Cinema Addict - 1395 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 6, 2012
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.
|77 T5||It (2017) - Sep 11, 2017
"Tonally all over the place and only about half the cast giving compelling, believable performances, this new It movie suffers mostly due to problems from the source material itself. On the plus side, the scares are pretty effective and while there's a ton of jumpscares, there's also enough psychological horrors to behold. The story itself and the characters are great, and by god, this film more than earned its R rating. Worth a watch, but maybe not more than one."
|70 T4||Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Aug 13, 2017|
|70 T4||V/H/S (2012) - Aug 11, 2017
"I mean...the individual stories are lacking in actual, well, story, but they're interesting enough. I admire the concept and the fact that each segment has its own director to deliver its own unique touch, but...found footage in the end feels very repetitive. Certainly better than Blair Witch but not as interesting as Marble Hornets. "
|88 T9||War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - Jul 30, 2017
"In the theater, three teenagers started talking super loud during the scene where the girl gives Caesar the food. I was so emotionally invested that, well, three teenagers saw me go ape, let's put it that way. "
|82 T7||Dunkirk (2017) - Jul 23, 2017
"Doesn't reach levels set by Saving Private Ryan, but it comes damn close. There were people in the audience near me who were literally gripping their seats during certain scenes. True to the marketing, this is primarily a survival story, not a war picture, and as such, it's extremely suspenseful. By the end, almost every opinion one could have about war is portrayed in an objective way, leaving the ending open to a lot of interpretation. "
|87 T9||Baby Driver (2017) - Jul 08, 2017
"Now THAT's how you use a soundtrack! "
|51 T2||Splice (2010) - Jul 02, 2017
"This movie starts out as your typical boring sci-fi movie that seems like it wants to be horror. After a while it becomes a bit more interesting, and then it descends into an awful muss, with one fucked up scene quickly following the other. "
|69 T4||Superman vs. the Elite (2012) - Jul 02, 2017
"Really doesn't deliver its message well. You'll get to the last few minutes and say "Wait, you mean I wasn't supposed to agree with the Elite?""
|74 T5||Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) - Jun 25, 2017
"The story is better this time around than the first two in the Mexico Trilogy, but the pacing still feels very off to me. Also, is it me, or could the backstory of Carolina and the daughter's deaths have been done a lot better? The new characters are interesting enough despite minimal screen time (except Sands who maybe got too much early on), and it's nice to see the action only gets more entertaining as the films go on. "
|76 T5||Desperado (1995) - Jun 25, 2017
"Arguably better than El Mariachi; the intro is way batter (though the ending isn't as strong), it has more interesting characters (though we don't get enough of Buscemi or Trejo's characters), Banderas is a better Mariachi (though there's too much time spent reflecting on the last film), and the humor and action are both greatly improved on (though the story is even more drawn out and oddly paced than before). "