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TheEscapist

Film Freak - 875 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jan 12, 2013

Location: Netherlands

Bio: Not the magazine, just a fan of escapism!
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81 88% The Witcher (2019) - Jan 15, 2020
"I liked it, quite a bit. I liked the non-linear storytelling in the first season. Very much looking forward to see more."
67 36% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - Jan 15, 2020
"Not as good as Pitch Black, but watchable. It's a bit forgettable with its generic plot and clichéd characters. On the other hand, I liked the design of the Necromongers and their culture. Their backstory and customs feel somewhat authentic and unique. Decent action. Not a must see by any means, but okay to watch if you liked Pitch Black."
84 92% Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - Dec 19, 2019
"After going in with the lowest possible expectations (because of TLJ), I was really entertained and enjoyed it for what it was. It left me feeling like Star Wars was saved, after being butchered by Rian Johnson. It is definitely not a perfect film and I do have some gripes with it, but I think TLJ has permanently damaged Star Wars for me, in such a way that I am surprised JJ was even able to save it in the way that he did. I wish there had been a plan for the entire trilogy from the start..."
72 58% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) - Dec 07, 2019
"Fun flick, great for what it is and tries to be. "
67 36% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - Nov 02, 2019
"It's not bad, just not good either. There are some plot holes, inconsistencies and clichés that had me rolling my eyes, however that is not my biggest gripe with this film. That would be a) the frantic editing and shaky cam (I prefer shots that stay in the same frame for more than half a second, thanks) and b) the fairly standard story that in the end goes out with a whimper. It's still entertaining enough to watch through and passes the time, but there are certainly better films out there."
60 18% The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010) - Nov 01, 2019
"A disappointment after the engaging first instalment. This isn't nearly as engaging. It's very predictable and by the numbers. For a large part there isn't even much of a plot to follow, the characters just carry on with their lives. I was bored for a significant part of the film (watching the extended version may not have helped here) and it actually kind of depressed me. I don't think I'll be watching the final film."
83 91% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019) - Nov 01, 2019
"Beautifully made. The puppetry mixed with CGI colourful visuals and a powerful score really works magic. Stays true to the original while enhancing it in new ways. Cool characters. Very much worth seeing. My only gripe with this series is that it does suffer a bit from prequel syndrome, in that the ultimate outcome has already been decided in the original film. Furthermore, some things felt a bit random and tacked on (e.g. the Podling bathing sequence) and the final two episodes weren't as good."
75 76% The Crystal Calls - Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019) - Nov 01, 2019
"Fun to see after watching the The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance mini-series. Doesn't overstay its welcome."
84 92% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) - Oct 20, 2019
"Great screenplay, great cinematography, great performances, great casting. It's really good! It's low-key for most of the film which makes the important points it raises come off more natural, more powerful and more thought provoking. And it does make great points in a unique and subtle way. I didn't find it to be a perfect film, but it is a great effort and a good idea well executed. Props to everyone involved. "
82 90% Solaris (1972) - Oct 13, 2019
"Mesmerizing, though at times also sleep-inducing. Not the easiest or most fun film to watch but ultimately it is very rewarding, philosophical and thought provoking. I liked Stalker better, but this is definitely a great effort and truly using the medium of film for art."