Dan has written 4 reviews for films during 2017.

  • 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.