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Dullshimmer

Movie Buff - 207 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
70 20% Men in Black II (2002) - Nov 15, 2019
"It's almost like they took ideas that they thought would be funny and made a movie to fit all of them in instead of creating a solid story with funny moments. It has moments where the movie recaptures the magic of the first, but they're few and far between. It could have been a lot better, but I did enjoy it to some degree."
100 94% Monsters, Inc. (2001) - Nov 10, 2019
"It's a funny and interesting twist on the monster in the closet story. There is a bit of weakness in the premise as monsters are scared of humans and believe them to be dangerous, but you'd think this would have been disproven easily enough. Other than that though the story does well with the premise and makes an enjoyable adventure out of it. The characters are what really makes this movie shine, so many good roles in this movie. It's one of the Pixar greats in my mind."
30 2% Blind Detective (2013) - Nov 08, 2019
"It's an interesting premise, but the execution was all over the place. It tries to be funny, but largely fails. Goes from comedy to weird to dark and just doesn't entirely work mainly because the plot doesn't work that much. It feels like things are just strung together without a lot of thought. Add in that the main character is not very likable and it was a very underwhelming movie. It has good moments, but those are overshadowed by the bad."
90 61% Men in Black (1997) - Nov 01, 2019
"Men in Black works for what it is. It is a funny action packed buddy cop alien movie. It's full of clever ideas and fun one-liners. It's not deep or introspective, it's meant to be fast paced fun, and it succeeds. I found myself a little disappointed with the ending, it seemed like more time was spent bantering than actually resolving the conflict, which would have been a bit more important. Even so, I still found it a fun movie that doesn't take itself too seriously."
90 61% Alien (1979) - Oct 15, 2019
"An amazingly tense sci-fi horror. It's a solidly scary and intriguing movie. It's kind of hard to believe the movie is 40 years old as it holds up pretty well. It's not perfect though, the tense atmosphere can kind of just wind up dragging things out a bit too much at times, the constant flashing and steaming of the ship, and the cat all just kind of bring down a movie that is otherwise good."
70 20% Pulp Fiction (1994) - Oct 11, 2019
"I guess I just didn't entirely get it? It's well acted, has memorable lines and interesting characters. I can tell a lot of talent went into the creation on both sides of the production. I can tell all of these things, but still didn't enjoy the movie. The stories just didn't really grab me I guess. Butch's story was probably the one that was most interesting to me, but even that had odd slow moments like his girlfriend wanting to have a pot belly. Maybe I've just watched it 25 years too late."
100 94% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - Oct 06, 2019
"A movie that I felt actually lived up to the hype around it. It's an interesting spin to the Spider-Man universe with a great cast of characters and a story that will have you sad, excited, and laughing off and on through the whole movie. Add in a sense of style that just explodes off the screen and yeah it's just pretty awesome. All the characters weren't explored the most which is a bit of a shame, but what can you do in only a couple of hours?"
100 94% The Matrix (1999) - Oct 04, 2019
"I enjoyed this movie when it first came out and I still do twenty years later. I've always really enjoyed the story, even if some beats do falter a bit (like the whole power of love bit near the end). It's interesting how well the effects hold up still, even if you can notice some issues with them. This was a landmark movie and while the sequels were nowhere near as enjoyable, the Matrix works well enough even without them."
80 36% Tangled Ever After (2012) - Sep 29, 2019
"It's an okay little short six minute animation. Nothing too exciting, but a fun way to see a little more of the Tangled characters and Rapunzel's wedding."
65 14% Space Cowboys (2000) - Sep 27, 2019
"It wasn't a terrible movie, but it wasn't a great movie either. The characters are fun and there are plenty of amusing moments, but the whole premise is just a little shaky. I think what hurts it is the fact that the movie seems so low stakes for the majority of the time, but then throws a twist that ups the stakes with very little of the movie left. "