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Average User Score: 4.5Feb 14, 2013DHINO 2 is an agonizing, painful film to watch.
I was hoping with the R-rating and all that it would go back to the good old days, but whatDHINO 2 is an agonizing, painful film to watch.
I was hoping with the R-rating and all that it would go back to the good old days, but what we get is a terrible action movie script that happens to have John McClane in it. The chemistry between the father and son was okay, but everything else, including the supporting cast, was a dread to listen to, while there were terrible shots and weak effects as well.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.1Nov 13, 2011I feel sorry for all the people who actually paid the full ticket price to see this film. It is, indeed, the worst movie of 2011, finallyI feel sorry for all the people who actually paid the full ticket price to see this film. It is, indeed, the worst movie of 2011, finally making Green Lantern runner-up to that dreaded title.
In all reality, there is, in no way, Adam Sandler was funny in this movie. He pretty much just went on stage and stabbed himself repetitively with this dreck of a film, and I hope that it will significantly
drop as the month progresses. I do have to give Sandler credit, though, for making the awful "Grown-Ups" look like a Monty Python production compared to this (never saw "Just Go With It"), which is a hell of an accomplishment.
The punishment for this film is that everyone involved except Mr. Pacino should be beaten repetitively in the balls with a giant club and then be thrown in an iron bull. That itself will make up for the longest hour and a half in my short life.
Al Pacino (who was the only decent performance in this film) has a line at the end, saying "this should never be seen. Burn all copies." I concur.
Letter grade: F… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Nov 11, 2011It is a very funny movie, but only if you see it in 3D.
You see, its like "Avatar". In 3D, it was amazing, but it sucked in 2D. The reasonIt is a very funny movie, but only if you see it in 3D.
You see, its like "Avatar". In 3D, it was amazing, but it sucked in 2D. The reason why it goes into this category is because 85% of the jokes are based off the 3D gimmick, including some self-aware jokes and a very funny claymation scene.
Overall, despite how predictable it is (its a damn Christmas film for crying out loud, it has to be predictable), it has the best 3D I have seen this year since "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", and creates something that is very fun to watch and very comical to an extent.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Nov 11, 2011This is a great example of a non-Nolan DC film, it stinks and its quite horrid. Superman Returns also joins this list. So therefore, the HighThis is a great example of a non-Nolan DC film, it stinks and its quite horrid. Superman Returns also joins this list. So therefore, the High Council of Film should pass legislation that Christopher Nolan should do all the films for DC Comics, even as a producer, because he'd still have power over the film. These are just my comments, but below is the review.
It nearly induced me into a deep sleep. I don't know why. Oh I know! It was very bland, it had a weak, formulaic script, overacting (yes, Ryan Reynolds growls like Batman on one part), convulted direction, and some very crappy CGI. I didn't watch this in 3D, but I was probably smart not to.
Pretty much, this was a terrible movie that was rushed and just was released at the wrong time. I say, they should have put more emphasis on the script than the CGI.
It was pretty funny though how Tim Robbins' character looked almost like Glenn Beck.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.1Nov 11, 2011What do you get when you get decent actors and an awful script, along with a mediocre director who doesn't even need to direct these kind ofWhat do you get when you get decent actors and an awful script, along with a mediocre director who doesn't even need to direct these kind of movies?
This flop.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Nov 11, 2011Its been about 8 months now since Zack Snyder "Sucker Punch"ed us with an awful PG-13 cut of what could have been a good film (the R-rated cutIts been about 8 months now since Zack Snyder "Sucker Punch"ed us with an awful PG-13 cut of what could have been a good film (the R-rated cut wasn't bad). And while Zack Snyder sold out on his fans, "Conan" was murdered by a bunch of miniscule children (Spy Kids 4) and civil rights rendezvous (The Help), Tarsem has the courage and audacity to make a movie that he wants to make, and it proves to be a near-rival to Zack Snyder's hit 2006 film "300", while utterly hacking "Clash of the Titans" in half. All I can say is, I'm pretty damn impressed. Its pretty much what the "Clash of the Titans" remake should have been.
Not with the script, which in a way was mediocre, but the impressive and sometimes haunting visuals make up for a portion of the obvious cliches.
Its also possible to tell that this is trying to be the next 300, when it really is and should be its own style.
Overall, the fight scenes are insane (theres absolutely no way this could have been PG-13), Henry Cavill is a convincing Superman, Mickey Rourke is a believable villain (unlike Stephen Lang who makes Quaritch likeable, you really just want to maim and kill the Heraklion King Hyperion).
Either way, I recommend you RUSH to see this in theaters, especially in 3D (which Tarsem uses fairly well, especially at the end). Its worth the $14 and if you disagree, then we can have a good old debate.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jul 15, 2011Ten years ago, we were presented with a story on the silver screen about a boy wizard, whose parents were killed by a man named Voldemort.Ten years ago, we were presented with a story on the silver screen about a boy wizard, whose parents were killed by a man named Voldemort. Along the way, he met Ron Weasley and Hermonie Granger, who became his party companions as he quested to learn more about himself and come closer to his ultimate destiny; to kill Lord Voldemort.
This one was a very emotional, but beautiful ending to a series that a majority of people my age grew up with, and it added more to its grand power by great direction, an excellent scrript, and powerful acting (especially from Alan Rickman, who really impressed me with his performance in both parts. I actually began to sympathize with Professor Snape when they showed his backstory from his last tear, as it almost made me cry), along with top-notch visual effects and a grand score.
I can easily call this the best movie of the year, and I hope that people don't miss their last chance to see the boy wizard (unless they decide to reboot the series 20 years from now, which will anger a lot of people, including myself).
So, in total, if I give this one 5 stars and the first part a 4-star rating, that would make the 2 parts together a 4.5 out of 5, which is solid for a Harry Potter film considering all the others except the 4th (never watched Azkaban) were not all that great.
Harry had a good run, quite an impressive one at that.
Part 1: B+
Part 2: A
Together: A-… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Jun 30, 2011What a letdown!
I wouldn't say its bad, but its not at the top of its class either. It seems this movie gave me only mild chuckles and aWhat a letdown!
I wouldn't say its bad, but its not at the top of its class either. It seems this movie gave me only mild chuckles and a couple moments where I laughed, but it just seemed to be basic and didn't try to make the grade on original jokes (in other words, the writers didn't seem to try).
Cameron Diaz was not bad in this movie. In fact, she played her role pretty well, but she seemed to be the only "good" performance in the film.
Its that it seemed a little predictable because it was more like Spy vs. Spy between Diaz and Punch, harming one another, from Punch's snitching to Diaz's schemes, it seems very bland. Rent it! Its not worth your $12!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.7Jun 29, 2011This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off, I must say that this movie was not as good or better than the first (4.5/5) was far superior to the notoriously bad sequel (and Worst Picture winner) known to many as "Revenge of the Fallen", or "TF2" (2/5).
Now, lets decrypt this film so that we may know the good and the bad;
The script by Ehren Kruger was poor. The dialogue and cheesy and unnecessary one-liners (Optimus while flying: I'M COMING TO SAVE YOU! from 1000 meters away) are abundant here, but this is a "Transformers" film, but it still seemed to have slight resemblances to RotF, which it was said it would try to stay away from. Its not bad, but it sort of degrades the quality a tad bit, preventing it from being on-par with the first. Rosie Huntington-Whitley's acting in the film was poor as well, but that was expected, especially since she was probably just picked straight out of a Victoria's Secret magazine, especially since she models for them and was chosen just to look pretty and just have a big sign on her forehead saying, "HEY GUYS, I'M REPLACING MEGAN FOX!". She was the only really "bad" actor I witnessed throughout the film. Comment if you wish to try to educate me about everything else.
Well, the humor of the first is back (no fart/ball/weed/kid jokes, mainly the type of humor from the first), and it was actually enjoyable instead of stupid like the second (and Sam's parents are slightly restrained also, participating only in the first half). The score is excellent, reminding me a little of the "Inception" score a bit, and Michael Bay did an awesome job directing the action sequences (my favorite part was when the paratroopers jumped out of the planes and flew through the city to find Decepticons to fight), but not very well with the plot scenes (although it was slightly more coherent than TF2).
Also, the last hour of the movie, which starts with the climax of the brutal destruction of Chicago and DC (Megatron destroys the Lincoln Memorial and sits upon his throne, which I found somewhat ironic), and ends when the long battle is over, especially in 3D, makes up for the gaping flaws.
Compared the the first, its only average, but compared to the second, its like the first. It was a bit cliche at the beginning and the end, but the last hour makes up for some of it. I would give it a 3/5 (a B-), but I'll amp it up to a 3.5 just because it met my expectations.
It was some good fun, and the 3D is quite good. See it while the gas prices are down.
GRADE: B (3 and a half stars out of 5, 7 out of 10)… Expand