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The Dark Knight Rises
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Starts off a little sluggish in my opinion. The buildup to the climax is very well done but very slow, the first hour is not tedious or boring, it simply goes on very slow. Then it starts picking up the pace and suddenly it's an all out action climax to rival any summer blockbuster.
I was not a huge fan of the ending, but liked it nonetheless.
A must see for any Batman fan and action with story movie fan.

Marvel's The Avengers
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The movie is overall very good and entertaining. It has a lot of good humor and doesn't fall on dumb jokes.
The action is fast paced and the final act, with the ensuing battle, is non stop action and mayhem.
My rating is actually an 89% mainly because there's two problems I found: it has some really slow moments meant to set up the movie and plot but they just kind of drag on and on. And there's way too much time given to Hawkeye and Black Widow, without a doubt the two weakest links of the team. Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson try and give it their all, but they just look lame compared to the other 4 behemoths.
The Hulk is obviously the biggest thrill and his scenes pack a punch and a laugh.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'm aware this is the best rated movie of the trilogy, yet it is my least favorite.
Why? Because of Peter Jackson.
Nevermind when Gandalf arrives in his white horse a la John Wayne or when the uruk hai runs with the torch as if he was going to light the olympic flame, hell, I might even be able to forgive the scene with Legolas and the skateboard like shield.
The butchery of the story is what took it too far. King Theoden's character was done all sorts of wrong in this movie, the corny ass scene where Aragorn falls off and winds up back in the camp after his horse saves him as he holds Arwen's necklace was dripping syrup so corny it was, the relationship between Legolas and Gimli was turned around for the worst. I wasn't expecting it to be loyal to the book 100%, but you can't simply put stuff there that was meant the opposite way. And the worst part is that, for example, Theoden's character change and Gimli-Legolas relationship went back to how it was written in the third, so this one seems like an anomaly of sorts.
The cherry on top of the cake for me to dislike this movie is that Peter Jackson can't hide an infatuation he has with elves, infatuation that Tolkien didn't have, so he adds them in the Battle of Helm's Deep just because he wants elves there, even if it changes the actual story told in the book where it is a stand of humankind against Saruman, not humankind going to cower to caves while the elves come to save the day (something they don't do in the book trilogy, they are too busy leaving middle earth).
Visually, this movie is stunning and the ents were just like how I had imagined as a kid. Sadly, this is Peter Jackson's version of the books and how he reads em/enjoys them, not a movie about the book.