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

Kingdom of Heaven

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 . . . → more

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

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 monkey was frickin’ hilarious. . . . → more

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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… . . . → more

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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. . . . → more

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Absolutely flawless film. . . . → more

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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, Tree Beard, Shelob. . . . → more

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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. . . . → more