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While I'm not exactly a movie buff, I've seen my fair share of films during my short life span. Overall, I enjoy the general movie-watching experience though I do not consider all movies to be great. There's always some good, some bad, a few noteworthy films, and there's also unsurprisingly just a whole lot of garbage out there too.
I'm critical when it comes to movies (or at least I think I am) and don't usually hand out 4½ to a 5 star ratings unless the movie moves my soul, changes my way or perspective of looking at life, has a new/different philosophy of life, there's nothing like it that has ever been captured in film before, and is downright groundbreaking. The only movies I rarely watch are horror films unless it's with friends (yes, I am a scaredy-cat). I'm also particularly peeved with comedies that aren't funny (which happens more often than not) as well as plot-less, mindless action/which-ever genre movies that come out every once in a while (even though you inevitably run into them from time to time).
My reviews may tend to be a little short (one word is the minimum, I promise) and others I've put some more thought into reviewing it. I've seen so many movies, want to review them all but it's a bit hard to remember everything in it (especially if I haven't watched it recently) and come up with a general opinion of it. But if I ever get paid for reviewing them, I would have no problem dishing out essay-long analyses of films.
I have rated hundreds of movies but I have not reviewed them all (have reviewed around 600). According to my ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, I have watched at least 1,300 movies and counting. This could very well be a whole lot more since I haven't tracked (as in rated or reviewed them here on Rotten Tomatoes) all the films I have ever watched.
I liked this adaptation but I didn't find it better than other adaptations for some reason. The cinematography is very good and the acting is not bad but I just didn't see the chemistry between the leads. I think Wasikowska was missing passion from her role.
Not the zombie show I signed up for until the mid-season finale episode. I mean seriously! Sure Walking Dead still has some exciting action and nail-biting drama but it all seems a bit watered down with all the talking going on during most of the season. There's so much time to talk, the gang now has a council to decide stuff because Rick is no longer in charge. I really kinda miss the old Rick. I just sort of feel that the season dragged on certain plots for a little too long and that I watched it out of loyalty rather than enjoyment.
(*spoilers ahead*) Way too many characters that appear out of nowhere in the prison (where did all the old people go? did they all die of old age? zombie attack? no one knows.) and then conveniently get killed off when the plot calls for it. The whole subplot of a new virus infecting was a little bit too far-fetched especially when Hershel know just the what kind of medicine to cure the unknown virus and where to find it. (Anyone notice no matter how long the distances are, their cars never run out of gas; unlimited supply in gas stations I guess.)
The whole side-story of the Governor curiously finding a brand new family to call his own was a groaner (how did this family survive for more than a year in an apartment complex oblivious to the rest of the world is a wonder to me). The fact that the Governor manages yet again to convince a group of survivors to attack another group of survivors is even ludicrous. I understand how he could have lots of influence over Woodbury's citizens but now also over a brand new group? Come on! He manages to inconspicuously kill its leaders, convince everyone that he is apt to take leadership, and that they should attack an unknown group of survivors living in a prison because they will be safer there. Why doesn't anybody try to convince the group to... oh, I dunno, go someplace else, avoid confrontation, and eventual bloodshed? Logic seems to have gone out the door for the sake of action and continuity of the show.
Let's hope the second part of the season gets better.
It is really hard to like this season. It is in fact the worst season yet. The only episode I absolutely loved was the "How Your Mother Met Me" one. There were some good laughs and other good episodes but all we got were fillers for most of the season. I didn't exactly have a problem with the ending but just on how horrible it was done. The writers had an entire season to develop the events leading up to their ending and build their story instead of jumping year after year in a single season finale episode and make it feel so rushed. Each of the years deserved an episode, if they wanted me to care for these characters and accept this ending. In the end, it all felt rushed, simplistic and boring.