Still kind of a lackluster end to the cyberpunk trilogy, but at least it doesn't sag under the weight of all the half-baked philosophical bullshit that bogged down Matrix Reloaded. The Zion battle makes this film OK for me. Otherwise, meh.
While a lot of people seem to be down on the first Captain America movie, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and was pretty interested to see the next entry in the franchise. The Winter Soldier is nothing less than a relentless action thrill ride with a heavy dose of intrigue thrown in. You can't say anything about this before recognizing how amazing the action setpieces are choreographed and shot - I've seen enough action movies to be jaded…
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After the dud that was 1998's Godzilla (which I've seen but admittedly don't remember much about), I was understandably leery about another reboot of the classic Japanese mega-monster franchise. But the trailers promised something interesting - a dark modern monster movie that just might live up to the hype. Turns out I should have listened to my gut the first time around.
The first warning sign is when Bryan Cranston, who is a tad hammy but is nonetheless the most…