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  • The World Is Not Enough

    The World Is Not Enough

    ★★★½

    One of the best Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan with prime Denise Richards as my favorite Bond girl. A very young Robert Carlyle as the final villain with an interesting, albeit a little cheesy, character premise.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★½

    The intro sets a certain tone, but the rest of the movie never manage to live up to it. This is the second movie in which a new director isn't able to capture Gore Verbinski's style but instead relies heavily on Jack Sparrow without giving him tue proper stage.

    The new characters are definitely a little underwhelming, with Scodelario giving the weakest performance in the movie.
    Xavier Bardam's character felt somewhat unexplored, remaining too much of a shoe in. Jack…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★½

    [Third watch, Star Wars 3D Collector's Edition]

    The long poetic space adventure that is the original trilogy is nowhere to be found, it's no journey to enjoy, to sit down and take in. The pacing is weird and inconsistent and often takes a detour to explain minor details or to let an action sequence play out just for the sake of keeping up the fast pace. The movie never slows down enough to let use take in the world, we…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★

    I find Ridley Scott admirable for his attempt to turn a B-horror science fiction franchise about chest-bursting aliens into a substantiated philosophical platform, and I am one of the few people who considers Prometheus a success in that regard.
    Ridley created this wide, ancient, uncaring, and very much Lovecraftian universe that is both frightening and unimaginable to the human brain, like a Dali painting come to life.
    Covenant tries to do something similar, but ends up being anything but profound.…