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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★

    This movie didn't do it for me, I avoided reviews as much as I could, wanting a clean experience of a continuation of a movie that is perfect to me in every way. But after walking out of the cinema with a mixed feeling of boredom and disgust, I was surprised that I was actually one of the very few that didn't appreciate the movie.

    The original was very subtle, with many themes only casually mentioned. This movie felt too…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★

    [Fourth watch, Extended edition]

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★½

    [Third watch, 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 speed from…

  • 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.…