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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    I was extremely disappointed with this film. Seeing that it was going to be directed by Ridley Scott I had high hopes, but apparently my favorite Sci-Fi franchise is doomed to fail.

    The film was extremely predictable, from beginning to end. The only extent of character development seems to be through their really confusing and pointless marital relationships with each other. It was not scary, at all. I feel like they are just adding more and more characters in these films so they can just kill them off and avoid doing anything suspenseful.

  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★★

    An absolutely stunning spectacle. To see such an epic Kurosawa film in living color, my mouth was hanging open half the time. This is certainly Kurosawa at his best, and if there is one film by him to watch it is this one.

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★½

    It has been a while since I last saw this film, probably around ten years. This is not the worst of the Star Wars films (I think that will always be Episode II), and I actually love it. The CGI in this film doesn't feel as overwhelming as in Episode II, and the only real issue I have is with the acting.

    Most of the actors feel tired, probably due to having to work alone around a greenscreen. Some of the audio is also quite odd, sounding as though it was intentionally made to be a meme.

  • Split

    Split

    ★★½

    Split was not a great movie, but it wasn't horrible. The acting by James McAvoy was great, and his subtle transitions between personalities were effective.

    The last M. Night Shyamalan movie that I saw in theaters was The Last Airbender, and this wasn't nearly as bad. "Excuse me, sir, I think you are in the wrong vehicle" is not something a teenage girl would say if a random guy got in her dad's car. Writing at the begining was horrible, but the cinematography was innovative at times and interesting.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    An excellent addition into the Star Wars lineup. Casting choices were perfect, and I especially enjoyed Donnie Yen and the CGI Tarkin. All of my issues with the film are minor, so I'll list them below.
    - The film was dark (lighting-wise), then about 2/3 of the way through they got to a really bright planet, and it was really jarring.
    - Jyn Erso starts out being very cynical, and about halfway through (you'll know the point) she suddenly starts talking all about 'HOPE.'
    - Probably more, but I'd have to watch it again and take notes. As I said, these were very minor issues.

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    The Poseidon Adventure

    ★★★½

    This movie had a lot of great moments. But there is one aspect that I think really takes away from this being a great movie, the character deaths. They all seem so pointless, and practically all of the deaths could have been avoided in some simple way.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★½

    I feel like it is not right to compare this film to the original Harry Potter films, but I feel I must. While well done, and I have no complaints on the acting or style of the film, it felt like just another blockbuster with a high budget spent mainly on special effects.

    The film lacked the whimsy of the first few HP films, thrusting you into a magical and amazing world with hardly any fanfare. There was a lot…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★½

    Gripping, emotional, and absolutely mad. This film kept my attention all throughout, but I never guessed what was around every corner. Everything that happened was unexpected, yet perfectly played into the narrative.

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★½

    An absolutely amazing science fiction film. The constant danger presented to all of the characters makes you feel as though none are safe, up until the moment the credits roll. This film is inventive, thrilling, and an absolute classic.

  • Thunderball

    Thunderball

    ★★★½

    One of the cooler Bond movies, with so much potential. I am such a big fan of the underwater scenes, but there were too many weird visual mistakes and unrealistic scenes.