Film Freak - 737 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 8, 2016
|90 95%||Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - May 18, 2020
""Wars not make one great." I forgot that Yoda was actually wise and respectable once, even when he was goofing around. He's a prime example of subverting expectations in a good way. "Empire" is generally considered to be the best one, but it has its flaws. Leia is too passive for my liking. The Empire gets outwitted too easily a few times. Lando gets treated poorly too, that chocking goes on for far too long. We're supposed to sympathise with the people who don't care about Bespin at all? Hmm."
|91 99%||Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - May 18, 2020
"After watching the prequels the 'realness' of this movie is overwhelming. The 4K77 restoration i watched is beautiful. The little details, the 'used' look, all those models; Star Wars often holds up better than the prequels. The actual movie starts out a bit too slow with 10 minutes of robots and jawas talking early on, but once it gets going it's unstoppable. Even with the sometimes weak dialogue the people still feel real and you want them to win. Fischer's snarkiness is especially wonderful."
|20 3%||Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) - May 14, 2020
"Everyone always says this is the best of the prequels but it's almost as bad as Episode 2. The plot is even dumber, the action is slightly less boring but at least there's no "romance". McGregor and Portman try there very best and McDiarmid hams it up reasonably well. But there's just nothing about this movie to honestly like. The only real highlight is that you get to laugh at the stupidity of it all. Sure, let's hide Anakin's kid 50 meters from his beloved mother's grave. What could go wrong?"
|18 1%||Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) - May 13, 2020
"This movie ends with 30 minutes of non-stop action. A CGI-fest so bland and boring that it knocks the wind out of you. It's like you're watching someone play a PlayStation 2 game, right down to the shockingly bad graphics. The dreadful romance scenes and other boring conversations all take place in fake-looking places as well. Oh yeah, and the plot is even dumber this time. Ewan McGregor is the only beacon of light here, he should've gotten the Oscar for Best Polishing Of A Turd."
|28 6%||Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - May 12, 2020
"I last saw TPM in 2005 and it's both better and worse than i remember. I actually liked the pod race this time and some of the dialogue crosses into 'so bad it's good' territory. Everything else ranges from bad to dreadful. Overly obvious CGI, a nonsensical plot, Jar Jar and, even worse, Boss Nass. The acting is often incredibly bad, even the experienced actors often struggle because of Lucas. The worst part are the Nimoydians. They are such awful Asian stereotypes that it is honestly offensive."
|52 31%||The Rocketeer (1991) - May 10, 2020
"This is basically an offbrand version of Indiana Jones - they even fight nazis on a zeppelin. The movie has some charm but too many flaws. The weird prosthetics on faux-Jaws are especially off-putting. The music is distracting, it's constant and sounds like someone imitating John Williams. The plot is boring, Campbell is only semi-convincing and did we really need an explicit shot of 21 y/o Jennifer Connelly's cleavage? She and Dalton are great though and almost make this worth watching. Almost."
|73 65%||Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) - May 08, 2020
"It's not often that i think a movie is too short but that is the case here. The sister and her husband could have been expended upon as to not make them seem so naïve and clueless. Your sister had a nervous breakdown bad enough you felt the need to dope her up but the next morning you let her swim all by herself right before you're taking her to some sort of home? Are you serious? The ending also really didn't work for me."
|73 65%||Street Fighter (1994) - Nov 06, 2019
"Street Fighter has a lot going for it. Van Damme's terrible accent. Raúl Juliá hamming it up. The hilarious interpretation of some characters (Honda is Hawaiian?). A flimsy, goofy story. Bisonopolis. Pax Bisonica. And of course, the best line in all of cinema "But for me, it was tuesday". If only it wasted less time on the gunfighting and featured more hilarious lines ("You got paid?!"). Still, definitely worth it, even just to see Juliá elevate a movie more than anyone in the history of film"
|52 31%||The Exorcist (1973) - Nov 06, 2019
"The director's cut runs over 2 hours and definitely feels that long. The setup is decent, the payoff is poor. The "horror" is a mix of bad effects (slime, Blair's makeup) and hilarious dialogue (lick me!). Friedkin throws a ton of balls into the air (e.g. the medallion) but forgets to actually hit them. The ending is very abrupt too and makes little to no sense. Honestly, it only gets a 5 because it made us laugh a bunch of times."
|51 31%||An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) - Sep 30, 2019
"This is a more or less a documentary with the drama turned up to 11. As a fan it's interesting to see how the series came about. The last part is so overly dramatic that my eyes rolled out of their sockets. It's present as some great tragedy and the end of an era when he only played the part for 3 years. He didn't even die, he just fell ill."