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|60 16%||The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) - Nov 27, 2022
"No Gamora means -20 points. Mostly vapid with some atypical Christmas songs. The script isn't that good or even funny. Just feels like a cheap imitation in many respects."
|72 46%||Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) - Sep 18, 2022
"It's clearly more of a comedy than it probably should have been, but I also didn't hate it. The two funniest characters are Zeus (Russell Crowe) and the axe, which is a big boon for inanimate objects. All the stuff involving children in the last act was pretty silly, but maybe just on the tolerable side."
|55 11%||Nope (2022) - Sep 11, 2022
"Weird and not enjoyable. The start is fine, as it sets up a good mood with enough questions. Then it deteriorates quite badly with so much silliness that it seems more like a parody than a horror movie. The final "home alone" style setup was really bizarre and sucked all the life out of me. Get Out was far better."
|74 51%||Top Gun: Maverick (2022) - Aug 20, 2022
"The aerial footage is second-to-none. Some truly amazing and heart-pounding flying here. The story arc and characters good enough, too. Maverick and Rooster have some intriguing tension. But the movie felt drawn out and a bit silly. The excitement wasn't always there and the romance was tacky. Kinda strange that the story brings up unmanned aircraft as being the replacement but doesn't have them as the primary antagonists."
|72 46%||Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) - Aug 07, 2022
"Solid enough. Some really excellent visuals and action sequences, like the music fight. It even has that odd-humor that probably comes from Raimi's influence. But it occurred to me that I really dislike all the magic crap and thus the fights are just made up and the stakes are non-existent. Wong is just the comic relief, annoyingly. Also the Illuminati in the other universe was off-the-charts cringe. Slightly better than the original Dr. Strange overall."
|55 11%||Prey (2022) - Aug 06, 2022
"Horribly boring and weak thanks to a horrendous character arc and the subtlety of a train crash. We don't know the humans, aside from Naru wanting to be a hunter and the tribe saying, "Nah, go forage woman." CGI deer and bear were horrible. Dog comes and goes when convenient. Also great how our hero says, "No, he has us," _before_ pushing an ally out of the way. The only good bits are the landscapes and that the Predator is pretty badass at times."
|78 70%||The Gray Man (2022) - Jul 23, 2022
"Mostly quite good. Bourne style in many ways, but with a bit more humor. It feels big budget and has strong moments, like the tram chase. It also imbues a lot more style, like in the opening. So the first half is just pretty great. Lloyd (Evans) is sometimes okay but was often too corny/jokey to make it work. Also the end feels really weird, like the story was rewritten a few times. There are some weird story moments too, which come with a MacGuffin, but nothing too heinous."
|75 58%||Train to Busan (2016) - Jun 13, 2022
"A decent zombie film that does a few neat things. Not massive on gore, but the zombies are pretty cool in their movements etc. Uses the train well. Has a few good characters too. Did not like the ending much though, was both anti-climatic and unsatisfying."
|63 20%||The Valet (2022) - May 29, 2022
"An unusual romantic comedy because it lacks both romance and humor. It's best features are its heartwarming message about family, love crossing languages, and Samara Weaving in lingerie. Samara Weaving is also quite nice in clothes too. There is even a shade of Midnight in Paris here. But unfortunately I never bought into a lot of the story, specifically Olivia (SW) finding connection with this extended family and caring about Antonio."
|62 19%||Ambulance (2022) - May 01, 2022
"Pretty dumb but maybe not as dumb as it appears. Completely over-directed with drone swoops, unnecessary cuts, and stupid camera angles. The second half seemed better, but maybe that was Stockholm syndrome setting in. I had to watch it at a faster speed because it's honestly very boring, despite all the car chases, shootouts with hardly anybody getting shot, and drama. I did kinda like the dynamic in the Ambulance and Jake does okay as crazy but likable."