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Dredd
Dredd (2012)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Plot was very simple, but good and is exactly what you think it would be from seeing the trailer. What also made the plot cooler is that it seemed like an 'every-day' scenario for them, and even at the end it is referred to as a drug bust gone wrong, just like its a normal thing. The special effects and slow-motion scenes to show characters on drugs were pretty good and the 3D was actually good, but mostly in the slow-motion scenes. It is probably the best movie I've seen that uses slow-motion, unlike King Kong where it wasn't really nescessary and especially the last Resident Evil which I'm sure the new one will too.The acting was pretty good and not as cheesy as you think it might be from the trailer. The violence is extremely graphic but well done. Some of it is even like "wow, did they just do that?".It is a fun film that doesn't take itself too seriously and is re-watchable.8/10


Oh, and Rotten Tomatoes, you are professional people aren't you? It's a reboot, not a remake. That's like saying Captain America is a remake of the 1990 Captain America that failed in every way possible. Or Titanic is a loose remake of A Night to Remember.

Quarantine 2: Terminal
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A good direct-to-video movie. Probably the best one I've seen.
Acting and script is good, decent for a sequel. Obvious green screen in final scene, but still effective.

Piranha 3DD
Piranha 3DD (2012)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Starts off promising, but then slowly turns into a predictable boring sequel. The first film from a few years ago was good because it parodied 80s horror films with over-the-top gore and unnecessary nudity. This one is written by the writers who wrote the worser Saw films. The camera work is terrible and obscures everything. There are too many close ups and unnecessary slow-motion and old classical music that achieves what? Humour to make the situation funny? Shock similar to what Reservoir Dogs did? I have no idea. The plot is barely there in the latter half with characters with no personalities. There are three returning actors from the first one, one is Christopher Lloyd playing a Doc Brown marine biologist and the other is Ving Rhames playing the Sheriff from the first film who is scared of water and the other is the second-assistant camera operator who was part of the porno-making crew from the first film.
In the end, there is a cliffhanger that obviously will lead into a third film, which I will be surely missing.
Piranha 3DD is tamer on gore, nudity, language and horror and doesn't even live up to the trailer or it's title. Funnily enough, the trailer for this film looked better than the original film. But the films in reality are the other way around.
I would rather watch Jaws 3, one of the worst films in the world that Piranha 3DD in some ways steals plot from, than watch this sequel again. James Cameron, I'm sure your sequel from the 80s Piranha 2: The Spawning is a better sequel to the original than this sequel is to the 2009 remake.
5/10