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Average User Score: 6.5May 30, 2016Not sure I agree with overloaded action so much as disappointing action. Civil War showed you can pack in a large amount of action and make itNot sure I agree with overloaded action so much as disappointing action. Civil War showed you can pack in a large amount of action and make it work. XMA delivered average at best in terms of action.
The acting was very mixed. Some of that was scripting issues, but some of what just not great acting. Olivia Munn was forgettable as Psylocke. Thankfully, Evan Peters continues to do a wonderful job as Quicksilver.
The big issue most had from the trailers was Apocalypse and he was not horrible, but not impressive. I blame that more on the director and writers.
There were some other issues I had with the director and writers. Not going to spoil the movie, but when see the scene with the arrow used, it was bad. Michael Fassbender did a great job acting in it, but the choices made by the director made roll my eyes.
The special effects was a mixed bag. There was times when it felt like a video game and other times it was awesome.
In the end, I would say unless you are a big fan of The X-Men, you should skip seeing this at theaters.
It was not bad enough to kill the franchise, but Fox should seriously consider letting Marvel take back the franchise and just pay Fox a fee every time they use the X-Men.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Dec 25, 2015They have taken a complex boring topic and made it enjoyable. With that said, this is Oliver Stone. If you hate movies that do lots of voiceThey have taken a complex boring topic and made it enjoyable. With that said, this is Oliver Stone. If you hate movies that do lots of voice overs and breaking of the fourth wall, this will be a tough movie for you to watch.
The acting and script is good overall. If foul language offends you easily, you should avoid this movie. With that said, I do not think the foul language is just being used to stupid. It comes across as something the people this movie is based on would do.
If you want a better understanding of what happen to the economy in 2007, this is a must see. If you want a popcorn flick where you can put your mind on cruse control, not the best choice.
I think everyone should see this movie just to get a better idea of one of the scams played by Wall Street on Americans and the world.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Dec 19, 2015If you have enjoyed any of the Star Wars movies, this is well worth seeing. If you enjoy Sci-fi movies that lean towards action, this is wellIf you have enjoyed any of the Star Wars movies, this is well worth seeing. If you enjoy Sci-fi movies that lean towards action, this is well worth seeing. If you are a film snob who hates really popular movies, skip this.
The reality is no movie will make everyone happy. Just like there is no one song or musical artist that everyone loves. The Force Awakens has a target audience that just so happens to have been building up for about forty years now. There is enough retro items to keep the fan base happy while offering an entertaining experience for those less familiar with the Star Wars universe.
Try to fight the sense of over hype and just watch the movie for what it is, a fun Sci-fi flick. If the Star Trek reboot movies worked for you, this one will as well.
Nice to see Lucas Films new owners have done what George could not. The overall quality of acting was higher, the pacing was better, and the story was better. J.J. Abrams has come through with a quality movie that maybe just beat The Empire Strikes Back as the best of the Star Wars series so far.
If I had complaints it would be the way certain characters were able to do things that in theory people had to be trained to do. Piloting certain vehicles that in theory they had not used before or styles of fighting they had never done before. Nothing against the actor that play Kylo Ren, but he seems to tall and different from his parents. Small issue, but that is just something that bugged me.
Resist hating this movie just because it is so popular. To many people feel they must balance score by giving a super low score to a popular movie. In some cases, I do think movies get higher scores do to great marketing over good quality, but this had both. Worthy of the high praise.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Jul 3, 2015If you love Terminator movies, this will be worth seeing. If you love action movies, this is still worth seeing. If you want to see an amazingIf you love Terminator movies, this will be worth seeing. If you love action movies, this is still worth seeing. If you want to see an amazing story with great lines and great acting across the board, skip this one.
You have to go in with the right mind set. It is a popcorn flick, not designed to be the greatest movie ever made.
The action scenes were mixed in terms of quality. I did not care for the cartoonish nature of the helicopter chase. I know action movies breaks the laws of physics all the time, but I think G.I. Joe the cartoon had better helicopter physics.
The acting was very mixed. I wanted to like the new Sarah Conner, but she just did not pull off that bad ass charisma like Linda Hamilton did. Arnold did a fine job being Arnold. The actor doing John Carter's roll was very good.
The trailers did giveaway a chunk of the story twists, but there still maybe one surprise remaining. Sadly, most of the movie was predictable.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Jun 19, 2015Pixar finally broke out of the Pixar mold. Toy Story, Monsters, Bugs LIfe, Cars, etc, were feeling like the same basic story just with aPixar finally broke out of the Pixar mold. Toy Story, Monsters, Bugs LIfe, Cars, etc, were feeling like the same basic story just with a different looking set of characters. Inside Out still has some of the classic Pixar moves, but they added some nice original moves to make this feel like something new.
While I give it a 10, it is not perfect, but it is one of the best animated movies in years. Yes, the ending is predictable, but how they got to that ending is not. It is a well thought out universe with characters you can love.
If you love Pixar movies, this is a must see. If enjoy animated movies, very good chance you will really enjoy this. If you love mindless violent animated humor, skip this.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jun 11, 2015If you are hoping to find a Matrix knock off this is not it. If you are hoping to find a deep original movie, this is not it. If you just wantIf you are hoping to find a Matrix knock off this is not it. If you are hoping to find a deep original movie, this is not it. If you just want a fun action flick to kill a couple of hours, this is it.
I think if you watch this for what it is, just entertainment, you will enjoy it. Reeves delivered the tough reserved killer role. I am sure his training for the Matrix helped a ton in making him a great fit for this.
The action is graphic. I appreciated the little touches, such as showing him take extra shots to make sure his enemies are dead. Naturally, the physics get pushed to unreal levels at times, but not as bad as many films have done.
If actions films is what you love, this is well worth watching. If you are not big on violence, you may want to skip this.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6May 18, 2015Finally, a movie that lives up the hype. It has been a while since a movie actually lived up to all fuss. If you have enjoyed any of theFinally, a movie that lives up the hype. It has been a while since a movie actually lived up to all fuss. If you have enjoyed any of the previous Mad Max movies, this is well worth seeing. If you like action movies, this is well worth seeing.
Was it perfect, no, but it was really good. They struck a nice balance between realism and fantasy physics. The story did not get to complex or retread the previous movies story lines. It fit the Mad Max universe.
I am willing to say Fury Road is the best of the Mad Max series. Loved Road Warrior, but Fury Road got to take advantage of a higher budget and more modern effects.
The only thing that kind of annoyed me was the children memory thing. They over did that at times.
Did I miss Mel Gibson, nope. Tom Hardy is a great replacement for Mad Mel.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0May 3, 2015I cannot believe the hate on this movie. It is a good movie. This is a popcorn flick. Complaints about not being real enough is crazy, becauseI cannot believe the hate on this movie. It is a good movie. This is a popcorn flick. Complaints about not being real enough is crazy, because it is a sci-fi super hero movie.
With that said, I do agree it is not as good as the first, but not far off. The acting is fine, not exceptional. The story is fine for this style of movie, but the dialogue was not as good as the first Avengers.
The first Avengers movie was something I think just about anyone would have enjoyed. This one is more for those truly into this type of movie. You do not have to be a comic book fan to enjoy it.
For a sequel, it has done an impressive job. Standards are super high for this movie due to the success of the first one. If you go, just know it will be fast paced fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Apr 30, 2015Interstellar is movie just for science fiction fans. I think to your average movie viewer this is going to be kind dull. It is a pretty movie,Interstellar is movie just for science fiction fans. I think to your average movie viewer this is going to be kind dull. It is a pretty movie, good actors, but the pacing is sluggish at times and the story kind of goes off the rails for most people.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Mar 10, 2015Chappie has gotten mixed reviews, but I think it is mostly because people come in expecting it to be some action robot fighting movie or aChappie has gotten mixed reviews, but I think it is mostly because people come in expecting it to be some action robot fighting movie or a super realistic robot movie. Instead of being a pure robot action movie, they try to take on the when does something become truly alive. If a mechanical device becomes self aware and has the ability to learn in its own, should it be thought of like a human.
The concept is not be all that new. Everything from Blade Runner to Ghose In The Shell has hit the same basic concepts.
If can except some of the stretches in science used in the movie and do not mind some pacing issues with for the most part predictable characters and story lines, this should be a good movie to watch. It is much better than movies like Lawnmower Man and Transcendence which take on the idea of transferring a soul or mind from one body to another. The acting was good on average. It was nice to see Hugh Jackman take on a bad guy role. It is just to bad it was a very common bad guy role. Sigourney Weaver also delivered a very cliche character. I think both Jackman and Weaver could have been pushed to make their characters more unique.
If you are looking for a mindless action movie, this is not it. If you liked Blade Runner or you love all things SCi-Fi, then this is worth seeing in theaters.… Expand