Cinema Addict - 1672 Film Ratings
Member Since: Nov 6, 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
|55 24%||Hidden (2015) - May 21, 2019
"After seeing the ending, lots of earlier parts in the movie don't make much sense. For example, the family's rule that they can never talk about the "breathers" trying to find them. A great deal of this movie hinges on the big reveals at the end being satisfying, so they took some cheap routes to build a convincing facade of mystique in the beginning. A movie like this, that keeps you waiting for a twist/reveal, is like a 90-minute game of peekaboo."
|49 18%||The Fast and the Furious (2001) - May 21, 2019
"Having seen three assorted movies from this series, these movies are kind of like a big stupid friendly dog. Just really dumb, but generally harmless enough that you can't help but smile at it. This one is so much more restrained than the huge-budget later movies, but it surprised me with some creatively-executed action scenes. The biggest negative, I think, is that they seemed to have no idea how to end it, so it's kind of an awkward scramble to wrap up."
|65 39%||Sleeping Beauty (1959) - May 12, 2019
"I watched this for the first time just before its 60th anniversary. I dig Maleficent as a villain. She didn't get invited to a party, so she shows up anyway and puts a 16-year-delayed curse on this baby. Would have been a much better idea to invite her, because there's no way she'd go to your dumb-ass baby shower in the first place."
|70 54%||The Ring (2002) - May 12, 2019|
|74 67%||Suspiria (2018) - May 10, 2019
"Most remakes like this tend to dumb down the source material, and eschew subtlety in favor of shameless fanservice, but this one does a lot to differentiate itself. It doesn't give an impression of being made by somebody who wants to be just like Argento, or somebody who completely missed the point of the original, and does its own thing in a pretty satisfying way."
|85 91%||Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Apr 30, 2019
"The biggest complaint I think I could level at this movie is that I wish some minor characters had gotten MORE screen time. I know that's ludicrous to suggest of a 3-hour movie, but I guess it's a sort of sentiment of not wanting it to end. That said, I can't imagine I'll be in the mood for a new superhero movie for a long time."
|38 10%||Captain Marvel (2019) - Apr 30, 2019
"Takes many elements of previous Marvel movies and re-packages them in less appealing ways. Most of the side-character movies manage to carve out a niche in some way, like Ant-man's heist-movie nature, Guardians' nostalgia and humor, or Doctor Strange's supernatural weirdness. But Captain Marvel is a bog-standard Sarcastic Marvel Hero with uninteresting powers and an uninteresting origin. Its main justification to exist is a small handful of franchise tie-ins."
|73 64%||Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - Apr 30, 2019|
|74 67%||Us (2019) - Apr 30, 2019
"It's brimming with symbolism and recurring visual motifs which paint an overall picture with many potential interpretations. I would say it's overall not as focused or compact as Get Out, and falls into an awkward trap of both over-explaining and under-explaining its backstory. Still, it makes for a great, tasteful, understated, and unsettling horror movie."
|68 46%||Wicked City (1987) - Apr 30, 2019
"The story is a hodgepodge of clumsy world-building, unconvincing romance, and comic relief, but it's worth watching for some sometimes-great animation."