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  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★

    I really don't understand any of the extreme reactions to this movie, either positive or negative. It's fine.

    It starts off alright with Anna Kendrick doing her thing and enough intrigue to keep you invested, and then it gets progressively more wacky, but it's never terrible, nor is it ever great.

    It owes a lot to other classic mystery thrillers, and it's clear that the director is having fun leaning into the tropes and pulpy nature of the genre, but…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★

    It's baffling to me that this movie is as bad as it is. Shane Black is a good writer and director, and there's a very simple blueprint of how to make a Predator movie, but people just keep messing it up.

    The script is really badly written - way too many contrivances, leaps in logic and plans working out based on the first best guess. Usually I'll let little things slide if it services the pacing or a fun action…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    When talking to people immediately after having seen this for the first time, all I could really say was "I feel like I need to lie down". I've seen this movie twice now, and yet I'm still having trouble articulating my thoughts on it. I guess in short - I liked it a lot, but it's not the best the MCU has delivered. Obviously you cant expect every movie to live up to the expectations of being "the best one",…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★

    Well Hollywood, you did it. You took away all of the spectacle and wonder they once had and you made dinosaurs boring.

    The worst part about the first Jurassic World for me was the whole idea of genetically tailoring dinosaurs to follow human comands, act as weapons of war, and generally not be cool dinosaurs. If you share that opinion with me, then buckle up, because Fallen Kingdom takes that idea and absolutely runs with it. Runs it straight into…