First half four-stars, second half three-stars.
Decent Disney fare. While a visual treat, overall it simply wasn't as entertaining as better Disney and Pixar fare. I also wasn't aware it was as much of a traditional musical as it was. My daughter rated it "just ok" as well, and my wife liked it about as much as I did, so while certainly not terrible, this one wasn't for us.
There are so many problems with the Hobbit it's difficult to decide where to begin.
The first though is the overblown runtime and the shocking amount of filler. Never have I watched a movie where I could so easily go through and literally remove half- and not only lose nothing, but substantially make the film better by doing so. There are scene after scene of bloat, whether they are standalone segments that could be removed entirely since they have no…
Man of Steel isn't quite what I was expecting. I had avoided the previews as I typically do with a movie I intend to see anyways, so I was pleasantly surprised that by-and-large we avoided 45 minutes of growing-up-in-Kansas and Clark being a clumsy newspaper man. Some of these typical elements are sliced-and-diced into flashbacks throughout the movie, which is a refreshing change (vs say The Amazing Spiderman), but at the same time doesn't give quite the build up of…