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Movie Ratings and Reviews

The Dark Knight Rises
½

The Dark Knight Rises may well be one of the most anticipated movies of all time. It's a follow-up of the best superhero movie of all time, stars many Oscar winners and nominees, and is directed by none other than the legend Christopher Nolan. My expectations for the movie were exceptionally high. I figured that this movie had the potential be one of the greatest movies made. But The Dark Knight Rises failed in so many ways. One of the best things about the Dark Knight and Batman Begins is that even though those two movies had many flaws, those flaws were completely overshadowed by each films' shear 'epic-ness', passionate acting, and engaging action sequences. Unfortunately, the Dark Knight Rises' numerous flaws overshadow its good points.

Warning: Spoilers!

Cons:

Where's Batman?
When going to a Batman movie, I expect to see Batman quite a bit. He probably only had about 15 minutes of screen time during the entire 2 hr 45 min movie. Though it was nice to see a bit more of Bruce Wayne, I didn't buy tickets to this movie just to see a rich guy struggle with himself mentally and physically, I bought tickets to see Batman! It's like Chris Nolan realized after putting the movie together that Batman never appeared, and he just threw in a couple of scenes here and there to keep people happy.

Plot Holes
I don't EVEN want to get started on the plot holes! There are so many, I probably don't have enough room in my review to name them all. But I think everyone knows about all the plot holes I'm thinking about.

The Acting
Apart from Christian Bale, I was extremely disappointed in many of the actors'/actresses' performances. Most of them are Oscar winners or nominees! They should know better! I felt that many of the actors (specifically Michael Caine and Gary Oldman) were too dramatic and therefore unconvincing as their characters. Marion Cotillard seemed unfit for her role. And her death scene was so unconvincing, it was laughable. And I am neutral about Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. They did alright, a little better than I anticipated.

Bane
Tom Hardy is a good actor, and I felt like the character Bane has now almost ruined it for his career. I hope not. Bane looks scary. He is humongous, the mouthpiece is intimidating, and the way he kills and hurts others is brutal. But the voice just messed it up for him. Maybe I would find Bane scarier and more of a match for Batman if I could understand what he was saying! I could catch words here and there, but for the most part it sounded like he was speaking a different language. Bane was definitely a good match for Batman physically, but he didn't have the same effect as the Joker. Batman and the Joker are like yin and yang; Bane and Batman are just too similar, especially since they both come from the League of Shadows. Perhaps a different villain would've been a better choice.

Alfred
Unfortunately, Alfred was almost completely overlooked in this film. He's somewhat seen in the beginning, then he just leaves in a very strange and out-of-place scene with Bruce Wayne.

Catwoman/Selina Kyle
I felt that Selina Kyle was a very unnecessary character. And I cringed at the part when she kisses Batman. SO unnecessary. And I hate that Bruce Wayne ends up with her at the end of the movie.

John Blake/ Robin
Seriously, Nolan? Anyway, what bothered me about John Blake was how he knew that Bruce Wayne was Batman just because of the 'look on his face, like he was wearing a mask.' (Plot hole alert!)

Rachel
I didn't like how Rachel was brought up into the picture, nor how after eight years, Bruce is still whining about it like it happened yesterday. I wish either we hadn't been reminded of Rachel at all, or maybe have the only time she comes up be when we see her picture by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne's.

CGI
I was a big disappointed with Christopher Nolan on how much CGI he used in this film. I understand that many scenes would be impossible to make without CGI, but he could have at least toned down the action scenes to make them more realistic, then used real explosions instead of CGI. Just a thought.

Not Enough Action
Too much dialogue! Most of the action sequences didn't last very long, and many were put in strange spots in the movie, like they didn't fit in or were just last minute ideas of Nolan's.

Ra's Al Ghul's Reappearance
Although it was nice to see Liam Neeson again (yay!), the scene where he reappears in front of Bruce Wayne in his imagination was very... awkward. It was definitely a scene that could have been done differently and better.

Bruce Wayne in Jail
I mostly hated this entire part of the movie. Bruce Wayne recovers from his broken back far too quickly, first of all. And Bane just conveniently brings him to a jail in the middle of nowhere where prisoners can just climb out a pit and get out? (plot hole). And whenever Bruce Wayne attempts to climb out of the pit, the scene is so over-the-top serious it's almost comical.

The Nuke
I'm confused as to why Chris Nolan had to include a nuke into the already complicated plot. I understand that Bane/Talia wanted to blow the city up with it, but it seemed a little too sci-fi for the Dark Knight Trilogy.

The Ending
The end left me somewhat angry. I hated that Robin had to be introduced (I though Nolan and Bale promised there would be no Robin?) and I wasn't too keen on the twist ending and how it was left up to one's interpretation. I wish the end of the trilogy had a bit more closure. It almost seems like Chris Nolan isn't quite done, and strives to make a fourth.

Pros:

Christian Bale
He has grown so much as an actor, and he has gotten better and better at playing Bruce Wayne/Batman. He was arguably the best part of the Dark Knight Rises. The scenes where he his brutally hurt and broken down are extremely painful to watch because Bale made those scenes so convincing and realistic. And it was nice to see him not being overshadowed by Heath Ledger and finally getting the credit he deserves.

Bringing Together the Trilogy in a Full Circle
I thought it was artistic and very witty how Christopher Nolan and his brother and David S. Goyer were able to bring elements all the way from Batman Begins and the Dark Knight into the Dark Knight Rises plot. The three films came together well.

The Police/Batman/Bane's Thugs Chase Scene
In my opinion, this is the best scene in the movie. It is wonderful to see Bale all suited up and on his Bat-pod again. The chase was exciting and very reminiscent of the Dark Knight's action scenes.

The Football Stadium Scene
The most beautifully done scene of the film. I love how the only sound you can hear is the little boy singing the National Anthem while you watch all this chaos with the police force and Bane begin to unfold. It was a very effective scene.

Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul
I kind of liked how Ra's al Ghul's plans to destroy Gotham came back into play with Talia. I wish that Nolan hadn't incorporated a Bruce/Miranda relationship into the picture, it was all a bit melodramatic.


So overall, I left the theater disappointed and somewhat empty. The Dark Knight Rises wasn't even close to Nolan's best work, nor close to what he could have done with the story. There was so much that could have been done right with this movie, but with all its flaws, I couldn't help but wish that Christopher Nolan had ended Batman at the Dark Knight. It's a shame, but it reminds me that no one, not even Nolan, is perfect.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)
½

I'm a bit let down by this movie. I heard great things about Fight Club, and there were parts that were great, but the movie was mostly forgettable. Good acting and an interesting story (and an intriguing ending), but I never felt fully engaged in or entertained by the movie. It was a "just okay" movie.

Open Season
Open Season(2006)

Could this movie get any worse? Answer: No. Cheap animation + obnoxious characters + poor script + boring story line. There is just absolutely nothing to like about Open Season. Seen this, done that, too many cliches!

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is unfunny, has poor animation, and is just about as predictable as many animated movies are these days. The 1 hour 21 minutes felt like more than 3 hours. The characters were the worst part; as cliche as the Walmart smiley face.

Warrior
Warrior(2011)
½

Though I am normally not a fan of sports movies or fighting movies, Warrior was quite good in terms of a gripping story and the actors' performances.

The Happening
½

M. Night Shyamalan makes a dud once again. Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel tried their best, but no actor in the world could have made the Happening worth watching. Though the plot is interesting, but the script is laughable.

The Adjustment Bureau

An intriguing premise for a movie, but the anti-climax and dull ending ruined the entirety of the Adjustment Bureau. Could have been great, so it was a shame to see an original plot and Matt Damon's talent wasted.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
½

A surprisingly good film. Crazy, Stupid, Love was much better than I thought it would be. The plot is original and the actors put on great performances. Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling stole the show.

Bee Movie
Bee Movie(2007)
½

A surprisingly boring animated movie. The animation looks cheap and the plot is a little too strange to be even somewhat likable. Just another forgettable kids' movie.

Halloween
Halloween(1978)

A classic that doesn't fail to thrill. You know a horror movie is good when thirty years later, new horror movies are still copying its tricks and scares.

The Hangover Part II

The Wolf Pack just can't seem to keep the movie together this time. Note to the makers of this movie: Just because a joke works the first time, doesn't mean it will work the second time.

Pleasantville

A very unique and "pleasant" movie. Tobey Maguire's best performance to date.

The Wild
The Wild(2006)

Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave. Such a waste of a movie, with a story that is scarily similar to Dreamworks' Madagascar and animation that is lower quality than animation from ten years ago.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)
½

Very cute and witty, even though I am not a Muppets fan.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
½

Good acting performances, but the movie seemed to drag on. Wasn't my type of movie, to say the least.

Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.(2009)

Revolting, yet an eye-opener to the secrets of the companies behind the food we eat. A truly sickening movie (in this case, it's in a good way.)

Marvel's The Avengers
½

The Avengers was explosive, energetic, and humorous, like any Marvel movie should be. However, I felt that this movie was only "good," not "great" like I was expecting it to be. The movie dragged on a little too long. And I felt like most of the characters weren't given the screen time they deserved. I was surprised at how little the movie focused on Iron Man. Thor had hardly any part in the movie. I love Captain America, but his always-positive personality got a little annoying at times. The movie gave too much attention to Black Widow, while virtually ignoring Hawkeye. I was pleasantly surprised at how well done the Hulk was. The Hulk was easily the best of the Avengers, and made this movie worth while, even though I've never been a Hulk fan. I do feel like the Avengers is a bit overrated. It is simply a movie to see if you want to sit back and watch some action.

The Truman Show
½

I really enjoyed this movie. It's very unique and thought-provoking. And it was refreshing to see Jim Carrey in more of a dramatic role than his usual comedic roles. The ending is both fascinating and sickening.

The Help
The Help(2011)
½

Although a bit too much of a chick-flick for my taste, the fantastic acting performances won me over.

Hello, Dolly!

Cute songs, but the overall movie is dull and too long.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

I used to be a huge fan of the Series of Unfortunate Events books when I was in elementary school. This movie is dull and... strange, much like the books. I have to say the worst part of this movie is Jim Carrey. His portrayal of Count Olaf is way too over-the-top for my liking. There are moments when this film is charming, but for the most part it is absurd and tries too hard to win audiences over.

Beastly
Beastly(2011)
½

Though it's expected to be cliche since it's based on Beauty and the Beast, Beastly is just plain boring. I regret wasting an hour and a half watching this movie. It's sad to know that there are people out there that actually enjoyed this movie.

Horrible Bosses

It's definitely funny, but Horrible Bosses lacks ambition when it comes to the plot. It's cliche and somewhat flimsy, but somehow this movie pulls it together.

Brokeback Mountain
½

Brokeback Mountain is a very thought-provoking film. The pacing is a little slow for my taste, but the actors' performances was what really made this movie special.

Project X
Project X(2012)

I think you have to be from Generation Y to enjoy this movie. Sure, the plot was pointless, the humor was stupid, and yet as a teen, I liked watching this movie with my friends because of the film's unbelievability. A fun movie for a teen to go see with his/her friends one night, but nothing more.

Hugo
Hugo(2011)

An absolutely original and very creative film that speaks a message of timelessness and everyone's place in the world. But on an entertainment level, Hugo does not succeed. Despite the creativity of the movie, the story is somewhat dull. The actors were also a let-down; I didn't feel like their performances were genuine, like the cast didn't fully commit (or something). Though a bit of a disappointment, I still think Hugo deserves a fresh rating mainly because of its originality.

V for Vendetta

A fantastic, severely underrated movie with bold acting performances. It's a shame there are not more movies like it.

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)

Had some great action sequences at the end, but the movie as a whole was uninteresting. Another forgettable action movie.

Matilda
Matilda(1996)
½

An adventurous, charming movie enjoyed by all ages. This would have to be a rare case of when a movie is actually better than the book.

The Tree of Life

Although very artistic and unique, this film is just... boring. I wasn't expecting some action flick, but the pace of this movie is so awkward and uneven, it's hard to continue watching. Perhaps if the Tree of Life's plot was more straight-forward, it would be easier to understand and to enjoy. The plot was too complicated and too deep for its own good.

Contagion
Contagion(2011)
½

Kind of disappointing. It has a great cast, but I could never figure out what the movie's goal was. To scare or thrill the audience? To make the audience think? This film was just too... vague, I suppose. And it ended too abruptly. The pace was uneven and the only character you were able to form an emotional relationship with was Matt Damon's. Hardly any emotional depth whatsoever. Could have been amazing, but Contagion just falls flat.

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

A very entertaining and intense movie. Another great "found-footage" film.

Winnie the Pooh

Profoundly cute and surprisingly funny. I haven't watched a Winnie the Pooh movie or show since I was about 6 years old, but I still enjoyed it all the same. The best part is that I could understand jokes in this film that I wouldn't have been able to when I was younger. Nice job at recreating a classic, Disney!

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Though the pace was a bit slow, it is a great blockbuster with emotional depth.

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids(2011)

I was really anticipating seeing this movie, but I have to say I was quite disappointed. I kept hearing how hilarious it is, and yet I only laughed out loud about 3 or 4 times. The story felt a little bleak to me. I think that if this movie was more like the Hangover with a female cast, it would have been better, because that was what I was expecting from it. But I do not consider this a comedy at all. A comedy should make you laugh so hard you cry. Too bad.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Although not the greatest film ever, Mission: Impossible 4 achieved exactly what it aimed to do, thrill the audience. A bit of a crazy plot and not much character development, but nonetheless, Brad Bird did a terrific job on this movie. I hope he gets to direct more live-action films.

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

Not Christopher Nolan's best work, but it definitely proves how talented he is as a director. I was never really entertained by this movie, but I was impressed at how unpredictable the plot was. It kept me guessing the whole way through!

An Education
An Education(2009)
½

An insightful yet disturbing film that focuses on the importance of education and how second chances do exist.

Up in the Air

A great story that stays with you, led by a talented cast. It's a movie that sparks many emotions. Unlike any other film I have ever seen.

Fun With Dick and Jane
½

Though not the greatest movie (or comedy) ever made, it has some good laughs and memorable scenes.

Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal(2001)
½

An interesting, original idea for a movie, but the plot doesn't cut it. If this had been a R-rated comedy, it probably would have been pretty good. But it isn't.

28 Days
28 Days(2000)

A boring, cheesy, forgettable movie. This was a straight to DVD release, right? It must have been, because I can't imagine anyone paying money to see a film like this. It's like a Lifetime Channel original movie.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)
½

A surprisingly good sci-fi movie that has the air of Steven Spielberg's classic films.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
½

The whole Jack Sparrow thing is getting kinda old. This movie was just plain boring and the plot was very weak. And with many of the iconic characters missing, this film didn't feel complete. Hopefully, Disney will scrap their idea of making two more Pirates films, because this series needs to stop before it gets any worse.

Space Chimps
Space Chimps(2008)

One of the worst movies I have seen in a long time, and that is saying something. The animation was awful, the plot was cheesy, and the characters were dull. The movie tried too hard to make viewers laugh. This film was not funny nor was it entertaining. It may be a good to a 5-year-old, but for teens and adults, Space Chimps is bland and a pure waste of time.

Friday the 13th

You could blink and miss this movie. It was so surprisingly short to me! And boring. Not that much action, drama, or even gore. A forgettable horror movie. If you could even call it a horror movie.

Orphan
Orphan(2009)

This film was not scary, a very strange yet unique plot, and had twists along the way. Though it wasn't really all that good, it was almost impossible to predict what would happen next, so I'll give it a 40% for its unpredictability.

1408
1408(2007)
½

I have mixed feelings towards this movie. While the acting and the story were better than average, 1408 was not scary at all. I was hoping for something thrilling, but it wasn't even close to that.

Waiting for Superman
½

Although "Waiting for Superman" is not the best documentary I have ever seen, it's still an eye-opener to how poorly the education system works. I am still a student myself and both my parents are teachers, so this movie definitely hit home for my family.

Pan's Labyrinth
½

A very well made film, though I still have mixed feelings towards it. It is so unlike any other movie I have ever seen that I am still not sure whether I liked it or not. It was also the first movie I have ever seen that is in a different language, so it was a new experience for me.

X-Men: First Class
½

Though I've never really been fond of the X-Men series, this movie was a job well done. It had talented cast and an entertaining plot, so it was good enough for me.

The Lion King

One of Disney's best movies! I wish they made more like it...

Hereafter
Hereafter(2010)

Although Hereafter sparks interesting thoughts and ideas, it never really had a foundation for the plot to build on. There was no "main" character and the story line was all over the place. Hereafter was inconsistent and never achieved anything. Could have been amazing, but was only a disappointment.

Children of Men
½

I had been looking forward to seeing this film for a long time. I love sci-fi movies, so I figured I would like this one. Unfortunately, Children of Men did not impress me. I loved the idea of it, but it seemed to drag. I also was disappointed with the ending. Although, I do think the morals of the story are for everyone to learn from. The movie itself didn't make much of an impression on me, but the idea of it did.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
½

Will Ferrell movies never fail to make me laugh. But Will Ferrell + John C. Reilly = Hilarity! I like the two in Step Brothers a little more, but they are still great together in this film. This movie is not for everyone, but I know I sure like it.

Rio
Rio(2011)

A cute animated movie with an original story and a few laughs. I wasn't a big fan of the music, though. If the songs were better, I would probably give Rio a better rating.

Catfish
Catfish(2010)
½

Very intriguing and creepy. Also somewhat informative about the risks of online relationships.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)
½

Happy Feet does feature many classic songs, but unfortunately, those classic songs are sung by penguins. The characters in this film are obnoxious, and the story is just average. It may contain some good morals, but that does not make a good movie. A forgettable animated film.

The Lovely Bones
½

This film was too strange to enjoy. It should have been much better than it was. The idea is engaging, but it was not executed correctly. The pacing was uneven and the movie never really settled on one genre. A trip in Peter Jackson's career.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson is a brave man to conquer such a classic book and turn it into a movie. I salute you, Mr. Jackson. This movie (and its sequels) is perfect in almost every way. I still cannot believe that this movie was made in 2001! It had such spectacular effects, easily some of the most realistic looking effects in film history.

I Am Number Four
½

I Am Number Four could have been a good blockbuster. The book it was based on wasn't very good, but the plot did have some promise. Unfortunately, this film did not take any chances and relied on using techniques that made other sci-fi/fantasy movies famous. It also took itself WAY too seriously. The characters were very one-demensional and the poor acting didn't help. A forgettable movie that hopefully won't spawn a sequel.

Drag Me to Hell

HORRIBLE movie. Completely ridiculous and lame. I don't see how this movie got a 92% from critics. The plot is ridiculous.

The Box
The Box(2009)
½

A horror movie? No. A sci-fi movie? Yes. A good sci-fi movie? No.

Salt
Salt(2010)

This movie was very unappealing to me. I just wanted to watch a good action movie. I saw an action movie, but not a good one. A forgettable film.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

I love Tim Burton's style; it is so unique and original. The songs were the best part of this film, though. Danny Elfman did an incredible job! This movie is truly legendary. PLUS it includes the two best holidays ever!

The Incredibles

Great as a Pixar film; great as a superhero movie.

Tarzan
Tarzan(1999)

This was my favorite movie when I was five years old! And it still remains one of my favorites.

Mulan
Mulan(1998)

One of my favorite Disney movies of all time!

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

Though I love Peter Jackson's movies, I didn't like this one. It had its moments, but those moments were short-lived. There was so much potential: a great cast and amazing special effects. Unfortunately, the story fell flat for me. The film spent too much time on Skull Island and not enough time in New York. It's just too bad, because I was really expecting something amazing.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
½

I absolutely adore this movie! It is the perfect representation of a big family! The comedy and charm are evenly mixed to make a near-perfect film.

Open Season 2

Perhaps the movie wouldn't have been so bad if the plot actually went somewhere. Unfortunately, all the plot did was run around in circles.

Home on the Range

All I could think of while watching this movie was: why, Disney, why?

Unknown
Unknown(2011)

Cool idea and intense fighting sequences, but the ending was too similar to Shutter Island, so it didn't surprise me. Liam Neeson was amazing as usual. Unfortunately, the movie just didn't work out. It could have been amazing, but obviously the filmmakers couldn't see the movie's full potential.

Juno
Juno(2007)
½

I love this movie. Juno's high school is just like mine. And I am always in awe by the witty-ness of the dialogue.

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)

Maybe it's just his face, but every time I see Seth Rogan I crack up. He was pretty funny in this movie. Funny actors and a funny story made this film great.

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)

This movie scarred me. Every time I see a volleyball in gym class, I think of Wilson and refuse to hit it.

The Polar Express
½

It has become a tradition of mine to watch this movie a few times during Christmas. But really, it's great any time of the year. I don't know why it's only 56% here on RT! It's fun, entertaining, has some cool CGI scenes, and even features Santa! What's not to love?

10,000 B.C.
10,000 B.C.(2008)

Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen, and that is saying something.

Captain America: The First Avenger
½

I had been waiting to see this movie for a long time, and it did not disappoint. I wasn't very familiar with Captain America before this movie was released, but I still found it a great film. Good pacing, an engaging plot, and an oldies' vibe. Though the ending was definitely a little off, I can completely understand why it needed to be there, with the Avengers movie releasing next year.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

It's a neat idea, but it never really drew me in. It was almost forgettable (in my opinion). I didn't really feel a connection to any of the characters, and the plot felt just above-average. Not a movie I would choose to see again.

The Last Airbender
½

I had very low expectations for this movie, so once I saw it, it wasn't 6% good to me. I have definitely seen worse movies. I used to like the cartoon when I was younger, so it was a bit sad to see that this movie did not represent it well. This could have been one incredible blockbuster, but it looked lazily made as if the cast and crew were trying to get the movie done as quickly as possible. Oh well, maybe someone who is actually good at directing movies will come along and remake this one.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

The 100% rating is for the series as a whole. It is, in my opinion, the best movie/book series made so far. I am so excited to see how much of an impact it will have on the world long after this.

But now, for the movie itself.

Pros: This film did a great job of closing the entire series. It wasn't rushed, but it wasn't too slow either. There was a huge amount of edge-of-your-seat action and the visual effects were phenomenal. The acting was great (and improved from the very first film). This movie also did a very good job of keeping true to the book, for the most part.

Cons: The movie as a whole was amazing, but there were certain parts (and scenes) that made me angry.

1. Snape's Memory- I loathed this scene. It felt awkward and out of place. Especially the part when Snape goes into the Potter's house and holds Lily's dead body in front of baby Harry. What the heck?! And it also seemed as if Alan Rickman (Snape) was not comfortable with it at all.

2. Voldemort Announces that Harry is Dead- What I think went wrong with this scene is that the filmmakers put in some unintentional humor. This scene was supposed to be grave, depressing, and dark. What happens wrong first is Voldemort's maniacal laughter after he says "Harry Potter is dead." The audience in the theater that I saw this movie in all cracked up at this part because it was so weird. Then, when Draco Malfoy joins his parents on the Death Eater's side, Voldemort gives him a hug. I don't even want to talk about that one. What goes wrong next is when Harry reveals that he is alive. He just randomly jumps out of Hagrid's arms, shoots a curse at the snake Nagini, and runs. Voldemort gets this "Oh, crap" look on his face and shoots some spells at him as he is running and jumping over debris. Way to be a hero, Dan Radcliff.

3. Voldemort/Harry Epic Battle- The battle was intense, sure enough, but there were so many parts to this that are just so... wrong. Voldemort corners Harry at the edge of a cliff. Harry says, "Let's end this the way we started; together." He grabs Voldemort in what seems a romantic embrace, while throwing both himself and Voldy off the cliff. Lucky for the Dark Lord, he can fly. So all Harry does is grab hold of Voldemort as tight as he can and, while screaming, they fly all around Hogwarts together. It almost sounds like a romantic scene from Twilight or something.

So this movie was exciting, fast-paced, and gave a dramatic closing to this fantastic fantasy series. And I even learned some things from this movie, like that Voldemort is much more emotional that I had previously thought.

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)

Cute and charming, but disappointing and forgettable. It would be a mediocre movie if it was made by a different studio. But with all of Pixar's home runs with animated movies, this movie is just a disaster. There is way too much going on. Cars 2 does not cut it as a spy movie. I wish they had put more emphasis on the whole "racing" part, since that's what cars do. But I did like the new characters. And making Mater the main character was a huge mistake. Mater is a funny character, but he does better as the sidekick to McQueen.
Pixar, I am disappointed by this failure. I hope this is just a misstep on your part and you will come back strong with your next movie Brave. I honestly don't think I could take another disappointing movie from Pixar.

Thor
Thor(2011)

Great fighting sequences, amazing visual effects, relatable characters, good acting, humor, and a well-composed screenplay all combine to make a film worthy of starting off the summer blockbusters.

The King's Speech

Fantastic acting, wonderful screenplay, definitely Oscar-worthy, and boring as *heck*. This movie did not grab my attention at any point. But even though this is not my type of genre, I cannot deny that this was a well-made movie. Maybe not Best Picture, but the rest of the Academy Awards that it won, it deserved.

Despicable Me

I had really high expectations for the movie, because I had heard such good things about it, like how funny it is and how cute it is. I did find it cute, but there were only a couple rare times in the movie that I laughed out loud. Though it is a interesting plot, the movie as a whole was, to me, forgettable. Just not on the same scale as Pixar. Perhaps if Pixar had made this movie, it would have been a bit better.

District 9
District 9(2009)

This movie was definitely not what I expected, but sort of in a good way. The first 15 minutes or so were strange, but still pulled me in. After a while, the movie showed its true colors and gave a boatload of action and gore mixed with strong emotions. Not your typical alien/UFO film, which is a good thing.

Brothers
Brothers(2009)

This movie was definitely not what I was expecting, though slightly in a good way. I found most of the first part to drag, but Tobey Maguire's performance was beyond expectation, and I think that his acting was what saved the movie.

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)

Hilarious and gross. Though I hate zombie movies, this one was quite good with the story line and characters. I would consider it more of a comedy than a horror flick.

The Dark Knight
½

The Dark Knight actually bored me quite a bit, especially since I've never been a big fan of Batman. The only reason this movie was good was all because of Heath Ledger. His portrayal of the Joker was fascinating.

Disney's A Christmas Carol

Cool visuals, but a completely unnecessary remake.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

I think the story was very good and how it really puts those kind of people in perspective, and yes, the movie was moving, but it just wasn't my kind of movie. I think it was a "whole truth and nothing but the truth" movie, which is good, but it just wasn't my style. I still give it a fresh tomato, though, because I believe it what the movie is trying to teach viewers.

The Social Network

I finally decided to watch this movie when it was available to rent on iTunes. I had been dying to watch the Social Network ever since it started winning all the awards. I was amazed that it was beating Inception at everything, because I thought Inception was brilliant. So, yes, I had HUGE expectations for this movie. And for the most part, it met those expectations, though I would definitely go as far as saying that Inception does deserve the Oscar award for best pic, not this movie.

Pros: What I really liked about the Social Network was how real it felt. The acting was superb. It also goes into the darker side of being connected and being famous. I thought the plot was brilliant, especially since it is based on a true story!

Cons: This movie just didn't strike me as the type that I would want to see over and over again. I love those kinds of movies.

I have a facebook account, but I hardly ever use it, and actually find it annoying. I am planning on deleting someday. And even though I really despise facebook, I think this movie is brilliant and that the idea of facebook is brilliant. This movie really made me think, as all good movies should. It deserves several Oscar noms and a few awards, but i do not think it completely deserves the award for best motion picture.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)
½

I really don't see the appeal in this movie. I thought it was pretty bad, and giving Star Trek a 50% is pushing it for me. The visuals were astounding, but the rest of the movie just wasn't that great to me. It took me over three days to finish this movie because I kept having to pause it and leave to do something entertaining. This movie just didn't catch my interest. Although I usually love the idea of Sci-fi movies, this one was probably my least favorite I have ever seen. I'm sure there are those who will read this review and start cursing me, but whatever. I'm entitled to my opinion, and this is just one movie that struck me as bad. But I totally respect the fandom of this franchise, so no big deal.

Mean Girls 2
Mean Girls 2(2011)

There must be a cure for sequelitis someday! Hopefully soon! I'm so sick of all the remakes and sequels these days. The original Mean Girls was fantastic! It was original, hilarious, and is a complete clone of a real-world high school. There are so many good points I can make about the original, so why should there be a sequel, especially if they cut almost all the actors?

In Mean Girls 2, the acting is horrific and the story is awful. I despise ABC Family for showing this movie. Rule for Hollywood: Don't try to fix something that isn't broken. The original Mean Girls was great, and is still legend today! Don't make another one with cheesy actors. This movie should get a Razzi award for worst movie of the year, right along with Eclipse.

New In Town
New In Town(2009)

Thank God I rented this on Netflix and didn't waste $3 for renting this movie from Blockbuster. I wouldn't have paid a penny to see this crap. Renee Zellweger is a complete mess in "New In Town." The plot is almost as original as the film's title. The humor only made my eyes roll and the acting made me sick. This movie only made me hate snow even more than I already do. Too much snow!

I give New In Town a 0% because it deserves it. The only other films I give a 0% to are the Twilight movies. So there you go.

Extraordinary Measures

This film is just completely uninspiring. It's boring and uncreative. The only thing I thought about during this movie was: "How old is Harrison Ford now?"

I give this film a 20% due to its lagging story, though it is nice to know that miracles can happen in the real world. But this failing movie came as no surprise to me; Brendan Fraser is in it, what more could you expect?

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)
½

I'm sick of people hating on this movie. I loved it because if was fun and entertaining, which is what movies are all about. Being too critical of movies takes all the fun out of life.

Pros: The effects were magnificent and even more realistic than the first two Spidey movies (thanks to technology). Also, the main characters were still relatable, which in my opinion is very important in a movie's plot line.

Cons: There was just too much going on for this movie to handle. Peter Parker had to not only battle his dark side, but also his best bud (the new Green Goblin), the Sandman guy, and Venom/Eddie. If they would take out one villain out of this movie, I wish it was the Sandman. He did absolutely nothing to help engage the audience or help the outcome of the plot. The only thing he did for the movie was provide awesome special effects.

I give Spider-Man 3 a 90% because although the plot needed some fine-tuning, this movie was still engaging and fun, as all the Spidey movies have been.

The Green Hornet
½

I never planned on going to see the Green Hornet, but I felt like watching a movie in theaters one day and didn't want to see the rest showing, so I decided on going to this one. I didn't have very high expectations for this movie because of the low ratings, but I was actually pleasantly surprised. Sure, it wasn't the greatest movie of all time, but it was entertaining and fun. Isn't that what movies are all about, to give the audience some entertainment and something to talk about later? Seriously, I think the film critics are getting too... critical. They are focusing on the tiny little insignificant details instead of looking at the big picture and forgetting why movies are so popular; because they are a form of entertainment, just for fun! Gee wiz, people just don't get it anymore.

So I give the Green Hornet a 70% because although it has several flaws, it was still fun!

Cars
Cars(2006)
½

Sure, it's easily the worst Pixar films ever, but I believe it is still a great movie. The main thing about this movie that really bugs me is how cliché the storyline was. Rich, successful, and stuck up main character gets lost in wilderness, meets other characters he first hates then starts to like, and finally decides that's where he belongs. WAY overused, but the main reason I love this movie is the character Tow-mater. Hilarious!

I give Cars a 90% because even though it may be unoriginal, it is still a wonderfully made movie.

Monsters, Inc.

Okay, RottenTomatoes, what is up with the Consensus? It says that Monsters, Inc. isn't as "sophisticated" as the Toy Story franchise? WHAT?! Excuse me, but when has Toy Story ever been considered "sophisticated"? To sophisticate means to make less natural or innocent. I'm sorry, but Toy Story IS innocent, as is Monsters, Inc.

Anyways, Monster, Inc. is adorable and fun. But what I absolutely love about this movie is how original the plot is. The characters are charming and the ending is sad, the way an ending to every movie should be.

I give Monsters, Inc. a 100% because it truly lives up to the Pixar name.

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens is hilarious as it is entertaining. Though obviously not up to level with the Pixar films, it is still great nonetheless.

I give Monster vs. Aliens an 80% because although it's not the best animated film out there, Dreamworks does their best at making it fun.

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)
½

This movie is just your average addition to the Pixar family, meaning it's amazing! How does Pixar do it?! Their animations are fantastic, the stories are original, the characters are relatable, and a person of every age group can enjoy them. A Bug's Life is great at showing how every little thing matters, even a tiny, helpless ant. After watching this movie, I have never been able to step on an ant ever again.

So I give A Bug's Life 90% because Pixar did such an amazing job once again, although it is probably my second-least favorite of the Pixars.

National Treasure
½

This movie is entertaining; your average popcorn movie. Full of villains, action, romance, and mystery, this movie has it all! Though easily not the best movie of all time, it is definitely above-average in my standards. Bravo to the person/people who came up with the plot! It is original and thrilling.

I give National Treasure a 70% because I love the plot and the fighting sequences of this movie, even though it isn't the greatest adventure movie ever.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider(2007)

I'll be quite frank: this movie sucks. And some people consider this a "super-hero movie"?! Whatever! An uninspiring plot mixed with uninspiring actors is not a good mix. Not to mention that the special effects looked cheap. Come on people! This movie was made in '07! Whoever was in charge of the animations and special effects in this movie should be sued; we are in the 21st century, the age of technology, where special effects don't look like crap anymore!

I give Ghost Rider a 10% because the acting, plot, special effects, and script all deserve to be flushed down the toilet and forgotten by humanity. And I am being generous in giving a 10%.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
½

I think the National Treasure movies are witty and fun, even though I despise history. Yes, this is pretty much a clone of the first movie, but I still found it fascinating. Easily my favorite Nicolas Cage film, since I don't really like any of his movies.

I give National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets a 70% because although quite unoriginal and predictable, this movie is witty and fun to watch.

The Rookie
The Rookie(2002)

I hate baseball. No, I mean I DESPISE baseball! But this movie is still awesome. I love how relatable the characters are. The only problem with this movie is that the plot seems to drag just a bit.

I give the Rookie an 80% because despite the slow storyline, this movie is entertaining and fun to watch again and again.

A League of Their Own
½

This movie is great; it's full of laughs while still telling a good story. Not many movies can pull that off anymore. Tom Hanks is fantastic, and I hope I can see him in a future movie where he portrays a drunk again! I've always hated and will always hate baseball because I just don't see anything fun or interesting about it, but I love this movie nonetheless.

I give it only a 90% because I hate baseball, but it's an awesome movie!

Charlie St. Cloud
½

Though the story was sad and quite intriguing, the movie itself was a dud. I used to be a huge Zac Efron hater, but after seeing some of his recent movies, I have been quite impressed and I believe he has the potential to be a great actor. I really wish that this movie would have some entertainment in it. I felt myself easily distracted while watching this movie, because it never really caught my attention.

I give it a 30% because although the idea of this movie has potential, it just didn't meet my expectations.

Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton + Disney = Disaster

The visuals were engaging, but the movie just got so... boring. I absolutely love Tim Burton, and I absolutely love Disney, but the two working together does not create a very happy picture. Not that Tim Burton's films are ever happy, of course!

Shrek Forever After

I absolutely love the first two Shrek movies. They are fun, imaginative, and original. But now the series has fallen flat. I think it is better than Shrek 3, but still doesn't even come close to the first two. The real problem with this movie is that there is no originality anymore. It's "It's a Wonderful Life" all over again, except the characters are annoying. The only reason I give it a 40% is because it does still have some cute morals within its clichéd story line.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
½

I will admit that this sequel is better than the original, one of the only movie series that can say so. Awesome visual effects, but once again, the movie doesn't need the effects to make your jaw drop.

Hellboy
Hellboy(2004)

I really love this movie, and I watch it every time it's on TV. When first looking at it, I didn't expect a lot except good visual effects. But even if the movie had the worst effects ever, it still would have rocked! Hellboy didn't need to rely on its appearance because it had some awesome actors, amazing characters, and a great screenplay.

Shutter Island
½

I think Shutter Island was a pretty cool movie. I loved the whole idea, but I don't think they used the idea to its full potential. I will say, though, that the ending sure surprised me! I actually had heard of the ending before I even watched this movie, and it still made my jaw drop!

Shrek the Third

Remember those days when Shrek movies used to be original, creative, and funny? Well, those days are over.

True Grit
True Grit(2010)
½

I've never really been a fan of western movies, so this movie didn't catch my attention. But the acting and script made up for my disinterest. This was also the first Coen brothers movie I have ever seen, so applause for them.

70% because I don't think that I have the right to give it a rotten just because I don't like western movies. It probably even deserves an Oscar or two.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

When I first heard about this movie, I was really excited for it. But then when I started hearing bad reviews about this movie, I hesitated going to the theaters. So finally I decided to go and give it a chance; maybe the critics were wrong.

So for the first hour or so of this movie, I kept drifting off into a half-sleep or day-dreaming. No movie should be so boring that you can't pay attention to it. I was literally about to just walk out of the theater, but I had spent a good amount of money to see Tron, so I decided to wait to see if it got any better.

Thank goodness, the last part made up for the first part. The last part was very engaging and kept me awake. For the most part. So here are my overall ratings for the entire movie, because I like to break movies down into smaller pieces:

Acting: There was no actor in this film that really caught my attention. I was a bit disappointed with Jeff Bridges, since i just went to see True Grit where he did great. Whenever Jeff Bridges played the bad guy Clue, I thought he did pretty good, but when he played the Flynn guy, he fell a bit short. The rest of the actors had no incredible moments and were easily forgettable.

Screenplay/Plot: I was pleasantly surprised by how original the story felt. I was half expecting this movie to be cliche, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. I do wish that there was more to the script; I felt like that part really lacked.

Visual Effects: Wow! The critics weren't lying when they said Tron's visual effects were easy on the eyes. I'm sure that the animators who worked on this movie had so much fun creating and imagining everything. But I also keep hearing people saying how it's the best visual effects since Avatar. I would agree that Tron has incredible animation, but nothing contained within the movie could compare to Avatar. Avatar's effects were just too brilliant for even Tron.

Fight Scenes: I feel like I need to put fights into their own category with this movie, since I have to say this somewhere within my review. I don't know if the animators were just lazy or what, but the fight scenes just weren't believable. Whenever Sam Flynn took the disc off his back, it almost felt like the camera intentionally would move to a specific angle so that you couldn't really tell what was going on. Perhaps this was an easy way to save on money? I hate it when you can tell when movies try to cheapen themselves up. That's not the way movies should be made anymore.

So overall score is a 60%. Although the visual effects, original plot, and Jeff Bridges put some POW into Tron Legacy, this movie just doesn't contain the formula that a classic has. A fun movie to watch, but easily forgettable.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)
½

I had very high expectations when I saw this movie. All my friends were raving about it, so I waited until it came out on DVD. Fortunately for me, I only rented it. Buying this movie would have been a complete waste. It is your typical end-of-the-world movie with no real, engaging plot. Will Smith did great (as he always does), but the rest of the movie was absolute garbage. Some parts were quite disturbing and a bit far-fetched. I love sci-fi/ futuristic movies, but this one needs to bite the dust.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)

I've always enjoyed watching this classic film. It's not incredible, but I just like to watch it once in a while. Wonderful performance from Tom Hanks, of course.

How to Train Your Dragon

I heard a lot of recommendations from others about this movie, and I figured "Hey, why not check it out?" My expectations were very high at the time I watched it, so I expected a lot from this movie. I am glad to say it was very entertaining and met my expectations. Nothing as extraordinary as Pixar, by far, but it's story line and characters are both very charming. The romance was a bit repetitive and predictable, but the overall effect of this movie was enjoyable.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
½

An adorable beginning to a billion-dollar franchise. It is magical for both fans of the books and fans of the movies.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
½

This was a great sequel to Sorcerer's Stone. It had everything in it; action, adventure, and a whole bunch of mystery! Not many sequels can boast being better than the original, but this one can. The actors seem more comfortable with their roles, and the magic is even more captivating.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
½

The fourth installment of the Harry Potter series had a lot to live up to, especially since the book was so long and contained so much information and detail to support the plot. The Goblet of Fire did not reach those standards. It was focused mainly on the visual effects and Harry's crush on Cho Chang. It did maintain a good rhythm, though, with a lot of action and a few hard laughs. The ending was quite impressive, and I couldn't have hoped for a better climax on Warner Brothers' part. A few lines were cheesy, and Harry and Ron needed haircuts, but this was an overall pleasant movie.

Gladiator
Gladiator(2000)
½

Overrated. I had always heard how good this movie was, how amazing Hans Zimmer's musical score was, how the acting was so enchanting, and how the fight scenes were epic. So I decided to rent this movie off of Netflix. I had high expectations, and Gladiator did not meet those expectations. I will admit that Russel Crowe was quite good, but I felt like the story was a bit... boring. I actually had to force myself to stay awake while watching this movie, and I usually don't have to do so. Why did this movie get an Oscar? What is it about this film that so many people find appealing? I really do not know.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Easily the WORST Harry Potter film. I only gave it a fresh tomato because I love the series, but this movie just plain sucked. The acting was not believable and the plot was distorted in so many ways because it does not stay true to the book. The one good thing I have to say is that you grow close to the characters while watching this movie because the character development is so strong. Oh, and I just LOVE the ending! (note the sarcasm) At the end, Harry says, "There's something that we have that Voldemort doesn't." Ron: "Oh yeah?" Harry: "Each other." Some of the cheesiest dialogue since Star Wars, but not in a good way.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
½

This is easily the best Harry Potter movie. It is true to the characters and is fun to watch over-and-over again.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

I am happy to say that this movie is better than the last few in the Potter franchise. And best of all, it followed the book this time! Finally. Although I was pleasantly surprised by this seventh film, it still has it's cons.

Pros:

1. Acting- I was ultimately impressed by Grint's, Watson's, and Radcliffe's performances. They made it seem believable and worth while. And Helena Bonham Carter was once again brilliant as Bellatrix Lestrange.

2. Book-to-movie adaptation- There were lines taken right from the book and put into this movie. About time for them to get the movie right.

3. Emotions- This movie was filled with complex emotions that transmitted to the audience. There were scenes that made you laugh, made you afraid, made you angry, and made you cry. There were several scenes in which I cried, and I think a movie's ability to make you emotional is a big plus.


Cons:

1: Musical score- When I first found out that Alexandre Desplat was going to write the score for the last Harry Potter films, I wasn't sure what to think. I had never heard any of his music before, but I did find out that he has received awards for his music, so I was happy at first. But now after watching the film, I want to slap the person who let him write the score. The only time I heard the Harry Potter theme song was in the very beginning. Also, the music seemed out of place from what was happening in the movie. It didn't flow. There were also certain places that were silent, when there obviously should have been music.

2. Awkward scenes- There were a lot of these. Examples are: The trio running in the woods, Ron destroying the Horcrux, and when they visited the Lovegood's home. They just felt thrown into the plot, and I could tell that those in the audience, who hadn't read the book, were completely confused.


Overall, it's good. The main reason for me giving this movie an 80% is because it is Harry Potter, and I love the series. But I should probably rate it what i think it deserves, a 70%. David Yates: you could have done better. I am a bit disappointed in you, but I could tell that the movie was split in two for the fans, not the money.

The Notebook
The Notebook(2004)
½

The story was a bit... old. And I figured out who Ally was almost immediately before the story began. The plot was cheesy, and so were the characters. But nonetheless, I watch this movie whenever it is on T.V. Why? I really do not have an answer to that question.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

Whenever summer comes around, I know there will be another Pixar movie. And I always think "I bet they're going to mess up this time" and I am always proved wrong. After creating Toy Story, Pixar had a lot to live up to. And yet they still manage to pull together a fantastic piece of work.

Toy Story was released when I was only a year old, so it was the only Pixar movie (apart from Ratatouille) that I never saw in theaters. But once out on video tape (yes, video tape), I automatically fell in love with this movie. The characters are so lovable, and the pairing between Tim Allen and Tom Hanks makes for a wonderful product. Whenever I see this movie now, I always remember my childhood days and miss them so much! I think this film brings out the inner child in everyone, no matter the age.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

This movie provides the viewers with every emotion possible. And although this movie is mainly considered fantasy and adventure, it contains several different genres throughout.

The only bad thing I have to say about this movie is the running time. 3-some hours is a long time to sit through! But it is totally worth it. The acting is so believable, and whoever wrote the screenplay is phenomenal. And after watching this entire series, it has made me want to take a trip to New Zealand (where most of the outdoor scenes were shot).

The special effects were ahead of its time. I've seen movies that have been made around the same time, and their "special effects" are laughable. But the thought and effort put into the Lord of the Rings trilogy is incredible. My favorite scenes by far were in Minas Tirith (probably spelled incorrectly), the capital of Gondor. Now I want to live there so badly! A city made entirely of white marble! Truly amazing. And, of course, all the morals within this movie are so inspiring.

Saw
Saw(2004)
½

This film is easily the best of the series. What I like about this movie is that it focuses on the characters more than it focuses on the complex traps, like the rest of the series does. This movie isn't all about the blood or guts or tries to gross you out as much as possible (like the rest of the series). It focuses on Jigsaw's ultimate plan: to make people not take their life for granted. This film was very original and while watching it, you start to get close to the personal stories of the characters. And of course, who can forget the infamous seen of Dr. Gordon cutting off his own foot? I'm sure the expression I wore on my face the first time I saw this movie was priceless.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

What is it with these movies, seriously? I just can't put my finger on it how Peter Jackson was able to direct such a perfect series! I'm not really sure what to say, but I love to watch these movies over and over again. The Two Towers was a daring sequel to the Fellowship of the Ring. And Viggo Mortensen was easily the best person for the part of Aragorn. I cannot even imagine someone else playing as him.

Shrek
Shrek(2001)
½

I remember going to this movie in first grade with a few of my friends. We giggled so hard and had such a great time watching it! Of course, we were too young to be in the theater alone, so our parents accompanied us. Not only were my friends and I laughing; so were our parents! And now, being almost 10 years older, I still love this movie. I usually really like spoofs, and this is definitely a spoof of all the different fairy tales everyone grew up with. It makes fun of all the old cliches, which I think is fantastic. It's just such a cute movie! What else can I say?

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
½

This was one of the first movies where I entered the theater feeling absolutely excited, and exiting the theater completely disappointed. I was so depressed at how mediocre the third POTC was. I loved the other two, so how could they mess this one up so bad? Although there are so many pessimistic points I could press about this movie, it isn't a completely worthless film. I was, yet again, impressed with Depp. I also really like the character development in this movie. I am one who believes that what makes a good movie isn't the plot; it's the characters. The plot just provides the characters with something to do, and somewhere to go. I think that there were too many new characters introduced, and the way they were introduced was... just wrong. It was almost confusing. Also, the plot felt forced. A movie or even a book's plot should flow smoothly in my opinion. There was just too much going on throughout the film.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

Please tell me: Why does Finding Nemo only have a 98% on RT? Really? What complete idiot would give this movie a rotten tomato?! This is easily one of the best animated movies ever created. There are so many things I want to say about this movie, but I doubt I have the space to say them all. All I have to say is: Pixar has done it again!

Inception
Inception(2010)
½

It took me a total of about $20 and three trips to the downtown theater for me to fully understand and comprehend Inception. The first time I loved it mainly for its incredible fight scenes and visual effects. But the two times after, I really understand the plot and the psychological aspects of this movie. I believe without a doubt that this movie will be nominated for, and win, a few Oscars. The actors were brilliant, the plot was original and thought out. The only bad thing I have to say about this movie is how long it feels to me. The third time watching it, I felt myself checking my phone for the time to see how much longer the movie would run.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
½

This movie was released when I was only 9 years old. And yet to this day, I still remember how much I enjoyed it! I love how you can tell that the actors had so much fun making this movie. There was just enough sword-fights and explosions to keep you on the edge of your seat, but not enough to make you lose interest. This movie really shows how talented Johnny Depp is. The one thing I didn't really like about this movie (and the rest of the series) was the amount of paranormal/sci-fi crap in it. I thought the whole "curse" on the Black Pearl crew was a bit odd. Just my opinion, though. But really great movie otherwise!

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

When this film first released into theaters, I was really excited to go. But when I saw how low the Rotten Tomatoes rating for it was, I skipped out seeing it. So instead, I waited until it came out on DVD and rented it on Netflix. And boy, am I sure glad I didn't waste $7 going to see this crappy movie in theaters! The characters lacked personality and I found myself literally falling asleep while watching it. I am not one to get bored during movies, but this one was dreadfully dull! I think that the idea of the plot was good, having a 'magical' dagger that can make the possessor go back in time. And yet, I found some parts to be a bit unoriginal. Also, what is up with the special effects?! This movie was made in 2010, was it not?! And yet the original Star Wars movies made back in 1977 had more realistic effects in it than Prince of Persia! Oh, and did I mention how much this movie made me hate Jake Gylenhall (or however you spell his last name)?

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Toy Story 3 was a wonderful sequel to Toy Story 1 & 2. It actually made me cry at the end! I was very impressed at the character development throughout the story and how easy it was to relate to the characters. Pixar at its best!

Avatar
Avatar(2009)

Sure, the plot may not be original, but the visuals are stunning! The detail in this film are incredible. You can watch this movie over and over again without getting bored; there's just so much to look at!