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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

    Guys, I loved "The Force Awakens" when it came out. Still do. I think it's a fantastic piece of adventure filmmaking. But the mistake that I feel Rian Johnson made when writing the script for "The Last Jedi" was assuming that "Episode VII" was a solid base for a sequel.

    The reason why is simple - while I'll defend the emotional journey and the characters of the previous film, I won't be deflecting any shots directed at that movies lack…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    I think it's time to start missing George Lucas. "Rogue One" shows how a "Star Wars" movie would look like if it tried to recycle even more of the previous film than "Episode VII". What's left is a very unfocused plot, non-existant characters and *plenty* of empty nostalgia.

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  • Hardcore Henry

    Hardcore Henry

    ★★

    The selling point of this film is that it consistently follows the first person perspective. And the question I'd like to ask here is "Why?" There is obviously some impressive stuntwork here - Sharlto Copley has said in interviews that the stunt crew did insane things with a total disregard for personal safety. And I can totally believe that after seeing the film, but honestly, this perspective is doing their job a disservice, because having the camera so close to…

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    ★★★

    When J.J. Abrams rebooted the "Trek" franchise back, most people really loved it, critics and audiences alike. Sure, some people said that it had more "Star Wars" spectacle than "Star Trek's" signature thoughtfulness, but it was a fun ride. Afterward, when "Into Darkness" stuck too close to Earth (and other Trek films), people were not very happy and the audiences were promised a voyage into deep space in the next film.

    Ok, so now the next film has arrived and…