James has written 16 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Bolt

    Bolt

    If the main character was voiced by Adam West it would've been good

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    The Mandalorian touches a lot of people through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

  • Cars

    Cars

    In my junior year of high school we had to watch this movie in health class and write a paper on Lightning McQueen's character growth and how he forms healthy relationships with the people around him over the course of the movie. So that was fun

  • Home

    Home

    I'm impressed, this wasn't terrible!

    It also wasn't good!

  • The Croods

    The Croods

    GRUG MOMENT

    Can't believe this is getting a sequel and not Rise of the Guardians smh

  • Monsters vs Aliens
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    Really charming but also kinda boring with some truly awful shot continuity and confusing character motivations. Also I'm not convinced that Dakota Johnson has ever acted before. Also also, I'm not convinced that Jon Bernthal has ever appeared in a movie for longer than 10 minutes.

    But on the plus side, Zack steals every scene he's in. Great performance

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Starts out pretty fun but gets infinitely worse the longer it goes on. There are no characters in this movie; just action figures that are whisked from planet to planet in an excessively manic story that feels like it was written by an 8-year-old. Palpatine sucks ASS in this movie. Everyone other than Rey and Kylo pretty much sucks. It rings hollow, far more than any Star Wars movie that came before it.

    And yes, The Last Jedi was better.…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    (sigh)

    PROS
    -Luke, Rey, and Kylo are all interesting as shit. I'm totally on board with their plotlines, even if Rey getting shafted from the narrative in the climax is a little disappointing. Still, the final showdown between Luke and Kylo is powerful as hell.
    -The cinematography is stunning. That shot of Luke exiting the base at the end, walking across the red-stained battlefield, is straight up my favorite shot in all of Star Wars.
    -Great direction and acting all…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    Sorry Keanu I don't like this movie all that much. Maybe the sequels will be better

  • The Rescuers Down Under

    The Rescuers Down Under

    Only watched this one out of moral obligation. A resounding meh. It's not even really worth my time to talk about here, I already wrote its portion of the video script and that's all the thought I need to devote to this film for the rest of my life.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6

    THAT WAS HIS MISTAKE

    If it wasn't for Baymax this movie would legitimately bore me out of my mind. It's really lame as a superhero movie and a Disney movie, and I hate T.J. Miller in this sooooooo much. But y'know it's not awful or anything. Just...10 years behind the curve. Actually, scratch that, Pixar made The Incredibles 10 years before this came out so it's more like 15 or 20 years behind.