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Dullshimmer

Movie Buff - 236 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
80 36% The Notebook (2004) - May 30, 2020
"The Notebook is a romantic drama and you pretty much know what you're going to get. It's not new or unique, but it's a decent enough movie. It may be predictable and have its fair share of cliches but I enjoyed it well enough. It is a bit of a sad/bittersweet kind of movie though so be aware."
70 19% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) - May 23, 2020
"A parody of the older Bond movies that has some funny moments, but can also overuse some of its jokes a bit. It's enjoyable if you're wanting something light, funny, and don't mind a lot of sexual humor. It's maybe not amazing, but it's not a terrible watch either."
90 62% NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - May 02, 2020
"It's kind of a crazy movie. You have giant ugly creatures, nations that invade others and act like jerks for no good reason, a weird phenomenon going on that is killing their planet, and our warrior/pacifist/animal whisperer main character who is in the middle of it all. It is such an imaginative movie, with a fantastical world that doesn't get fully explained for good and bad. It's definitely a movie to experience, but it can leave you a little unsure of what is going on."
90 62% Matilda (1996) - Apr 28, 2020
"Matilda is fun, but predictable. The good characters are good, maybe too much so and the bad are impressively bad. You know that good is going to triumph in a movie like this. If you like that kind of movie you'll enjoy the odd, over-the-top, but fantastic take on Dahl's Matilda. If you don't, then the movie will probably not be your favorite."
85 47% National Treasure (2004) - Apr 25, 2020
"So National Treasure is a fun, adventure movie in the style of Indiana Jones. It's not quite as good as most of those movies, but I would place it above Crystal Skull. Clearly we're not dealing with reality and the plot is a little unbelievable, which is exactly why people watch these type of movies in the first place. Also adds in some fun history tidbits for those who like history. "
95 80% The Incredibles 2 (2018) - Apr 19, 2020
"I thought the sequel to the Incredibles was just as good as the first. It hits a lot of the same themes and even adds a couple new ones to the pot. The world of the Incredibles still hasn't ever dealt with what happened to the super-villains of the world (maybe insurance?), but it still delivers an enjoyable story. A couple other minor things was that Elastigirl's voice work sounded really rough and the villain was pretty predictable. Jack Jack makes the movie."
75 28% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) - Apr 18, 2020
"The movie starts off with a song about how sequels are never as good as the first movie, and guess what they were right. While still okay, the movie just feels lacking in a lot of ways. It's sad when a rich oil baron is a better villain than number one and number two on the most wanted list. I guess I would just file this under wasted potential, but still a fun Muppet adventure for those who like the Muppets."
100 94% The King's Speech (2010) - Apr 11, 2020
"It sounds like a rather weird and potentially boring premised, but I rather enjoyed this movie. It's funny, heartwarming, and while it may stray a bit here and there for the sake of story telling actually seems to be rather close to historical truth. It's pretty much all you could ask for in a good historical movie like this. It may be a rather predictable movie, but that doesn't take anything away from it."
90 62% Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - Apr 06, 2020
"It's an enjoyable family adventure movie with a video game theme. If you're into video games, at least older video games, you'll enjoy a number of cameos in the movie. It also has an interesting story of Ralph who is tired of always being treated like a bad guy, when in essence being the bad guy is more like his job. So he goes out to prove he can be a hero and chaos ensues. While a fun ride I wasn't a huge fan of Vanellope, she could be cool, but could also be pretty annoying."
90 62% The Muppets (2011) - Mar 21, 2020
"I have always enjoyed the Muppets and so I remember being pretty happy when this first came out to see the Muppets back in action. It's fun little movie seeing all your favorite characters, all the celebrity cameos, and a villain that is fun to dislike and has some legitimately funny moments himself. To me the weakest link of the whole movie were the main characters, they weren't bad, but they felt like a bit of a distraction to the main plot. It's not breaking new ground, but it's a lot of fun."