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Criticker Zealot - 9539 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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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]"
65 T5 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]"
78 T9 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - Dec 17, 2016
"This is a hard movie to rate. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped but at the same time it wasn't as bad as I expected. The side characters were great and fun as was the robot for the most part, I also liked the CGI cameos from previous movies mainly because they weren't over used. The action was relatively well done and the CGI was really good, I did watch this 2D and noticed a lot of softness but that usually happens when watching 2D versions of 3D movie, I'll watch the 3D version to see the differe [Read Full Review]"
52 T4 Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) - Nov 26, 2016
"First off this is not a great movie, hell it's not even a good movie but it is decent. Now the thing is, this will never be able to compete with the original, which itself is not a good movie...many people love it and the new one wisely didn't try too hard to copy it. This is a re imagining of the original more than it is a remake, in fact story wise is bares more in common with Kickboxer 2 than it does the original and I found that it was better than all of the [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]"
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]"
68 T6 Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Mar 19, 2017
"This was ultimately a mindless, enjoyable piece of spectacle entertainment. I found this to be way too long with too many fan service fight scenes, ie the Civil War battle, which was my favorite part. Most of the movie throws around interesting ideas that the movie sidesteps going into to focus on bland boring posturing. The weird thing here is that this is a very similar story to the Batman V Superman movie and for some reason everyone seems to dislike that one while liking this one... [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]"