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Average User Score: 5.9Sep 12, 2016Listen, I am a horror fan, a metal fan, and a comedy fan. And this movie still didn't work for me. The comedy is pretty much all gross-out sexListen, I am a horror fan, a metal fan, and a comedy fan. And this movie still didn't work for me. The comedy is pretty much all gross-out sex jokes (which is fine but this comes off just super immature and lame) and the characters aren't even really likable. I'm almost positive I didn't even laugh once. There are better stoner metal movies and better horror comedies out there. Don't waste your time.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Nov 8, 2015I've never thought I'd ever call something "the feel-good movie of the year" but The Peanuts Movie is exactly that. Everything about it wasI've never thought I'd ever call something "the feel-good movie of the year" but The Peanuts Movie is exactly that. Everything about it was spot-on from the animation and the voices to the humor and tone. If you're like me and grew up watching Charlie Brown specials, then the feel of this movie will be immediately familiar, yet still seems modern. And the writers (Charles Schulz own children) somehow found a way to include every single Peanuts reference you could ask for without making it feel shoehorned in or patronizing.
No matter how old you are, you'll enjoy this movie. I guess if you just hate life in general, then you may not like this movie. Or if you require large explosions and shakey-cams to enjoy your theater experience then I suppose this movie could seem dull. But if you're up for a funny, charming, warm, positive film, you can't go wrong with this one. And I know that children enjoy it too because the little girl leaving the theater next to me wouldn't stop talking about it. I challenge you to see this movie and not leave smiling.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6Jun 15, 2015If you like pretty good special effects and scenes of major landmarks being decimated in the same cheesy vein as Independence Day, then youIf you like pretty good special effects and scenes of major landmarks being decimated in the same cheesy vein as Independence Day, then you may very well enjoy San Andreas. If you enjoy things that most movies are required to have (like story, believable characters, and plot points that make sense) you most likely will not. There is nothing even remotely original or interesting about this movie and if you've ever seen any disaster movie before then you already know how the "family dynamic" story played out. Emphasis on "played out".
There is a certain amount of cheese and silliness that I am willing to take in my action movies but the sheer amount of contempt and disdain that San Andreas shows for its audience overshadows anything that could have otherwise been enjoyable. The dialogue is perfunctory at best and the plot points are so completely ludicrous that you feel kind of like an idiot just suspending your disbelief to go along for the ride. This movie is designed for those who don't want to think while watching their movies. If you are quite content not using your brain whatsoever, then by all means go check out San Andreas. However, if you find cookie-cutter characters who always make exactly the right decisions based on no information and sheer luck then you'll probably find this movie as insufferable as I did. And I'm a Rock fan! But not even that can make me okay with this stupid, horrible, insulting excuse for a movie. All of the positive reviews for this movie (which I'm shocked by, frankly) seem to have been written by teenagers who have never seen special effects before. Because they're actually NOT THAT GREAT! I mean, if you want to watch The Rock boating through what could be a very cool video game background, then you can see that here. And yeah, the earthquake stuff looks cool. But in the end, that's all it is. A bunch of shaking around with absolutely nothing of substance holding it up.
Skip this one.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.8Dec 20, 2013Don't listen to the critics reviews. This movie is just a boring, pointless mess. Based on the trailer, the story is about a woman who'sDon't listen to the critics reviews. This movie is just a boring, pointless mess. Based on the trailer, the story is about a woman who's husband is violently killed just before Christmas. Afterwards, she finds out that her husband had a brief affair with a stripper and the woman goes on a quest to find herself and more about the husband she thought she knew. If that had been the movie, then we might have something. Unfortunately, the remainder of the film is simply a series of segments where the woman indulges in extreme behavior (like excessive shopping, drugs, and sex parties) for no real reason other than they're just things most upscale family women don't do.
The story with the stripper ultimately goes nowhere and, as far as I can tell, the woman learns nothing from her experiences. Or if she does, it's not revealed to us, the audience. The comedy is fairly obvious, and what little does land is nothing to write home about. Also, we're treated to literally about 15 minutes (cumulatively) of the entire reading of Night Before Christmas, old Christmas cartoons, and one entire Christmas hymn with three verses. There was nothing absolutely horrible about the movie, but there was also nothing redeeming about it. Nothing to take away from it, nothing to learn, and no reason to really care about the main character.
Overall, White Reindeer left me out in the cold Which is a better joke that what you'll get in this film. It's unrealistic, flat, uninteresting, not funny, and a tad pretentious. Skip this one for something more cheerful and better written.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Jun 17, 2013Short review: If you like Joss Whedon, you'll like this movie.
Long review: First off, I know this isn't my cup of tea, but do we reallyShort review: If you like Joss Whedon, you'll like this movie.
Long review: First off, I know this isn't my cup of tea, but do we really need another Shakespeare adaptation? I was intrigued by the use of the original text but there just wasn't much here for me that made it worth watching. I mean, for the Whedon-istas out there, it's got all the things you expect of a Whedon movie. The same type of humor, the dramatic moments, and Nathan Fillion. If you notice, the reviews giving this movie a 9 or 10 are mega Whedon fans and that's totally fine! But if you are going to watch this movie without being into everything Whedon does, then you can pretty much skip this one. There were some funny moment, sure, but even at only an hour and a half, I just wanted this thing to be over.
I realize this is one of Whedon's "cheap" movies but it really came off like a well-shot and decently-acted Cinemax movie without the sex scenes. Fancy house in the valley, everyone in suits and dresses for no reason, and a group of people getting together for no real purpose other than to make a story possible. And it's Shakespeare, so you're not getting anything new on the script front. Just the Whedon gang getting together to work on a project. For my taste, the comedy was so-so and the drama was sappy. Just so-so for me.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Apr 9, 2013This movie has provided a roller coaster of emotions for me in the sense that when I first heard about it was vehemently opposed to the idea.This movie has provided a roller coaster of emotions for me in the sense that when I first heard about it was vehemently opposed to the idea. I don't understand how they can spend 20 years saying that no one would be interested in an Evil Dead 4 but somehow suddenly an Evil Dead remake would be a great idea. Then, I saw the trailer and found myself interested again. The look was interesting and there seemed to be a lot of cool effects. But let's move on to how I felt after actually seeing the movie...
Overall, the movie was fine. There was actually a lot of stuff there for the old school fans like the music, the look of the cabin and some lines that were obviously pulled from the original movies to help it appeal to all of the fans who were pissed that there's no Ash character. (Yes, including me.) However, the dialogue was a big part of what made this one of those movies that was good enough for one viewing but that I will probably never see again. I have no problem with bad language but when ALL of your characters use nothing but the F-word and the S-word then it just makes them sound stupid. And all of the business with the main character (Mia) being a drug addict seemed tacked-on and pointless. I mean, it's fine but when they kept going back to it, it just got old. It was like, fight death horror, oh wait remember how you left our family when mom was sick? And on top of that, I found Mia to be just a really unlikable character. Partly the way she was written, partly the acting. But that's subjective.
SPOILERS Okay, there was a point where I was actually really into this movie and it was where David (essentially the Ash character) was kicking Deadite ass. He does all the work of figuring out what needs to be done and taking out the Deadites one by one. Then... he buries Mia (which is one of the ways of saving her soul as opposed to only bodily dismemberment as in the originals) and then bringing her back to life so she can be the sole survivor. He even constructs a defibrillator out of tools in the shed which is very Ash. But yes, she comes back to life and even after being drenched in scolding hot water, she is TOTALLY FINE! Fine enough that she can destroy whatever the evil is after David did all the work.
Look, I realize I'm an old-school fan here but I just don't see the point in excising the very thing that made the original awesome in the first place. The male hero of the series (Ash) is so uncommon in horror films. Name another horror film where the hero is a guy. Name another horror film where fans go to see the good guy (instead of Jason, Michael, Freddy)! And now, the remake has just made it into another Girl Survivor movie and not even a likable girl survivor at that. And the "extra scene" after the credits isn't even worth sticking around for. I should point out that it's FINE that the survivor is a girl. My point is that now the movie is just like every other horror film ever and who wants to see the same thing over and over? END SPOILERS.
So, while I can't say this was a horrible film at all, I just think it took everything that made the original fun and different out and replaced it with every other horror film cliche that you've seen for 20 years.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Sep 23, 2012I haven't been as eager to see a movie in the theater, opening weekend as I was to see Dredd. This movie was pretty much everything I wantedI haven't been as eager to see a movie in the theater, opening weekend as I was to see Dredd. This movie was pretty much everything I wanted it to be and addressed a lot of my concerns over the watering down of action films these days. Dredd is dark in tone but colorful, and interesting, and gritty and, most importantly, believable as a world. Karl Urban is great in the role. Everything about the movie seemed like attention had been paid to it from the sets to the story. Is it freaking Shakespear?? No! But, it's damn fun for 90 minutes. That's right, 90 minutes! None of this 2 hour plus crap. Look, there are exceptions but Battleship ain't one of 'em. But as far as Dredd is concerned, the plot is cohesive and makes sense. And there are some clever little twists here and there. I can't say enough about how badass Dredd is. Anyone who says otherwise simply doesn't care for action films. I know that sounds close-minded and maybe it is a bit, but as the user reviews on this site show, Dredd has done something right for a change.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Aug 29, 2012More of this please. The Expendables 2 is everything you want in an action movie. Compared to overlong, boring, pointless "action" fare likeMore of this please. The Expendables 2 is everything you want in an action movie. Compared to overlong, boring, pointless "action" fare like say, Transformers, etc., Expendables 2 has believable (if a tad cliche) characters with clear motivations doing awesome stuff and that is where Stallone and Company GET IT. Is Expendables 2 a perfect movie? No. Is it fun? Hell yes. The opening gambit is tongue-in-cheek machismo to the max and everyone involved in the film seems to be having a blast. Of course, there are some cheesy parts and I thought it was overdoing it to have Willis and Swartzanegger doing each others old catchphrases, but if those are the biggest problems, sign me up for more movies like The Expendables.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jul 27, 2012Either the majority of reviewers on here are HIGH, paid by the studio or legitimately idiots. I'm sorry but this movie sucked. And not justEither the majority of reviewers on here are HIGH, paid by the studio or legitimately idiots. I'm sorry but this movie sucked. And not just in a silly, formulaic, seen-it-before kinda way. This movie is bad from such a fundamental level that it literally pissed me off while I was watching it. Let me clarify that I was excited to see this movie. I missed it in theaters but it's always been on my list of movies to see. So when I popped it in, I had no idea that by the 10 minute mark I'd be ready to rip my eyes and ears out. The writing is atrocious. I'm talking, abysmal dialogue, vague character motivations that seem to change on a whim, and probably the most annoying kid character ever. So... an 11 year old is fluent in Japanese (because he plays video games, of course), a hip hop dancing prodigy, and the most innovative fight promoter/manager of all time. That makes total sense.
I give this movie a 2 only because the robot fight scenes are cool. They are the only reason to watch but honestly, it hardly matters when you try to get through the s*** dialogue and the worst rap/hard rock soundtrack I may have ever heard. If you value two hours of your life, I urge you not to see this movie. It's not even bad in a fun way. You will hate everyone involved with this film and you'll question Hugh Jackman's willingness to go along with this farce of a film. I don't write reviews often but Reel Steel is so awful and these reviews are completely giving everyone the wrong impression. You will not cheer, you will not clap and you will not shed a tear. Except when you realize what a waste of two hours this crapfest is.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.8Dec 14, 2011Don't waste your time with a movie that seems merely to have been made to showcase as many name actors as humanly possible. Story? Im stillDon't waste your time with a movie that seems merely to have been made to showcase as many name actors as humanly possible. Story? Im still not clear on what that may have been. It's not a movie I would tend to go see but I got roped into it and it couldn't have been more painful. At least each actor I can't stand is only in it for a handful of minutes. It seems like just long enough for them to pick up a paycheck really.… Expand