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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

fanboy JJ Abrahms DELIVERS the 21st century it's very own Star Wars. I've read some reviews and commentary today from people hating the film as it "lacks story" and is a "rehash" of the originals. It is a rehash. Just as Jedi is a rehash of New Hope. The original trilogy rehashes similar themes and stories, so why shouldn't episode 7 be just like that? The beauty is that this film honours the originals, it is a homage; a love letter, to a time we have forgotten, where movies were an event, where these films were an easy escape. The story feels similar and that's ok. It's a gentle reintroduction to a galaxy far far away.
The presentation and production are simply beautiful. Abrams uses similar frames, lighting and sound to the originals which makes you feel at home.
That's what this film is, as Han says "we're home". It's comfortable and we know the people that live here.
There were so many "YES" moments, little fanboy moments and plenty of "that's FUCKING Cool" moments where respect is paid to the reputations of characters and vehicles like the Millenium Falcon.
That moment with Han and Chewie in the trailer, yeah, it is that good.
There are bits I missed and a few things I wanted more of or to be included, but that's ok, overall, this is the sequel we've been waiting for.
Look, I could gush all day, tell you everything I loved, but that will take away from your experience.

Spy
Spy (2015)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The dumbing down of audiences continues. Formulaic. Crass. Long. And kinda boring. Melissa McCarthy is risking becoming Vince Vaughn or Adam Sandler. It's not without its laughs and the story is so so, but Melissa is worth more than standard fat jokes and can play a more than one character. I long for comedy like they used to do. You know, shit that was actually funny...like the stuff Edgar Wright does, or the English. Yeah, yet again, the best stuff was in the trailer.

The Signal
The Signal (2014)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Its not brilliant, nor is it classic, but thats ok. The Signal is actually a thought provoking attempt at classic sci fi. It doesnt explain everything and at times the trill is simply about wanting the protagonist to escape, which is what this is all about. 3 kids needing to escape what they dont know. Visually wonderful to look at, but it does fall over in the end in terms of wrapping up the final act. I found I wanted something more, but cant tell you what.

Jupiter Ascending
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The Wachowski's have forgotten they made The Matrix. A mixed bag of...nothing good. Im sad about it. Was this a young adult/childrens film?