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Critic Review - Village Voice

The muscular, coming-atcha visuals trump the movie's camp dialogue and corny conception, but only up to a point.

December 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comments (77)
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Sputnik99

sputnik 99

Wow, I think this is the first Top Critic to give the move a rotten. Darn shame.

Dec 15 - 04:53 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

Armond White gave it a rotten so we know for a fact it's gonna be great..every review from now on is just a waste

Dec 15 - 04:54 PM

chirpie

ryan kramer

Not a fan of the doubled up review style, but its refreshing to see a rotten review that deals directly with the film in front of the reviewer rather than the external biases permeating some of the others that have surfaced.

Dec 15 - 04:59 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

AssClown thinks a movie is good before he get's to see it. What gives you the right to b*tch about the bad reviews before you even SEE the movie? Nothing better to do then defend a movie you've been looking forward to? Jesus man, grow the ***** up.

Dec 15 - 05:03 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

AssClown thinks a movie is good before he get's to see it. What gives you the right to b*tch about the bad reviews before you even SEE the movie? Nothing better to do then defend a movie you've been looking forward to? Jesus man, grow the ***** up.

Dec 15 - 05:04 PM

dodgerblue

Phil McGroin

Shut the **** up moron...you ever wonder why RT let's you post comments about reviews? Whan an idiot...you come to this place...use their functionaliy but are too stupid to understand why. Spare me the lecture unless you're gonna give it to EVERYONE else here who COMMENTS on a review. We're allowed to CRITIQUE THE REVIEW asshat.

What a ****ing moron.

Dec 15 - 05:06 PM

drunkenhopfrog

Dale Cooper

Zeus ****ing Jove. You are a pathetic **** of a twat.

Dec 15 - 08:05 PM

CorwinZ

Corwin Zelazney

Wow, I can almost see the spit flying out of your mouth as you throw this tantrum. Maybe your comments invite more criticism than others. It's something to consider. If you're barking louder than everyone else it's a pretty good indication that you're the dog that got hit by the rock.

Dec 16 - 09:39 AM

guygi u.

guygi uguiguykguy

He was bitching about that troll Armond White. He said that because Armond (who hates good movies, loves bad ones just for attention) doesnt like it, it must be good

Dec 15 - 05:14 PM

A H.

A H

@The Ensuing Onslaught: I signed up just to say this. Calm the hell down. AssKlown was JOKING. I love how you have that little "nothing better to do" stab. Ironic.

Dec 15 - 11:38 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

AssClown thinks a movie is good before he get's to see it. What gives you the right to b*tch about the bad reviews before you even SEE the movie? Nothing better to do then defend a movie you've been looking forward to? Jesus man, grow the ***** up.

Dec 15 - 05:04 PM

Michael M.

Michael Morse

I don't think anyone is seeing this film for Shakespearean dialogue or Academy Award winning acting...so I think his criticism is a little lame.

P.S.-You could apply this criticism directly to Star Wars as well. Crap story, crap dialogue, crap acting, crap screenplay, but the greatest Science fiction film ever made at the same time.

Dec 15 - 05:05 PM

Jason B.

Jason Black

That's just like how people excuse Transformers for having no plot just because it involves fighting robots. EVERY film should be good in all aspects including dialogue and acting.

Dec 15 - 11:53 PM

D34DGh0sT

Dudley Heffington

LOL @ star wars being 'crap story' wow man... apply that to avatar and you're absolutely right though!

Jan 6 - 09:57 AM

CriticsCritic

Rafael Rivera

This is a good bad review for me ..... Nothing new!!!!!

Dec 15 - 05:05 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

Definitly did'nt mean to send that three times but hey maybe he needs to read it three times to understand he is a moron. Defending a movie he has'nt seen. People like him make this site quite funny.

Dec 15 - 05:07 PM

Michael M.

Michael Morse

And why are there only 60 something reviews for this? This is easily the biggest movie of the year, there should be 200 something reviews. A bigger sample size of reviews would garner this movie a higher tomato score.

Dec 15 - 05:08 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

He calls me the same thing!!! How cute. Go to bed newb. See the damn movie before you defend it.

Dec 15 - 05:09 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

You are what us real users of this site laugh at because you can't except a FEW bad reviews.

Dec 15 - 05:12 PM

A H.

A H

@The Ensuing Onslaught: Also, perhaps people would take your posts more seriously if you learned to spell properly. Thanks.

Dec 15 - 11:40 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

The movie is at 85%. That's damn good for a really big movie like this.

Dec 15 - 05:14 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

Check the rest of the bad reviews, he is there doing the same stupid ****. Just got tired of it. GROW UP ediot.

Dec 15 - 05:16 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

Probably has'nt commented one positive review. Even if he did it does'nt matter. He still can't comprehend that movies get bad reviews.

Dec 15 - 05:18 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

Want to see something funny? Go to AssKlowns profile. He has this movie at 100% yet he has'nt seen it yet. How do you rate a movie you hav'nt seen yet?

Dec 15 - 05:22 PM

D S.

D S

There are plenty of negative reviews you can legitimately criticize without having seen the move, some of them have just absurd logic.

This one is fine though. Personally I will be fine with a decent movie and great 3d experience, but it seems to have at least potential that the film itself could surprise me anyway.

Dec 15 - 05:27 PM

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Aaron Ambrose

I'm done messing with this Assklown. Yes D C, if you read the reviews you can comment but he does'nt, he just assumes.

Dec 15 - 05:43 PM

RT-Ryan

RT-Ryan .

Dial it down, AssKlown. Seriously.

And Michael M., it's still early in the week. Many critics won't publish their reviews until Thursday or so. Come back on Friday, and you should easily see probably upwards of 120 reviews, if not more.

Dec 15 - 05:47 PM

bryan362

bryan gray

@RT-Ryan

While you're add it, tell The Ensuing Onslaught to dial it down, I'd rather not read flame-message spam thank you very much.

Dec 15 - 06:33 PM

machphantom

Bradley Goran

Good review. I'm hoping the visuals overwhelm me, because many are already complaining about a lackluster plot. Luckily, i'm seeing this in IMAX 3D, so i'm still pretty excited.

Dec 15 - 06:16 PM

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