Cinema Addict - 2042 Rankings
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
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Anything 51 and up is a recommendation, meaning you aren't wasting your time seeing it. Anything between 51-79 ranges from mediocre to very good. Anything 80+ is what I call a "Great Movie" and it's a must-see and is awesome to various degrees. Anything that's a 50 is something that I'm a fence sitter on (meaning I'm too useless to actually be able to make up my god damn mind) so it could go either way. 49 and under means you should avoid. Under 10 means I was probably raped by the movie or, at the very least, fondled. Despite the effort I've put into explaining my rating system, numbers are fairly often chosen at random (well, maybe my gut feeling) so I might actually like a movie I rated 75 more than an 85, I just really can't be bothered to go back and constantly re-do my ratings.
|65 T3||Dunkirk (2017) - Jul 24, 2017
"It's better than Interstellar by a little bit because it doesn't really have anything that annoyed me. But I think Nolan is starting to lose me. His directorial sense is strong here; it looks beautiful, everything is framed wonderfully, he makes the environment interesting even if it's mostly water. His usage of loud sounds and unconventional music is great, lends it a sense of dread. But I felt cold, it was dry, a little boring, very little heart and the performances were only ok."
|70 T4||Wakefield (2016) - Jul 24, 2017
"An interesting movie, a slightly odd one, along with a weird performance by Cranston. Good stuff, not incredible, worth watching if you want to see something different."
|45 T2||The Lovers (2017) - Jul 23, 2017
"From the opening this had a hard time keeping me involved. Some will say that The Lovers has a sweeping, romantic score that punctuates all the drama, but to me it came across as cheesy. The acting and dialogue is completely wonky, so any interesting ways that it could delve into these relationships is held back by good actors phoning it in. For a while I thought this was meant to be a parody of romance movies but it's not."
|45 T2||Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) - Jul 23, 2017
"Let's give the good: there are some really cool sci-fi ideas here, there are some neat designs for the world and the characters. Besson TRIES, unlike a movie like Transformers. Unfortunately, the ideas are squandered, as is the world that's built. A particular cool trailer moment is actually boring in the movie. The leads a) suck and b) have no chemistry; huge miscasting. It's too long for what it is, scenes drag and are too hamfisted. Biggest problem is that it's just not fun."
|70 T4||Sleight (2016) - Jul 20, 2017
"Good work from a debut. There's nothing exceptional here and it certainly doesn't avoid clichés, but it's a competent origin story. Some of the acting can be a little hammy, and it doesn't go anywhere that exciting, but it tells a gritty tale of a kid trying to do what's right. I also like magicians, so the fact he is one of them helps me enjoy it a little more. This doesn't redefine the superhero genre, but it's a pretty good example of it if you want to see something that isn't DCEU or MCU."
|80 T6||The Levelling (2017) - Jul 17, 2017
"I this was probably about a 70 until the haunting ending, which I adore. It's a slow-paced drama where very little actually happens, but there are still great moments because of the play between Clover (Kendrick) and her dad (Troughton). They have trouble communicating, but they say a lot through other means; there's a lot of shit boiling under the service. I think both of them deserve credit for powerful performances because they're easily the best part."
|80 T6||13 Assassins (2010) - Jul 16, 2017
"Beautiful, action was not as disturbing or as graphic as I thought it was going to be. The first hour or so was okay but it kicks it up when the action really starts and you get an extended fight sequence that lasts a good portion of the film... that's when this is at its best. A lot of people die and there's not much of a reason to care, but it's stylish and exciting so who cares? If the first half was better this would be amazing, but there's just a lack of depth during it when it was needed."
|95 T10||War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - Jul 16, 2017
"Though rated the same, this is not quite as good as Dawn, but it's clearly still awesome. Serkis was incredible as Caesar yet again, the action sequences worked well, and there was a lot of intelligence and emotional depth. The POW camp was harrowing but if I had to level a criticism, albeit a tiny one, it's that maybe it took a bit of a dip during that period. Excellent direction/cinematography elevated it to a higher level. This trilogy is awesome."
|75 T5||Zygote (2017) - Jul 14, 2017
"This probably calls in between Rakka and Firebase. While Firebase had a great beginning, it tapered off a bit. This has a less inspired beginning, with a bunch of exposition, but that gets cooler and more interesting as it goes on. It's a rather simple short, just trying to escape from one place to another, doesn't end that satisfyingly (like them all) but creature who is stitched together from 96 of its other victims and retains their memories... that shit is horrifying with a great scream."
|85 T8||Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Jul 06, 2017
"This is akin to Ant-Man minus the boring beginning. In fact, the beginning is the best part here, and it was a 90 until it kept going and lost some of its luster. It's a good example of what the MCU does really well, but doesn't add much to the formula. It's fun, the fighting is good but brings nothing fresh, there's a little tension, Keaton is cool but underdeveloped, Holland is great (best Spider-Man to date), and I still just like superhero movies a lot. Wish the quips were better as a whole."