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  • Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out


    The novelty is certainly it's strongest point, but for some weird reason that was not enough to elevate it from being just standard. I mean I was really focused and watched it with full attention, but somehow I was constantly expecting it to rise above a merely "nice trick" - because it should have. Maybe it was because of the flat script or the shallow and predictable acting, I don't know, it just feels like it was handled as a no-thoughts-cash-in even though it deserved a better treatment.

    It's still worth a watch dough.

  • The Beaver

    The Beaver


    Yes, it's the exact shallow gimmick I expected it to be. And while I'll certainly soon forget about it it's not because it's bad, it's just not memorable in any particular way. Even though Gibson really did the maximum he could with it.

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  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton


    With only a minor complaint related to usual shortcomings of "based on true event" movies (whereby the story feels a bit too much like a "checklist of all major events" without a common string to tie them properly together and provide additional necessary background information) this is a well made and compelling movie that demands to be watched. And on a good sound system because the sound is massive!

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


    This is how sequels are done! Everything that was great about the previous installment was improved and expanded, familiar territory is not revisited story wise, new grounds are uncovered and evolution in every way is the forefront of the events shown and explored. And you are not penalized for missing out on the previous installment but rather intrigued to see it if you haven't. The performance of Andy Serkis is beyond words and Toby Kebbell follows swiftly as well. The CG breaks new ground from the first moment and keeps you engaged until the very last.
    Exemplary work and a must see for everyone!