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Conan the Barbarian
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Sometimes the original is just better. Momoa did his best, but comes off more as a wrestler-turned-actor, than professional hammering out an easy action film. Visually attractive flick, yet it lacks a definitive plot, and ends before climaxing at an appropriate time. Perhaps it's the weak script, or the complete change in plot from the original, but something about this film is just not hitting the mark. As always, Ron Perlman did a fantastic job.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Though the film has a few noticeable plot holes, it's enjoyable as both an action and science fiction work. The inventive cinematography (forest scene) and well crafted CGI are enjoyable, as well as the acting abilities of both Andy Serkis (Caesar), and James Franco (Will Rodman). On its surface, the film is an enjoyable action flick, while underneath it speaks to the varying planes of human emotions and egotism. The Bridge scene is probably one of the best in the film, but the relationship between Caesar and Rodman is compelling in itself. I would recommend this film to action/fantasy buffs.

Contagion
Contagion (2011)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Contagion plays on the fears of a world-wide epidemic in a nicely-scripted and action packed film. The fantastic cast is perfectly balanced with a purposeful and intriguing plot. Tension builds in each scene as Matt Damon and the star-packed cast deal with the growing outbreak in their own way. This film will leave you itching in your seat and reaching for the nearest Lysol wipe.

Drive
Drive (2011)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Ryan Gosling's performance in 'Drive' is perhaps one of his best. The 80's noir of the film in addition to the sleazy Los Angeles backdrop adds to the plot and brings the audience into the film. The connection between Gosling and Mulligan throughout the film is both haunting and beautiful. The music is perfect and the sleek style camerawork makes the behind the wheel scenes very enjoyable for viewers. Drive is a combination of thriller and action suitable to any audience interested in a great Action/Adventure.