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  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    ★★½

    "He plunges into a hundred foes without thought, but before marriage he stands frozen with fear! And there are those who say he is not yet wise!"

    The movie is mildly entertaining, with some decent action. Plus, but Jake Gyllenhaal is amusing and Gemma Arterton is hot.

    It's unfortunate that the time-travel element is completely squandered. The story is pedestrian, and the whole thing gets more ridiculous as it goes on, with a CGI-laden climax and predictable ending.

    Taken all together, there are certainly worse ways to spend an hour and 56 minutes.

  • A Sound of Thunder

    A Sound of Thunder

    ★½

    They decided to turn a story about the inherent dangers of time travel into a sci-fi disaster action thriller, but through bad CGI, worse green-screening, and sheer ridiculousness, what you end up with is a very expensive B-movie.

    There are so many obvious bad decisions, like time-travel tourism, walking through a swampy underground subway, and allowing this movie to be made in the first place. It's basically a Syfy channel movie, but the large budget means it has... more. Just…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done that even decades later they remain a disturbing sight; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.

    The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.

    I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

    Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.

    The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."

    Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.