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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2014

    Aside from the cheesy parts where the overbearing music and dialogue were straining to be grander than the actual result I enjoyed the look and feel of this movie. The colors were so photographic, almost as if the entire movie was filmed using various VSCO filters. The juxtapositions between crises on earth and in space worked nicely to create tension and momentum, even if they were timed together a bit too convenient. Above all though, kudos to Nolan for creating…

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Dec, 2014

    Story-wise, I felt that it was weaker than the first one but that's usually how these follow-ups go. Despite that, I enjoyed it more than the first one. I think it's the same phenomenon behind why I enjoyed Thor 2 more than the first. Movies with premises that I don't fall into and enjoy for whatever reason even though the majority fully embraces them and showers them with praise. With the sequels, time has marinated these worlds in my subconscious so that I'm primed to return to them and enjoy without the long-forgotten snags.

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  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2014

    I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Dec, 2014

    I pre-ordered it. If memory serves me, this is the first film that I got on pre-order. So three years until the sequel, eh? Can't we just put all the other Marvel movies on hold? I suddenly don't care for the Earth-linked parts (that would include Asgard, yes) of the Marvel universe anymore.