Movie Buff - 425 Film Rankings
Member Since: Jan 2, 2018
Bio: Obviously movie obsessed. For more of my opinions check out my website: https://mathewdixon420.wixsite.com/westcottreviews
|72 T5||Van Helsing (2004) - Jan 10, 2018
"Stephen Sommers has a delightful way of making a movie extremely fun. This action style mix and match of universal monsters is cheesy, inconsistent, overly complex and over acted to be sure. That being said, it's amazingly fun. The acting from Hugh Jackman, Richard Roxburgh and David Wenham is average but fun enough to keep your attention. The special effects are great for the most part. Not to mention the score compositions from Alan Silvestri are triumphantly awesome. "
|44 T2||The Visit (2015) - Jan 10, 2018
"The Visit is a mild step of for renowned fancy schlock factory M. Night Shyamalan. The kid acting is surprisingly decent and due to the found footage style, there is no need to endure the director's regular painful attempts at having a unique visual style. "
|11 T1||The Last Airbender (2010) - Jan 10, 2018
"It's cool to see the shows opening done in live action. After those first few seconds however. The only saving grace is Dev Patel. Beyond that the movie is yet another very expensive example of why Shyamalan should have been a one hit wonder. "
|8 T1||After Earth (2013) - Jan 10, 2018
"Will and Jaden Smith play father and son in this misguided display of Hollywood nepotism. Will's unfortunate desire to get by without using any of his beloved charisma notwithstanding. This is a miserable low point for Shyamalan. "
|68 T4||Split (2017) - Jan 10, 2018
"Split represents a return to form for M. Night Shyamalan. All of his strange habits and uneven directions are in place. Thankfully, his gift of suspense is back in a big way. James McAvoy is an amazing actor to say the least. The entire success of the film can be attributed to his impressive multiple personality performance. "
|100 T10||City Slickers (1991) - Jan 09, 2018
"City Slickers is a easy breezy comedy with a hardcore emotional edge. The themes of coping with middle age are relevant in a timeless sense. As is its western setting. Billy Crystal and Jack Palance give award worthy performances. Daniel Stern and the rest of the cast handle the brilliant dialogue and interactions very well. "
|26 T1||Jingle All the Way (1996) - Jan 09, 2018
"There is some holiday fun to be found in Jingle All the Way. Not to mention an enormously quotable cookie line. Sinbad and the late great Phil Hartman add zest to their scenes. That being said, Jingle all the Way is a frantic, not so funny, and contains a pretty large lack or morals for a family film. It represent the commercialization of Christmas, we all know. And it is uncomfortable to say the least. "
|62 T3||Legend (1985) - Jan 09, 2018
"Legend is a mysterious film. Not in story but in tone. The dark fantasy tale runs with minimal cast and maximum visual. As could be expected from Ridley Scott. However the quiet film is somewhat of a write off if not for Tim Curry's amazing work in the final scenes. "
|40 T2||Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) - Jan 09, 2018
"Exodus: Gods and Kings is poorly titled to be sure. It also presents as a hollow experience for the most part. Trading real emotional weight for power and spiritual argument. However Ridley Scott shows off his skills as a visualist and some of the ideas (the child messenger) are provocative and well executed. "
|77 T6||Prometheus (2012) - Jan 09, 2018
"Prometheus is a tough nut to crack. Overall the film is a positive experience. Albeit a generally confusing one. Michael Fassbender delivers another fine performance and the visuals are on par or even better than Ridley Scott's previous films. Its hard to recommend the film as a whole, especially to the fans of the Alien franchise. Even though it is a unique and thought provoking story. "