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TheEscapist

Film Freak - 860 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jan 12, 2013

Location: Netherlands

Bio: Not the magazine, just a fan of escapism!
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73 65% Pitch Black (2000) - Jul 22, 2019
"Actually really enjoyable classic sci-fi horror. I liked the characters and the fact that they all had their unique moments and personalities. I really loved Fry and Riddick and the film has some great one-liners. Overall a well executed above average low budget sci-fi film. It takes a lot of obvious inspiration from the superior Alien (1979), but it all feels well constructed enough to feel like its own thing and its own interesting world. Solid!"
82 90% Tolkien (2019) - Jun 15, 2019
"I really liked it. I am a huge fan of Tolkien's work and it is clear that the filmmakers took a lot of liberties with this portrayal, but as a film this works. Great casting of the two leads, the scenes with them are written very well and are really touching. Great soundtrack and visuals. Really, really good, I wish it would go on longer. There are some typical biopic clich├ęs but as a whole this film easily transcends generic biopic fare. My love for Tolkien may play a part in this though."
75 76% Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Jun 09, 2019
"Much better than Infinity War. The first half I really enjoyed. After that the film dragged a little, but still not bad. I liked how funny this film was and how the characters felt more real and lifelike than in previous films. Overall just very enjoyable and a well made superhero film. There is not much intelligence or deeper philosophical themes present in this film, but from Marvel I wasn't counting on that anyway. A pleasant surprise."
75 76% Justice League (2017) - Jun 09, 2019
"Actually superior to Avengers: Infinity War. The characters are likeable, most of the jokes are actually funny, the script is relatively smart for a superhero film and the tone is a lot darker and more realistic than the sugar candy Marvel-world. The villain and plot are a bit generic, but because everything else is so stellar it doesn't matter too much. Probably would have been better with a lot less studio interference, but still the end product is quite good."
70 46% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Jun 09, 2019
"I really admire the ambition of this film. In some ways, it succeeds in actually being interesting (which is more than can be said from most other Marvel films). However, a lot of the things I detest about those other Marvel films is very much present here as well. Those being extremely generic fights, hardly any philosophical depth, plot inconsistencies and conveniences, unlikeable characters, unmemorable characters, etc. Why is this better? Thanos is more interesting & more interesting worlds."
87 96% Chappie (2015) - May 13, 2019
"Amazing, the trailer really didn't do it justice. I had low expectations but what a ride this was. It has top notch CGI and visuals, a great story, a nice ending and one of the most lovable and endearing characters I have ever seen in the form of Chappie. It raises philosophical questions and themes without forcing it to the viewer. Really amazing work by Blomkamp and Copley. One of the greatest sci-fi films of recent times, like District 9 was in 2009."
68 39% Le jeu (2018) - May 13, 2019
"Generally well acted and very watchable. There were a few parts that felt a bit too contrived for me, but overall not bad at all. Not a must see or anything, but you could certainly do worse."
70 46% Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) - Apr 27, 2019
"I can see why most of these scenes were cut. I think Fire Walk with Me is a better film because it didn't contain the scenes that are presented here. At the same time, particularly the ending would have maybe been nice to have been added to the film, as it does give more clarity as well as more closure. And while the scenes here are generally not the strongest, they do feel like they belong to Twin Peaks and as such are somewhat entertaining to watch, at least once. "
91 98% Twin Peaks (1990) - Apr 27, 2019
"A great atmospheric surrealist tv series. An excellent first season and some true scenes / episodes of greatness in the second season, though there is undoubtedly a dip in quality during a certain streak of episodes in the season 2 . I do feel that the series ended prematurely, or had gone on for too long, depending on how you look at it. Absolutely intriguing and in so many ways it exceeded my expectations.Yet it also could have been more. More spirituality / surrealism, less soapy drama."
73 65% Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) - Apr 24, 2019
"On paper this should have actually been right up my alley. I loved the Lynchian parts of Twin Peaks the most and this film definitely has that. However, too much is completely unexplained which makes some things feel rather random (like Bowie's character). I suspect the planned sequels would have shed more light on this, and I really do wish those sequels had been made. Because I believe this film would have been much better had that been the case."