maddog

maddog
Cinema Addict - 1996 Film Ratings
Member Since: 22 Jun 2007
TCI: not enough ratings
Films in Common: 0
Not in Your Top 1000 TCIs
Bio: Air pirate and film critic.

Generally I rate films/shows/shorts as if I was grading a paper. Nothing's ever gotten 100, and most settle in the B- to C+ range, which I generally consider decent.

I've rated a handful of 0's, though.

more Recent Ratings

93 97% Inside Out 2 (2024) - Rated 17 Jun 2024
"Follows a similar theme of how suppression doesn't lead to healthy development. It's got very creative ideas about the workings of the inner mind, this one obviously more focused on being a teen and fitting in among friends. I had one small quibble about the unanswered 'Riley's dark secret' that was answered at the end of credits, so stay for that. Liked the new emotional forces in this one for the most part. Best Disney/Pixar film to come out in many years."
79 60% Dug's Special Mission (2009) - Rated 17 Jun 2024
80 65% Forky Asks a Question (2019) - Rated 17 Jun 2024
"Cute for what it is, nothing's ever laugh out loud funny."
51 15% Wish (2023) - Rated 13 May 2024
"A disappointing mess. The animation is plain and uninspired, even while trying to dazzle. This is especially true of the characters. The conflict is fabricated where it doesn't feel organic, so the 'villain' ends up feeling unbalanced and 2 dimensional. There is no unique point to make, there's just... no inspiration, here, it feels vague and lacking direction. The only thing I wish for is a better movie, I'd gladly give it over just so I could forget."
84 84% Barbie (2023) - Rated 03 Jan 2024
"Boiled down, it's about identity and expectation and being confined in ways where you know you aren't happy, and finding ways to do something about that, even when the world's too big a stage for us to usually effect, so instead, we choose how we regard ourselves, and others. On top of all that, it's funny, it's incredibly self-aware of the world and its power structures. All the while Mattel's a hell of a good sport while it tells this tale through the eyes of its dolls."
90 95% My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - Rated 27 Dec 2023
89 94% Joker (2019) - Rated 27 Dec 2023
82 76% Poltergeist (1982) - Rated 15 Oct 2023
79 60% Elemental (2023) - Rated 16 Sep 2023
82 76% The Jungle Book (2016) - Rated 18 Aug 2023
"Loses 10 points for Christopher Walken as King Louie, Shere Khan's motives are a little fuzzier at parts- but I liked a lot of the rest of it- I thought Baloo especially was much more fleshed out for motive."