Star Trek Into Darkness
As I Lay Dying
Kevin N. Laforest
Fatally emasculated by the need to appease young fans. The premise alone carries it so far, but cinematically speaking, it's a non-event.
What shameful arrogance; it's one thing to state one's opinion, but it's quite another to then denigrate everyone else's with, "Any critic who goes 5-stars on The Hunger Games is guilty of professional negligence."
Mar 20 - 10:33 AM
I agree! I get annoyed with critics who act like anybody who act like just because you love certain movies (particularly popular entertainment) that you're not "professional".
Mar 20 - 01:12 PM
Sooooo this movie has the Scott Pilgrim syndrome. Made for high school kids.
Mar 21 - 09:30 AM
Well, I haven't seen the movie yet, but this review does seem at least well researched and written. I disagree with that blurb at the bottom about positive reviews being "professional negligence" but the rest of the review strikes me as fair and properly analytical.
Mar 20 - 10:47 AM
At least he gives better reasons than Smithey's pathetic excuse for a review.
Mar 20 - 10:48 AM
Exactly! I happen to not dislike this review. Thought it is a bad ad for the movie and obviously I'm here because I care about it, at least he does have a point for what he wrote. I don't agree with his opinions, but I can respect that because he obviously understood the plot, only he doesn't satisfied enough by the actual direction of the movie. You know, at least this is actually a good excuse to not like a movie, he just didn't give a bad review for the fun of it, like the guy who liked Human Centiped II aka "the smartest film critic in the world" (lol as if).
Mar 20 - 12:07 PM
I could do without the 5-star quote as well. But at least this is a intelligently written, literate review. Unlike the earlier negative review which was just an absurd cry from attention from a clearly socially disadvantaged individual.
Mar 20 - 10:58 AM
Well-written and well-argued review, but that snide little "any critic who gives this film 5 stars..." comment at the end is just shockingly immature, and make me question the credibility of everything written before it. They'd be wise to delete that.
Mar 20 - 11:04 AM
Who is Matt Brfmrkgnmlkrgnjmjnjnejntki?
Mar 20 - 11:35 AM
Mar 20 - 01:11 PM
Great book, great movie. Got to see it an advance screening last night, and I can't wait to see it again Friday at midnight. Too many critics are being way too harsh with this movie.
Mar 20 - 12:05 PM
Noah Abraham Goucher
Four of them, anyway
Mar 20 - 01:32 PM
What an intuitive publication name......
This review makes me think, had Twilight actually had a half decent cast, it would have rated much better than 25% fresh.
Mar 20 - 12:30 PM
Quite right. If they had better actors and writing, a more accurate portrayal of vampires and werewolves, and if Bella had been a better character (selfless and conflicted instead of the emo she is) in the books as well as the movies, Twilight could have been decent at the least. Not a masterpiece, but good.
Mar 20 - 12:51 PM
No th story is still horrid
Mar 20 - 08:57 PM
Nothing could fix that ridiculous excuse of a series.
Apr 5 - 11:33 AM
dare I ask, what is Little White Lies?
Mar 20 - 12:54 PM
Negative review? You suck, and that is why you suck!!!
Mar 20 - 01:22 PM
I disagree with this.
Mar 20 - 01:57 PM
I agree and disagree. The story and most of the acting was breathtakingly amazing. However, if LionsGate only had provided more funding, the cliched and less professional special effects (green screening, costumes, etc) could have been hyped up to its full potential. There were also few shaky moments and the love triangle should have been dealt with less awkwardly. Yet still, it was a thrill to watch. I wouldn't rate it five stars because it has its flaws. But it is still worth your time and money!
Mar 20 - 02:28 PM
Good spelling and grammar doesn't mean it's a good review..
Mar 20 - 04:36 PM
"Any critic who gives this movie a 5 is guilty of professional negligence"? it's one thing to give your opinion, it's another to call people stupid for having one that disagrees with yours.
Mar 20 - 06:19 PM
Out of all the negative reviews, this was probably the most sensible review as to why he gave it a negative rather than a positive. I have to agree, removing the scene where Katniss and Peeta enter the arena in their flaming costumes is definitely a big mistake since this becomes who she is for the rest of the book. I hope it was referenced strongly in another way.
Mar 21 - 06:08 AM
This review is completely understandable. Had the movie stayed 100% true to the violence depicted in the novel then it would have been rated "R". The downfall of this movie - I'm not saying that it won't be a good movie - will be the fact that it takes a book that is very visually graphic and softens it until it's socially acceptable for the main reading audience to watch. Obviously, parents wouldn't be too fond of a movie that depicts children getting bludgeoned, shot, or torn apart by genetically modified wolves.
I'm not saying that it will be bad movie, quite the contrary! I'm a huge fan of the books as well as several of the actors they used in this movie. I'm just afraid that many of graphic scenes necessary to conveying the horrific nature of this event that later spur Katniss into leading a revolution against the capitol aren't there. Katniss's character may accurately portray the emotional devastation brought on by these series of events, but the movie will undoubtedly lack the emotional punch of the book when it comes to the viewing audience.
Please excuse any grammar/spelling mistakes, I have class in 5 minutes and no time to check for mistakes.
Mar 21 - 09:56 AM
Saw the movie and it does not deserve to be a top rated movie I believe, for me pictures like 'precious' are 10 times better than this one. But who the hell am I to represent the public?
Mar 25 - 02:15 PM