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  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★★★½

    The Raid, or the movie that reminded the West that Hong Kong-style action filmmaking still exists — and is the best — is a lean movie focusing on gritty action and high-impact stunts over characters. And it works spectacularly at that.

    The plot is nothing you haven’t seen before but it’s serviceable and even has a couple twists.

    The film stars a bunch of nobodies (at the time) which reinforces the fact that every single one of them is vulnerable.…

  • Project A

    Project A

    ★★★★

    Project A? More like Project "S" for Stunts!

    I know, I know, that title's already taken. Would still make more sense than the current title holder.
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    Stunts - 100/100 | Absolutely ridiculous. Not only from Jackie Chan but his whole crew as well. Damn are these guys impressive!

    Narrative - 68/100 | Apparently this is a movie about stopping pirates until the story completely forgets about them for like an hour or so. I'm not complaining too much though…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★★

    Surprisingly better than the first, I thought.

    The plot has more gravitas to it, and the characters become involved in a more intricate story, with more at stake for them.

    I especially liked the ending, felt like an actual creative ending and not a commercial movie going through the motions, which can be fine sometimes if it works, don't get me wrong, but here I was glad the ending was meaningful.

    Emma Stone is such a great actress, even though the movie constantly tries to sideline her (and focus on Peter), she just monopolizes screen presence with pure charm.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★½

    Funny sometimes but incredibly bland and kinda boring?

    So basically, exactly as I recalled. Not sure why I watched this again.

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  • Police Story 3: Super Cop

    Police Story 3: Super Cop

    ★★★★½

    That Jackie Chan and Michelle Yeoh never starred together again on-screen after Supercop is an outright tragedy.

    Everything about these 2 together in this movie is, quite simply, absolute perfection.

    And the rest is pretty damn awesome too.

  • Magnificent Warriors

    Magnificent Warriors

    ★★★★

    Indiana Jones vs Indiana Jane

    You know, Michelle Yeoh and the filmmakers made me believe that it's possible to single-handedly beat an army. And not through shaky cam or dubious editing but through world-class stunts, parkour, and fighting.

    And that, my friends, is why you should watch this movie.

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    Stunts - 92/100 | On par with most Jackie Chan movies.

    Narrative - 68/100 | Okay-ish, but the comedy bits sometimes bring the movie to a halt. The soundtrack is…