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Prometheus
Prometheus (2012)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The 74% fresh seems awfully generous for this movie. The plot is muddled and unconvincing. The characters are largely under developed. I did not care if any of them died. As an Alien fan, I found this to be a very poor prequel. Or perhaps better described as a swing and a miss. The film looks good in certain scenes. That's about all the good I can say about it. The action/momentum of Aliens is missing, as is the sweet tension of Alien. If you are an Alien fan, this film is largely skip-able. It adds nothing creative or interesting to the canon. Its so bad that I'm surprised it wasn't 3D.

The Da Vinci Code
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well, it comes as no real surprise to me that this film sucks. But what did surprise me was the sheer volume the sucking achieved.

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I can't be the only one who found his 'expertise" to be hilarious.

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You see these four pictures? Well, then you've pretty much seen the [url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?t=484176#"]movie[/url]. It's frighteningly dull and oddly predictable. I almost walked out. Somehow, they managed to make a mediocre book and turn it into a piece of crap film! Is anyone learning anything here?

Hanks looks confused throughout the film. This also highlights how weak Langdon's character is in the books as well. Brown is a crappy writer. By the time you get to the end of the film, you start hoping these secret groups will commit mass suicide to make the film end quicker. The characters are weird sketches almost devoid of physical presence. And while there is a back story to the "Sophie" character, it is such an absurd and bullshi t premise that you want to vomit with the level of stupidity.

I will recommend this film to no man (or woman). I recommend avoiding renting it as well.

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JSA: Joint Security Area (Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I have to admit, I had no idea what to expect when I rented [b]JSA - Joint Security Area.[/b]


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In fact, judging from the title I thought I was getting some sort of bad Chuck Norris [url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?p=8330265#"]action film[/url]. Luckily, it had nothing to do with Chuck.

[b]JSA[/b] is both a failure and a success. I felt as a "mystery" it didn't work that well. It's set up like one, but I am not sure it was necessary. And I think the back story should have been reflected more to show the reasons for this conflict between a divided nation. I think perhaps this would have been less of an issue if I was raised Korean? Anyway, it's successes are more in the characters and interactions. The acting is good as well (with the exception of the female lead, I can't put my fiinger on it but something wasn't quite right). As usual, [b]Chan Wook Park [/b]has some beautifully shot scenes. The [url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?p=8330265#"]film[/url] does succeed to some degree in showing the humanity in an inhumane situation.

In a land of generic (and amazingly predictable) [url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?p=8330265#"]Hollywood films[/url], it's no wonder that the most interesting stuff is being filmed in other countries. [url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?p=8330265#"]Hollywood[/url] needs to get away from this aesthetic of "Formula".

I'm giving this one a [b]C+. [/b]And a C+ film from him is more like an [b]A. [/b]Relative to Ultraviolet and Serenity.

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