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Jens S.

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The Great Wall
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Entertaining blend of the over-the-top-action of Asian cinema and American banter. The creature effects are decent but not very subtle, making this an actual fantasy movie with little basis in reality or historic events. Still, the action sequences are colorful and fun, everything in between a bit generic and boring. Works as mindless entertainment anyway.

San Andreas
San Andreas (2015)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Entertaining but overall somewhat fake-looking catastrophe movie. Somehow the film fails to entirely grasp the atmosphere of places like Hoover dam or San Francisco, the special effects often do not look like actual places. Sure, the destruction is impressive, but the story is so shallow, full of coincidences and sheer luck, it's silly. At least The Rock makes for a convincing leading man.

Alien: Covenant
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

As a big fan of pretty much all entires of the series, I haven't been this disappointed in a while. The promises of getting back to the mood of the first film have been massively exaggerated. Instead we get a film that checks boxes from all of the franchise's entries without offering any real surprises or characters you actually want to care about. Even Prometheus with its idiotic scientists delivered a more engaging and fun ride. There is no claustrophobic horror like in the original, some parts just feel excruciatingly slow. The only asset is a big, cool action sequence but the showdown is a huge let down, the ending almost insulting.
The production design and cinematography are excellent, of course. You won't get bored either. And Fassbender is great once again. But maybe you will come away as underwhelmed and disappointed as I did. Weakest film of the entire series.