Film Freak - 644 Film Ratings
Member Since: Nov 5, 2018
|60 22%||Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) - Mar 29, 2020
"I'm of two minds on this one. As a direct-to-video sequel made 20 years after the original film, it's pretty okay. The action scenes are well-done and Adkins is an appealing league. On the down side, this film makes absolutely no sense. Seriously ... it's a confusing mess. It kind of gains points for unexpectedly ripping off "Apocalypse Now" in the extended finale."
|70 39%||Spy (2015) - Mar 27, 2020
"I don't always like McCarthy, but she's solid here and has a good supporting cast, particularly Jason Statham playing a comedic version of the character he plays in ever single film. My main complaint is that Paul Feig has a tendency to never really settle on a tome for his comedies, and there's a lot of that here. He's making a fairly clever satire here, but he still throws a bunch of terrible low brow garbage jokes at the audience in the hope that he'll hit everyone with something."
|70 39%||Avengement (2019) - Mar 27, 2020
"This is an extremely brutal, very efficient action film from stunt man turned low budget action director Jesse V. Johnson. It's not a film with fancy fight choreography ... it's tough, simple and brutal, and not going to be to everyone's tastes. I liked it, but I like that sort of thing."
|70 39%||SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (2015) - Mar 26, 2020
"This gritty martial arts, cop flick is quite enjoyable if you can swallow the astonishing coincidence at the center of the plot. It has a couple of bravura action sequences ... a prison riot that centers on Jing trying to make a phone call and the final three-way fight between Jing, Jaa and Zhang Jin that ends with a truly astonishing sequence. It's an in-name-only sequel to "Kill Zone", the only connection being Jing and Simon Yam returning."
|60 22%||Tokyo Tribe (2014) - Mar 26, 2020
"I liked it ... but it's a mind numbing barrage that made my brain shut down about 20 minutes in. "
|80 64%||John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) - Mar 25, 2020
"Like the first film, this film is built around a series of spectacular fight and action scenes and Reeves' quiet, brooding performance. How much you like it will most likely be directly proportional to how much you like the assassin mythology introduced in the first film. This film leans even further into that with another Continental franchise in Rome, Laurence Fishbourne playing King of the Hobos, and about 1/3 of the streets of New York being assassins pursuing Reeves. "
|80 64%||Haywire (2012) - Mar 24, 2020
"It's a perfectly functional plot from a low-grade, B action flick. The fight choreography in this film is magnificent and so is she. It's also shot magnificently, since the film has an A list director behind it. All the action sequences are well-staged, and Soderbergh films everything without the frenetic editing we tend to see these days. He gives them room to breathe. Finally, he assembles a very impressive supporting cast."
|60 22%||Sabu (2002) - Mar 24, 2020|
|50 13%||Savages (1974) - Mar 24, 2020|
|80 64%||Perfect Day (1929) - Mar 24, 2020|