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  • After Earth 2013

    Watched 15 Sep, 2014

    What a bunch of boring garbage. It's not even bad in a fun way like The Happening or Lady in the Water, it's just really dull and stupid.

  • Sin City 2005

    ★★½ Rewatched 13 Sep, 2014

    This most recent viewing really drove home the fact that Sin City is not nearly as good as I once believed it to be. Maybe it's just that I've outgrown Miller's particular type of tough guy machismo, but the whole thing just feels silly now. I will grant that it's still visually impressive at times, but even then, a lot of it just looks goofy. I've heard this described as a nine year old's conception of hard boiled noir, and that is probably the best way to describe it.

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  • X-Men: First Class 2011

    ★★ Added

    More like Ehx-Meh: Economy Class, amirite?! All kidding aside, the film is fine, but some people have gone more than little bit overboard in their praise of it. I wonder if it was because the last couple of X-flicks were so terrible, that people lowered their standards so much this one just seems great in comparison. I will concede that there is some fairly cool stuff during the first act, and Fassbender is excellent throughout, but outside of that I…

  • Beowulf 2007

    ★★ Added

    More empty spectacle than anything else, Beowulf manages to fairly entertaining while also being mostly boring. There is no good reason the entire film had to be done in motion capture rather than live action, and while the animation is definitely adequate, it only serves to add another level of disconnect between the film and the audience. The viewer is hard pressed to work up any sort of investment in the characters or their plight, and as such, it becomes…