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Average User Score: 7.9Jul 2, 2014How do I begin to describe this film? It's too good for words, and it always will be! Stanley Kubrick gives us this provocative andHow do I begin to describe this film? It's too good for words, and it always will be! Stanley Kubrick gives us this provocative and interesting film about who we are and where we're going. It truly shows us what it is like to actually be human, and the mistakes we make.
A flawless science fiction (or science fact) film so enigmatic and chilling, its legacy still impacts our world today. 2001: A Space Odyssey is the big bang of sci-fi and will always be the greatest of the genre.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jul 2, 2014How do you make an alternative review of your favorite movie of all time by doing the remake of your favorite movie of all time? The answerHow do you make an alternative review of your favorite movie of all time by doing the remake of your favorite movie of all time? The answer is: you don't, but it must be done.
Surprisingly, this film satisfies fans of the original 1933 classic by giving us a fine homage with familiar aspects while still giving us a fresh start. It may not attract new fans but it pleases any who watches it.
The films strongest suits are its leading lady, Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) who delivers a strong performance that rivals that of the original Fay Wray by giving us a more likable and brave character rather than just a mere damsel-in-distress. The effects are also very well done, Weta Digital gives us a living and believable Skull Island and Andy Serkis' performance as Kong is top-notch.
The downsides are in the film's supporting cast, they are good characters but Adrien Brody is just boring, really boring, and Jack Black is kind of a jerk, but that's Carl for you.
In conclusion, King Kong is a faithful remake to probably the greatest movie ever made.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Jul 1, 2014Of all the X-Men movies this was by far the best. It does so well to bring a bridge between the X-Men trilogy and First Class that it seemsOf all the X-Men movies this was by far the best. It does so well to bring a bridge between the X-Men trilogy and First Class that it seems almost as if the two are all one and the same (If that makes sense). It delivers all the things you can come to expect from an X-Men movie and it executes those moments nearly perfectly.
The downsides are major but forgivable. For one thing, there is some chronological overlapping within this and Origins, but that's probably to forget that that movie ever existed. So yeah, there are inconsistencies and plot holes but what are you going to do about it?
The film is overall well rounded and worthy of being part of the cinematic X-Men pantheon.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Jul 1, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Right off the bat it seems like another summer movie and it is. But the brand name is so well known that it is impossible to overlook this film.
While it gives us a fresh start with the King of the Monsters (after that last movie), we never quite get enough of the feel that made the original Japanese film a classic, but then again I never saw that one and I regret it until I do. This one was just too Americanized.
The main problem was the people, they are just a drag. Bryan Cranston starts the film very strongly and the film would have benefited greatly if he were not killed off in the first 30 minutes. Aaron Tyler-Johnson is just too young to be a "good" actor, he needs practice and LOTS of it.
The monsters were typical Cloverfield monsters like always so they are disappointing. Come on, be more creative next time like the Japanese! But Godzilla himself was better than ever, even though many people have been critical of his "weight gain".
The main criticism that I for one am not very particular about is the fact there is barely any Godzilla at all. It was all about build up, guys. But in fact: Just get the cool shot, foot comes down, pan up slowly, close up shot, the King lets out a mighty ROAR!!! Cut to aftermath... Okay, I guess that's okay. But they did it again, and again, and again, and...
Okay, yes this film has problems but it was FAR better than the last American one, that Roland Emmerich disaster. I mean seriously, stop whining about this one and complain about the one with Ferris Beuller (That's a lot of fish.) I mean seriously.
Anyway, Godzilla is a faithful film, it lends the fans something to look forward to in the sequel(s) at least. But this one is just... passable. I guess I was expecting way too much from a series I barely know.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.5Jul 1, 2014Awful, just awful. It is so bad you'll want to never watch an M. Night Shymalan movie ever again. The only thing redeemable about thisAwful, just awful. It is so bad you'll want to never watch an M. Night Shymalan movie ever again. The only thing redeemable about this disaster is that it never made enough money in order to make a sequel.
All in all, you're way better off watching the show, which is absolutely outstanding despite my low level of familiarity with it.… Expand