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on Die Hard (1988)
Fun, clever action movie. If you're a big film nerd who always talks about art films, you're not supposed to enjoy this series, but I do
on Titanic (1997)
James Cameron is one of the greatest directors ever.
on Wanted (2008)
Less worse than expected.
I tend to like my action 'realistic'/plausible. If you are going to take me away from reality, please provide an explanation I can suspend my disbelief for - People are mutants, gods, dreaming, in a computer matrix etc.
Here, the movie plotline is half-baked. Those mystical powers are acknowledged as extraordinary but no overall explanation is provided: Where does the Loom of Fate come from? How come the Fraternity missed Napoleon, Hitler and GWB? Etc
on Blazing Saddles (1974)
I've heard all the lines before watching this film, and when I finally did watch it, the movie didn't make me laugh.
on Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Must see. Gilliam at his best here, and for once without a single bit of glib for to bring it down.
on Robin Hood (2010)
A prequel to the story of Robin of Sherwood. Who was he before becoming robin Hood? And why should we care? Well, trust me, you're not gonna care. But it's not a bad film. It's watchable. It's just mediocre. Everything is mediocre except for Max von Sydow as Cate Blanchett's blind father. Watch it for acting and for the fight scenes. But preferably, skip it to punish Scott for being to lazy to come up with an original script.
on Choke (2008)
Terrible adaptation of such a brilliant book. Truly disappointed by this film seeing as the writers seem to forget every important detail about the book.
on The Grifters (1990)
Starts off a bit dry, after a while you get used to dryness and oldfashioned way it roams about. Halfway through the movie, it gets more insightful about the unlikeable but well-sketched characters and becomes worthwhile.
on V for Vendetta (2005)
The political sentiments of this film, although I'm mostly sympathetic with them, get beaten into you with a sledgehammer. And I hate any scene with someone in the pouring rain, shot from above, eyes closed, face upturned in rapture, arms outstretched, being reborn. It's horribly clichéd and it's just damned lazy. However, where the Wachowskis and McTeigue succeed is telling a compelling and watchable story and exploring the nature of symbols and icons and their role in politicizing an ideal
on The Terminator (1984)
Such a 80's film. Everything from the technology, to the fashion, to the indoor smoking, the cheesy stop-motion, and the urban decay of Los Angeles. Don't get me wrong, that's part of the massive charm and historical importance of Terminator.
James Cameron gets a lot of stuff right here. A lot of stuff wrong, but it anything wrong is easily dismissed as forgettable and/or part of the retro-charm.