve nobody (Alec Baldwin, what’s going on?).
We expect more from Cameron Crowe and this cast. And I don’t think we’re wrong for that.
Hey, Let’s cast Jennifer Lawrence as the quarter-Inuit girl, maybe!
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