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TheEscapist

Film Freak - 929 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jan 12, 2013

Location: Netherlands

Bio: Not the magazine, just a fan of escapism!
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75 76% David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) - Nov 15, 2020
"David Attenborough is a legend in my eyes. His BBC Earth documentaries are phenomenal and I am glad the world has him. I am also happy this documentary was made and it's nicely done. It's a personal but perhaps slightly conventional documentary on climate change and habitat destruction. I suppose it's worth seeing, but I feel it doesn't make as much an impact as other documentaries. But maybe that's because I've seen my fair share of these kind of documentaries. Good, but not outstanding."
50 6% Steppenwolf (1974) - Oct 30, 2020
"This seems like a very literal word-for-word adaptation from the book. Now I didn't like the book that much to begin with, but translated to film everything is worse and what works in a book doesn't seem to work here on film. I can't really imagine what this film would be like without having read the novel. Either way, not recommended."
76 80% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) - Oct 22, 2020
"Quite good, Sorkin is a great writer and this film is just another in a long list of examples that showcases this fact. Good performances across the board and generally just well made. Its weakest point is the ending, but that is forgiven given the quality of the film as a whole."
71 52% Time Trap (2017) - Oct 12, 2020
"Has enough fresh ideas, concepts and visuals to stimulate the mind. It is not a masterpiece, there are some plot holes, inconsistencies, crowded and bad (at times) dialogue, but for a sci-fi indie film about time travel, I think it holds up pretty well. Worth a watch if you're into the genre."
54 11% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) - Oct 12, 2020
"Bad sequel, it feels like a copy paste of the previous one, with some slight twists but mostly the same jokes. I did not enjoy it, they worked once in the 2017 film but not twice. Very ugly CGI, how did that happen with a $100+ million budget? I quit watching after a bit more than an hour. Lazy writing and feels like a soulless quick cash grab. Avoid. "
60 18% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) - Oct 03, 2020
"Bad film, with very bad writing. The characters are generally not interesting, the plot is unnecessarily convoluted and it's just dull. Most of the subplots lead nowhere and the whole film feels like it could have been done in 15 minutes. The final half hour or so I actually enjoyed, but it also made me sad thinking about all the wasted potential. A more creative and competent screenwriter is needed here. It kind of feels like all the bad parts of the new Star Wars trilogy, but worse."
60 18% Enola Holmes (2020) - Sep 29, 2020
"An okay watch, but seems more aimed at teens or children than adults. Although the violence is pretty graphic at places. I think it would've been better with better mysteries and less one-dimensional characters. I also didn't enjoy the constant breaking of the fourth wall. Wouldn't recommend it but perhaps it was simply not made for me."
81 89% Living in the Future's Past (2018) - Sep 27, 2020
"Thought provoking documentary with nice imagery and accompanying soundtrack. The list of speakers could have been a bit more diverse and perhaps the pacing is a bit too quick, but overall it has some nice insights that make it worth watching and places it above similar, more conventional, documentaries. It is not particularly revolutionizing documentaries about this subject, but it's done well and stays interesting and relevant throughout its running time."
73 65% The Vast of Night (2020) - Sep 12, 2020
"It has a great atmosphere and likable characters. At times it is extremely suspenseful and it almost never feels cliché. It does a lot of things very well. I didn't like the recurring "it's a TV show" gimmick however and the ending was a bit too simple for me. Great effort, but definitely not perfect. With a stronger ending, I'd have rated it higher. "
80 88% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) - Sep 10, 2020
"Very successful in what it tries to achieve. Absolutely worth seeing."