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Soul Surfer
Soul Surfer (2011)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Alright. Now you see I was NOT skeptical of seeing this movie because of the storyline that it presented, because that's not a good reason of why not to see a movie. Plus, I knew well before walking into the theaters for this movie that the movie was based on an amazing and true story, so the storyline couldn't be that bad. Anyways, the main reason why I wanted to stay away from this movie was because I knew that Disney was behind it, and we all know (or at least I do) that Disney Studios has not come out with a very good movie that hasn't been animated since the mid 90s (with "Cool Runnings" coming out in 1993). Since Disney was behind it I just expected this movie to be predictable and cheesy, and when my parents dragged me along to see it, I got to see how cheesy the movie really was. In my opinion it is nothing short of absurd how cheesy this movie is, and I'm being completely serious. I cannot explain how many times in this movie I was able to predict what one of the characters in this movie was going to say before they even said the line! That's not to say that the acting in this movie wasn't good, or the cinematography. The acting was decent, and the cinematography was quite stellar, but the script to this movie was so god-stinking-awful that I just have to give this movie a negative review. You must also understand that I tried to like this movie too. I really did try to look over the flaws in this film, but every time I saw Bethany Hamilton (most of the bad lines in this movie were given to her) say some stupid line like how she says that life is like a wave, a little part of me would die inside. But let's talk about age groups now. Will little kids really care about the weak script is of this movie? No. Will they be more engrossed with, say, the cinematography of this movie and how pretty Bethany Hamilton looks on screen? Probably. I know I'm kind of babbling on now, and I know that this review will probably get a lot of thumbs down because audiences seem to be liking this movie a lot, but I think that in short, and as I've already said, this movie is not good because of it's weak script and predictability. And hey, critics across the board agree with me with this. So yeah, that is all.

Zombieland (2009)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

When I first saw this movie I was, for whatever reason, not amazed. I just thought it was okay. Then I saw it a second time and I laughed my a** off and thought it was brilliant! I don't know why I didn't like this movie that much the first time, but after I watched it the second time I realized why this movie is getting such positive feedback from critics and audiences alike. This movie's combination of wildly diverse characters, the main example obviously being Columbus and Talahasse, creative action scenes with plenty of gore, and its fresh, funny, and witty dialogue is what really puts this movie above the rest. Definitely see this movie if you haven't seen it already and if you enjoy good violent comedies which, let's face it, there haven't been enough of these days.

In the Loop
In the Loop (2009)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The script is intelligent and there are definitely some funny parts in this movie, but I personally just couldn't stand how this entire movie was just an hour and three quarters of straight talking. No soundtrack, no action, clearly I'm just not used to watching movies like this, so maybe that's why I don't like this movie too much.

The Odyssey
The Odyssey (1997)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I hated everything about this movie. I hated the poor acting and the cruddy special effects as well as the unnecessary serious music AND unnecessary scenes that just drives me crazy. In short this movie puts the book (or "books" I should say) to great shame. Many people have been stating the fact in their reviews that this movie is so long. Well, that wouldn't be such a bad thing if the movie was actually GOOD. I love long movies if they're well-crafted. But this movie puts together cheesy scene after cheesy scene, with clearly fake backgrounds and strange looking characters (like the god Helios), making me only want the movie to end.

Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs (2007)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

There's too much toilet humor and unfunny slapstick in this movie to be a good movie. Watching it the first time, this movie may seem okay, but after a few viewings you will see that this movie is nothing but a string of unfunny jokes and the script itself, therefore, is just terrible. What a waste of such great actors.