The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Rating: 3 of 5  

I went into this film with an open mind. No, that’s a lie. I did go into it wanting to be proved wrong; hoping Peter Jackson would impress me with how he pulled it all off. Didn’t work out so well.

The story ends before the title card! I’m sorry that’s kind . . . → more

The Three Musketeers

Rating: 2 of 5  

I have to admit, it was obvious from the trailer that this wasn’t going to be a great movie. But I love the story and I like a lot of the actors and I was so curious I had to go see it anyway. and kind of, it was fun. or at . . . → more

Kingdom of Heaven

Rating: 4.5 of 5  

The only review I really have of the theatrical cut is a quote from Entertainment Weekly’s review of Kingdom of Heaven – May 13, 2005. There were a lot of things I liked about it and a lot of things I was disappointed in. I wanted it to be brilliant and breathtaking. . . . → more

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Rating: 4.5 of 5  

When I first came out of Pirates 3 wasn’t sure what I thought. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. I was thinking over different scenes and realizing how much I just enjoyed the film, enjoyed myself while I was watching it. It’s fun. It’s funny. The . . . → more

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Rating: 4 of 5  

The first time I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest I didn’t know what to expect, so I was paying all sorts of attention trying to figure out what I thought and why. I saw plenty of flaws and expressed the following criticisms…

The first deficit in the second Pirates . . . → more

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Rating: 4.5 of 5  

Whatever flaws I found in this movie (and there were more than a few) I have to give Peter Jackson credit for taking such an unwieldy storyline, full of several different threads built up through the trilogy and wrapping them up so satisfyingly.

Yes, it was kind of choppy.

Yes, it ended . . . → more

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Rating: 5 of 5  

Absolutely flawless film.

I am so in love with the characters, I don’t know what to do with myself. I love that even though Will and Elizabeth are kind of written, initially, as stock characters, Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley really give them such personality and depth. Jack is so strange, but . . . → more

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Rating: 4 of 5  

At first I was upset at what this movie was and then I saw the extended version of this movie and surprisingly enough, I found forgiveness. Now, ironically, it’s probably the one I’ve seen the most.

My major grievances with the theatrical version of this movie were as follows: Faramir, Elrond, Arwen, . . . → more

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Rating: 4.5 of 5  

Of course most everyone loved this movie. Because J.R.R. Tolkien created such deep, rich, complex characters. And he did something amazing with them that just doesn’t happen now – he gave them nobility. I tried looking that word up for it’s precise meaning and it didn’t help me any. But Frodo’s fierce . . . → more