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TheEscapist

Film Freak - 872 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jan 12, 2013

Location: Netherlands

Bio: Not the magazine, just a fan of escapism!
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72 58% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) - Dec 07, 2019
"Fun flick, great for what it is and tries to be. "
68 39% 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."
73 65% The Dark Crystal (1982) - Sep 26, 2019
"It hasn't aged particularly well, but this has mostly to do with the weak cliché story. Had the film not had this simple throwaway story this really could have been something special (and to a certain extent, it is special). The world created is very interesting and so are the different creatures. Visually it's beautiful thanks to the creative and artistic vision. There are some interesting and dark themes present, but the simple weak story undermines this. Worth seeing, but could've been more."
31 0% Twin Peaks (2017) - Sep 25, 2019
"Abysmal. Not a patch on the original series. What a waste of 18 hours. Almost all characters are annoying, boring, one-dimensional caricatures. Most scenes are completely pointless and infuriating. The humour falls flat 90% of the time and everything that was bad in the original series is amplified here to the max while everything that made the original so great is only sparsely used here and seldom reaches the same level of quality. Truly terrible, should've been 4 hours instead of 18."
76 80% Ad Astra (2019) - Sep 21, 2019
"More poetry than science. An ambitious film. Majestic visuals with a tense and engaging (though simplistic) plot throughout. A nice meditative experience, only let down by a premise that was ultimately too simple and some jarring plot inconsistencies. I very much enjoyed watching this on the big screen. The fact that I'm rating it this high, despite the simple plot and some borderline inexcusable scientific inaccuracies, says a lot about how well executed the other aspects of this film are."