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JackRyan2014

Film Freak - 993 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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30 9% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) - Mar 16, 2017
"Some decent production design and vaguely interesting ideas however the editing throughout was terrible. Stop cutting constantly, hold the shot and let me see what's going on. Squanders the potential from final scene of the last movie and skips to the aftermath. It's billed as 'The Final Chapter' and unlike 'Underworld' it feels final. The Resident Evil film series isn't great but generally is passable entertainment for a few hours. This entry was pretty bad and might be the worst in the series."
75 81% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Oct 26, 2017
"Easily the best Thor movie. Closer in tone to Guardian of the Galaxy with director Taika Waititi trademark humour clear onscreen. Hemsworth as Thor is great and the other characters are entertaining while Jeff Goldblum basically plays himself. Blanchette as Hela is fun to watch but unfortunately doesn't end up making much of an impact. Very colourful and a bit CGI heavy. The story is quite messy with plot threads left dangling but the ending is pretty good. Probably Marvel's funniest film so far"
49 35% X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) - Jun 07, 2019
"Silly and unoriginal but mostly engaging. Essentially a redo of The Last Stand phoenix arc with a welcome greater focus on Jean Greys transformation ably performed by Sophie Turner. Some individual scenes in isolation are good but there are unintentionally comedic moments and the whole movie doesn't quite feel like it flows together. Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique just looks bored. Although an improvement over Apocalypse it is a fairly middling ending to this version of the X-men franchise"
51 44% Jason Bourne (2016) - Jul 28, 2016
"Well made film with some fantastic action sequences. Not as good as 1/2/3 but better than Legacy. For a film titled Jason Bourne there were too many scenes that don't feature Jason Bourne. My main problem is that when it finished I had no desire to rush back in and watch the movie again like I had with Supremacy and Ultimatum. Worth watching but keep expectations reasonable. Also the storyline of the first third with Bourne and Nicky Parsons really reminded me of parts of 24: Live Another Day"
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"
75 81% 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."
70 75% 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. "
40 25% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) - Jun 08, 2018
"Competently made, fairly enjoyable but unremarkable. Even more so than The Force Awakens or Rogue One this feels like big budget fan fiction. A Wookieepedia article made for the big screen, designed to satisfy old school Star Wars fans by answering every single question you have about Han Solo. Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos is good, effectively menacing but didn't have enough screen time. Although the weakest entry of the new Star Wars movies it's still watchable but in the end quite forgettable. "
60 56% Ready Player One (2018) - Mar 19, 2018
"A better title might be Reference: The Movie. This film has some notable issues; the characters are thinly sketched, some of the acting isn't great and a few of the big emotional or dramatic moments don't land. Despite this Ready Player One is great fun to watch. The action scenes are imaginative and well directed, the pacing doesn't let up and it is consistently engaging to watch. Surprisingly it's also really funny with a number of laugh out loud moments"
60 56% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - Dec 15, 2016
"Slow start leads to strong finish. Like last years TFA this feels like a really well made fan-film. While TFA repeated storylines from the original trilogy Rogue One apes the aesthetics and overall designs. The CGI representation of the late Peter Cushing felt off and a bit creepy. Darth Vader was cool but unnecessary and there's too many cameos. I like the multi-cultural cast of characters who are all well acted and how the film successfully shows the scale of the huge structures seen onscreen."