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31 17% FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998) - Rated 21 Apr 2024
"Bland in exactly the late-90s-direct-to-video-kids-movie-sequel way you'd expect. Even more of a ripoff of The Rescuers Down Under than the original. There's a little girl who's training to be an acrobatic circus clown, but it doesn't affect her generic-kids-movie-deuteragonist personality. There's a couple of good lines where Batty calls out the boys for being shitty, there's the glimmer of a neat idea that fairies can't process the distractions of a human carnival, but it's mostly just bland."
52 32% FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) - Rated 21 Apr 2024
"There isn't much to this movie - intermittent periods of gorgeous animation, Tim Curry playing a magnificently evil-sexy villain, and, um... Robin Williams is doing his thing, always fun if you like that... yeah, it has *no* ambitions beyond blandly copying both the Disney Renaissance and Don Bluth. (In particular, it really wants to be The Rescuers Down Under, which just feels sad.) It's not unpleasant to watch, but it's easy to see why Ferngully is kind of a punchline among 90s kids movies."
59 39% Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) - Rated 20 Apr 2024
"I don't usually call enjoyable movies dumb, but this - this was a lot of dumb fun. From the wonderfully over-the-top performance of the central villain to the baffling string of setpieces to the silliness of Random Child Replaced Your Friend, it's delightful nonsense... up until we get to the racist caricatures of native islanders, which taint the otherwise dumb-fun final act and don't even *do* anything. (The wizard puppet didn't need to be so creepy, but that I can *mostly* overlook.)"
24 13% La leggenda del Titanic (1999) - Rated 13 Apr 2024
"Absolutely fantastic nonsense. The romance is weird as heck, the kids' movie plot is convoluted and full of absurdly over-the-top plot devices, they hijack a real-life tragedy to do something baffling with talking mice and crime sharks, every scene seems to end with a hilarious hard cut at the exact wrong moment, the multiple fakeout deaths, the scene where a mouse kicks a mouse-sized soccer ball into a human and sends him flying down the hall... truly, a remarkable accomplishment."
69 54% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) - Rated 06 Apr 2024
"Less of a movie and more of a collection of cool stuff happening, with a mess of a structure, subplots that don't go anywhere, and several characters completely disappearing from the climax. But you know what, it's a *fun* mess! I loved this when I was eight and I enjoyed it today, even with the ridiculous specter of Vanilla Ice hanging over it."
92 92% Asteroid City (2023) - Rated 03 Apr 2024
"I really enjoyed this movie and I have rather a hard time expressing why! Which I think is part of the point! Um... I absolutely love the alien design and animation so deeply. There's so much visual fun and so many good performances. Um... I like it a lot!"
14 5% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) - Rated 30 Mar 2024
"Somehow both chaotic and boring. There's a lot of gore but it's mostly very fake, the jumpscares don't even make you jump, these shocking scenes barely get a reaction from our main character, they didn't think even a little about the politics of the original movie's "we need Catholics to go down to Africa and drive out the devil" *or* the Holocaust stuff they added, and it all ends in a twist that not only makes absolutely no sense but is also full of very gross implications."
57 37% Star Trek: Generations (1994) - Rated 30 Mar 2024
"Like an extra-long episode of TNG with a bunch of action scenes and Kirk shoved in - but not one of the good episodes. Patrick Stewart and William Shatner do not work together on-screen despite both of them putting in the effort, and the Kirk death scene is famously meh. And B-plots like "Data puts in the emotion chip" and "the Duras sisters are back" are made for the serial format of the show - they're not designed to stand alone this way. I do love the miniature work in the crash scene, tho!"
21 10% Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt (1985) - Rated 24 Mar 2024
"What an odd film. It goes from "this is nonsense" to "okay, it makes sense but it was wasting my time" to "this is nonsense *and* it wasted my time". The America part is like a fever dream, and then it turns out it *was* a dream, but the part after is also similarly odd in a lot of ways? Also, this is a movie full of racist caricatures based on a book that denounced racism back in the 1940s, so, that sucks. At the least, it's enjoyable as a weird experience - but is still pretty boring overall."
26 15% Deep Blue Sea (1999) - Rated 16 Mar 2024
"Delightful nonsense. This is another movie that's trying so hard to convince you it makes sense and failing gloriously. Its morals are muddled (how dare you cure Alzheimer's??), its characters are over the top, its setpieces aim for impressive and hit goofy, its sharks can swim backwards because of their huge brains, and its pacing is quick enough to really enjoy the spectacle even as you're laughing. (And definitely look up the end credits rap on Genius Lyrics, the annotations are a delight!)"