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Movie Buff - 279 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
90 64% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Dec 11, 2021
"I liked the movie, they make it work within the MCU pretty well. However, I also can't help but feel that it kind of hurts the story trying to fit it into the MCU at the same time. Not so much with Vulture's storyline, as I thought that was well done. The part I struggled with was the Peter as Tony's protégé angle. I just didn't really feel it was the best angle and kind of detracted from Spider-Man finding his own identity, even if it did get there eventually. "
85 48% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Nov 28, 2021
"I thought the plot was a bit tighter and the emotional investment greater compared to the first. I do miss a greater connection to the overall MCU story line though. The humor of the movie is just kind of random. It's funny, but also just kind of feels out of place. It always leaves me kind of mixed feeling at the end of it all. Overall, I'd say a slight improvement from the first for me, but the Guardians just don't click with me like some of the other movies do."
90 64% Doctor Strange (2016) - Nov 20, 2021
"I really enjoyed Doctor Strange. It's an interesting origin story and a fun peek at the mystical world of Marvel. Some of the story beats felt a little underwhelming, but overall I enjoyed the tighter solo movie, compared to the sprawling wayward Civil War."
70 19% Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Nov 13, 2021
"I've never been a big fan of "the Avengers don't really trust each other story line" they've implemented since the first Avengers movie, so a whole movie dedicated to that wasn't super enjoyable for me. The plot is also kind of dumb. Sure there was collateral damage, but the alternatives were pretty much always annihilation. Also a shoot to kill order based only off a blurry picture, seems a bit extreme. I do like the introduction and implementation of some new characters, but it wasn't great."
85 48% Ant-Man (2015) - Nov 06, 2021
"The movie is entertaining enough, but something just felt a little off. I guess it all felt a bit forced. Like the main character is just used because he has no other options available to him. The actions scenes are cool with all the shrinking and growing, it's pretty funny in places, and fun to see all the little ways it connects to the larger MCU despite being an entry with a smaller scope."
85 48% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Nov 01, 2021
"It's maybe not quite as good as the first one, but it may in part simply be because the movie felt a bit too full. I feel like this one could have been split into two parts and maybe have been better for it depending on how they handled it. I also get a little tired of the lack of trust angle that still is a big part of the Avengers movies. I guess it works to make them seem human and flawed, but at times it just comes across as petty in the greater scheme of things. "
90 64% Secondhand Lions (2003) - Oct 16, 2021
"This is a lighthearted family movie. For what it is it was enjoyable. Duval and Caine are a lot of fun to watch as they shoot fish, shoot at salesmen, and try their best to annoy relatives that come by trying to inherit their fortune. I liked the humor, I liked the story, it was just a lot of fun. I understand it was maybe a bit too positive perhaps for some people, but that doesn't really bother me. "
85 48% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Sep 19, 2021
"I wouldn't call it my favorite of the MCU, but isn't my least favorite either. It's right in there with a lot of the others. It has a lot going for it fun characters, lots of action, great visuals, and opening the door wider to the bigger story the MCU is trying to tell. However, it also has some flaws with uneven humor and a villain that was given absolutely no development at all. It's another great step in expanding the MCU in a very different direction."
85 48% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) - Sep 18, 2021
"A very creative movie, but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. The movie just lacks some of the things from the graphic novels that made you actually care about Scott, or at least see him grow as a character. Even so the movie has a unique style, is funny in an absurd kind of way, and was still an enjoyable movie for me at the end of the day."
90 64% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Sep 16, 2021
"I actually liked the first Captain America better. This is still an enjoyable movie, but I just felt that it was going for twists and turns, but I saw most of them coming. Even so I really did like how Cap, Black Widow and Falcon made a pretty awesome team. I also thought the focus on government secrets and the dangers of inside corruption was well done, even if it's not exactly a new theme. "