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Average User Score: 6.5Oct 27, 2017This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The best action movie I've seen. Intense, fun, and sucks you in, with charming characters that are full of life. Over the top humor with a wink to the audience never fails to enhance the experience, rather than detract from it. Even a cold bastard of a US president works well to keep the plot going the way it needs to.
Characters are consistently awesome, but the challenges they face never seem easy or boring to watch. The actions sucks you in, not in small part due to the shifting camera angles. I gasped whenever the protagonists were at risk, and sighed when they survived another hardship - usually in some epic manner.
My one gripe is with the contrived killing of a main character towards the end of the film, for what seems to be a "diversity" replacement for the sequel. He will be missed.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Aug 11, 2018I have a strong feeling that someone in the production team wanted to make a completely different movie, and it shows. It has a very differentI have a strong feeling that someone in the production team wanted to make a completely different movie, and it shows. It has a very different atmosphere compared to the other two Ninja Turtles films, and resembles one of the (bad) episodes of the original animated series. While all the good-side characters were there, their performance was mediocre, and it all felt like a silly joke. None of the antagonists manage to portray a sense of threat like The Shredder did, and did we really need another Hollywood film that insists on using the British as the bad guys?
There are so many silly jokes that some of them land, but in the end, I couldn't even bear to watch it to the end. The 2003 animated TV series is far superior to this entire sad production.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Aug 11, 2018It's actually a pretty good film, which tries to portray the negatives of a militarized society in a deadly war, and manages to accomplish theIt's actually a pretty good film, which tries to portray the negatives of a militarized society in a deadly war, and manages to accomplish the opposite. There is political and social commentary here; there is a terrible "meat-grinder" war, in which poor strategy and planning are offset by the courage and sacrifice of the men (and women) on the front-lines. There is some anti-war message which is swallowed by the patriotic fervor that the brutality of the non-human insects inspire.
There are also love triangles between virtually all the main characters, which serve to personalize the impersonal face of a war on such scale. I didn't care much for the love stories, but they do provide motivation for the characters, and generally work.
While not truthful to the source material, this is a proper sci-fi film, that stands on its own right, and still has value even 21 years after its making.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Mar 16, 2018Congratulations! You've made Lara Croft ugly. This is what passes for a feminine victory nowadays, and it's a hell of a lot easier thanCongratulations! You've made Lara Croft ugly. This is what passes for a feminine victory nowadays, and it's a hell of a lot easier than creating an interesting or entertaining film. Now, if the makers of this film can help society progress a little further by burning their next script, and throwing themselves down a deep pit, I'd consider giving this film a 3. Thank you.
Update: love to see all the feminists getting triggered by this review. Keep reeeeeing - you're not going to change us, or what we like.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Apr 22, 2018An intense film, and Liam Neesen sells the character completely. He is a flawed man, who is not taken seriously by people who are used toAn intense film, and Liam Neesen sells the character completely. He is a flawed man, who is not taken seriously by people who are used to total safety and security, but this time, his worst fears become a reality - only he's the right man for the job.
I assume hearing your daughter being kidnapped in real time is one of the worst nightmares a father can have, and that every father would prefer to "possess a certain set of skills" that would allow him to rescue his daughter.
The film did go overboard in one spot, but besides that Neesen's ruthless effectiveness was enjoyable to watch.
Recommended, if you're not a professional movie critic.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Feb 21, 2014The first one was not just a story about inventions and food - it was also about people, and had characters with content, that developedThe first one was not just a story about inventions and food - it was also about people, and had characters with content, that developed throughout the plot. The humor evolved naturally from their personalities.
The sequel has none of the above, replacing them with flashy animations, too much food puns, and a contrived plot that climaxes with yet another "Nature Vs. Industry" conflict that doesn't make sense - and not in a good way.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.6Mar 16, 2018I came to this movie expecting some light jokes - nothing cerebral, but with lots of "fun in the sun." In that department - the only one whereI came to this movie expecting some light jokes - nothing cerebral, but with lots of "fun in the sun." In that department - the only one where it should have delivered - it didn't. The humor was on par with American Pie, save for a few wisecracks about how the lifeguards in the original series went above and beyond their job description.
I'm not sure who thought Baywatch needed a racist black cop. Is that a mandatory quota to fill in Hollywood comedies nowadays? Our good friend The Rock also made it quite clear that only the best of the best were eligible to join the Baywatch team - not even Olympic gold medal swimmers are good enough, unless they prove themselves.
Which is why this elite team proceeded to hire more weak females, that could not pull a drowning pet turtle out of an aquarium, and an overweight guy, whose only talent was getting boners in front of crowds, because "he has heart."
Now, I don't know about you, but I'd just love to drown knowing that the man who was in charge of helping me had so much heart, he died of a heart attack when attempting to reach the water.
Personally, I'm not a Baywatch fan, but the entire premise of this film is so inconsistent with the source material, let alone its own claims, that I couldn't just sit back and enjoy it.
In summary, utterly mediocre, and still somehow manages to insult the viewer at the same time.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.0Mar 16, 2018I honestly can't understand who thought this film needed to be made. It doesn't say anything new, or important; it's not done particularlyI honestly can't understand who thought this film needed to be made. It doesn't say anything new, or important; it's not done particularly well - in fact, the effects are so terrible, I had to wonder if they spent all their budget on Nicolas Cage. Now, he does do a pretty good job, considering the general catastrophe that passes for a plot in this film, but it's just not enough to make for a passable experience.
The worst is the film's utter disregard for basic details: the Knights Templar did NOT go to combat ON FOOT. They did not WALK all the way to the middle east, which does NOT all look like the Sahara desert. They also did not WALK all the way back to Europe. Was there no budget for a single bloody horse - real or digital - to appear on screen?! Did ANYONE in the production team hear of that mythological body of water called the Mediterranean, and the advent of ships?
If the film makers wanted to insult Christianity, and/or the Crusades, and/or the Inquisition, well, take a number, stand in line, and you're about a century too late anyway. Instead, all you have insulted is the viewer's intelligence.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Mar 10, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The 'scientists' aboard a space-faring vessel, which discovers and then makes contact with the CREATORS OF HUMANKIND, are utterly unimpressed with their findings, or the fact that they are lucky enough fulfill one of mankind's most ancient, deepest desires. Perhaps it is because the creator(s) of this film know only how to scare the audience, and is embarrassingly overrated for that one single trick he does over and over (and over and over.)
Prometheus presents an interesting and atmospheric spectacle, at least until the middle, where it becomes an enduring disappointment, which is only made worse by its prequel-sequel Covenant (don't watch that, not unless you hate yourself.)… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6Mar 10, 2018An embarrassingly bad movie that rides on the names of two franchises. It has a couple of good scenes towards the end, which merit it someAn embarrassingly bad movie that rides on the names of two franchises. It has a couple of good scenes towards the end, which merit it some points, but do not justify suffering through the entire bloodbath. Do yourself a favor, and drink a pint of bleach instead.… Expand