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The Godfather
The Godfather (1972)
2 years ago via Flixster

Is this a great film and a powerful story of crime and family? Absolutely. Does it deserve its reputation as the best movie of all time? Absolutely not.
Don't get me wrong - this is, indeed, a fantastic film. The acting is great, the script is great, and the cinematography and music are beautiful. But honestly, there are simply a lot of movies that are more powerful and complex than this one. I've seen many, many films that moved me emotionally far more than The Godfather did, and had more interesting stories and characters. This film has two flaws that, to me, kept it from being a complete masterpiece. First, the length. It's simply too long and has too many scenes with no significance of any kind. It's almost a full 30 minutes before anything interesting happens. If they had simply trimmed the fat from this movie, it would have been much better. The second flaw is....(getting ready for the hate comments)...Brando. I'm sorry, but how can anyone take him seriously? He talks and acts like a gangster from a Bugs Bunny cartoon. It's one of the most over-acted performances I've ever seen (that's supposed to be serious). He's ridiculous. And on top of that, I couldn't understand half of what he was saying.
Again, let me emphasize that this IS a great film. Almost everything about is is done beautifully, and everyone who loves movies should watch it at some point. But I feel that is reputation comes from the impact it had when it was made, rather than how it holds up now. It was probably much more impressive in 1972.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2 years ago via Flixster

Not as good or nearly as clever as the first film, but it's a ton of fun and a big step up from the second. (Thankfully, the racist twin robots and Sam's roommate are gone.) The human actors are all hilarious and give great performances (never understood the hatred toward Sam and his parents), except for the new girl they got to replace Megan Fox. She's far less attractive and a surprisingly worse actress. And I find it hard to believe that Sam would ever break up with Mikaela after all they went through together. But the action scenes are the best in the series, the robots are awesome, and Leonard freakin' Nimoy voices Sentinel Prime. This movie is just awesome from start to finish.

Cowboys & Aliens
2 years ago via Flixster
½

This is a movie about cowboys vs. aliens, starring James Bond, Indiana Jones, Mr. Krabs, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Qorra from Tron. HOW do you mess that up? How?!
Simply put, this movie is way too long and tries way too hard to tell a good story. I guess I respect it for actually trying to have a story at all, but that's not what I wanted to see. I came to see awesome fights between cowboys and aliens, and I got almost none of that. It's just boring.

The LEGO Movie
2 years ago via Flixster
½

This is one of the best animated films I've ever seen. The animation is absolutely beautiful, the story and visuals are extremely creative, the final 15 minutes are genius, and I haven't laughed this hard during a movie in ages. Overall, I just felt like a little kid again during the whole thing. As soon as it was over, I wanted to run home and play with my Legos right away. I'm sorry, but I have to quote the movie - "everything is awesome!!!"

I, Frankenstein
2 years ago via Flixster
½

I'm...ashamed to admit that I was kind of entertained by this. It's not "good" - the demons are stupid-looking and none of the human characters react to what's going on - but the idea of using Frankenstein's technology to create bodies for a demon army was cool, and the fight scenes were kind of fun. One thing kept bothering me, though - the entire premise of this movie is that Frankenstein is fighting demons. But throughout this entire movie, they treated Frankenstein like a regular guy. He just fought and moved like any ordinary human. Why couldn't they have made him a monster, like in Van Helsing or Castlevania? He could have been a giant with impossible strength, or generated lightning bolts, or maybe even controlled parts of his body separately. How awesome would that have been? There are so many cool things they could have done with this premise and they totally blew it.