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JackRyan2014

Cinema Addict - 1014 Film Ratings

Member Since: Mar 17, 2014

Bio: 'By Grabthar's Hammer, What a Savings' - Galaxy Quest (1999)
'When science shits the bed I'm the guy they call to change the sheets' - Rampage (2018)
'You're always sorry, Charles. And there's always a speech. And nobody cares' - Dark Phoenix (2019)

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Above 50 - Worth watching, to varying degrees
Under 50 - Not worth watching, to varying degrees

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80 87% Logan (2017) - Mar 02, 2017
"Brutal and emotional, Logan is the best film in the X-men series. It poses the question what happens to Professor X and Wolverine as they grow old and provides a lived-in believeable near future setting to explore the answer. All three main characters were great but special mention to Patrick Stewart who was fantastic. It's a fitting send off to Hugh Jackman's last performance as Wolverine. "
51 44% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) - May 30, 2019
"Not as good as the recent Kong & Godzilla films at capturing the sheer scale of the giant monsters. The human characters are uniformly uninteresting and their deaths barely elicited a shrug whereas I react more to the creatures getting injured. Plenty of spectacle, destruction and monster fighting which is really the most important aspect of this kind of movie"
70 74% Star Trek Beyond (2016) - Jul 22, 2016
"My favourite out the three new Star Trek movies. The drone ships had a great look to them and the film kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Enjoyable character interactions, new alien Jayla was great and I liked the expanded role for Karl Urbans Mccoy. Hiding Idris Elba under makeup wasn't the best idea although he had some good moments near the end. At times image was too dark where it was difficult to clearly see what was happening. Overall a good watch. "
25 4% Suicide Squad (2016) - Dec 12, 2016
"Bad film. It has the same setup as the Power Rangers TV show. Makes me think back fondly on the theatrical release of Batman V Superman, a film that I was surprised by how much of a mess it was. So far the new run of DC movies have one positive in Man of Steel, a film that overall I'd give a thumbs up but wasn't a complete success. Here's hoping Wonder Woman breaks the downward trend and ends up being a good movie but I'm not holding my breath. (I watched the extended cut of Suicide Squad)"
40 25% The Fate of the Furious (2017) - Apr 13, 2017
"The action and stunts from a James Bond film mixed with the plotlines and acting from a typical daytime soap. Charlize Theron as the main antagonist is no Jason Statham and she doesn't come close to matching his OTT performance in the last movie. The F&F series peaked at No. 5 and although this movie is better than films 1-4 it doesn't reach 5-7. Like the other films the best aspect has to be the racial diversity of the cast. Make sure to avoid trailers as they spoil every single action sequence"
85 92% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) - Jul 27, 2018
"Best in series. Digs into who Ethan Hunt is as a character and what are the consequences of his choices. It's a direct sequel to Rogue Nation but has ties to earlier films along with a subtle nod to the first film antagonist Max. There are plenty of thrilling action sequences with the standout being the helicopter chase at the end which has some of most breathtaking scenes I've ever seen on film. My only real complaint is the plot specifics and character loyalties can be hard to follow at times"
70 74% Kong: Skull Island (2017) - Mar 10, 2017
"Overall a fun watch and it looks great with plenty of stunning visuals on show. Its a monster movie mashed up with a Vietnam war film. Most of the cast were pretty good although somewhat two dimensional. The tone was uneven with jumps from serious drama to comedy that felt a bit jarring, there's some clunky dialogue and it's a bit too long. I liked its running theme that was critical of war and how it affects both civilians and soldiers. At its best it seemed like a modern day predator film. "
30 8% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) - Feb 09, 2018
"A great cast, good score and intriguing setup are all wasted by the end. The first half is tense with some effective body horror moments but the second half is a mess. The Cloverfield additions are vaguely interesting as a connection to earlier films but they're just shoehorned in, poorly integrated into the story and harmful to the movie as a whole. The entire plotline on Earth often looks cheap, clearly tacked on and could be entirely cut out leaving a better film. Chris O'Dowd's pretty funny"
75 80% The Shape of Water (2017) - Feb 26, 2018
"Beauty and the Beast for adults. While the movie romanticises the fairytale relationship it doesn't shy away from the more animalistic traits of the Merman. In general the cast were all believable in their roles and felt fleshed out as characters with special mention to Michael Shannon who is scarily convincing as the main antagonist. The film is well directed, looks great, has a good score and the costume for the Merman is really impressive."
90 96% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - Oct 12, 2017
"One of the rare decades-later sequel that is a success, BR2049 expands upon the original but also works as a standalone movie. It is uniformly well acted, looks fantastic and has an in-your-face overbearing soundtrack that I liked. The overall story is ambiguous and thought provoking and doesn't give all the answers you want, but it does have a satisfying ending. Minimal but effective use of Harrison Ford as Deckard. My main criticisms are that the pacing is languid and it feels bloated at times"