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  • Lucy

    Lucy 2014

    ★½ Watched 15 Apr, 2016

    My friend said it best: What if 2001 and The Matrix met and had a Eurotrash baby.

    Luc Besson overreaches once again.

  • As You Like It

    As You Like It 2006

    ★★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2016

    Well acted. Too bad Bryce Dallas Howard doesn't make more movies like this. Not sure why it was set in Japan; it added nothing to the play, and in fact was a tad dissonant.

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  • Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty 2012

    ★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2014

    Overlong, dry and just kinda boring, especially for movie depicting recent history. The acting is decent though I don't care a bit about anyone on screen. I mean I already know how it turns out. It's not even an interesting documentary.

    The climactic assault is often just a dark screen with vague hints of motion to be anything but frustrating - realistic lighting, maybe; bad storytelling, definitely.

    The best thing about the movie is the somber soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat.

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel 2013

    ★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2013 1

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Meh. Not a big Superman fan, but this movie wasn't very good. Another Goyer script another bad spectacle of story-telling. I did like Michael Shannen as Zod, and Henry Cavill was good as Clark Kent. Not much of a story, but what is there is told poorly. Mostly an excuse to knocked down buildings.

    I think the film's sentiment is best summed up by this:

    1978: All those things I can do. All those powers. And I couldn't even save him.

    2013: All those things I can do. All those powers. And I *wouldn't* even save him.