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Average User Score: 6.5Feb 7, 2017I read the script for this movie a few years before seeing but still enjoyed it. Good chemistry and the twists make the movie an interestingI read the script for this movie a few years before seeing but still enjoyed it. Good chemistry and the twists make the movie an interesting watch. I think a lot of people have the misconception that this is a sci fi film; it's not. It's pretty much a romance/drama set in space. If you change the setting to a current or past time period it would still be roughly the same story with the same themes.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Sep 6, 2016Near perfection action/drama film. The action is not overblown and focuses on intelligent aspects instead of lots of explosions/gunfire, withNear perfection action/drama film. The action is not overblown and focuses on intelligent aspects instead of lots of explosions/gunfire, with the winter scene in the countryside being a prime example.
Great dialogue, intricate plot, great pacing, great character dynamics (like the changing relationship between the two main antagonist characters).
And the film does a great job of showing how Bourne completely outsmarts his opponents instead of using brute force.
It has some small flaws but is otherwise one of my favorite action films.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Aug 17, 2016Star Trek Beyond has the flashy cinematography and visuals you'd come to expect from a blockbuster sci fi film, but that's about the only goodStar Trek Beyond has the flashy cinematography and visuals you'd come to expect from a blockbuster sci fi film, but that's about the only good thing.
The plot is poorly-written plot with silly, meaningless dialogue. Scene after scene that make little to no sense, and many instances that should've ended with everyone dying.
Confusing character motivations. For example why did they decide to go into the nebula on the word of a character they just met, and with the Federation's best ship and full crew?
Cliche upon cliche - characters explaining things for no reason, good guy letting bad guy deliver a speech in a key moment, etc.
Completely wasted villain who looked menacing but was 100% one-dimensional and barely made any sense after his motivation was explained.
The first re-imagined Star Trek was actually pretty good - a decent mix of sci-fi and action, but this film is absolute garbage.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Aug 6, 2016Brilliant film that really makes you think as a good sci-fi should. The dialogue was particularly good and Nathan's character was unique andBrilliant film that really makes you think as a good sci-fi should. The dialogue was particularly good and Nathan's character was unique and fascinating - one of the few times a genius was portrayed realistically.
I actually ended up rooting for his character as the film went along, contrary to the expectation that he is the antagonist.
All three main characters are so complex that it's impossible to decide who was really right or wrong in their actions - you could make arguments for both sides.
The film also raises questions about fundamental principles like what it would take for something to be human, physical attraction, sexuality, and more.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jun 12, 2016My thoughts as someone who played Wacraft 3 and WoW for over 8 years:
Pros: 1. The orc scenes were great 2. Good battle scenes overall,My thoughts as someone who played Wacraft 3 and WoW for over 8 years:
1. The orc scenes were great
2. Good battle scenes overall, emphasizing the orcs' physical advantage versus humans' technology/ingenuity
1. Terrible dialogue for most human characters
2. The human armor/weapons were so overly cartoonish they break immersion. I know they're trying to stay true to how they look in the games, but simplifying them would've made the film stronger.
3. Going off #2, the sets looked cheap and cartoonish at times. Once again, they could've simplified things down to look more medieval human historyish.
4. Bad pacing and editing - many scenes jump from one to another in a very weird way.
5. Pointless and cheesy father/son story for Lothar.
6. Trying to pander a little too much to WoW players. Things like literally copying the murloc sounds out of the game was too much.
7. Could've used less CGI in some places - like the Elwynn scenes.
8. Garona's plastic tusks
Not terrible but not what I expected after years of hype.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Jun 12, 2016This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The movie has a lot of problems, but they all boil down to bad writing.
The only good parts of the film are the Quicksilver scenes and the final fight sequence.
The dialogue is weak and oftentimes spells out obvious things for no reason. There are too many characters and their development is rushed and doesn’t have much impact - even previously interesting and complex characters like Magneto are given cliched, hamfisted storylines.
The new younger characters feel particularly out of place, like they belong in a teenage TV drama.
The pacing is bad and even simple things like using the appropriate music for a scene are somehow botched - the Apocalypse/Angel scene being a prime example.
Meanwhile, the mutants recruited by Apocalypse are terrible choices. One of the most powerful mutants ever recruits a random Egyptian girl that steals money, a chick in spandex, and some teenage rebel with wings. If he’s so intelligent, couldn't he spend some time choosing actually loyal followers with more useful powers?
This film is a disappointment compared to X-men first class and days of future past.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Apr 3, 2016The only good thing about this movie is the action scenes. Everything else sucks.
The plot is a giant mess. The dialogue is oftenThe only good thing about this movie is the action scenes. Everything else sucks.
The plot is a giant mess. The dialogue is often cringeworthy. The pacing is bad, especially near the end of the film where things happen at lightning speed. The decisions of many characters make no sense.
Jesse Eisenberg is horribly miscast as Lex Luthor, and the Wonder Woman chick can't act.
This basically looks like a cheap action movie built solely to make money off the recent comic book movie craze.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Mar 18, 2016Hateful Eight is an entertaining film, but Tarantino's previous work is better. The dialogue, plot, and characters are simply not as good asHateful Eight is an entertaining film, but Tarantino's previous work is better. The dialogue, plot, and characters are simply not as good as in his previous films, and the whole thing feels a little bit tedious and drawn-out.
It's certainly still fun to watch and has all of the characteristic Tarantino things, but they're just not executed as well and feel a little obvious and tiring. For example, the film randomly throws in characters with non-American accents just for the hell of it rather than having a serious reason or explanation. Also when you really get down to it, the story is very simple and doesn't need to be drawn out for so long.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Feb 19, 2016Very entertaining film. I'm not a comic book person by any means, but the character is very funny and likable. The fourth-wall breaking wasVery entertaining film. I'm not a comic book person by any means, but the character is very funny and likable. The fourth-wall breaking was hilarious.
There isn't much of a plot, but we don't really need one - just enough of a setting for the jokes, stylish action scenes, and to tell us why Deadpool is who he is, and why he's awesome. The addition of the two X-men characters was a great way to show off his unique character, and also tie in with the overall X-men franchise.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Feb 17, 2016Excellent, serious film that touches on interesting themes like moral ambiguity that makes the viewer question his own beliefs and view of theExcellent, serious film that touches on interesting themes like moral ambiguity that makes the viewer question his own beliefs and view of the world. The truth is, it may be impossible to fight horrendous criminals like the cartels when your hands are bound by rule of law, but does this justify the things we see? This is what films should do - make us think, question, discuss. And Sicario does an excellent job of that.
I think a lot of people dislike how helpless the protagonist (Kate) is, but to me it just adds realism. There are so many situations in real life where the "good guys" are simply powerless to do anything.
My only criticism is that the film was a bit predictable - it was pretty obvious that nothing would happen to Kate, and unlikely that anything would happen to Alejandro.… Expand