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The Pirate

Cinema Addict - 1369 Rankings

Member Since: Apr 6, 2012

Location: USA

Bio: Someday I plan to become a screenwriter and director. In the meantime, I'm just a guy who loves movies. Favorite genres: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama and Thriller. Least favorites: Horror, Romance, Obscure and Westerns. Of course, even when I find a movie I don't necessarily like, but it's well done, I can still respect it. I think I judge a movie primarily on it's story; whether or not I was drawn in and kept in till the end.

more Recent Rankings
77 T5 Million Dollar Baby (2004) - Mar 27, 2017
"Yet another movie whose drama and impact are dwindled by sheer runtime. "
81 T7 Life (2017) - Mar 27, 2017
"From the trailers, I expected nothing more than a boring Alien/The Thing ripoff. While it does borrow fairly heavily from both of them, it still manages to be its own entity, complete with likable characters, suspense the builds off of itself and isn't entirely reliant on jump scares, and a really well-designed, interesting alien creature. Definitely leaves an impact after you've seen it."
62 T3 The Belko Experiment (2017) - Mar 26, 2017
"Is anything being said here new, provocative, or even particularly well said? No. Is it at least funny and quirky with its concept? At times, though very few and far between. It's not only exactly what you think it'd be, but even less so than that.Trust me, this isn't anything you need to "experiment" with. "
74 T5 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) - Mar 14, 2017
"An epic and awesome conclusion for the Heisei period. I love how it brings the story back to its roots and reintroduces the oxygen destroyer in terms of moral discussions, and as a giant freaking monster! This movie gets everything right in terms of Godzilla storytelling, writing, creature design, and of course monster battles! "
72 T4 Kong: Skull Island (2017) - Mar 12, 2017
"What we have here is a standard monster movie formula executed with a much higher budget, actors talented enough to make their unimportant roles feel slightly more believable, and visuals/sound effects that actually make for a pretty immersive experience. This incarnation of Kong delivers on everything we've come to associate with him, and the monster fight scenes are top notch. Not as good as the classic monster movies (obviously), but hopefully we get more of this, less of Godzilla '14. "
52 T2 The Deadly Mantis (1957) - Feb 21, 2017
"That is not the sound I expected that mantis to make."
79 T6 John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) - Feb 15, 2017
"The bad is the plot is almost an exact copy of the first one but without as much intensity going in. It rehashes the same motivations and never takes the character to any depths we haven't already seen him go. Plus, come on, everyone in NY is part of this society? Now, the good is amazing action scenes, a brilliant climax/Enter the Dragon homage, exploring this world of assassins a little deeper, and by the end, it feels like we actually are in a new place plotwise. Hopefully 3 does better."
74 T5 Justice League Dark (2017) - Feb 08, 2017
"The villains are all either red herrings or under-developed and generic, Zatanna's written like every "strong independent woman" who ends up sitting out half the battles, Deadman's written like every other irreverent comic relief character who's impossible to be serious, and Constantine...well him the did pretty well. Despite its flaws, it's a very entertaining movie with beautiful animation, a genuinely dark storyline, and a great new environment for Batman to thrive in."
70 T4 Halloween II (1981) - Feb 05, 2017
"Everything I liked and didn't like about the first one was here."
75 T5 Hannibal Rising (2007) - Feb 04, 2017
"As it fits into the Hannibal series, yeah it's garbage; undermines the character and his story. On it's own, I actually do like it. Yeah the villains are beyond one dimensional and are built up as more monstrous than human, but the actor playing Hannibal does a good job being sinister with little dialogue. There's a steady and maintained tone of depression. It's not great by any means, but not worth disregarding altogether. "