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Criticker Zealot - 10129 Rankings

Member Since: Jun 24, 2012

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Bio: I like watching movies purely for entertainment,
so I tend not to care if it's a "good film" "a Classic"
or about style, technique, or whatever.
All I ask is MAKE IT ENTERTAINING!

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63 T5 Cosmo Police Justy (1985) - May 09, 2017
"This is very much a carbon copy of "Locke the Superman" an animated film that came out the year before with basically the same story and the characters even looked alike. This is a decent sci-fi anime, it's nothing really special but it's short and a pretty solid watch. [Read Full Review]"
61 T5 Wong Fei-hung: Whip Extinguishes the Candles (1949) - Apr 24, 2017
"The Wong Fei Hung here definitely isn't the staunch and slightly naive hero as portrayed by Jet Li. The fighting here while sloppy and primitive looking now was unlike anything seen before and it still holds up in an Chinese Opera Troop/Live demonstration kind of way. The story is also quite fun and full of spunky take no shit women which was a nice addition. There was some good humor sprinkled throughout to keep the non action scenes lively. [Read Full Review]"
70 T7 The Last Tycoon (2012) - Dec 17, 2016
"This was not what I expected from Wong Jing. This is more of a nostalgic wartime melodrama along the lines of Casablanca than anything else. There are two stories going on at about the same time, one about Cheng as an old man and one about Cheng the resistance fighter. Both of these stories would've been better suited to their own movies. Xiaoming Huang does a pretty good Chow Yun-Fat impression and they look enough alike to not be jarring. Francis Ng is a pretty restrained villain in this whic [Read Full Review]"
75 T8 Doctor Strange (2016) - Mar 19, 2017
"If you crossed the basic story of The Shadow mix it with the logic of The Matrix and add the visuals of Inception you get Doctor Strange. I love the acting, story and ideas of the first half of this movie and then...It turned into a Marvel superhero movie, complete with empty action and visual spectacle. [Read Full Review]"
70 T7 The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014) - Dec 14, 2016
"This is a crazy movie, not because a lot of weird shit happens but by the way it was filmed. There are two parts to this movie the first part in 2015 and the second in 1946, The part in modern times doesn't really have any meaning to the story except to allow of a crazy unneeded seconding ending to the story. The story is very similar to Where Eagles Dare and the like where the good soldier are righteous and super capable and the villains are easily tricked and poor shots. [Read Full Review]"
86 T10 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Nov 26, 2016
"Once again like with Man of Steel I seem to be one of the few that really liked and enjoyed this movie flaws and all. Ben Affleck did a great job as I knew he would, Henry Cavill continues to be a solid Superman. There were some strange casting choices some work some don't with the biggest disappointment being Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. I liked the tone of the film in fact I appreciated it much more since being bombarded by the consequence free Marvel films. The enjoyed the paranoid dream sequen [Read Full Review]"
68 T6 The Lost Bladesman (2011) - Dec 08, 2016
"The movie is visually stunning and the story is a complex one. Wen Jiang did well with his role even though I felt that he was under utilized. Donnie Yen did pretty good with the more dramatic role but I felt he was a bit out of his depth. No one else in the movie really left an impression and that's actually part of the problem here. The direction for the movie was lacking, most scene don't flow well together and it feels very episodic. The actors were able to convey any real emotion because... [Read Full Review]"
83 T10 Dream Home (2010) - Dec 03, 2016
"Wow, I had heard good things about this movie and went into it with high expectations and I wasn't let down. This is a great horror movie but better than that it a great film period. The main part of the movie takes place during a 2 hour time period and is filled with flash backs through out, which brings depth to the main character. The movie s very gory and becomes more so as it goes on. There is plenty of black humor and drama as well to help balance things out and even most of the minor char [Read Full Review]"
60 T5 The Red Turtle (2016) - Jun 02, 2017
"This is a hard film to rate. I really enjoyed the themes, story, music and striking visuals but there were curtain things that really bothered me about the film that I just couldn't over look. The background visual were very beautifully rendered and seemed hyper real while the living creatures had a Hergé fel to them which I liked however the creatures and especially the 'humans' didn't fit in to their environments. What I mean by this is... [Read Full Review]"
65 T6 Lethal Panther (1990) - Apr 14, 2017
"Lethal Panther is a super schlocky, somewhat sleazy action flick filled with sex nudity and violence. The directing is what you’d expect from Godfrey Ho so if you know what to expect you won’t be disappointed. Overall this is an action packed Girls With Guns film that gives you everything it promises, nothing more nothing less. [Read Full Review]"