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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I think I need to revisit my ratings of Rise and Dawn, because this makes the third in this reboot that I've rated 4/5, but I definitely have a favorite (Dawn).

    War is a very good completion to this trilogy, though it leaves it open in many regards for more films. Despite liking the overall product a lot, I did find myself picking this apart more than the others.

    For example, this is the longest of the three, and there…

  • Warrior

    Warrior

    ★★★★

    Man I love this movie!

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Took me a day or so to wrestle between a 4 or 4.5, the latter being a spot in the upper-echelon of superhero films. In the end any problems I had (which are very few) felt minuscule in light of the overall film. A satisfactory tone is finally reached with a DC film that fully embraces the darkness of reality, while also exalting the hope inherent in heroes like Wonder Woman or Superman. BvS, and to a lesser degree Man…

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★★

    I thought a lot about this star rating. If I'm going just by my reaction to the first 20-minutes, it's easily a 4-1/2 and maybe pushing a 5 if it keeps up it. But alas, it didn't.

    Don't get me wrong, it stayed entertaining but everything we learn in the first act basically remains predictably the same until the conclusion. So, a lot of filler. But pretty funny filler. I was waiting for some kind of real life dimension to…