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X-Men: Apocalypse
43 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Mostly serves as a great example of why having more budget and more characters without a script that meaningfully uses them all just makes a movie worse than having fewer of each.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Full credit for being more ambitious than The Force Awakens was, but Rogue One suffers from a seriously underdeveloped Rebel cast that left me mostly not giving a damn what happened to them.

Doctor Strange
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The basic plot is something we've seen many times before out of the MCU origin stories. Guy who is kind of a jerk has bad stuff happen to him, goes on a journey, grows, saves the world. The good news here is that the execution is great, and execution matters a lot. I went to be entertained, and I left highly entertained. The effects are spectacular, the fights are interesting, and the entire MCU gets advanced. That's all I can ever hope to get out of a Marvel movie, and Marvel delivered it.

Central Intelligence
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I laughed. Then I laughed more. Then I laughed lots. When you get right down to it, that's what you want out of a comedy. These two make a great lead pair and are hilarious together.

Terminator Genisys
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's not "bad" per-se, but it feels like someone mashed together a bunch of other movies and a Doctor Who episode to come up with a plot. As soon as they start talking about people being at a time nexus, and them having time travel machinery in 1984... yeah.

If this was called something else, it'd probably be easier to accept it for what it is. But, it's not. It's got "Terminator" in the name, and so much focus is spent on trying to explain what is going on that there is less time for the character interaction and development that made the franchise so good in the first place.

Rightly or wrongly, watching Genisys is mostly a reminder of just how good Terminator 1 and 2 are.

(I will also add that unlike a lot of other people, I thought Emilia Clarke did a great job. She is nowhere near the top of the list of issues here.)