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MaryAnn Johanson Replaces Analysis With Observations in “Old-Fogey”

In response to MaryAnn Johanson’s 448‑word review of Escape Plan on Flick Filosopher

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MaryAnn Johanson is pleasant, humorous and entertaining in her latest “Escape Plan review: old-fogey action.” It’s too bad the critic says almost nothing about the actual film.

Old-Fogey poses several questions about the plot of the film, but refuses to describe the performances of the leads. The feeling is that of being invited to see a film, but upon arrival being told that dinner is served at a restaurant next door. It’s nice, but not the reason for coming.  Visually, the review is a treat, but more of a tasty snack. A unique open will excite the reader, but unfortunately there is little else too get too wild about.

MaryAnn Johanson’s writing is the brightest aspect of Old-Fogey. Energy is prevalent throughout the review, and one can almost feel the critic just a-typin’ away. The personal tone has an endearing quality, and makes up for the lack of analysis in the review. It’s a fun read, but not an essential one. Johansson could have improved her offering with a tiny bit of commentary on the performances.

Old-Fogey will bring a smile to the face with its fresh style, however most will likely seek out a more substantial review. Kudos to the critic for entertainment value.    

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