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  • Lucy 2014

    Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Really enjoyed it - Luc Besson's crazy sensibilities usually mesh with mine pretty well. I thought it was really interesting that as her mental capacity increased, her empathy decreased proportionally. Sort of the opposite image of Leeloo in The Fifth Element, who almost couldn't go on with her mission after being overwhelmed with emotion when she saw the embattled history of humanity. Leeloo is essentially a god confronted with humanness, while Lucy is a human who becomes god-like. Of course,…

  • Life After Beth 2014

    Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    More enjoyable than I expected, to be quite honest, although I expected Aubrey Plaza to carry it for me and really, she didn't - Dane Dehane did. I mean, it's his story so he needed to, but I wasn't sure he had it in him. The story goes some...places...but after some resistance a couple of times, I just let my self go along with it and it turned out pretty cute for the most part. Also an interesting and unusual…

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  • Iron Man 2 2010

    ★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2012 2

    I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.

    The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…

  • The Raid 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2012 1

    For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.