★★★★★ Watched by Brian Smyth 10 Sep 2015
Definitely lived up to the hype.
★★★½ Watched by Brian Smyth 27 Jan 2015
Not a whole lot there after the premise, but what a cool premise.
★★★½ Watched by Brian Smyth 04 Jan 2015
Suffers from the same problems as the source material, but strong performances (esp. supporting) go a long way.
½ Watched by Brian Smyth 06 Dec 2014
Kind of a triumph of cinematography and traditional visual effects.
★★★ Watched by Brian Smyth 19 Apr 2014
Entertaining with an impressive dose of current Snowden-era politics.
★★½ Watched by Brian Smyth 22 Mar 2014
Predictably stupid, but I was amused.
★★★ Watched by Brian Smyth 16 Mar 2014
Too much was made of the hyper-stylized cinematography. If anything, the directing was too heavy-handed. It could have used a more ruthless editor, but all told it was a fun time. Makes me want to reread the book.
★★★ Watched by Brian Smyth 09 Jan 2014
Kind of a mediocre adaptation. Fun casting, though. They cut a ton out of the story and it was still long.
★★★½ Watched by Brian Smyth 13 Oct 2013
I recall reading a lot of negative press when this film was in theaters, but I don't recall specific complaints. The plot was slightly thin, but I thought it was thoroughly enjoyable.
★★★ Watched by Brian Smyth 12 Oct 2013
This was better than it had any business being. Hard to go too wrong with giant monsters and mechs.