Yolando P.'s Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Fantastic Four

Not the train wreck I expected. It does well with what it has. Lots of promising moments, just a very rushed and out of nowhere explosive 3rd act. I'm very curious to see how Trank's true film would have come out.

Furious 7
Furious 7(2015)

For suffering a setback in production, the film manages to make the best out of the situation with thrilling action and well-delivered tribute.

Into the Woods

Starting off with energy, then slightly going off the rails in the last act, "Into the Woods" will at least keep you awake. Rob Marshall's direction was off and on.

Gone Girl
Gone Girl(2014)
½

Twisted movie and well-acted throughout, but then it ends on a mediocre note.

The Giver
The Giver(2014)
½

Underdevelopment is what drags The Giver's seemingly interesting premise.

Guardians of the Galaxy

The humor tends to lean towards adults rather than kids (for a Marvel superhero movie), the villain's motivation was pretty generic, and some characters were more memorable than others, but it is definitely a fun ride.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer delivers a film so ambitious in scale that it sounded like a disaster waiting to happen. The actors and their characters have their potential utilized, the themes of extinction unity are present, combined with blockbuster spectacles and surprising twists really make this superhero film fresh. Love this CBM! WELL DONE!

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
½

Caesar and Koba are brought to life in a movie focusing on the brink of war between man and ape.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

I gotta say, the first hour or so was actually entertaining and building on something...and then it went back to non-stop action for about an hour and a half straight to the point where it gets boring. Mark Wahlberg gives his best, but he cannot save the film. It is way too overlong and loud.

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
½

Tom Cruise's latest is surprisingly pretty good. The concept allows for some sharp storytelling techniques, and they used it well.

Million Dollar Arm
½

Maybe a tad too long, but it fits well with Disney's previous sports-history films.

The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars carries some terrific dialogue. Dafoe's character was kind of a let down, but how could one leave the theater hating this movie?

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)
½

Superman's return to the big screen is a grand spectacle. Humanizing an icon and turning into the world's hero is exactly what Zack Snyder has accomplished, and he's directed his best picture to date. Man of Steel has blown away the competition (that's you, Iron Man 3!) and DC is going to give Marvel a run for it's money!

Blended
Blended(2014)

Surprised that I actually laughed a few times...unfortunately, Terry Crews was the standout, not Sandler or Barrymore.

Godzilla
Godzilla(2014)

Godzilla explores the human's point of view on the King of Monsters. Satisfying entry, and I'm sure we are not seeing the last of him.

A Million Ways to Die in the West
½

Kind of disappointed...not a lot of laughs, well, big laughs.

X-Men: The Last Stand

It would work better if it were truly the last film, but this X-Men kills off too many when also hinting towards a sequel...pick one or the other!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
½

Although it does succumb to having too many characters, specifically Electro's handling, it does boast a fun romance, dynamic action pieces, and continues to tease a bigger piece of what's to come.

Transcendence
½

An interesting movie that needed to have its ideas fleshed out a little more.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
½

Easily separating itself from Iron Man 3 and Thor 2, Captain America 2 works because the world truly does feel threatened when you a throw a wrench in the universe and watch Cap deal with it. Best film in Phase 2, and it puts pressure on future films and Avengers 2.

Saving Mr. Banks

A very simple and sweet story with entertaining portrayals by Hanks & Thompson.

The LEGO Movie
½

They could have gone very simplistic and made it "kids only" (which I thought it was based on previews), but there is a lot of wit and references that make this film one to remember!

American Hustle
½

The first half was kind of a snooze-fest, but the second half made up for it. Performances were decent, with only Bale's being the real standout.

The Wolf of Wall Street

3 hours of a mixed bag of comedy, drama, drugs, and sex. Scorsese, along with DiCaprio (who just might finally take home an Oscar) and Hill provide a triumph of a film.

The Lion King

The Lion King is a short, sweet, thunderous tale by Disney.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

Not as funny as previous entries, and kind of all over the place, but its manageable.

Elf
Elf(2003)
½

A 21st century Christmas classic.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

A sequel that outdoes its predecessor in the action, characters, and themes, and just just started the fire of a revolution.

Gravity
Gravity(2013)
½

The quietness of space does prove to be kinda scary, but I wasn't that impressed with the 3D or the story.

Thor: The Dark World
½

Seems like there was a lot cut out during editing, and the mix of comedy right after tragic situations is a bit awkward, but Thor 2 manages to get the job done.

The Cove
The Cove(2009)
½

Absolutely disgusting...not the film, but the acts of man.

We're The Millers

Its all over the place, but its got enough rudeness to provide laughs.

Elysium
Elysium(2013)
½

A decent sci-fi film with another fine performance by Matt Damon.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
½

Quite good, actually. I managed to find the connections of mythology hidden in the movie. I've heard it was different from the book, but I liked it very much. Medusa & Hades owned.

The Wolverine

A better structured Wolverine film then the previous one, and it sure continues Fox's recent rebound to greatness with their X-Men characters. This, plus it's final scene, sure sets some high expectations for next year's Days of Future Past.

Despicable Me 2

Just a hair away from meeting its predecessor, but DM2 is still one of the more funny animated movies this year.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim(2013)
½

No doubt it's visually epic, but that's about it...

Grown Ups
Grown Ups(2010)

Boring and unfunny pile of waste.

Monsters University
½

Not one of Pixar's classics, but still a decent entry. I would have preferred a sequel with Bo of course.

The Heat
The Heat(2013)
½

I'm not a fan of Melissa McCarthy, but there were plenty of well delivered insults that landed spot on between her and several characters.

Superman Returns
½

Superman Returns was a decent return to the franchise...I completely loved the relationship between Supes and Lois. This film was made in the 21st century where special effects have improved since his last portrayal, and he needed a villain he could actually throw punches with. I love Spacey's Luthor, but...they couldn't get brain AND brawn?

World War Z
World War Z(2013)

Despite having some tense moments, only a portion of the puzzle is complete...and Brad Pitt's character is apparently immortal.

Green Lantern
½

If they spent more time on making the story more original, Green Lantern could have been big. Ryan Reynolds looks the part, and I liked that, but it needed a really good story to succeed.

Marvel's The Avengers

It was that final hour that really made my jaw drop, and the hilarious dialogue made the movie even more enjoyable. And it's Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo who really steal the show. I would have preferred a more thought out story though.

The Internship

Although a little too long, it does manage to pull in laughs that might be towards a more specific type of audience. Luckily, I am one of those audience members.

The Great Gatsby

The touch of a modern, yet old-fashioned, 1920s, yet sometimes gets a bit boring. Although, like always, DiCaprio nails the role.

The Hangover Part III

Unfortunately, it did not get funny until the very, very end.

Now You See Me
½

A little more development and time could have been put into the characters, but it is a fun ride of twists and turns.

Star Trek Into Darkness
½

Some stay this is a remake of a previous movie, but I'd say they found the right amount of "paying homage" rather than "stealing".

Thrilling all the way til the end, "Into Darkness" delivers terrific action, story, and performances despite a little too much lens-flare.

Justice League: Doom

Short, yet sweet. The story could fit perfectly as a live-action adaption, with an extended development to compliment the movies/characters before it. Each hero had just enough time to shine, with an ounce of more screen-time for it's two most popular.

Megamind
Megamind(2010)
½

Better than I expected...I'm kind of mbummed I saw it in 2-D instead of 3-D. The one movie that could have actually been more entertaining to watch in 3-D, and I chose the cheaper 2-D version. :/

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
½

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is quite a voyage. Though the story was a little rushed, it's hard to top LWW and Prince Caspian, which I think were the best books of the series, but VOTDT meets expectations.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)
½

No doubt it's eye-candy, but the movie has some really cheesy lines which kind of ruin the moments.

Cowboys & Aliens

The script is just OK, but Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford keep the movie going.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

There are some parts that are better than the previous installment, but G.I. Joe can't survive on a lazy story, a mix of acting levels, and explosions.

How did Storm Shadow survive from the last movie? Why wasn't Cobra Commander used more? Why wasn't Duke used more? Why was RZA's acting so awful?

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

EXCELLENT! Iron Man 2's villain, action, and references to "The Avengers" made me want more! Bravo!

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)
½

IM3 starts off looking and feeling like an Iron Man movie, and has some impressive rescue scenes, until it falls apart in a twist that ultimately lets down the characters, story, and source material.

Olympus Has Fallen

Decent thriller with a variety of well used talent, even without originality.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)

One of my all-time Disney favorites is a fairly recent pic. "Enchanted" manages to execute it's Animation/Live-action charm to the max...absolutely terrific!

Green Lantern: First Flight
½

Presenting solid characters and a story, this is the least that 2011's "Green Lantern" needed to be. How does animation do it right, yet live-action can't? Come on D.C.!

Oz the Great and Powerful

Despite having a talented cast that could have been used more efficiently, "Oz: The Great and Powerful" thrills because of how it's main character is written and executed and an explosive climax that will have you cheering.

Dead Poets Society
½

"Oh Captain, My Captain" and "Carpe Diem" are quotes I will always remember...my favorite Robin Williams film.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)
½

I didn't really mind the plot (expect for Venom barley getting screen time) but I thought some of the really stupid scenes just totally shook its flow. Emo Peter Parker? Really?

The action sequences are better than ever, though I didn't care for "New Goblin's" look, I would have preferred another Green Goblin or Hob Goblin. I think it fits together as a trilogy though and am still interested to see how 4,5 & 6 would have turned out.

Zero Dark Thirty

Good, but I did not feel so amazed after it had finished.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)
½

Visually, it looked like a dream (or nightmare in some scenes). I loved the story, except I kinda felt let down that the tiger just left and that was how their bond just ended...I guess that's the book's fault?

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
½

Eye candy, yes, but the acting is at its worst here...sometimes felt boring, but it does provide a good story on a young Anakin & Obi-Wan.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
½

Episode 2 goes more into the relationship of Mom & Dad Skywalker, but also continues to address things that connect to the original trilogy.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
½

War and fighting galore, Episode 3 thrives as the birth of Darth Vader is shown...despite some OK acting performances, the movie overall feels like what should be a modern Star Wars film.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)
½

Probably my favorite love story film, Titanic is grand in emotion and production.

Inception
Inception(2010)

Christopher Nolan has done it again. The movie really was "mind"-blowing.

Inception is the kind of movie you really have to pay attention to 100% of the time, it really is a smart and enjoyable time.

Seven Psychopaths
½

Fresh, bloody, and funny...it mixes well together. Though Farrell's accent bugged me at times.

Taken
Taken(2009)
½

It's not really a breath of fresh air, but it is suspenseful and has an awesome quote.

Cosmopolis
Cosmopolis(2012)

Cronenberg trashed Christopher Nolan not too long ago; your film isn't so perfect, sir.

Ted
Ted(2012)
½

The story isn't original, but there are some lines that I'm going to remember, and that's what a good comedy movie has to pull off.

Step Up Revolution

The acting is not good, but the dancing was pretty cool.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
½

I liked the approach and looks...but the story kind of bored me.

The Dark Knight Rises
½

As this was my most anticipated movie of 2012, I will give a longer review.

When the film entered production, some of the things popping up online made me fear that it would be a giant "swing and a miss" (Catwoman's costume, Bane's voice, to name a few). And after reading rumors and spoilers (though I kept telling myself to not), I couldn't tell between which ones were bologna and which ones were spot-on. Until finally watching it, I realized some were true, but most were fake or not quite correct. I was happy about that.

Loves:
-The Batwing: it fit so perfectly in this universe and moved so swiftly.
-The casting and performances: Putting together such a cast of talent in a superhero film? Only Chris Nolan would do that.
-Bane breaking Batman's back: I didn't think it would happen, because Tom Hardy is shorter than Christian Bale, but it looked GOOD on screen.
-The music: Hans Zimmer did AWESOME. The chant was great, but my favorite part was when Alfred sees Bruce at the cafe and the music just thunders and the audience claps.

Likes:
-Happy Ending: I didn't want to see Batman die. He did, but Bruce made it out alive and is happy.
-The Plot: It was well thought out and fitting, though I hoped to see Bane acting alone and making it his terror and not connect with Talia al Ghul and the LOS. Sort of how Joker and Two-Face had nothing really to do with that.
-Gordon, Alfred, and Lucius made it out alive. I seriously thought at least one of them wouldn't make it, but they all did.

Dislikes:
-Catwoman's outfit: Anne Hathaway was a stand-out and did terrific, but I still would have liked to see a cowl, whip, and claws too.
-Bane's voice: It was definitely cleared up, but I think their were times when the music was playing in the background as he talked and all I heard was "Blahblahblahblahblah."
-Robin: This was is the thing that kept me from awarding a 100%...I just thought it was put in to please the mainstream, non-die-hard comic book fans. My Robin is Dick Grayson, and having Robin John Blake in here just made it...cheesy.

That being said...I am happy it ended the trilogy on a high note and didn't follow the third movie curse.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Although some of the critics say it is the same story as the 2002 version, I will completely disregard that from my grade because that his Spider-man's source material and I would not liked to have seen something way out of the box.

Garfield and Stone are perfect together, and although the story isn't groundbreaking, the actors and their characters make it strong.

Madea's Witness Protection

Is it a smart story? No, but it did have me and the rest of the theater cracking up throughout...mainly because of the title character herself, Madea. And, Tyler Perry kept it more on the comedic sign than drama, which is better for the series overall.

Men in Black III

A pretty good threequel, which is pretty rare these days...Josh Brolin nails a young Agent K.

The Dictator
The Dictator(2012)
½

A comedy movie based on a book by Saadam Hussein? Lol

Mirror Mirror

It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I had low expectations, and maybe that's why I kind of liked it, but it wasn't really funny.

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)
½

A trippy film that makes you kinda shake if it were actually real.

J. Edgar
J. Edgar(2011)

DiCaprio is an underrated actor, I'd hire him for a drama in a milisecond.

Hugo
Hugo(2011)

I loved the references to old films; kudos to Mr. Scorsese.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

RDJ and Jude Law make a terrific Holmes & Watson, though this one seemed less clever than it's predecessor even though Holmes was facing his "toughest" enemy, Moriarty.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise's stunt work on the Burj Khalifa was incredible.

Clash of the Titans
½

After watching it a few months ago, it wasn't very memorable...but it's friggin Clash of the Titans.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

When it first arrived to theaters, I didn't like the sci-fi feel. But after watching it a few years later...I just loved it...I don't know why, but I enjoyed it. And come on, what 4th movies are ever decent?

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Do not let the silly title fool you, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a hit. There was one moment in the film where I heard gasps throughout the theater...it was a seen between "Caesar" and Tom Felton's character, and it got me gasping as well.

As a reboot, it felt so original and fresh. Rarely does a movie do that.

The Smurfs
The Smurfs(2011)
½

Just for the kids...unfortunately. And George Lopez just sounds like George Lopez, not Grouchy Smurf.

Captain America: The First Avenger
½

Making you feel patriotic, Captain America doesn't want to let his country down. And he didn't.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

It deserves Oscars.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ends the series on a high note, and is the best film of the whole series.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Much better than Revenge of the Fallen, but the original will always be the best one.

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)

Cars 2 puts Mater in the spotlight...and though this movie is funny at times, it is far from other Pixar movies like Up, Toy Story, and Ratatouille.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)

An emotional, funny, scary, action-packed production, J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg have created a summer movie to never forget.

X-Men: First Class

Terrific Acting + Terrific Story + Terrific Directing = 100%

Well deserved.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
½

Starting off good, "On Stranger Tides" slowly fades to a cliche movie. But overall, I liked it.

Thor
Thor(2011)

And the hero triumphs in the end! Thor is just a run ride.

Madea's Big Happy Family
½

Funniest out of Tyler Perry's work. Madea and the pot-smoking Aunt are two memorable characters.

The Green Hornet
½

The Green Hornet starts off 2011 with a BANG!

Fred: The Movie

Sorry FRED, but this was a failure. I tried to like it, but it didn't happen.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

I waited in line for 3 hours (still got crappy seats) to watch this movie.

The thing about it was...it was way closer than the book from it's predecessors. That's what made it terrific! There were only 3 deaths, and it still was depressing...I wonder how everyone in the theater will be during Part 2.

I proudly award this film a 100%.

The Social Network
½

"Clever" is the word to describe this movie. It's sad too see such successful best friends totally hate each other because of Facebook.

The Last Exorcism

It had my heart pounding in the middle part. Not too scary though before and after. More of a drama film too me.

But I would have to say, I kind of liked the ending though it was predictable. I've still got a few unanswered questions...but we'll just see if there's a follow up.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
½

I'd say everyone had high hopes for this movie...and it just failed miserably. The effects were terrific, but we've seen the plot before. And although Megan Fox is attractive, her acting is not.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Perfection. That's it.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Though it had it's moments, this one is less funny then the first.

Paranormal Activity
½

Honestly, I hardly felt it was scary. I watched it, expecting to have my eyes taped shut and me locking all my doors and hiding under my covers. That did NOT happen.

The first half was completely boring. The second half gained SLIGHT suspense. Though I am giving it a 30%, because it was pretty funny.

The Last Airbender
½

I didn't find it that bad. Brilliant plot and terrific acting basically seals the deal for a fantastic movie. The plot was good, but the acting wasn't. You have to be a fan to understand the plot though.

Great effects though!

Despicable Me

Dreamworks & Pixar, watch out because you've got someone else to compete with.

A funny and charming movie that has added a new quote to my Facebook, "IT'S SO FLUFFFFFY!"

And you gotta love the minions.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

As non-Twilight fan (and someone who was unimpressed with the first two), I have to say David Slade has put the franchise on the right track. The acting was better, there was great action, and better romance. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I enjoyed a Twilight Saga movie.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

It was very predictable, you can tell how this movie would end and what would happen about halfway through. Good effects.

Shrek Forever After
½

It was a pleasant finish to the Shrek franchise. Though the commercials said the ending would be unexpected....it was expected (aka "Happily ever after"). But I gotta love

"Do the roar. Do it. Do the roar. I love you daddeh!"

The Karate Kid
½

There are so many remakes coming out (or are out) in 2010, and I was expecting this one to be a disaster. Instead, it was a visual ride that gets you at the edge of your seat waiting to see the next punch! And great acting & fight scenes!

Dear John
Dear John(2010)

Acting wasn't so good, but everything else was.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This was BY FAR the best HP movie made. Each film gets better than the previous one, and boy did this one nail it. Acting was incredible.