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Luke Y. Thompson

Luke Y. Thompson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"The folks who patronized Chick-fil-A as a political gesture may feel quite hoodwinked if they try to do likewise here." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 31, 2013
60%

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

"An entirely conventional filmed comedy with this pair could have worked, and I suspect a gonzo, Jackass-style montage would have been decent as well. Putting the two together results in a final product that's only half as good." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 25, 2013
49%

Escape Plan (2013)

"Arnold. Stallone. Hitting. Guns. Catchphrases. If you want more, keep holding your breath; for me, this is guy-movie junkfood far more rib-stickingly satisfying than either Expendables or The Last Stand." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2013
76%

Big Ass Spider! (2013)

"All the pacing of a classic monster movie is here, though director Mike Mendez is a bit more generous with revealing his carnivorous critter than some (I assume the budget was fairly small, but he gets value out of it)." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2013
56%

Escape From Tomorrow (2013)

"Disney's right to just ignore it; I wish I could advise you not to do the same." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2013
21%

The Seasoning House (2013)

"It's atmospheric and a tense journey, arguably not unlike Gravity if you were to replace the vacuum of space with a bunch of angry, accented dudes" ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 9, 2013
No Score Yet

The Dead 2: India (2013)

"What fans of the book wanted from World War Z is gradually being delivered by Howard and Jon Ford's The Dead series" ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 9, 2013
No Score Yet

The Demon's Rook (2014)

"It's hard not to love these monsters, handcrafted from a mountain of latex and buckets of fake blood, all making their introductions in clouds of dry ice and spooky red lighting." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 9, 2013
96%

Gravity (2013)

"...a super-expensive thriller, at heart like many others, that I enjoyed reasonably well." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Oct 4, 2013
79%

Metallica Through the Never (2013)

"Metallica: Through the Never may be the most fun I've had in a movie theater all year...As a movie, though? That's where things get complicated." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Sep 26, 2013
58%

Riddick (2013)

"Should this universe get expanded on the creators' terms, I'm game for more - but would prefer it not be yet another variation on monsters in the dark with a token blonde." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Sep 6, 2013
65%

Scenic Route (2013)

"Perhaps even more effectively than The World's End - but in a less escapist fashion - this is a parable of responsibilities and foibles filtered through genre (horror, in this case)." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 23, 2013
89%

The World's End (2013)

"...for much of the movie I was prepared to say that The World's End was easily the best of the Wright/Pegg/Frost collaborations. But then came that ending." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 21, 2013
12%

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

"As it turns out, this is a step above Stephenie Meyer...but there's still a ways to go if it's going to get really good in any way other than by comparison." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 21, 2013
31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"If you still love the characters, there's enough to like here that you won't be mad. Unless you think too long about their wasted potential." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 15, 2013
67%

Elysium (2013)

"Blomkamp's best weapon is satire - as seen in moments where Damon tries to get sarcastic with robots, and tends to get either beaten or offered free medication. Unfortunately, the director goes with heavy handedness more often." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2013
64%

2 Guns (2013)

"I'd like to suggest you take a shot every time Washington and Wahlberg shoot each other knowing glances or suggestive banter. And make sure you have a designated driver." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Aug 1, 2013
69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"It may not be perfect, but at least this time it is recognizably Logan." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jul 26, 2013
71%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Let me just be blunt: anyone who excuses this movie on the grounds that the action is cool - not that there is anything wrong with that, and I mean it - needs to forfeit the right to ever again complain about Hayden Christensen, Shia LaBeouf or Megan Fox." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jul 10, 2013
73%

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

"Yes, the Minions rule, and I look forward to their spin-off movie. But I need to care about Gru, and I don't." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jul 5, 2013
31%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"What if the entire movie is in fact a fantasy memory that masks the genocide of [Tonto's] people that he cannot bring himself to process, leading him to create a fiction in which he was a legendary hero?" ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jul 2, 2013
50%

White House Down (2013)

"...an unabashed disaster - an epitome of awful Hollywood cliche and Unthinking Screenwriting 101 so egregious that Michael Bay himself would likely spit on it." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 26, 2013
97%

Ernest & CĂ©lestine (2014)

"I'm not going to tell you it's a must-see, but it is a charmer." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 24, 2013
92%

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013)

"He is precisely the sort of guy who merits a comprehensive documentary about his career, yet Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction isn't that movie, at all." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 24, 2013
41%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"... this is the greatest specific [David] Lynch impersonation I've ever seen" ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 21, 2013
75%

You're Next (2013)

"If horror's your bag, You're Next should be your next. Movie to see. Is what I'm saying." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 21, 2013
80%

Europa Report (2013)

"3...2...1...Letdown!" ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2013
No Score Yet

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)

"I wouldn't suggest paying to watch it, but if you held a gun to my head and told me I had to see it again, I'd say, "Sure, fine whatevs." It's far from the worst movie based on a TV cartoon I've ever seen." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2013
55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"By the end, you will feel like you got hit and run over by a motion picture. Possibly in a good way." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2013
67%

World War Z (2013)

"Will you care? If you just like looking at stuff that's cool, sure. If you were hoping Brad Pitt would stretch his acting muscles, or that Max Brooks' novel would be faithfully adapted...possibly less so." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jun 7, 2013
11%

After Earth (2013)

"A beautiful bit of world-building that - if you're not chronically opposed to Will Smith and his kid - will transport you to the kind of adventure that I know I imagined in the backyard when I was younger than Jaden Smith." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted May 30, 2013
20%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"I don't know that I like The Hangover Part III, exactly, and I'm not even sure I'm supposed to...but I have a lot of respect for how it goes about its business." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted May 23, 2013
86%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"Star Trek Into Darkness is the most visually spectacular film in the franchise...Narratively, however, it's more problematic - its incessant references and cribs from predecessors are a disappointment." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted May 9, 2013
79%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"It's only May - or will be by the time you see it - but cinema Santa came early. Joy to the nerds - this movie is as good as its photoshopped posters were amateurish." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 29, 2013
49%

Pain & Gain (2013)

"Like its anti-heroes, Pain & Gain imagines itself to be Robin Hood on steroids. Instead, it's your drunk friend who thinks he's the life of the party and ends up passing out in the backyard after making you laugh a few times." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 25, 2013
53%

Oblivion (2013)

"I found it a powerful piece of sci-fi that's exactly what I want to see more of. By which I don't mean a specific sequel to this." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 18, 2013
85%

Upstream Color (2013)

"This I do know - as abstract and surreal as it is, I like it about a million times more than Primer." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2013
61%

Evil Dead (2013)

"There are genuine scares in addition to fluids, but they're the fun kind, as opposed to the painful, nerve-wrackingly drawn-out suspense of movies like Mama or Ju-on." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2013
29%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"Sure, we can nitpick things like Joe Colton not having a beard, or Roadblock not talking in rhyme, but the spirit of the property many of us loved in one form or another is there." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Mar 26, 2013
48%

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

"I can understand not enjoying this film. I can also tell you that I did." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2013
36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"Fool me twice, shame on me; fool me never, and you shouldn't be in the prestidigitation game." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2013
59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"...if you're not smiling during the opening moments of Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful, you've got no soul. If you're still smiling by the time the movie's over, you've got no discernment." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Mar 8, 2013
52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"...there's only so much complexity you can wring from the tale of Jack and the [expletive deleted] beanstalk. And by "so much" I mean "none."" ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Mar 1, 2013
41%

Dark Skies (2013)

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meathead" ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 22, 2013
14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"And having spent all these words ragging on the film, I will continue to semi-recommend it anyway. Why? Well, I happen to like big dumb action, and as long as that's all you're expecting, that is a thing that you shall receive. " ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Feb 15, 2013
60%

John Dies at the End (2013)

"John Dies at the End could be an all-time classic." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2013
60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"It's paced like an Asian crime drama rather than an American action movie. If it weren't for the fact that most people are paying to see an Arnold movie, that probably wouldn't be an issue." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 18, 2013
65%

Mama (2013)

"Make no mistake, on the primal level that it needs to, Mama works one hundred per cent; I can't recall being this scared in a movie since the heyday of J-horror." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 18, 2013
31%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"If these movie cops were your local police, you'd want them strung up on charges and locked away. In a fictionalized past, sure, it's still amoral, but that would only be a problem if the movie ever took itself seriously." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 11, 2013
57%

Dune (1984)

"Critics at the time labeled it "confusing"; I don't see how, considering that you hear what everyone is thinking, all the time, and they repeat their key thoughts constantly so that their actual acting never has to do the job of telling the story." ‐The Robot's Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2013
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