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  • Morituri

    Morituri 1965

    Watched 05 Nov, 2016

    The movie is too scatter-brained and depressing to be this badly made.

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    Watched 01 Nov, 2016

    It couldn't be as bad the first one, I said...

    Bad science fiction movies can be fun. This is just a bloated mess, with too many characters and too much emphasis on kitchen sink FX.

    It feels like Devlin and Emmerich want to combine the 70s war epic (or disaster flick) with the 50s alien invasion movie; dozens of characters, trite mini-dramas set against a larger event; with unimaginative FX sequences (hint, more of the same is not better). They just aren't good at it though. Better off watching Midway and then The Thing From Another World back to back.

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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.