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Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows (2012)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I enjoyed this mainly for my favourite actors starring in it; Eva Green scares in how she can be both haunting spooky and beautiful. I liked the visuals and he comedy, I just feel that the ending was a bit stale and underwhelming. Still worth watching though.

How to Train Your Dragon 2
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Absolutely loved it. This film takes the established attachment to the first films and builds on it, taking you on an epic ride with some dark twists worthy of George RR Martin's writing. Some parts come off a little cheesy, but the humour and dark points help offset this in a way that made this film, for me, thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Oculus
Oculus (2014)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Something remains scary the less you see of it. Whilst it does build atmosphere and story well enough, it becomes a little predictable with beings that are thrilled for screen time. Doesn't mean I still won't be looking in any mirrors any time soon, but the ending's payoff is the final buzz kill.

Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Definitely one of my new favourites. CGI graphics that are strongly reminiscent of Avatar, and of course a superb performance by Jolie. The plot is admittedly a little weak, and the tone from serious to comedy can be a little jarring, but it doesn't do too much damage from letting Maleficent be a thoroughly enjoyable film.

Divergent
Divergent (2014)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The plot has a bad habit of not telling you shit, and the kick-in to the twists didn't occur until 2 thirds of the film were over. Yes, anything that this film does has been done before, but it does it well, with good characterisation and interaction, good acting from the leads, and pretty cool CGI sequences. And no, I haven't read the source material... yet.