At first blush, it may seem like a whole lot of silliness, but the truth is that there's a genius to Elizabeth Banks' "Cocaine Bear." It is funny and disgusting and barrels its way through its 90+ minute runtime like a bear high on... well, cocaine.
The new "Avatar" sequel is... a lot. A lot of pretty. A lot of time. A lot of CGI. A lot of effort on all parts. Well, all except for the story. The story is a significant disappointment. The story, which somehow tends to get a pass when the movie is discussed, sinks the whole endeavor. It isn't that the memory fails to be mesmerizing, it's completely astounding on a visual level, it's just doesn't work on a story one.