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  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★★ Added

    Finally, Michael Shannon is used effectively in a decent Superman origin story.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★½ Rewatched 30 Mar, 2016

    Sadly, BvS doesn't stand up to much scrutiny on repeat viewings. After a second watch, I understand the philosophy underpinning the narrative. It's wholly surmised with this line:

    "That's how it starts. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men... cruel."- Alfred Pennyworth

    This is all the movie needed to be. It's a simplistic notion that immediately has pathos and is the motivational catalyst for every central character...until it is lost in poorly theorised theological parallels…

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  • Battleship

    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

    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…