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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

Just saw Man of Steel. Most of you know how much I love movies. I get criticized all the time for liking movies everyone else hates. Well this movie is probably going to change that.

I HATE THIS MOVIE!!!!

I like the idea of changing a story, bringing it up to date, and yes I agree the Superman mythos has gotten dated. They changed too much. They broke the rules. They thought of Superman as nothing more than a super powered alien. This is not Superman, this is not a movie that should be called Superman. It is not clever, it is not good entertainment. It is a basically a 2 hour long super power fight scene. Superman has always been a comment on our times. A person that, though he had super powers, was as good, kind, confidant, and noble as the best of humanity. That is NOT the character of this Superman. I have rarely been so disappointed in a movie, especially one that I had pretty much no expectations. Sad thing is it will almost certainly be a blockbuster and they will make more, and it will make

Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages(2012)

What an amazing journey. So many references and jokes that only children of the 80's would understand, told in near rock opera format. Every actor putting in first class comedic and singing performances. More laughs per minute than any movie I have ever seen.

John Carter
John Carter(2012)
½

I enjoyed the movie and their take on the appearance of the books. I thought the John Carter did a good job, as well as the very transparent CGI actors looking completely real. The calot Wolla being exceptional. Dejah Thoris was a little flat but still worth watching. All in all a very entertaining show.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

They were great when I was a kid, they were great today. Thank you Jason Segal for writing a brilliant, silly, funny, and very sentimental walk down memory lane and a good vehicle to bring them back. The Muppet's are still as awesome as they always were.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)
½

Visually stunning, show is captivating, plot is simplistic, and most people guess what is going to happen. I enjoyed it, but would not call it a great movie.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

I loved this movie. Admittedly it was sometimes predictable, and not all the dialog was as entertaining as it could have been. However the magic fight scenes were brilliant, the use of magic was clever, and the characters were believable. The love stories were both wonderful and well rounded and more importantly believable. Often we see love stories that don't fit into an action or fantasy story, but these did and did well. I had fun with this movie.

How to Train Your Dragon

This movie is so much fun, and so touching, and so powerful. It made me feel like I was flying. The only thing that made me sad about this movie is that it ended. Rarely do I hope for a sequel in a movie but this one deserves it so much more than others. Great characters, great story, great images, great movie!

The Wolfman
The Wolfman(2010)

This movie is a fantastic homage to the first wolfman. The wolfman appearance is classic, and the lethality of the creature is well done. The special effects go to the gory and are not for the faint of heart. Like there are any like that these days. Anthony Hopkins has a difficult time since his character is based around a single line "I'm quite dead you see." and he acts that way. Cold and embracing darkness. While Del Torro is fantastic. This is not a suspense movie it is classic monster fiction, and I loved it.