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Dakota99

Film Freak - 817 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 21, 2013

Location: Minnesota , USA

Age: 20

Gender: Male

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 stuff I relate to or in the case of critical, stuff that 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.

Deep Rooted Opinion: I’m also a big defender and fan of Neill Blomkamp. I think his vision and creativity is unmatched in the film industry. Even his worst work aims higher and more interestingly than 85% of other filmmakers, and I find him under appreciated amongst film enthusiasts. I also find the idea of people comparing all his work to District 9 quite the annoying discussion and limiting in creative scope.

70% is the mark of a average movie for me, I do my ranking based of a U.S school grading system, so 70 ranks as C- to C for me, anything below, it’s considered below average or worse.
more Recent Ratings
84 86% The Invisible Man (2020) - Mar 16, 2020
"This was pretty good. From everything I read, this is much different than it’s past material, which is interesting. Whannell is a director who understands how to create horror through manipulation and psychology. It does a good job of making you feel uncomfortable because more often than not the horror is in every shot. It leaves a lot to insinuate and predict given its synopsis. It’s just a little messy tying it up, but can be forgiven especially thanks to Moss’s performance."
74 54% The Hunt (2020) - Mar 16, 2020
"This would’ve been better if it was more consistent. The Hunt does pull a few surprises actually, and I found myself intrigued throughout. However, too often does it derives from overblown political topic to another, without much correlation that isn’t directly dropped on your head. It feels dumb downed a bit, and with its progression and arch, it just feels a little messy. I don’t think this was that controversial that it deserved a delay. Anyways, it’s a decent one time watch."
72 47% Bloodshot (2020) - Mar 13, 2020
"I don’t know, is this as bad as everyone says it is? I don’t believe so. That’s not to say it doesn’t have some serious issues. It’s pretty bland in a lot of aspects, especially in story and exposition. The villain wasn’t anything special, but Guy Pierce does his job just fine. The affects aren’t amazing, but I don’t see the shit show some people make it out to be either. This is just an average movie, and I enjoyed it for what it was. It’s not overwhelmingly bad like some say."
88 91% The Way Back (2020) - Mar 09, 2020
"So by my profile picture...you can probably tell I’m a big basketball guy. I’m sure because of that I’m a bit biased, but I really liked this. It’s immediate knock is how formulaic it is, but these types of movies are always, so I don’t hold it against itself. This seemed to be a passion project for Affleck, and you can tell with how great he is, especially with so much foreshadow over his own personal life. There are knit picks here and there, but I’ll definitely watch again."
70 37% Iron Fist (2017) - Mar 03, 2020
"Fortunately, Finn Jones was a solid Iron Fist. Unfortunately, literally everything else is subpar. This seemed really rushed and out of place amongst these shows, lacking any depth or originality. Not to mention, a very slow moving arch with minimal exciting events. Season 2 provided improvement on all fronts, but it still isn’t near the level of it’s Marvel family counterparts. Being that these shows are canceled, this character would be due a good reboot with a better team. "
78 70% The Defenders (2017) - Mar 03, 2020
"This was interesting. In a lot of ways, it’s the Avengers of it’s universe on a much smaller scale, which is actually a good thing. What carries this is the characters themselves. Marvel did a good job of setting up all them up in their own series, so them coming together is like me watching the Power Rangers across all generations teaming up for a big event. Everything else is average at best, but it’s a nice niche that we got something like this before the cancellation."
75 59% Daredevil (2015) - Mar 03, 2020
"I know this is considered The Godfather of all the Marvel/Netflix shows, but I didn’t get into like that. Cox was fine as Daredevil, but I never really felt into him as a character, or really anyone for that matter like I am Luke Cage or The Punisher. He does well, but I don’t know if I see a definitive Daredevil in him. That’s my main complaint, the show’s writing and production is stellar, and a bit surprising given the other projects done on the character. Very solid. "
80 77% Luke Cage (2016) - Mar 03, 2020
"This is probably my second favorite of the Marvel/Netflix shows. I don’t know know a whole lot of material on Luke Cage, but I thought this was really good for its two seasons. It suffers from some very weird and inconsistent pacing issues, not to mention a lot of filler sequences and side stories, but I love Colter as Cage. His story and progression alone made this a enjoyable watch. Quite frankly, I think that was the most important part to nail, and they did. I wish we got more."
67 24% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) - Feb 24, 2020
"I never thought I would be bored by Godzilla fighting a bunch of monsters. Unfortunately, despite it being a pretty competent film with a few nice shots, there is not much else. I enjoyed the slow burn of the 2014 film, but this is filled with action like it’s a Michael Bay Transformers film. Much like those movies, this seriously lacks in the human synopsis, being scattered with under developed characters and leaving little impact on their actions in the film itself. Disappointing. "
85 88% Joker (2019) - Feb 23, 2020
"I can’t really say anything that hasn’t already been said. Phoenix was amazing, maybe gave one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. I know people are quick to say it’s dark and gritty, but I find it oddly relevant to today’s society. Especially with a character who is supposedly fending off the rest of society, but ironically struggles to see his own identity and actions, which is pretty common with people who are bipolar amongst the other prevalent issues the character has. "