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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Potter 1 and 2 Director Chris Columbus tries to work his magic into another popular teen book series with this film adaption of the first book in the "Percy Jackson" series. Although I have to say, the results are less than magical.

The story, in a nutshell, goes like this: Zeus, the Greek God King's Lightning Bolt is missing, and a teen named Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. Percy finds out that he is a demigod (which is a half-mortal, half-god) and the son of the Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon. After his mom is kidnapped by Hades, the Greek God of the Underworld, he sets out to find these three magical pearls that will get him out of the underworld after he rescues his mom. This leads to a journey across the U.S. to find them. It involves a fight with a five-headed hydra, a hypnotising vegas casino, and a creepy Uma Thurman as Medusa.

This movie had a promising premise, but just couldn't cut it. The action was cool, and there were some interesting modern-day takes on Greek Mythology, as inaccurate as it was. It seemed like the writers just watched the movie Hercules and Clash of the Titans and just took from that. The special effects were pretty mediocre as well. The wire work was sloppy, and the CG looked blurry and unconvincing; with the exception of the CG Hades. But they completely blew that with Steve Coogan's boring, un-intimidating voice. The acting was mostly wooden and bland, but Brandon T. Jackson and Logan Lerman were pretty decent. A good aspect of this movie was the action however, at it was well coreographed and done, despite the lame special effects.

Honestly, this film did have potential to be a lot better, but it was dragged down by lazy writing and wooden acting, not to mention the sloppy special effects. I know it was targetted towards a younger teen audience, but it could have done a lot more to be a quality film. The materials were there, but they weren't used to their full extent. It was a decently entertaining movie, but as long as you don't expect much.

Bottom line: Decently entertaining, but as long as you don't expect much.

Battlefield Earth
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

After reading all of the bad reviews and hate directed towards this movie, I decided I would check it out for myself. Man did I REGRET it! Battlefield Earth is the most horrible looking, ill-written, poorly acted (and I mean POORLY acted) piece of s*** movie I have ever seen, and I have seen some doozies.

Where to start? Ok, the special effects. The settings were horrible looking and unrealistic. It's like a 1st grade class put them up or something. The CG looked like the SyFy channel original movies they spit up every week. I know this was made in the year 2000, but come on! The Matrix had much better Special Effects, and that movie was made a year before this one! The plot is just, well, basic for a Sci-Fi movie. It's in the future and hostile aliens have taken over, and now humanity is an endangered species. So now a bunch of humans want to take back the world from the aliens blah blah blah. The movie could have been tolerable if there was at least some decent writing behind it, but alas, there was none. Now the acting. Ok, I've seen some wooden acting, especially from Sci-Fi movie, but this, this was just so awful! It's like the cast just said, "F*** It!" and gave up trying. It was that bad.

Even with a decent budget and lead actors like John Travolta (who was probably the worst actor in this entire movie) and Barry Pepper (almost as bad) couldn't stop this movie from being a box-office bomb. The writing, plot, effects, and most of all acting, was bad in every department. But hey, at least this movie was famous for something: Being one of the worst films ever made. I only gave it a 10% because of how famous it is for being bad.

Bottom line: DO NOT WATCH!!!!!!!! There should be a label on all copies of this movie saying: DO NOT WATCH. It's just not worth putting yourself through

Ponyo
Ponyo (2009)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

In Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated anime feature, a little goldfish princess wants to become a human in this wonderfully animated but bizarre anime. It features an all-star cast such as Tina Fey as the mother of Sosuke, the main human character, and Liam Neeson as the father of Ponyo.

First off, let me just say that for all those who say this is a rip-off of The Little Mermaid, that this movie is simply a RETELLING of it. Miyazaki took the story from the little mermaid and simply re-told it using new characters and settings. Although for some reason, this movie reminds me of pokemon. I don't know if it's the bizarre characters and creatures, or if it's the animation and settings, but when I think of Ponyo, I just think of pokemon. Anyway, the animation is crisp and beautifully detailed as expected. Everything from the characters to the settings and locations are wonderfully colored and animated, giving it a very surreal look. The voice acting is spot-on, especially from Noah Cyrus and Frankie Jonas, who really bring out the emotions in their characters. Now obviously, since this movie is a retelling, the story is predictable and obvious. However, the way it is presented and done is very much new and heartfelt. Sure you've seen The Little Mermaid, and many movies like it, but definitely never like this one.

Yes, it's true that this is not one of Miyazaki's most well-done films, but it is good enough to be put among the ranks of good anime films and offers enough to satisfy moviegoers and anime-fans alike. The unoriginal story is more than made up for in dazzling animation and fine voice acting. Just don't expect to see the next oscar winner.

Final Word: A definite watch

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Ok, the only reason I am writing a review on this abomination of a movie is because I once played this game (until I grew tired of it, which happened quickly) and I found it a bit interesting that the only reason this movie made any money at all was because of the fact that each ticket came with like, a pack of trading cards. I remember seeing people buy tickets, then leave immediately after receiving their cards. And I could see why.

This was a complete borefest and a bizarre movie that had duelists play cards on a contraption called a "Duel Disk" on their arms and made monsters come out. Obviously this didn't have to be a good movie, because players of yugioh will pay the ticket price to get those trading cards that come with the tickets. And it made 19 million in box office off of a 10 million budget, so I'd say it was profitable. Ok, I'm done rambling. This movie SUCKS and everyone knows it.

Bottom line: Avoid at all costs.