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  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014 4

    The Raid 2 was one of my most anticipated movies of this year and after all the hyperbolic buzz coming out of Sundance, I was preparing myself for the best action movie experience of all time. This is not happen.

    What I did get was standard martial arts movie fare. For me, the most engaging aspect of the first Raid movie is that it stripped back a lot of the bloat that often plagues modern fight movies like expository dialog,…

  • Blade: Trinity 2004

    ★½ Rewatched 30 Aug, 2013

    Far, far worse than I remember it being.

    How did they get away with making a movie almost entirely comprised of needless exposition?

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  • Battleship 2012

    ½ Watched 14 Sep, 2012 1

    I feel this movie is not as much about an alien invasion as it is about an inability to complete the phrase "mother-fucker" without being interrupted by a cut-away.

    I can't tell if it's terrible or terrible at intending to be terrible.

  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★ Added 13

    As much as I enjoyed this film, I couldn't help but feel somewhat underwhelmed walking out of the cinema the first time I saw 'Rises', placated the second time and a little confused the third time.

    Vertebrae punching and long-drop hangings aside, Bruce’s imprisonment was the most confusing part of his ‘rising’ where he must relearn fear in order to escape and save Gotham.

    Is he discovering a desire to live as a man and kill his reliance on living…