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Dakota99

Film Freak - 797 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 21, 2013

Location: Minnesota , USA

Age: 19

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
73 52% It Chapter Two (2019) - Sep 08, 2019
"This is not what I expected, honestly this might be the funniest movie of the year. Hader and the sheer amount of “creatures” that pop up in this make this one of the most bizarre films I’ve ever scene. It’s weird to say it’s a good thing, but this was drawn too far out for its own good, but I get why. Pennywise has never been scary for me, so that do anything for me here either. Truly it’s best attribute is the cast. This cast was top notch, both kids and adults. It’s...fine."
75 60% Man of Steel (2013) - Sep 03, 2019
"I’m not in the camp that thinks this is amazing, but I’m also not in the one that thinks it’s a shitshow. It’s decent, it’s greatest asset is Henry Cavill as Superman himself who in my world is the ideal Super Man. Zod/Shannon are solid too, and they make for some pretty fun action. However, this has serious pacing issues and way too long for its own good. I also question if Adams is correct Louis Lane. We can let all this slide, because they got Super Man right. You can build off this"
72 48% Suicide Squad (2016) - Sep 03, 2019
"I like this more then BvS, they’re both incoherent messes, but I like this a tad more. Margot Robbie and Will Smith are a big reason why, especially Robbie who does things for me that I cannot say on here. Anyways, aside from a conflicting script, the villain is so weak. I’d consider her weaker than most average action films and that really hurts this. On top of that, everyone else felt meh or completely miscasted (Leto/Joker) thankfully, I’ve seen enough to know there is potential."
70 37% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Sep 03, 2019
"I think fanboys judge this more harshly than I do. I’ll say that the action is pretty solid all things considered. However, between forced cameos, miscasting (looking at you Jessie Eisenberg) and straight up abandoning lore (Batman killing people...really?) and that stupid “MARTHA!” Bullshit... I was really surprised by what we got, the 3 hour cut doesn’t make it significantly better either. Thankfully, Affleck and Gadot were great in their roles. That ending was horrible too."
87 90% Don Jon (2013) - Sep 01, 2019
"I really like this. This is another one of those movies that I like that focuses on relationships and does so with social commentary. I’m a sucker for stuff I feel is relatable and genuine, both of which are a strong presence in this. While like any male, I do enjoy porn, but never to this extent, I never took it as a classified addiction, it’s interesting just to see how these kind of situations, such as addiction in many forms can take its toll in actual life. Nice ending too."
59 11% Identity Thief (2013) - Sep 01, 2019
"I really don’t like Melissa McCarthy. I think as a comedian she is one dimensional and her schlick is just over-aggressive blabbering, with no real substance and lack of variety of tone. This movie is exactly why I feel this way. It honestly feels like a Saturday Night Live skit running about 40 minutes too long and it feels so heavily built on the shoulders of McCarthy. Bateman is fine for what he does in here, but it isn’t much. Also the “plot” is well...fuck it."
73 52% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) - Sep 01, 2019
"I enjoy this a little less than the original. This just doesn’t feel as cohesive and unique as the first one, along with that, a lot of the smarter elements of the first one were thrown out the window, and I could tell that by the opening sequence with how unnecessarily dumb it is. Still, I enjoy the cast, it’s what both films live and die by, and they make this enough fun to not be a letdown, especially with the track record of most comedy sequels. It passes for me."
89 93% Focus (2015) - Aug 30, 2019
"Focus is my kind of movie, and I don’t think this works as well as it does (at least for me) if Will Smith and Margot Robbie aren’t the leads. They both are so charismatic that they both could probably pull something on me. Regardless, I like how feelings and making the hard decisions are prevalent to this, and for a movie centered on manipulation and blatant lying, it’s fun to watch these two things collide. I’m a sucker for stuff I can relate to, and I do a lot here."
85 88% Chappie (2015) - Aug 29, 2019
"I acknowledge some of Chappie’s issues, but I don’t think it derails it from being a very good film. I’m a big Blomkamp defender and his creativity, each one of his films have something that I gravitate to aside from visuals. Chappie has a pretty big emotional pull for me, I enjoy this at its most when he is interacting and learning. I think this film foreshadows how easily we’re manipulated and influenced by the easiest stuff. Not what some people wanted, but I argue it’s better."
82 83% Elysium (2013) - Aug 29, 2019
"I think the social commentary of this is by far one of its biggest appeals, but the idea as a whole is something I found very interesting. It seems fitting that Blomkamp’s name would be attached to this because I’d admire the visuals and the spectacles he aims for in his films, as he is not of the typical Hollywood mold. I think if you’re looking to compare this to District 9, just don’t. It’s goes for a lot of things, and it doesn’t hit them all, but it is entertaining to watch."