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  • The Fantastic Four

    The Fantastic Four

    OMG, the soundtrack rip-off is real in this one. I heard variations of Goldsmith's Star Trek, Horner's trumpet staccato, and multiple things ripped from Williams' Star Wars scores, most blatant was the copping of Leia's Theme when Alicia Masters was on screen.

    Oh, and the movie was bad and corny as hell, but you could tell the people really loved the FF, which is more than can be said for recent FF movies.

  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    ★★★

    I watched this back when it first premiered on TV. Holds up pretty well actually.

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  • Zero Dark Thirty

    Zero Dark Thirty

    ★½

    Overlong, dry and just kinda boring, especially for movie depicting recent history. The acting is decent though I don't care a bit about anyone on screen. I mean I already know how it turns out. It's not even an interesting documentary.

    The climactic assault is often just a dark screen with vague hints of motion to be anything but frustrating - realistic lighting, maybe; bad storytelling, definitely.

    The best thing about the movie is the somber soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★

    First off, I'm one of those rare people who didn't like the original RoboCop. Too heavy handed, and Paul Verhooven is just too much in love with gratuitous...well everything. Peter Weller is that movie's only saving grace.

    The remake is more serious than the original, trying for a more intelligent look at what it would be to become a cyborg, while still having the over-the-top political satire in the form of the Samuel L. Jackson segments (playing a jingoistic journalist…