"Holidays" teaches us how difficult it is to make a successful anthology, for even though it boasts a decent collection of talented filmmakers, none of them really seem to know how these kinds of movies work...or how short films work...or even how the horror genre works...
"Rise of the Legend" asks the question of 'Can sheer entertainment value overcome any obstacle?'. There are so many problems with this movie and I still had a lot of fun with it, so...yes...it can...and in hindsight, that is a pretty stupid question considering that cinema mostly exists for our entertainment.
"Tremors 5" is actually a decent sequel, which might sound like an impossible sentence to form after you discover that Jamie Kennedy and the guy who directed "Lake Placid: The Final Chapter", "Who's Your Caddy?", "Kindergarten Cop 2", "Sniper: Legacy", "Sniper: Ghost Shooter", "Jarhead 2: They'll Make A Sequel Out Of Anything" are both involved, yet it is.
"Tremors 4: The Legend Begins" is...OK, at least in parts. When I rented it in 2004, I was underwhelmed, but I think it has gotten a little better with age.
"Kill Zone 2" is definitely a sequel to "Kill Zone", sharing similar strengths and weaknesses.
"Tremors 3: Back to Perfection" is not very good, but at least the cast seems to be having fun and I do believe the filmmakers tried their best with very little to work with.
"Never Back Down: No Surrender" finally puts the spotlight on Case Walker, giving us the protagonist we've always deserved in a movie that doesn't really deserve him as the protagonist.
"Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" is very formulaic, seemingly borrowing all of its ideas from other popular 80's flicks, but it executes all of the cliches and conventions of the genre with skill and style.
I loved "Shin Godzilla" and it met my high expectations, even if it's not necessarily for everyone.
"Skiptrace" is just a blatant attempt to recreate the winning formula of "Rush Hour" and ESPECIALLY "Shanghai Noon".