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Dakota99

Film Freak - 855 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 21, 2013

Location: Minnesota , USA

Age: 21

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’s 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.

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 a C- for me, anything below is considered below average or worse.
more Recent Ratings
75 59% The Dead Don't Die (2019) - Dec 04, 2020
"I understand how someone can have issues with this, as it’s actually surprisingly different. The Dead Don’t Die lives and dies (pun not intended) by its humor. It’s meta and “hit you over the head” type of humor works for me because this film just feels slow and purposely awkward. I know that doesn’t sound like a positive, but it really goes for it and it doesn’t give a fuck...I really dig that. I’d definitely enjoy more zombie screen time, but this is actually decent. "
71 42% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) - Dec 04, 2020
"I don’t find this to be incredibly deep or insightful in comparison to real relationships, as it just about as formulaic as they come for any typical rom-com. However, I do dig this type of movie genre because a lot of them present real themes that you can relate to, and this isn’t any different. It’s just hollow in its execution, with a few good sequences and laughs sprinkled through. This isn’t anything to really write home about, but it’s fine for what it is."
73 51% Ma (2019) - Dec 01, 2020
"I think this is actually pretty surprising. Ma seemed like it was going for a edgy teen thriller, and while it sure does borrow elements from those, it’s surprisingly twisted. Octavia Spencer is weirdly over the top, but it fits the style for this film. None of the characters outside of her are interesting, but they’re actually a little bit better than the run of the mill, even if they’re stupid. Ultimately, poor writing and lack of originality are the its biggest downfalls."
70 36% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) - Nov 29, 2020
"Scout’s Guide is far from the best the zombie subgenre has to offer, as it relies on cliche tropes ridiculously, adding to that is a movie that also tries too hard to be funny, and does so to a point it makes its leads unlikable sometimes. However, this still had some moments of genuity and the effects are surprisingly decent. I don’t think this will ever be rememberable, but there is definitely worse movies, especially in the zombie subgenre. "
85 88% Lady Bird (2017) - Nov 04, 2020
"Particularly as a young person, I do gravitate towards a lot of themes presented in Lady Bird. The mother/daughter dynamic is heavily present, and something I’m sure women will bond with. It aims for a lot of specific topics, and not all of them are as happy-go-lucky as they seem, which bodes well for the character arch’s given, which is by far one of its biggest positives. This movie was clearly meant for award season, and I genuinely think it deserves it’s praise. "
75 59% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - Oct 25, 2020
"Once again, Parabellum is more polish over substance. It continues to reset the bar for action movies on the heels of what it knows best, which is it’s extremely polished action sequences and aesthetic visuals. However, it’s over reliance on these areas have started to become tedious and repetitive to a degree. This franchise’s lack of innovation and lack of focus to its narrative is starting to become concerning, especially for a franchise with two more guaranteed entries. "
77 67% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) - Oct 25, 2020
"Chapter 2 is more so the first one with a little bigger budget, and it shows in it’s brighter and aesthetic visuals. Once again, major props to the stunt director and choreography team, making the fun very polished as well. However, this franchise’s biggest issue is it’s story and character motivations, which are either paper thin or nonexistent. If this franchise continues on, it will need substance, as Keanu himself won’t save these from becoming repetitive. "
79 73% John Wick (2014) - Oct 23, 2020
"John Wick isn’t all that unique, it boils down to a typical revenge flick with some messed up circumstances. However, it’s execution is hard to beat. It’s graphic and entertaining action sequences are ridiculously entertaining, major props to the cinematography and editing crews for making it as fluid as it is. John Wick does a good job of hiding Keanu’s flaws all while making a very solid movie that has so far aged really well amongst film fans in this 1st entry of the franchise. "
69 30% Fear the Walking Dead (2015) - Sep 27, 2020
"Lacking in many ways to the original series, Fear The Walking Dead does differ to it, for better and worse. It lacks a lot of the heart and solid characters of TWD. Not to mention, lacks much depth or insight this new viewpoint could bring. However, despite it not being fleshed out, it’s much slower pace and build is a nice change up to the formula. It stands on its own fine, but it’s hard to not compare it to it’s clearly superior older brother. Sadly, this could’ve been more. "
78 70% The Walking Dead (2010) - Sep 27, 2020
"The Walking Dead has never been perfect. It’s had a number of dumb decisions between the on screen product and AMC’s meddling behind the scenes. However, this show has always provided me likable characters and interesting antagonists. Even with it’s issues, TWD at its peak, was one of the better shows to hit the air, and even to it’s point now (10 seasons) I still find it enjoyable despite the dramatic changes. No matter how this ends next season, I’ll always appreciate this show."