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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
12 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Otherwise known as "Redundant Craziness and the Nebulous (Somewhat Nostalgic) Narrative." Ok forgive my being dramatic... there is a lot of good in this movie.. it's cast and several of it's concepts were awesome, but there was enough that didn't work for me and a lot of the cool ideas are just barely touched upon, and the movie manages to waste a lot of time in areas that are meant to be comedic rather than flushing out what could have been a truly compelling plot.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Often we are comfortable with the thought: "it's good for what it is" and if this can be viewed as an individual piece of artwork I might give it a bit of a pass on it's compromised quality because I did find myself enjoying several of it's parts... however, this film is a sequel and it's meant to be a prelude for the Justice League and it's a bad way to build a cinematic universe. It has many strong individual scenes-- which are often carelessly arranged--and don't add up to make a very good film. It's really too bad because I really believe there is a pretty good movie somewhere in there (even if I have majors problems with the films decisions and tone.) The cast is great. The performances are really strong. The action is really exciting and super hard hitting. The story itself is adequate (although the script itself could have used Geoff Johns doing a final pass.) It earns 3 stars for it's popcorn value, but it's probably not even that good.

Inside Out
Inside Out (2015)
17 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Wow. Amazing film. Favorite Pixar movie since Wall-E and I think it might edge out out UP and Toy Story 3 in overall quality.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A huge step in the right direction from the first installment (sorry, still not as good as the trilogy.) Mostly, the improvements were found in the pacing and tone of the film, delivering on almost everything I wanted to see (story wise). Martin Freeman was still amazing, but unlike the previous film where his was the standout performance, he is joined by Benedict Cumberbatch. Smaug is the greatest cinematic dragon I've ever seen (containing design elements that would even make Mike Fantastic happy.)

Thor: The Dark World
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This film is an effulgent fountain of colors, beautifully rendered CG, and over-the-top action. It's unapologetically comic booky, but not unaccessible to casual fans. Some of the world building could've been handled more elegantly, but once the film got going I was captivated by it's enormous scope. The film is tons of fun, and carries a tone I wish could be found in a modern Superman film. I need to let it simmer a bit longer to decided how it ranks in the pantheon of the Marvel cinematic universe. Visually Thor 2 certainly beats out Thor 1, but Malekith was probably the weakest Marvel villain to date (especially when compared to Loki, who was a carefully crafted character with a full range of emotions and legitimate desires, with a flushed out voice that was more than bad for the sake of bad).