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  • As Above, So Below 2014

    ★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2014

    I feel like As Above, So Below has the heart and soul of a great movie, though not necessarily a great horror movie. It has some fantastic ideas but it's severely lacking in execution and creativity.

    It's a found-footage horror film set in the Paris catacombs, but the first 20 minutes or so felt more like a Tomb Raider (or Uncharted, or The Last Crusade etc.) homage with a super smart, multi-lingual female archaeologist protagonist searching for the philosopher's stone.…

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2014

    I guess it's fair to say it's adequate as a kids film, the first one just happened to transcend that label.

    There's much more of a focus on action and spectacle here than the personal, character-driven plot of the original. I suppose they are better off taking the story elsewhere than attempting to recreate tread ground. The relationship between Hiccup and Toothless is still there, but this film is basically just about war.

    It didn't really impress me on a…

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