Flick Fan - 94 Rankings
Member Since: Aug 3, 2009
Location: Banbury, UK
|74 T6||The Martian (2015) - Dec 30, 2017
"The Martian is the best movie on growing potatoes ever. I am planning to plant some as I write this. In a space suit! The main message is strong and true though: science in its core is one problem at a time. It also has more nerdiness to it then any other sci-fi movie I've seen lately - from ASCII to making oxygen. Should I be surprised then that the plot twists and human interaction bits were as mediocre as mediocrity gets? If only there were more of sapiens - solanum tuberosum contact."
|75 T7||The Incredibles (2004) - Dec 24, 2017
"Whoa, a superhero movie about how not to be a superhero but still be one. Convoluted! Despite such cool premises it ranks itself as a family movie on a self-inflicted moral scale, which means that instead of having a real parody or drama elements it relies on a handful of innuendoes and secondary characters whose messages adults can pick up on. Not good enough! The dark moments are not dark enough either. Maybe next time you're a superhero, don't try to be so positive."
|26 T1||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - Dec 15, 2017
"Star wars, spin-off one, rogue one, milk the cow one. A long long time ago in the galaxy far away the cow was not yet milked enough, thus every year now a movie will be made, for we are one with the money and the money are with us. Look, the main character will be a Girl, who will inspire everyone, because she is Inspiring, and her side-kick may have History, but also a Cause and an Accent and let them have a robot, so Funny - you just cannot climb out of the ditch this deep anymore, can you?"
|69 T6||What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) - Dec 07, 2017
"One cannot blame Woody Allen for not having a sense of humour and don't some of his jokes connect! It is mostly because of their suprisingness, contrast to what's being shown and nonsensical ease - anybody wants to name three presidents? This is the wet dream of all Kingsmen put together. Unlike a wet dream though, it goes on for too long, the freshness dies away, as if the director became bored in the process and suddenly you are left wanting for a full coup de grâce instead of a little death."
|81 T8||Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Oct 25, 2017
"Guardians is the ultimate feel-good superhero mumbo jumbo. Silly and light hearted it manages to draw attention away from nonexisting plot to stealing leg implants and standing in circles. Has to be fun. All the soon-to-be superhero movie directors, please, sit down and take notes: lively and colourful secondary characters, attention to detail, grain of self-induced sarcasm is a good base; explosions, special effects and original villains wishing to end the universe - all come as extras."
|71 T6||Requiem for a Dream (2000) - Jun 11, 2017
"It feels that Requiem has a linear dependence on age. The younger you are, the more impressive it is. I remember watching this at the age of 18 and the effect final scenes with the music had on me. All I see now is lack of any psychological depth to the physical actions. The constant drugs are bad, drugs drugs are bad (insert the beat here) agenda is superficial. Burstyn's acting and character is strongest by far, music is amazing, scenes and colours are beautiful - substance... what substance?"
|55 T3||Passengers (2016) - Jun 10, 2017
"You have to have a big big heart and little logic capabilities or only own the first half of the movie to like it. The original idea of man's morale being tested on lifelong loneliness, set in the very beginning, contrasts with the emotional dreariness and overall idiocy of the grand finale so much, that retrospectively it looks brilliant. I can't even tell if it was so anymore, but here I heroically take a leap of faith before drinking a glass full of washer fluid to somehow forget the rest."
|43 T2||Hidden Figures (2016) - May 04, 2017
"I've been to math lectures more tense than this. But don't get overexcited, the extremely breathtaking movie Bland Figures is as much about drama as it is about science. What it is really about - is racism. Yet someone had this great idea, that making it nasty, would upset people. And upsetting people is bad. You know what else upsets people? Racism does... only not anymore. This then draws a parallel to Martin Luther King Jr. saying: "I could've had a dream"."
|63 T4||Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - Apr 30, 2017
"Contrary to the popular opinion I do not find this episode to be worse than say episode VI of the original trilogy. It must be the people wanting to be kids again. Member the eighties? Acting is stepped up, story sets up different threads which is something the original trilogy did not necessarily do. The rest of the successful formula including a kind of local munchkins (no disrespect to the original munchkins!) and destroying the not-the-death-star can be only explained by the force itself."
|73 T6||Arrival (2016) - Apr 29, 2017
"In a hundred or so years Arrival will serve humanity as a documentary collection of American stereotypes for countries (China - bad), professions (colonel - boring and strict, scientist - boring, but rebellious), lessons, all aliens want to teach humanity, and human obession over time travel. Psst, it was always in the language, you just needed to know the correct word, i.e. alakazam, and then time travel comes and hits you in the eye. Don't just trust me on it, try it yourselves."