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  • The Maze Runner

    The Maze Runner 2014

    ½ Watched 19 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The world is devastated by a natural disaster and virus, so let's spend billions in our precious resources to build a clockwork maze and biotechnical terrors to populate it for the purpose of torturing children so we can study their brains to figure out why they are a immune to said virus.

    Really?

    And all the while I don't give two-flips about the characters because they are hollow charicatures, devoid of history. Of course, this is the first in a…

  • The Book of Life

    The Book of Life 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Jul, 2015

    An entertaining, if predictable, story. The character designs and animation style are great.

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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.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop 2014

    ★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    First off, I'm one of those rare people who didn't like the original RoboCop. Too heavy handed, and Paul Verhooven is just too much in love with gratuitous...well everything. Peter Weller is that movie's only saving grace.

    The remake is more serious than the original, trying for a more intelligent look at what it would be to become a cyborg, while still having the over-the-top political satire in the form of the Samuel L. Jackson segments (playing a jingoistic journalist…