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Never was a real fan of Power Rangers (even as a kid, It was more of a glancing curiosity than a passion), but I actually enjoyed the first half of this. Until the talking robot character was introduced, then it started to get a bit too on-the-nose.
+ Kinda funny
+ Good characters
+ Naomi Scott is very cute
+ Unexpectedly good cinematography for a film of this nature, even mimicking some Alfonso Curaon's stuff (not as well, but still better than most of the uninspired trash they put out there these days).
+ Kinda creepy antagonist
+ Some good music choices
+/- Mixed feelings about the robot dinosaurs, part of me was like 'haha that's awesome' and another part of me was like 'those are such inefficient combat vehicles'
- Gets too cartoony for my liking
- Antagonist goes from creepy to goofy
- Some characters seem to lose their personalities later in the film (thinking of Billy mostly)
+ Monty Python gang
+ Robin Williams
+ some good laughs
- kinda predictable
- overly literal wish granting gets a bit old
- aliens were hard to grasp, which kinda suits aliens though
- slightly unlikable supporting cast
Rounded up to 4/5, maybe slightly overrated.
++ Explores deeper philosophical themes than your typical superhero movie, and does so decently
+ Chris Pine does a good job, I usually don't much like his characters
+ very well paced
+ seems to get better as it goes on
--- Way too much slow motion in the action, I wanna SEE the super speed, please
- Bland directing, compared to Snyder's unique and impressive visual style. It's passable in the normal bits of the film, but kind of lame in the more intense scenes
- Unremarkable score, little cheesy at at least one point in the movie
- Little cheesy in general
Very interesting to see Anno's style in live action. It's got the non-typical shots and unique editing form that makes his stuff so interesting to watch.
That said, it's clear that it has a limited budget, and so it does feel a bit restrained compared to Evangelion.
+ first stage Godzilla is adorable in the creepiest way possible
+ more sciencey than actiony, which feels more realistic
+ I wanted to watch a bit and then go do something else, but somehow I couldn't tear myself away
+ a few times it looked goofy and contrived, but then it was explained with science and it actually resuspended my disbelief, hard to do
- visibly lower budget than Hollywood's efforts, but can't really blame them
- feels a little slow at times
-+ Godzilla simultaneously looks fake and stiff, but kinda works at being creepy/scary
++ Different from your typical superhero comic-book film, not quite following the typical formula.
+ Feels more 'real' and emotionally effective.
+ Doesn't treat it's audience like numbskulls, doesn't have hand-holdy exposition.
+ Nice moments of cinematography.
-- Excessively gory. Strangely, it seems more gory at the start and gets progressively more tasteful. But still quite horrible.