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While I enjoyed Dawn, something seemed off to me that I can't explain. I really liked Rise and this was just so different from that film and it caught me off guard. The action and special effects are absolutely terrific as are the performances, but the story did not touch me like Rise managed. Still a very good sequel worth watching, but I preferred Rise. I am certainly interested to see where they take the series from here. I don't think this series has ever seen this much popularity and critical acclaim among the mainstream audiences.
It seems like out of most of the people I talk to, I like these films the most. Not sure why they are dogged on so much (and the reviews are usually mixed), but I love these films. To me, Smaug is probably the best in the series because of the dragon (he is barely in this), but this is a close second. The action is terrific and the plot (while changed from the book like everyone complains about) still gets enough right and sets up for The Lord of the Rings beautifully. I enjoyed every second of this and am looking forward to re-watching the extended versions back to back with The Lord of the Rings on blu-ray.
A unique science fiction film with plenty of visceral action to go with a helping of gross out horror. The story is very intriguing and sets up a good mystery thriller that wraps you up almost immediately. The acting is solid from a very good cast, with Ed Harris stealing the show by the end like he usually does. Saying too much will give away some of the surprises, but this is a very good film whether you like science fiction or not and is recommended.
Things are starting to head south for this series. The story is starting to repeat itself and get boring, and while Liam McIntyre is a solid Spartacus, you can feel the difference between him and Andy Whitfield. He is sorely missed. Now that everyone has been freed and it has turned into more of a generic war story, things just are not as entertaining and racy as they once were. Hopefully the final season can end with a bang.
A completely over the top experience, but one with solid acting and a great story that kept me interested the whole season. The action can get a little repetitive because they overuse the slow motion CG, but it can also be pretty spectacular in parts as well. The dialogue can be a little vulgar at times, but it doesn't completely derail the experience. At times it is rather hilarious. This is just highly enjoyable camp.
Even better than the first season with strong acting, a compelling mystery plot, and plenty of suspenseful moments. The only thing that drags this down a little is the addition of the alien subplot, which they never explain. This is genuinely creepier than the first season and more traditional horror than the psychological thrills of the first season. It's a nice change of pace. This is one of my favorite current television shows.