Dan has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2016.

  • 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…

  • 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.