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Dakota99

Film Freak - 925 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 21, 2013

Location: Minnesota , USA

Age: 21

Bio: Chicago sport fan, die hard Chicago Bulls fan. Obviously like my film like most here, however you’ll find some of my writes to be a little personal and sometimes very critical. Specifically, if it’s stuff I relate to or in the case i feel is blatant, repetitive, and or disingenuous.

You’ll find me consistently praising the work of old horror franchises like Evil Dead and Alien, as well as the stupid but entertaining Fast and Furious franchise.
more Recent Ratings
30% A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) - Oct 26, 2021
"I appreciate it’s attempt at something really interesting here. I don’t think this is a good movie, but some of the kills are actually pretty neat. I don’t mind the goofier installments of Freddy, because I do think characters need to expand, especially in this franchise. Much of it’s story elements are surface level, but I do find myself entertained in the comedic/slasher style it clearly lends itself to. At the very least, I’m not bored, and they make good for drunken movie nights: "
46% A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) - Oct 21, 2021
"Usually when you get to the 4th entry in a franchise, it’s starts to become stale, especially horror. However, Dream Master continued to lend itself to it’s more goofier elements. At this point, you’re well established with the Freddy character, so I get what they’re trying to do. There is quite a few interesting kills and some genuine terror. However, any semblance of a story is non existent. For a sequel to one of the better Elm Street movies, this feels kind of just there. "
95% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - Oct 20, 2021
"What feels like the proper sequel to the original, Dream Warriors brought back the reins to Craven, with some help from Darabont and Russell. The balance of comedic relief and genuine horror is probably at its best. The story takes a nice few twists and reveals that are pretty dark, as well as does a good job of making the kids likable. Best of all, this has some of the best kills and special affects in horror for it’s time. One of the better horror sequels we’ve ever seen. "
63% A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) - Oct 18, 2021
"I think it’s fair to say it pales in comparison to the original, but Freddy’s Revenge still has it’s moments of genuine terror. Even though for the most part it doesn’t hit the highs of it’s opening sequence, I think for it’s time, it does get pretty ballsy with some of it’s subtle, but effective subtext. There is a lot more going on this time around with the characters themselves, and that helps a film that overall feels lighter than the original on the scare factor. "
77% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Oct 18, 2021
"Admittedly, like most 80’s horror, this hasn’t aged that well. However, looking at what it was for it’s time, this is understandably one of the better horror movies of all time. A lot of the practical affects are still creepy, and the focus of Freddy’s mental toll on people is quite interesting. Ultimately, I feel the overall arch is quite cliche and the performances are quite bad, even if it is a product of what a lot of early horror was. Still very good, but not in my elite tier. "
77% The Last Duel (2021) - Oct 17, 2021
"The Last Duel brings a lot to the table to really delve into. It’s story structure is very interesting, and works really well given the arch’s that this film tries to tell. The performances from Damon, Driver, Comer, and Affleck are quite good, and ultimately carry the film being that this is light on lots of big spectacle moments. It’s pacing does hurt this a bit though, as it feels a little too long, but it does need it at the same time. So I feel at a crossroads, yet also satisfied. "
30% Blade: Trinity (2004) - Oct 10, 2021
"This lost a lot of what made the first two great for what they were. Trinity really feels the writers lost the endearing B-level cheesiness, turning a lot of the corny-ish atmosphere, into stupid gag reels. Reynolds was dangerously out of place in this movie, almost throwing off the tone entirely by himself. It lost it’s grainy and dark cinematography. Snipes feels like he was done with these movies by now. Despite some decent action sequences, and a solid villain…this wasn’t it. "
77% Blade II (2002) - Oct 10, 2021
"While not being as consistent as the original, I do find it’s highs to be even better than the original. It admittedly gets even goofier than the original, but I’d say adding Ron Perlman and Norman Reedus make it fun as hell just from a entertainment standpoint. Ultimately, you have to have a specific lens when watching these days, and sure does character development really happen here? No, but I think we all can get behind Wesley Snipes slicing vampires up for 2 hours. "
88% Blade (1998) - Oct 10, 2021
"The truth of the matter is the Blade movies aren’t really comparable to today’s superhero movies. However, this is still so good to this day. A lot of the cheesiness, dialogue, and especially affects are such a product of it’s time, that it’s endearing. Really, Wesley Snipes was pretty much the perfect choice for Blade during it’s time, and really brought a certain B-level grade flare. On top of this, the choreography still holds up really well today. Such a hidden gem for it’s time."
46% No Time to Die (2021) - Oct 08, 2021
"No Time to Die subverts from everything we’ve seen from the Bond franchise and in attempt, feels like it suffers an identity crisis. Being it be the convoluted sub plots, weak antagonists, and some very questionable ideology of the Bond character being tested, I can’t help but feel they’re trying too hard to be something they’re not. To Craig fans, I think this is a solid entry, but in the overall scope of things…I’m a little nervous for the OG fans of this long lasting franchise. "