senseiparks has written 26 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀
    It’s a superhero movie dude. There’s nothing wrong with being predictable or unadventurous, however it does make Iron Man a bit less stressful for an action flick. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6
    I swear I tried to like this movie however Iron Man is pretty low on the list of Avengers I care about. I mean, playboy billionaires who work for the military just aren’t my type, I guess. That said, I still think this…

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥
    Tarantino action is always more tense when it’s through words instead of swords. And with this movie also being a lot more emotional than the previous one, you can definitely expect higher stress this time around. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6.5
    Gonna have to go with my gut on this one and say that I didn’t really care much for Kill Bill: Vol. 2. I’m giving this the same star rating as Once Upon a Time…

  • Ocean's Twelve

    Ocean's Twelve

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀
    If it was ever trying to build tension, it was unsuccessful. Surprisingly kind of chill for a heist film, and honestly... I can’t hate on that?
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6.5
    Is it just me or is the plot for Ocean’s Twelve kind of incomprehensible? Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention enough, however by the end I was pretty lost on a lot of the details of some of the heists: all I know is that…

  • The Cell

    The Cell

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥
    Hard to gage considering how hit or miss the horror is, though as a whole it’s pretty freaky. More disturbing than actually scary, I guess. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6
    I’m a big fan of all things related to dreams (especially the field of oneironautics), so upon reading the synopsis for The Cell, I had high hopes. I also wanted to be wowed again just as much I was when I watched Tarsem Singh’s later movie,…

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀 ½ 
    Bordering on a higher stress rating thanks to its action and various tense moments, however it certainly doesn’t stick with you once it’s over. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6
    Not nearly as bad I was expecting from the reviews. I suppose a casual viewer might not get much out of this, and a die-hard X-men fan might be in tears over the mess that this movie has made out of the original story, however…

  • X-Men: The Last Stand

    X-Men: The Last Stand

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀 ½ 
    Surprisingly kinda grim compared to it’s two predecessors, however it’s still only a bit above average on stress with it’s mild action scenes. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6
    Pretty torn on how I feel about this one, so I’m just going to go with my gut and say it was just alright. On the whole, the idea of a cure being introduced to get rid of mutants under the guise of helping them is…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥 ½ 
    Bateman must’ve been studying horror movies with how good he is at making a scene have so much tension. And the movie only gets more stressful as he gets more insane.
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6.5
    I think I have a unconscious tendency not to be controversial with ratings, just out of a human desire to fit in, however I think I’m gonna try to be a bit more honest from now on. I…

  • X-Men

    X-Men

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀 ½ 
    Mild action with a surprising amount of near-death experiences. Not exactly thrilling, but it tries. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6.5
    A pretty average movie on the whole, though I probably enjoyed it a bit more than I should’ve thanks to my soft spot for the X-men (I had a few comic books of them when I was younger and liked a lot of the characters). I don’t think it’d be that hot of a…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥
    People get hurt and stuff and there’s action and the Gotham is at stake! Oh no! Not the children!! You get the picture. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6.5
    I could understand why people like The Dark Knight so much, but why Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises are rated so highly on this platform is beyond me. I had a lot of issues with the first film in the trilogy, however it was a…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 💥💥💥💥
    Typical stress for an actual film, though it’s worth noting that the Scarecrow-induced hallucinations get kinda spooky. If that matters. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6.5
    I hope I’m not the only one who found this to be kinda lackluster. Like, it’s a Christopher Nolan movie with fast action and big explosions, so I had a lot of fun with it, however some of the writing choices in Batman Begins were just laughable. The dialogue was probably…

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀
    Oddly kind of dark compared to its source material, putting it at a relatively average amount of stress. More so if you’re a bit squeamish. 
    (The Stress Ratings List)

    Personal Rating: 6
    It’s been over ten years since Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was released, an amount of time that you’d think would’ve been enough for me to realize that the movie isn’t very good. But although I can clearly see all of its problems (namely its yucky…

  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

    A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

    ★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🧸🧸
    Actually has themes and proper conflicts, which is a bit odd for a stoner comedy such as this, however it’s still fun enough for things not to get very stressful. 

    Personal Rating: 6
    I’m not sure what it is that I see in these movies (likely just a minor crush on John Cho), but I always seem to have a great time with the Harold & Kumar series. This Christmas-themed entry is probably the weakest of the three…