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Dullshimmer

Movie Buff - 189 Film Ratings

Member Since: Mar 21, 2015

Location: PA, USA

Bio: If you're looking for someone who is very critical of movies, you're probably looking at the wrong user. I tend to view movies for what they're trying to be and how much I enjoyed it. I try not to compare a family movie with a serious drama in my rating, but try to base it off of how good it is compared to other family movies.

I do use the full 100 spectrum, but will only be using increments of 5, because I'm not sure that a 91 means much more than a 90. I will have to say it will take a particularly horrible movie to make it under 50. I'm not saying it won't happen, but it will probably be rare.

I would describe my use of ratings as follows:
0-5 - Nothing good about this movie at all, avoid at all costs.

10-25 - Good qualities significantly outnumbered by the bad. Not recommended, unless so bad it's kind of funny.

30-45 - More bad than good. May be able to appreciate certain aspects of the movie, but movie is still not very enjoyable.

50 - An equal mix of good and bad, uncertain what I think of movie.

55-70 - More good than bad. Movies I might like, but not re-watch often.

75-85 - Movies I enjoyed quite a bit and would enjoy re-watching. Would recommend, but also admit that there were some things that hindered the movie.

90-100 - My favorites. Movies I could re-watch often. Movie was enjoyable enough to ignore what negatives there were.
more Recent Ratings
95 79% Good Will Hunting (1997) - Jun 28, 2019
"There is much to like about the movie. It's emotional, it's funny, it has really great characters, both in the lead roles and the supporting cast, that have some interesting dynamics. For a movie that tries to be fairly grounded, it all feels so improbable by the end of the movie. It just feels like it wouldn't be quite so simple as the movie makes it out."
50 7% Aladdin: The Return of Jafar (1994) - Jun 27, 2019
"A lot, I mean a lot of wasted potential. Jafar is such a good villain, and the story in general wasn't as bad as it could have been, but it all feels squandered. The story could have used a bit more tweaking, but overall Jafar setting up Aladdin was a fairly interesting angle for a kid's movie. Poor animation and lackluster music really bring this down though. I remembered enjoying this as a kid, and it's not the worst ever, but it's also not really good either."
75 26% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) - Jun 20, 2019
"If you're expecting a remotely realistic take on the antics of pets when their owners are away you're going to be disappointed with this movie. If you're looking for a funny bonding adventure with crazy animals then you could find this enjoyable. It's not by any means amazing, but it's good for a family movie and for some laughs. "
75 26% Iron Man 2 (2010) - Jun 14, 2019
"This is just not the best of sequels. It's never a good thing when the sequel introduces the character as less mature than where the first movie left him. The movie, like the first, also lacked a villain with a good motive, sure Whiplash was kind of cool, but still the motive was only so-so. It felt like this movie was the true birth of the MCU and had to serve as the real introduction to that which detracted from the plot of the movie. It was entertaining, but flawed."
60 10% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) - Jun 13, 2019
"It was a mixed bag. The first half feels a bit disconnected as the story splits into three parts. It does all connect up at the end, but I don't know if you could entirely call it satisfying story wise. It made me and my kids laugh, so it does have that going for it, but the story is a bit lacking."
85 45% Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) - Jun 04, 2019
"Willy Wonka is such a strange movie. It's full of wonder and whimsy, but also oddness and an almost surreal kind of feel in certain places. Add to that some dark and creepy undertones and it creates quite the strange experience. It's an interesting experience and one you won't be able to forget, but such an experience is a little disjointed feeling in the process."
95 79% Iron Man (2008) - May 24, 2019
"The father of the MCU, and for good reason. It's slick, well acted, funny, and Robert Downey Jr. just makes a really good Tony Stark. The movie's biggest flaw is the motivation of the villain just isn't really convincing or explored very well. The finale is also a bit of a let down. Iron Man at the end of the day is a superhero movie, it's not fine art, but it is very entertaining. "
65 14% Laggies (2014) - May 17, 2019
"It's a bit of a strange movie. The plot's rather unbelievable on multiple levels, it has a number of super awkward moments, and the ending just leaves so much unresolved. Even with these shortcomings I found that I still enjoyed the ride. The main characters are charming enough and even though the plot felt a bit over the top, it still left me with a little to think about. It's not a movie I'd necessarily want to watch again, but I felt like it was a decent movie."
45 4% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - May 10, 2019
"This movie was just a big miss for me. It may be great at presenting life on a ship at that time, but the movie just felt long, aimless, and boring. Only a few characters are really developed at all, there were subplots that didn't really make sense with the rest of the movie, and the ending is stupidly ambiguous. It's kind of a shame, because I think handled differently this could have been a very compelling movie. "
45 4% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014) - May 03, 2019
"It's an interesting, but not very good movie. The visuals of the movie, particularly the philosophical sections are interesting, but the movie just felt a bit meh. The plot doesn't really make a whole lot of sense in a number of ways and while the poetry is nice, but some of it felt like it was saying nothing with a whole lot of words. It's a movie I'm happy to have experienced, but not one I would really want to watch again."