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Average User Score: 7.3Jun 11, 2011Original. Superb acting (and yes, they're just kids!) - but this adult has nothing but admiration for the casting, pacing, direction, andOriginal. Superb acting (and yes, they're just kids!) - but this adult has nothing but admiration for the casting, pacing, direction, and whatever else goes with film making - yes, "super 8"! I'm not sure why some are trying to compare this with "ET"? This adult (ok old man), thinks this is more along the lines of "Goonies" - yes, that other classic, sprinkled with more thrill/suspense. Excellent mix of action and comedy - never cheesy nor "forced" - something most more "mature" films should learn how to do - I think we've all suffered through one or two lines in some movie that just try "too hard".
Unsure what the "kid meter" for this film is. It should be great for the entire family - but again, this is not "ET" - it has more suspense and action in it and the underlying theme isn't as "wholesome".… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jun 4, 2011This is probably the *best* of the X-Men movies. It has the best story line and more drama - you are not (just) watching for effects asThis is probably the *best* of the X-Men movies. It has the best story line and more drama - you are not (just) watching for effects as characters show and use their mutant powers. Aside from learning about the origins of the characters, you'll have a better understanding of the relationship and differences between Prof X and Magneto - superbly acted by McAvoy and Fassbender. Overall excellent film - drama, action, effects, acting - can't really ask for more.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6May 30, 2011It was a blast! Sequels are tough. Of course the inevitable comparisons to its predecessor come into play, but 2 delivers.
Yes, we all knowIt was a blast! Sequels are tough. Of course the inevitable comparisons to its predecessor come into play, but 2 delivers.
Yes, we all know "who" the characters are, and we all know what Hangover inevitably becomes, and that may take some of the punch away - but that also means if this is your first Hangover, then you'll find it even more of a blast.
Wasn't sure the cameo worked, but I guess its a way to bring back one of the characters involved in one of the funniest situations of the first.
Yes, my rating is based on the fact that I fell prey to what I already mentioned - I saw the first and no matter what will always have that "comparison" in the back of my mind. But make no mistake, this is a hilarious sequel and adds to the Hangover cult status. Let's see, the finale should be Zach's turn, right?… Expand