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  • Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2 2013

    ★★★ Watched 10 May, 2015

    A fun film, but nowhere near as good as the last one. Hit girl still steals the show, but this time she's growing up and maturing. The best moments have thankfully not been spoiled by trailers, so I won't mention them here. The character moments are good and the the teenage trials are the best conveyed arcs. The action is not tight and nor is it as humorous as the last time. The shock of the previous effort is lost and you're left with a fairly average superhero effort.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 May, 2015

    It was quite a good film, but again suffers from being too close to the Marvel formula. The story told here was better conveyed in Agents of Shield, but this had some genuinely good moments. It felt a bit rushed though, as if they were running to the final fight sequence without pausing to register the impact. This could have been great, but again, marvel just gets ok.

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  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2012

    Not perfect, but a lot better than I expected. The fight scenes are a bit like music videos, but this is fine, as the ideas and main characters are the drive here and not the action. It's not quite inception, but the film covers about as many themes and ideas as Snyder's watchmen, which is impressive for his first non-adaptation.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★½ Watched 29 Dec, 2014

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

    Not a true spider-man film. Simply awful interpretation of the webbed wonder. Changing his back story so that his parents made the formula only work with him, changes the whole point of this beloved superhero. Gone is the geek done good, now Sony has a privileged hero who has been chosen to have these powers.

    This film has some good sequences, mostly when spider-man swings. That Gwen's death wasn't moving is a sign that this was a really bad film.