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  • Colossal



    This may be a mild spoiler, but I think you should know this upfront: this is not a monster movie. The monster is just a metaphor.

    It's a movie about the monster inside oneself. Suppressed feelings, abuse, guilt and much more. It deals with trauma and shows this through a unique visual trick.
    I understand how people come back disappointed from this movie when they expected a giant monster spectacle.
    But if you're open to what the movie has to offer, you're in for a compelling story about broken people. I certainly enjoyed it a great deal.

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


    It's colorful, flashy and full of interesting things to look at.
    Unfortunately I can't stand any of the two leads. Daniel DeHaan is especially miscast in this film. I just don't buy him being an agent.
    Also there's no chemistry at all between our leads. It looks like two people who can't stand each other and now they need to act like they actually care.

    It's a great visual spectacle but not much else. It never comes close to the greatness that is the Fifth Element.

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  • Logan



    Initially I wasn't sold on the Logan concept. The first trailer looked like a low budget indie film with Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in it.
    It looked more like that kind of film you find on Netflix one day and wonder "how did those 2 end up in this?".

    But as often I stand corrected. James Mangold has outdone himself. This film is simply a masterpiece.
    I'm a huge comic book fan, deeply invested in lore and characters and…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


    I knew and loved the Guardians even before the first movie was announced. So I was filled with joy and terror when Vol. 1 came along. Could it live up to the characters? It's way to bonkers to work as a live action film.
    But James Gunn delivered a really great origin story for Quill, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax. Vol. 1 does have it's flaws (boring villian like most all Marvel movies, almost too typical origin story setup and…