Tag: 3 star

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Posted November 18, 2012

I don’t even know what to say. And it’s not because I was shocked by the twist ending because I was surprised at how it manifest itself but I was also expecting something.

Argo

Argo

Posted October 27, 2012

Argo is one of those hard movies to analyze because a lot of things were really well done without having a significant impact, at least on me.

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

Posted September 22, 2012

Maybe I don’t watch enough dramas, but Trouble with the Curve feels a little like a more traditional sports movie, like from the 80s and 90s. The kind that don’t exist anymore. Maybe it’s because it has all the elements of an old school sports movie

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

Posted August 25, 2012

The Bourne Legacy is a decent reboot. They worked hard to incorporate elements from earlier films and while somethings worked considerably better, others didn’t.

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

Posted July 21, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises is a Christopher Nolan movie and so it’s very well made, structurally sharp, intelligent and takes the time to actually say something interesting. But there’s very little emotion in it.

The Amazing Spider-man

The Amazing Spider-man

Posted July 7, 2012

History Lesson: Spider-man was the first superhero I ever knew. Of course he had his amazing friends who I liked a lot and sometimes the X-Men who were interesting. But Spider-man was the central figure in my superhero world and even back then I knew the difference between the lead and the supporting players.

Brave

Brave

Posted June 23, 2012

I don’t know why I bother rating animated movies, except that in some ways these reviews are my own version of collecting movie stubs.

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman

Posted June 4, 2012

I’m predisposed not to like Kristen Stewart. But I really wanted to like Snow White and the Huntsman so I hoped, at the very least, she’d be good enough not to ruin it. I thought: Please let her be flat. Please let her be unemotional. I’m ok with either of those. (I ought to have just come out and said, let her be Jessica Biel but it only just occured to me). If I’d had any foresight

Battleship

Battleship

Posted May 20, 2012

It doesn’t happen often, but Battleship surprised me. I expected it to be big and dumb and flashy and loud, lots of special effects and little story and less characters. But, I was curious and thought a little bit of big and flashy might be fun. Plus Taylor Kitsch never hurts.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Posted March 30, 2012

Eh.

The Hunger Games wasn’t a bad movie. But it wasn’t great either and certainly not as good as all they hype would imply.

The effects weren’t especially shiny or cool.

The action wasn’t really exciting.

There was nothing profound