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  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    A fun but shallow film with some literally awesome giant mechs. It's okay with the kids; a tiny smattering of bad language, and one fist fight, but otherwise just mech vs monster combat. 

    My girl found the Mako, the main female character, quite inspiring. She said she looked similar to Quorra in Tron Legacy, and had a similar feeling about her.

    Idris Elba and Ron Perlman were both excellent and infinitely watchable.

    Overall I enjoyed the richness of the art direction: mechs, tech, bone slum. But I won't be thinking about this film tomorrow.

  • Joy

    Joy 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2016

    Watched across two plane flights, I didn't treat this film with the utmost respect. But I did watch most of it in one chunk. The family was amazing and infuriating. I thought the performances of the family were fantastic; especially the dad and his new woman after the legal stuff-up.

    The story felt kind of bitsy to me, and I didn't get swept up in it.

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun 1986

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2011 6

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…