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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Skyline
Skyline(2010)

If you are a sci-fi geek, trust me, you need to see this. You will not leave the theatre disappointed. Lower your expectations though, there are a lot of things wrong with this movie. If you are a sci-fi fan though, I know you will walk away satisfied. You can tell that the Strauss brothers are big time fans of the genre and that they are aiming to please people like themselves. I gave it a 100 percent because I dont feel like it deserves the critical thrashing that it is receiving.

This has been a strange year in movies as studios have tried to emulate big budget productions with small budgets. This has been seen in movies such as Predators (The ship blowing up and just about all of the explosions), The Expendables (That building falling down at the end and some explosions), and Let Me In (The woman and nurse in the room on fire). Now Skyline has joined these movies where you can tell there were budgetary limits. I just dont see why filmakers would let things like that into their film, it makes it look so tacky. I would just edit it out. Oh well, just like in the movies above I was able to look past those things and enjoy the film but moments like that did take me out of the film and it was obvious that some members in the audience were not able to look past those aspects.

Armored
Armored(2009)
½

Almost nothing original in this movie. No witty dialogue, no great scenary, no original plot, just another run of the mill action thriller.

Extreme Ops
Extreme Ops(2002)

I will be brief. Possibly the worst movie ever. I dont know how to give a 0% though...

Funny People
Funny People(2009)

You know how some of Adam Sandler's movies start off funny then start to be more about the drama. Well this one is similar, except the drama part is much much longer. It is more about this sad comedian who feels like he hasn't done anything with his life. It was really just depressing. It did have some occasional funny moments, but not enough to make you wanna watch it ever again.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

This movie is possibly one of the funniest movies ever. If you are a fan of British humor, there is no way you can miss seeing this comedy classic.

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story
½

I don't know what to say about this movie. It wasn't bad, but I just wasn't feeling the comedy. A decent story, but Rip Torn and Stiller were the only characters I found funny. They were also the most outrageous characters. Perhaps I wasn't in a great mood when watching this movie.

Commando
Commando(1985)
½

This is a classic Arnold action movie. It is the perfect movie to watch with a few dudes on man night. Action is good, and as always packed with good ole Arnold one liners.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

If you are expecting a food thriller that makes you think with a few clever ideas, think again. This movie is a bunch of old ideas, with an old plot, and almost no exceptional action. The characters don't seem realistic, and this is perhaps Travolta's worst acting I have ever seen. I am not sure If I should be fearing Travolta or laughing at his ridiculous lines and strange character. If you want a good heist movie go watch inside man.

District 9
District 9(2009)

I have to agree with the masses on this one. It is actually an original concept to the whole alien human relation story, and the special effects were well done. The action was a bit spastic (camera wise), but definitely intrigued the mind and emotions in a good way.

Paranormal Activity

For hardcore horror fans this movie is a bit of a dud. With all the hype I was really expecting to wet my pants, but I have seen so many horror movies perhaps I am to critical. It is decently entertaining, but I feel a movie like 1408 was actually more frightening.

Twilight
Twilight(2008)

Not entirely bad, but not worth it. I did enjoy making jokes about the movie.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

A good movie, but over rated. The movie doesn't seem realistic, which is being nit picky for a fictional movie. However, I also felt that Downey was never in any real trouble throughout the movie. I also felt like I didn't really know what he was fighting for. His fight doesn't feel like it has any real epic value to it, and I felt that their was little emotional conflict in the movie. Don't get me wrong I liked it, I just didn't think it was great.

The Incredible Hulk

This movie may have been slightly under rated, because It came after iron man. The action in the movie was good, the plot was nothing new, but it was entertaining, and the acting was also good. The emotional turmoil of Eric Banner is also well depicted in the movie. Worth a watch!

You, Me and Dupree

This movie got a lot of bad reviews, but I believe that it was decently entertaining. Definitely not the best movie ever, but I laughed and genuinely wanted everything to work out for the gang.

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)

Perhaps, one of the best animated movies I have seen. This movie had everything, action, adventure, love, suspense, laughter, sorrow, and somehow was kept relatively short. It also leaves you with a sense of hope and relaxation.

30 Days of Night
½

This movie is not a movie for everyone. If you are into action thrillers that this movie is a good watch. It just seems to capture the fear of fighting an unknown enemy very well, and also what people have to do to survive.

The Dark Knight

It was a great movie, but was hampered by a few problems. Firstly it had to live up to great expectations after Batman Begins, and this movie had to many characters to intimately follow. I felt like the main storyline of Batman was detracted from by the other 3 main characters in the movie (Gordon, Joker, and Dent).

Taken
Taken(2009)

A great action thriller. It is at times unbelievable, but come on, it is so entertaining who can complain? Not to mention Liam Neeson's acting as the father who knows no limitations us spot on. It left me with a warm actiony feeling inside.

Batman Begins

Perhaps the greatest comic book hero movie of all time. The history of batman is kept pretty accurate, and the plot has a few good twists. Not to mention you get to see the makings of the world's most bad ass hero. The action is also done very well and keeps the story feeling realistic.

The Boondock Saints

Perhaps not the best action movie. It is also a bit melodramatic at times, but the brothers are fun to watch. It also has a level of morality which is somewhat intriguing. If your an action fan it is worth a watch.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
½

A movie only defined by its special effects and action. Led me to wishing for some kind of plot, or character development, or a quicker ending.

Dead Snow (Død snø)

Definitely not for everyone, though zombie horror/gore fans should not miss out.

The majority of the film is based around silly fun but it also does have some moments of the serious aspects commonly seen in the horror genre. Whether or not you'll LOVE this movie will depend on your ability to accept those serious moments into the rest of the film. Even if you cant accept the mildly contrasting tone, there is still some fun to be had with this. You just wont like it as much as others. Overall, the film would be great for watching horror films with a group of college friends.

I personally loved this film.