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Man of Steel
Man of Steel (2013)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Thankfully Zack Snyder forgoes his trademark slow motion scenes for something rather coherent. However, the story goes on far too long and commits too many faux pas in the Superman universe. Henry Cavill is a formidable Man of Steel although he does make a few too many facial expressions when flying. However, Amy Adams' Lois Lane is kind of flat and she's too good at her job, having discovering Clark Kent/Superman's secret in a matter of days! And he does nothing about it! The best asset here is Michael Shannon as the evil Zod, who goes over-the-top at times but for the most part, keeps it level. The action is the stand-out of this so-so superhero film.

Monsters University
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

While it pales in comparison to its predecessor (not to mention countless Pixar films that are far more superior), this prequel to the 2001 film is delightful enough. Billy Crystal and John Goodman return voicing Mike and Sully, and they bring along their charm and wisecracks too. However, it's the newer characters (my favorite was Art, voiced by Charlie Day) that seem to provide more laughs and steal the show. Perhaps college hijinks really isn't what we're looking for in a kids movie.

The Lone Ranger
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Overdone and overblown in every way except the action. For a film that touts its action sequences in one of its trailers, there sure wasn't a whole hell of a lot of them. In fact, I think I counted more explosions in that 30 second spot than I did in this overlong film. Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp try their best but this is basically an Old West version of Pirates of the Caribbean (we even get the same director, producer and writers). This two and a half hour mediocrity barely makes up for it in the end with the huge action-loaded extravaganza of a finale, to the tune of The William Tell Overture no less. Where were scenes like this throughout the rest of the film?!

Despicable Me 2
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A delightful sequel that's once again stolen by those incredibly cute kids and the adorable minions. Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is less amusing as a good guy but he does have a good rapport with the overly ambitious Lucy (voice of Kristin Wiig).