James has written 5 reviews for films rated ★½ during 2019.

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    I can't decide if I hate the movie itself more or I hate what it represents more but suffice to say I hate both of them pretty significantly

  • Brave

    Brave

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

    Yeah no this is worse than Happy Feet. It's dull, it's predictable, it's a complete embarrassment of a movie. Merida is the most unlikable Pixar protagonist and Disney princess by far, she never gets any comeuppance for turning her mother INTO A BEAR. I hate this movie so much that I don't even want to write about it anymore, it does not deserve a train of thought

  • Happy Feet

    Happy Feet

    Astonishingly bad. There is no story structure, the characters are either flat or annoying, random plot points and themes are piled on top of each other with no rhyme or reason, the character designs are unappealing. I thought Brave was the worst Best Animated Feature winner for sure, but leave it to this movie to prove me incredibly wrong. I can't even believe this is a real movie.

  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    A miserable experience that thinks it's way more profound than it actually is. It has nothing to say and its only value as a film comes from the novelty of its gimmick. Watch Lady Bird or The Florida Project instead.