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Average User Score: 5.1Jul 29, 2015How could anyone give this film above 3 is beyond me...
The film embodies the worst of Hollywood - lazy, despicable writing, annoying andHow could anyone give this film above 3 is beyond me...
The film embodies the worst of Hollywood - lazy, despicable writing, annoying and insulting stereotypes, using nostalgia without any effort, no smart, witty humor, ripping off ideas from other, more talented people. All boils down to a usual shameless money milking experience. "Pixels" is an intellectually degrading film strip that was used to completely strangle celebration of 80's culture.
Adam Sandler's appalling attitude is not even infuriating me any more. It's just sad. And there's nothing worse than a sad clown.
Do this industry and movie goers a favor - pirate this. That's one of the rare times, when I admittedly endorse it. Pirate it, burn it to a lowest quality DVD you can find, spill it with he cheapest vodka you can find and burn it with the cheapest matches you can find. That's all it deserves. And nothing more.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jun 8, 2015One of the finest sci-fi films about Artificial Intelligence I've seen in a long time. An intellectual treat that touched upon variousOne of the finest sci-fi films about Artificial Intelligence I've seen in a long time. An intellectual treat that touched upon various intriguing and relevant subjects, from life, death, sex, to the intellect itself, of course. Characters were likable, but also had this eerie aura around them, like you never could fully trust them. And that complimented the atmosphere that felt claustrophobic, isolating and at times terrifying. Talking about spotlight of the film - Ava was a fascinating mind and a character that I couldn't stop dissecting, trying to understand her motivations, feelings and always had the nagging question - "Is she truly conscious?". That is a sign of great writing and directing, hopefully we'll see more film projects from Alex Garland.
However, the movie isn't without its share of flaws. The main protagonist, Caleb, was bit of a let down. It is through him we get the chance to learn certain things about Ava, AI and various philosophies, however his quirky character restricted the plot to go deeper into the philosophies of an A.I. He was an average joe, easy to relate to, but because of that, he isn't very interesting to watch. Nathan, the creator of Ava, however, was complete opposite and in the end I wanted to see more of him and Ava's interactions.
In short, this is a phenomenal piece of sci-fi goodness, I give this one absurdly high recommendations, for all sci-fi and intellectual film fans.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Jun 8, 2015A sequel, that takes its colorful and somewhat goofy predecessor to the darker, giddier simulation. Having an interesting backstory andA sequel, that takes its colorful and somewhat goofy predecessor to the darker, giddier simulation. Having an interesting backstory and refreshing philosophical inquiries, it unfortunately falls short in capturing the main ideas and that left me wanting so much more. Acting and dialogues were rather weak, average at best. Considering Jeff Bridges put on his mentor/Dude look, you'd expect more charisma.
However, the main character in this movie is the visual style and music and it more than delivers what it promised. Sleek, glossy futuristic setting created quite an unforgettable spectacle. Daft Punk made a spectacular job, the soundtrack was superb. All that blended into a fuse of visual and acoustic joy.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Feb 4, 2015Tired of writing long reviews...
Movie's absolutely fantastic, I was left inspired and mesmerized.
Don't waste time here, go and watch theTired of writing long reviews...
Movie's absolutely fantastic, I was left inspired and mesmerized.
Don't waste time here, go and watch the film! NOW!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 16, 2015It's dark, it's gritty, it's rude. It points out the grim reality of subjectivity, the way we perceive things in society, the dynamics, thatIt's dark, it's gritty, it's rude. It points out the grim reality of subjectivity, the way we perceive things in society, the dynamics, that break the decency of a man and swipes the truth under the rug... And worst of all - such a depicted event happens all the time, when a person is ripped to shreds, not because of the truth, but because of how is he or she is perceived by people. Life is a stage, ladies and gentlemen, a tragic and twisted comedy and Fincher's adaptation of it is a fine example of just darkly beautiful film making.… Expand
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: 6.7Sep 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: 5.9May 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: 5.9May 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