Average User Score: 8.4Nov 7, 2014Another solid film from Christopher Nolan. As a big fan of space exploration I was more than pleased. Cinematography and visuals wereAnother solid film from Christopher Nolan. As a big fan of space exploration I was more than pleased. Cinematography and visuals were breathtaking, capturing both the warmth and beauty of cosmos and also the cold nature of it. It surprised me with mind bending concepts, some of them I wasn't even expecting. Like wormholes, Nolan bent science of such concepts like Relativity, Multidimensional gateways, gravity and black holes themselves to the limit to suit his artistic vision which provides quite a spectacle.
However, even if considered a masterpiece by some of you already, it is a flawed film. Once again we see a trend in movies to spit out as much exposition as possible in a form of dialogue, so that general public would follow the film. I get it, not everyone is as perceptive of visual ques that film fans would notice immediately, but the dialogue based exposition hurts the film and becomes a bit monotone on delivery even if the things characters are explaining are interesting. Surprisingly the film tries to convey some pretty important themes that hold the hole movie together, but sometimes outright fails because of lack of development, and this is almost 3 hours movie, so that's really strange indeed. Other than that characters were good for the most part, father-daughter story arch felt very emotional.
Hans Zimmer's soundtrack was bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong, it sounded awe inspiring at times, but thematically speaking it felt very limited. Remember the teaser of the film and it's soundtrack? If you heard that, then you pretty much heard the whole album.
The film is a jack in the box. Once you know the whole deal the first time it all comes to its place very nicely, but I do not believe I may find some little point I've missed that would change my interpretation of the film completely. Even with its mind bending concepts it's a very straight forward film.
In conclusion it was a great film, but in good consciousness I cannot call it a flawless masterpiece. I do recommend it however as I'll probably return to the theater to enjoy the spectacle once more… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Sep 19, 2014I had a blast watching this. Directing was effective to convey the tension, that alone kept me invested. Characters development was aI had a blast watching this. Directing was effective to convey the tension, that alone kept me invested. Characters development was a secondary task (but executed well), because the main spotlight of the film was the mystery of the maze and questions: why are we here and how we'll escape it?
The creatures that inhabited the maze were nothing short of terrifying - stuff that felt taken out of "Doom" or something similar. The maze itself felt claustrophobic, which added a lot of tension.
The only problems I had with this film were the explanations of major plot points and some weird plot twists. Besides that the film ultimately was a good time.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Aug 27, 2014"Guardians of the Galaxy" is a glorified mess of a film. It's not particularly bad, but it is a very flawed movie. The main reason would be"Guardians of the Galaxy" is a glorified mess of a film. It's not particularly bad, but it is a very flawed movie. The main reason would be the fact that the character interactions were mainly exposition. It's like a stuck record - they either tell their past stories or explain the plot, or constantly bash your head with reasons why they do or will do the things they do. In short - sloppy character writing that relies on exposition way too much.
Second problem is the plot, that really doesn't have much of themes or ideas behind it. It felt like it was to further up the Thanos plot line. It all revolves around the mystical relic that everyone wants. That's it.
Lastly, its saving grace was supposed to be its light-hearted humor. I expected it to be something similar to more subtle humor in previous Marvel installments (for example: Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) however this time the humor to me was way weaker, because of its abundance. It wasn't subtle and it relied more on specific character traits, pop culture references and easily noticeable formulas. It stuck to a few places, but ultimately fell flat.
In the end, the film wasn't a waste of my time, but I left the theater unimpressed.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0May 23, 2014An awful mess that shouldn't have been made in the first place...
Great actors wasted, plot that makes no bloody sense, unlikable blandAn awful mess that shouldn't have been made in the first place...
Great actors wasted, plot that makes no bloody sense, unlikable bland characters that are completely unrelatable and **** JAR JAR. BINKS. Do I need to add more?..… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1May 23, 2014A film only good to make fun out of and rip apart when watching with friends. Another disgraceful chapter on Lucas' relentless mission to giveA film only good to make fun out of and rip apart when watching with friends. Another disgraceful chapter on Lucas' relentless mission to give people his unpolished mess of his Star Wars prequels vision.
This film is a bundle of **** it has everything: bad dialogues, bland lifeless characters, probably the stupidest idea of a romance ever captured on the big screen, overuse of CGI to the point it all looks like a videogame cutscene (like an expensive episode of Command and Conquer) and lore breaking decisions that were outright stupid (like giving Yoda a lightsaber). And at the epicenter of this butchering of the franchise is none other than Georgy, because like Phantom Menace it felt like there was no collaboration - they do only what George tells them to do without questioning his decisions (feels like George is the Emperor himself)… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3May 23, 2014So far this year has given us great super hero films. Until this point, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was my personal favorite of thisSo far this year has given us great super hero films. Until this point, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was my personal favorite of this year. But "X-Men: Days of Future Past" surprised takes that place. This easily has become one of the best super hero movies ever made. Simply speaking it is a beautifully crafted tale about hope that is supported until the end with deep and convincing characters, great interactions between them, engaging action scenes, strong themes and a time travel story that works. For every super hero fan, this is a much watch!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9May 18, 2014I'm somewhat mixed about this film. It's a film that likes teasing main event, building expectations. But the problem is, that almostI'm somewhat mixed about this film. It's a film that likes teasing main event, building expectations. But the problem is, that almost everything else feels like a filler because of it. Besides Godzilla and other creatures and their spectacular confrontation, this film has little to offer:
Characters are bland and uninspired, except Bryan Cranston, whose character had at least some emotion behind him. The son (played by Aaron Johnson) who is the main protagonist in the second act of the movie has none of that.. Mind as well be a faceless brick...
The film can be just split into three parts: first, containing Cranston is actually an engaging character study and mystery plot. After Cranston leaves the movie, interest starts to fall apart, mainly because of dull characters and the anticipation of Godzilla. Human drama wasn't important to me, because these people had no emotional weight to it (except the first act).
The third act is actually hurt after all that tedious teasing in the second act, but it is still enjoyable and is the highlight of the movie. This part saves the film from being a complete disaster.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6May 8, 2014Oh, man, this film... I was looking forward to this from the point in time when I saw the first trailer. I couldn't wait for it's release.Oh, man, this film... I was looking forward to this from the point in time when I saw the first trailer. I couldn't wait for it's release. But damn, it dropped the ball low. Very low. I was beyond disappointed by it Over complicated plot, that really starts to fall apart when you start to think about it, weird, overwhelming and just obvious symbolism and lifeless characters - that's "Man of Steel". I wouldn't mind of that flaws if the characters wouldn't have been one dimensional cardboard cutouts of a bare minimum of what a character is. Besides that, the dialogue is about 80 percent of exposition. Secondary characters were wasted, Superman was just emotionless. But it isn't all bad. I enjoyed the visuals, the way Krypton was presented. The fights were... Good.. Just good, because at the end it becomes repetitive.
Overall "Man of Steel" was a disappointing action flick without humanity.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Oct 4, 2013A beautiful and also terrifying look into the vast and majestic Universe beyond the safety of our world. A fantastic movie, that executedA beautiful and also terrifying look into the vast and majestic Universe beyond the safety of our world. A fantastic movie, that executed every aspect almost flawlessly. Actually, it wasn't just a movie, it was experience. Cinematography was absolutely astonishing, soundtrack was beautiful, acting was fantastic, and the visuals... The visuals were one of the best I've ever seen. Director Alfonso Cuarón outdone himself once again.
I cannot recommend this enough, for every thriller, drama or scifi fan, this movie is a must watch.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 29, 2012A great movie, which knows what it is and what it wants to accomplish. Though the plot was pretty simple and very straight forward (aliensA great movie, which knows what it is and what it wants to accomplish. Though the plot was pretty simple and very straight forward (aliens comes in, humans kick their asses) but the thing that made it work is that the plot was very close to the comic books (which exactly what this movie achieved) and the fact that characters were polished and three dimensional.
The visuals and the art direction was very enjoyable and an amazing food for imagination. Action was breath taking and at parts very inventive. The antagonist of the film Loki was intimidating and interesting.
Overall, great story, great script, great characters, great visuals and action. This movie achieved almost everything it wanted - a good comic book movie about the Avengers. Check it out… Expand