Cinema Addict - 1623 Film Ratings
Member Since: Sep 3, 2017
|68 21%||Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) - Dec 11, 2018
"The plot was mostly nonsense, but the tense scenes were tense though not as much as the first one. Sort of like Clear and Present Danger minus any good guys? The first 15 minutes and a couple lines of dialog could have been cut and the result would have been a little more coherent."
|64 6%||Mars (2016) - Nov 29, 2018
"Two episodes in so far, maybe it gets better. Not really enough going on here to merit the length, I suppose it is okay to having running while doing something else. The really interesting parts - launch, living in space for months/years on the way to Mars, and landing are skipped over probably for budget reasons. Other than semi-documentary intercut footage of mostly SpaceX and talking heads there is some sitting in chairs, and walking around in space suits with little technical detail."
|73 45%||A Quiet Place (2018) - Nov 28, 2018
"It would be almost criminal to keep Emily Blunt barefoot and pregnant in any other movie."
|71 36%||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - Nov 26, 2018
"Mostly fun but didn't hold my interest after they left the island. It needed more Resident Evil spooky mansion but with dinosaurs, and 50% more Goldblum but interacting with other characters- maybe in the next one? Was the girl supposed to be related to someone we've seen before?"
|70 32%||Skyscraper (2018) - Nov 18, 2018
"The end scene would have been more striking with water sprinklers leaving the protagonists soaked. This could have been more like Resident Evil flipped: the building itself would be the protagonist against an invading force that is cleverly picked off by different systems meant for other ses."
|66 11%||Ascension (2014) - Nov 13, 2018
"The mission is only fifty years old, but where are the old people that remember Earth? Did they get euthanized at age 50-something? The council member character looks old enough. Ineptly copies Twin Peaks. The Earth scenes aren't good, but the shipboard stuff is fun at times. I was expecting the events at the end of episode 2 to turn out in a less obvious and more interesting way. The story is mostly nonsense, there's not much point in wondering how it would have turned out."
|67 16%||The First (2018) - Nov 09, 2018
"The side character episodes and even some of the main character parts are a chore to get through, but I liked the father, daughter, and space company CEO interactions mostly. The future, sets and costumes are aggressively bland. Some world building and interesting space tech in every episode (even just in dialog) could have carried the slow parts."
|67 16%||Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) - Nov 03, 2018|
|72 41%||No Way Out (1987) - Oct 30, 2018
"Lots of charming clunky 80s computers scenes: Zoom and enhance... standby for a few hours while enhancing completes... Shouldn't Fred Thompson have gotten involved at the end? The ending is dumb, it's easy to just mentally lop it off because it doesn't resolve anything that came before."
|68 21%||Rampage (2018) - Oct 25, 2018
"The big disappointment is that the arcade game story element where humans transform into monsters and back isn't here- that would have been great fun. Especially if Dwayne Johnson was one of them. The opening 30 minutes were better than the rest where there are boring scenes on a military base intercut the main villains saying things. The de-aggression drug gag at the end wasn't earned. Airplane scene just like The Mummy. The mercenary should have survived the wolf and come back at the end."