Mackenzie Herren's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Another piece of perfect from Peter Jackson. It takes a story dominated by action and, like what made the first extended edition successful, it adds to the story and characters. And I love it. I can't wait for the third.

American Sniper

Sad to see the word "American" in the title. It adds to our reputation of being a country where even movies are spewing pro-war propaganda. Chris Kyle's story is warped into a sympathetic redneck, instead of showing the man as he was: a monstrous lunatic. I would criticize the overall story if there was one. The film lacks focus, especially for a film trying to be biographical. The character development is poor. The tension is poor. The one scene with decent buildup is ruined by a CGI slow motion bullet creating ripples in the air. A waste of time and money. The Academy better be embarrassed and should be ridiculed since this was nominated for Best Picture.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

A great adaptation of my all time favorite book. This adaptation was kind if set up for failure. One film would have felt too fast. Two films feels a little dragged out. However, I am, overall, completely satisfied with how it turned out and I am very excited for the final film.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)

I just love every second of this stuff. The extended edition doesn't add a ton of footage, but what is added makes all the difference. It isn't just about adding to action. It's about adding to characters and story.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

My favorite film of the Middle-Earth saga. And the conclusion to my favorite of the two trilogies. While The Lord of the Rings got progressively worse and needlessly hard to follow, the Hobbit films were fun, beautiful, and amazing. I had time to get attached to the characters I loved. Ugh. It was beautiful, touching, and even the largest sequences held an emotional connection.

Now You See Me

Fun to watch. I love magic and I loved this. I wish that the film took a more realistic approach to everything the magicians did and not just the big tricks, but it's still fun and enjoyable. I, surprisingly guessed the twist at the end, but that's only because I'm not usually fooled by movie twists. The movie was good fun and I liked it.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Easily, the greatest movie adaptation ever done. It was visually stunning. The story was great. The acting was perfect. It captured the brilliance of the book perfectly. Some of the most exciting action I have seen in a very long time. Absolutely amazing to watch. I already want to watch it again. Just perfection. Could not have been done better.

X-Men: The Last Stand

My expectations were just low I guess, but, while not nearly as good as the second, I thought that it beat the first. I had a lot of fun watching and it continued giving those great messages.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Great scene at the end. A wonderful movie.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

A great Harry Potter movie. Now we start the better half of the series.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

I feel like The Fellowship of the Ring is overrated. Some of the action is cheesy even and although the effects are spectacular, the lack of pace is what makes me not like this movie. I mean, the movie is just about the same length of my current favorite film, (The Dark Knight Rises, 165 min.) but the pace throws me off. My favorite part of the movie is when Gandalf fights the Balrog. That is pretty awesome, although I wish that that scene was longer. The movie is good, but I feel like it is getting way more praise than it deserves.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Two Towers was way better that The Fellowship of the Ring in my opinion. The Battle of Helm's Deep was absolutely incredible. Unfortunately, it has the same lack of pacing as Fellowship although it isn't as bad. It seems as if the filmmakers (well technically it was the author of the novels), but not enough important characters died, besides the Elf that we barely knew. Good movie, maybe great, but not fantastic.

The Hangover Part III

I don't think it's as bad as everybody said. Yes, stupid and convenient things happen, but they can be forgiven.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Completely amazing. That movie was completely brilliant. Entertaining, emotional, and thrilling. I loved every second of it. I got so emotional during this movie. It's just a lot after growing to care about these characters so much.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a great film. I like the story a lot. A lot of the scenes are incredibly powerful. It is sensational. The climactic battle... excuse me... war is incredible.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

This movie is good, but it is freaking long, and guess what..... no pacing. It was a fun ending, but (I know people won't like me for this) I really don't like The Lord of the Rings Trilogy that much. Don't get me wrong, it's good but it so overrated. Frodo is kind of stupid to not see how evil Gollum is (although he pays for it when he looses his finger. But The Lord of the Rings is not nearly my favorite trilogy. It has the qualities of a good trilogy, but it isn't one.


Frozen is Disney taking another step in the wrong direction. Animated Disney films have stories with very few, if any, plot holes. Frozen, while boasting fantastic and breathtaking animation and some catchy songs, lacks the plot that makes some Disney movies so fun and memorable. I just can't stand watching a movie where I can only think "Why?" when watching every character do something. The last great Disney film is Toy Story 3, which was 4 years ago, hopefully they get back into good form soon because Frozen could have been great. A real missed opportunity.

X-Men: First Class

Not flawless, but still terrific fun and really exciting. A couple things that could have been better, but still awesome.

X2: X-Men United

A truly great movie. Brilliant action. Great story. And the themes from the first film to top it off make this movie just fantastic. I thought the ending should have been what the president decided to say and not a repeat of the line the first movie started with.


It was a fun start to the franchise. The action wasn't great, but it's made up for with the film's themes.

The Terminator

This is a great movie. I enjoy Sci-Fi movies a lot. Even though I am, a big nerd about the risks of time travel and that some of the things that happen in the movie wouldn't be possible even if time travel did exist, but this movie is awesome and Arnold Schwarzenegger is freaking awesome. I think that James Cameron is the only person that can direct this film. He has made some great movies.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace would have been good had Jar Jar Binks not have been a bonehead. I hate it in movies when a stupid character can save the day even when they are doing everything by accident. Had that not been present this would have been a great film. I still think it was good. I loved most of the characters, and George Lucas has really proven himself as a visual story teller.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The first X-Men movie I've seen and wow. I was completely blown away. This film is absolutely amazing and I still got a sense of what was going on without seeing the rest of the franchise, but now I am very interested because this is spectacular. Great acting. Great story. And the action just blew me away.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Good story. Good characters. Wonderful direction. Great banter between characters. I love the action. I love the action. It is an all around great film.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Lucas has done everything for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. It is a truly beautiful tale of a young man corrupted by power to stop his greatest nightmare from becoming reality - losing the person he loves. In a desperate move he bows before a Sith Lord who over throws his mind and causes him to kill his lover which gives him a final push down a path that is nearly impossible to stop going down. Emotionally and psychologically layered, flawlessly.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

This time around George Lucas keeps his poor lead, Natalie Portman, and when he has the chance to add a good actor, he chooses another bad one, Hayden Christensen, causing the rest of the supporting cast to struggle on making them look good. I don't think all of the romance scenes are as bad as people say. It is meant to be poetically written. With a cool new villain that actually talks and getting to see Master Yoda finally whip out a lightsaber, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones is an obvious improvement over The Phantom Menace.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

It was Lucas' passion that drove A New Hope to success, but the imagination behind this film wasn't as strong and powerful because of his stepping down from the directors chair. What makes the Empire Strikes Back good is its ability to perfectly blend visual and emotional story telling. Luke's journey seemed to have a high peek at the end of A New Hope. This will prove you wrong. And it has arguably one of the greatest twist endings in cinematic history. But it's story doesn't feel focused and it feels a bit forced along. Very overrated.

The Usual Suspects

Those last few minutes. They got to me. This movie leaves you speechless. I mean... Wow!

The Power of One

The Power of One Star Ratings. Every second of the movie, P.K.'s friends and family either die, leave, or get very injured. The movie is ridiculous. It pretends to be inspiring, but in the end, it was really just a big pile of junk. I hated the ending. The fight was too predictable and it had a lame ending. P.K. didn't win the fight. His friend saved him. What a waste of time. It's hard to feel bad for P.K. losing friends and family when someone new dies every minute. Morgan Freeman is unfortunately a glorified cameo. He was the only death I felt bad about. But that is only because I like Morgan Freeman.


A really good animated film. I had a blast watching it, even with my dislike of musical numbers.


Pretty good. I really liked how it focused on the human aspect. Godzilla wasn't in it that much, but that made the moments that he was in that much more special.

The Town
The Town(2010)

Oh my god. That movie was so good. Great acting. Great action. Great writing. I loved it. One of the best.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

My all time favorite high school drama movie. Just all around fantastic.

The LEGO Movie

I really am obsessed with this movie. It is really good all the way through and the last 20 minutes are just phenomenal. It really brought me back to my childhood.

Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2(2013)

A thoughtful, action packed sequel. Undeniably inferior, but still a solid installment. I found it funnier, and Hit-Girl was developed really well.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

An exciting, intriguing story. Wonderful characters. Some brilliant visuals. And it felt like it was better paced that Lord of the Rings. The acting is just truly fantastic. Martin Freeman is honestly the best choice they could have possibly made for Bilbo. He is just perfect. There are some moments when the movie feels like it's dragging a bit. And I takes away from the experience a bit. The movie also doesn't seem to know if it wants to be light hearted or dark. But it still has brilliant visuals, exciting action, and I just loved it.

The Grey
The Grey(2012)

They Grey has a plethora of characters that wouldn't seem as if they would be likable, but the Grey doesn't spend all of its time showing wolves as the humans' only enemy. The Grey spends enough time to give a connection between the characters and the audience, which is rare to find in survival thrillers. I thought that the atheist the of the movie was appropriate although that might just be because I am an atheist. It made you feel like the characters are not dumb and focusing on praying. They want to survive. Liam Neeson was great. I wish the ending was different, but I like how the director stuck to his vision. I enjoyed this movie a lot.

In Time
In Time(2011)

I don't understand the hate against this movie. The premise is incredibly interesting. The script is pretty much trash and the plot is somewhat predictable, but the film isn't terrible. I actually enjoyed it somewhat. It won't be on anyone's favorite list, but it is worth the ride.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)

I loved the complexities of the plot. The action was great. One of the best movies I have seen.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Better than the first. A superb villain. I loved Spock's character. A great second installment.

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

It was not what I expected, but it was still extremely funny and I had a great time watching it. Some really funny moments all boosted by a lot of really great performances.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

A really good time. Better than the first movie. Laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish. Some fantastic cameos, and great performances, yet still giving a great message and jabbing at the problems with today's news, Anchorman 2 is a real success.


I really liked this movie. It was cheesy at some points, but for a low-budget movie, the director did a great job. It is no easy task to keep the audience entertained when the main characters are in a chair for almost the entire movie. It could have been better, but it was still very good. I was definitely on the edge of my seat. This movie is a nail-biter.


I don't understand all the hype. I thought the film was great until the ending which fell very flat. The best parts were the first 20 minutes, being in Shanghai, and Bond's quartermaster. I felt like M's death was purposeless. It didn't accomplish what it intended. This film was emotional and action packed, and would have gotten a higher score from me if the ending would have felt more real. It seemed silly and it disappointed. Saying that this is the "best Bond yet" doesn't put my expectation very high for the other Bond movies.

The Hunger Games

I was barely disappointed by the Hunger Games. This may be because I was a huge fan of the novel or because Ross' handheld camera work makes you feel like there is an earthquake going on throughout the entire movie. The best thing in the film was the acting. The script was true enough to the books. So much time was spent building to the Games that Ross had to cram the Games into an hour, which made some things feel rushed slightly. This forced some of the main events in the book to be cut out. Aside from these minor faults the acting in this film was fantastic and I praise Jennifer Lawrence especially for her portrayal of Katniss. Despite some faults, overall, it is still fantastic.

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs is a terrifying film. Jodie Foster is great. Anthony Hopkins is the best part of the film. Easily the best part. His performance will keep you watching. It is almost unfortunate that throughout the entire film, you wait for Hannibal Lector to come back onto the screen. His escape is genius. The only escape scene in any movie that I enjoyed that much was Bruce Wayne from the pit in the Dark Knight Rises and Sarah Connor from the mental hospital in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The film is a true masterpiece.


The first half was a 5-star movie. The second half was a 3-star movie. Kruger was nuts, in an awesome way. The ending was done well. But that first hour was so incredible, that I wish the whole movie was more about the struggle to survive.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Wow. James Cameron can really make a sequel. First he makes Aliens, then he makes this. This is one of my favorite Sci-Fi action movies ever, if not one of my favorite action movies ever. This is also the first film sequel I have seen where the main antagonist from the first film becomes one of the main protagonists in the second film (although technically, it is the same type of cyborg, but a different one that has been programmed as a Protector). This is a great action movie. The T-1000 was awesome and the visual effects used where the most groundbreaking of its time, until Jurassic Park which hit theaters about 2 years after this did. One of the most surprising things about this movie is the depth of human emotion of not only the humans, but Schwarzenegger's cyborg character. This is one of my favorite Sci-Fi movies ever.


Titanic is the heartbreaking tale of the famous sinking of a ship on its maiden voyage. This movie brought everyone with a heart to tears. Two people in love that were tortured by tragic events that eventually ripped them apart. Titanic is a true filmmaking greatness.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

I have always thought that this is probably the most realistic of all the end of the world movies. It isn't about the disaster itself. It is about characters trying to enjoy their last few days on earth. Kiera Knightley and Steve Carell are an unlikely couple, but I like how it worked out between them. I hate how people complain about the ending. What did you expect? In the end, the movie was enjoyable and I had fun watching it.


An exiting James Cameron film. Not his best, but amazing visuals.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim(2013)

The Avengers of 2013. A lot of people seem to love it, but I just don't get it. A lot of moments made me roll my eyes. It just felt dumb. It could have been really great, but it just wasn't. I went to this with my dad at the drive in. It was a double feature. Pacific Rim, then Man of Steel. I had already seen Man of Steel twice, yet I couldn't wait until it started.


Great. Fantastic. I love it.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

The best live-action Superman film that I have seen. No major plot holes. Incredible action sequences. DC is doing really great right now. The Dark Knight Trilogy was fantastic. This was amazing. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had its moments, but they really blew it with the Avengers. This movie actually exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to see it again. This movie has incredible action sequences, but still, it has a nice theme. It shows a more human Clark than the Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh Superman did. Definitely one of the best of the year.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Although the Galactic Empire was easily defeated by the tiny bear-like Ewoks, the finale to George Lucas' epic space opera was dark and it went deep into Luke's emotions towards his father and his friends. Luke is pushed to his limit and we see Darth Vader fulfill his destiny. And we share Luke's sadness as we watch a corrupted hero die for a mistake he made and kill the evil tyrant that brought him around to killing his own wife. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi equals, if it doesn't surpass A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, and it brings a very satisfying ending to this epic battle to save the Galaxy. The emotional depth of this film is its strong point. The emotion is captured incredibly and perfectly.


I never thought that I would see a time travel movie that I liked as much as Back to the Future. I am glad that I was wrong. I loved this movie.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

That was the longest finale that I have ever seen. A 35 minute action fest would've probably been way more than enough, but an entire hour! The movie was better than the 2nd, but the crude humor that Michael Bay promised would be gone was still there and instead of just finding some hot chick to replace Megan Fox, how about you find someone who can actually act. Sure, the girl wasn't bad for being a random model, but there are some great actors such as Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy, and Peter Cullen. I mean come on Michael Bay. And please don't direct Transformers 4, let somebody else come and give the series a fresh start.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Wow. That was awful. Michael Bay just destroyed Transformers with the completely unnecessary crude humor. And the Transformers get revived to easily. Megatron was killed with the cube, and now he is revived with it. And Megan Fox's character couldn't revive Optimus with the piece of the cube that she had the entire time. That piece of the cube is used to revive someone who leads the lead characters to find something else to revive Optimus. And the Matrix is never used for anything else that actually helps the Autobots.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This is probably the best of the first four.


A sad, but still heartwarming Pixar movie.

The Hangover Part II

Entertaining. Is it a carbon copy of the first? Yes. Is it still entertaining and funny? Yes.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Very underrated. I love the alien part. This is a great sequel. I don't see why people have such problems with it.

Monsters University

I very cute prequel. I did not find it to be very predictable at the end. Very good.


Sure, Volcano is kind of cheesy, but that cheesiness doesn't distract from the film. The visual effects are great for a 90s disaster film. There was some very exciting scenes and the science that was used made the film more interesting. The movie is exciting enough though, and there is a great message at the end. Pretty good for a disaster film. I actually greatly enjoyed almost all of the acting especially for a disaster film. I really liked the climax when Tommy Lee Jones is running like an action star. The movie is okay.

A Good Day To Die Hard

Pretty weak, and really short. One memorable action sequence. Bruce Willis is the only saving grace. Also, a pretty good "Yipee-Ki Yay" moment, though. The story was just bad though.

Live Free or Die Hard

Some pretty memorable moments. Some ludicrous action sequences, but undeniably entertaining. The best Die Hard sequel.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

While entertaining, something was missing and it became impossible to ignore the improbabilities.

Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2(1990)

A surprisingly good followup to the fantastic original.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)

A very good action movie with strong performances. I loved it.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Toy Story 3 is the darkest of the trilogy bring people to tears as they watch the characters they love fight to get home in a thrilling escape from Sunnyside Daycare. This movie truly captures the pain of loss and the spirit of joy in a 100 minute period. This is truly a fantastic ending to a fantastic series that I think can be agreed to be the best movie franchise of all-time.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

Iron Man 3 is the best film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. I was disappointed by the Avengers, so seeing such a great film like this was a huge relief. The action was suspenseful. I was never bored during this movie. It was funny and it was amazing. A huge triumph for Marvel.


A powerful story of addiction. Denzel Washington is nothing short of fantastic. A very thoughtful character study. The crash scene was incredible. It was just an amazing movie. Dramas don't get much better than this.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

The thrilling end of this epic trilogy spends an immense amount of time building the intensity of the movie, but once the visually spectacular final battle finally comes, there is endless breathtaking action and suspense to satisfy any movie goer.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

The second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise may not have lived up to the first movie, but Depp once again gave his fantastic performance. The new villain in this film is incredibly realistic and interesting. Although it isn't a great sequel, it is a good one. I definitely enjoyed it.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is thrilling, charming, and it completely reinvents the Pirate Era. Johnny Depp gives an unforgettable performance that is one of the greatest film performances of the decade.

Casino Royale

A fast paced, cool action film. I enjoyed it much more than Skyfall. Casino Royale was actually really good. I thought Daniel Craig was great. I was very entertained.

Marvel's The Avengers

The movie wasn't completely awful, but its ending was so predictable. It's final battle was just like Transformers 3. The final battle ending was just like the Phantom Menace. Closing the portal was way too convenient. Hulk controlling his anger was convenient. And why does Fury keep saying, "Fight the battles that we never could." Obviously it's possible for you to. You have 2 agents, who seem to be taking care of things just fine. One guy was super weak until you pumped him on steroids. Do that again. It's bull **** that no one can replicate a formula created in the 1940s. And the alien army dying out when the mothership blew up was the most convenient thing that has ever happened. At least in the Phantom Menace, the robots shutting down made sense because they are computers. The evil alien army shouldn't have died when the Mothership was destroyed. If you knew they would all die, then why would you send the Mothership to the battle in the first place? Everyone talks about The Dark Knight Rises having plot holes. Look at this!!!! That's why I only gave this mess and 2 out of 5. Because its only strong mount is its Michael Bay styled action. There is no complexity and no new plot. It was made to entertain you with explosions for 2 and a half hours. If you get it on DVD or Blu-Ray, then it will probably end up on a shelf gathering dust.


Thor is another great Marvel accomplishment. Thor is a movie with a theme that expresses qualities of maturing and respecting your elders. For some it was a little nerdy, but we all have a little nerd inside us, and I think everyone should have at least seen the movie as a fun adventure. Tom Hiddelson gave a great performance and made Loki seem very mischievious and malevolent.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

Not as good as the first, but Iron Man 2 is still action packed. Somewhat predictable, but still great. The government wanted the suit seems very possible and the Black Widow fight scenes are cool.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

Iron Man is a great movie. A fantastic way to start off the Marvel franchise. The characters are great, and the action is wonderful. It is slightly predictable, but that is a flaw that is overshadowed by many triumphs.

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan has not only redefined what super hero movies can be what he has changed what movies can be in general. The Dark Knight Rises was very well done. It's plot was well thought out. It's casting was great. And the director was fantastic. Tom Hardy's Bane, in my opinion is greater than Heath Ledger's Joker because he was more interesting to watch. You knew who Bane was by the end of the movie. With the Joker, you got a one sentence explanation in the middle of the movie. (Although I did love the Joker. Don't get me wrong, I loved Heath Ledger's performance. I just liked Tom Hardy as Bane a bit more.) The Dark Knight Trilogy has put itself on the top of my Greatest Trilogies List surpassing Back to the Future and Toy Story.

Batman Begins

Batman Begins was a great way to begin The Dark Knight Trilogy. In the original Batman it never explained how Bruce Wayne became Batman. Christopher Nolan brings a much darker and more realistic tone to the Batman franchise. He makes Gotham seem like a real place and Bruce Wayne's character is deep enough that you feel like a person like him would really become the symbol that Batman has grown to be.


It was a little confusing, but I watched it a second time and I loved it. Christopher Nolan is fantastic. His Dark Knight Trilogy was powerful and incredible. Inception was also very good. I prefer the Dark Knight movies, but I greatly respect Nolan for making such wonderful films.

Les MisÚrables

This movie was a very emotional and moving story of a man who redeems himself from being a criminal, not in the eyes of the law, but in the eyes of everyone around him. His selflessness is inspired by those people who are kind to him. He becomes a very generous man, and eventually he gets his full redemption.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

Peter Jackson does a rare thing. He remakes a groundbreaking film and does a better job at doing the story justice than the original film crew did. King Kong is a film that uses undeniably spectacular visual effects and follows a rather unique story to create a masterpiece that all filmmakers dream of making. I wish that there would have been more time with Ann and King Kong and maybe less of the people looking for her.

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

Stephan Spielberg shouldn't have even asked Michael Crichton to write another novel because he went down a completely different path. The Lost World - Jurassic Park was obviously entertaining, and it does the same thing that Jurassic Park did: it showed us cool dinosaurs. The plot was great. The acting, particularly for the kids wasn't as good. It didn't feel as exciting as the first because we have seen the dinosaurs before, but it was still a great joy to watch.

Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III is predictable and although the actors are good, the script could have been better. The film may be terrifying,but the throw away characters, who actually had survival skills died and the one guy who was smart, the clever kid, and three morons survived. The one thing that did surprise me is how Velociraptors and Tyrannosaurs, which are the by far the two most popular dinosaurs, had little to do with this movie. The movie also seemed to copy the second. Somebody tricks somebody to go to an island, to help someone else get off the island. Also, if this is the same island from the second film, where was the Spinosaurus throughout the second movie? And I know that the movie's crew wants to be accurate to new discoveries, but Velociraptor with feathers are much less terrifying than the reptile-like dinosaurs were it the first two films. I still love some of the sequences and the film is good. I had a blast watching it.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park was overall enjoyable and I had a great time watching the film. It has always been one of my favorites. As I get older I notice some plot holes though. The film uses the most groundbreaking technology in the history of motion picture. However, the child actors in this movie weren't great with their stupid actions and reactions that would occasionally pull me out of the story. SPOILER! And at the end of the movie how did the main protagonists not notice a twenty foot tall T-Rex walk into the middle of a lobby right next to them. Earlier in the movie, they could feel its footsteps, but then they had no idea that she was coming. The story overall was brilliant, so I have to let plot holes go. The film truly is wonderful.


Prometheus is a visually stunning film. The plot was complex and interesting. The acting was amazing. I like movies like this. Especially when it's sci fi. Films that make you think. They leave open endings. A lot of people see this as a flaw. I see it as brilliance. I loved it. In 1979, when Alien first came out, there were many unanswered questions, yet that bothered no one. Either way, the film is fantastically entertaining and complex.

Freaky Friday

I love this movie. It has a great message and it is really funny. It is even funnier because Jamie Lee Curtis looks and acts a lot like my grandmother. I had a lot if fun watching it. My cousin, who is five, asked my aunt about a million questions when we watched it. For the first 20 minutes, she literally asked about one question every 5 seconds or so. Anyway, the movie is fantastically clever.


Holes is a lot more mature as a film than it sounds. I loved the book and the movie was great. As with all of her movies, Sigourney Weaver is the best part. Jon Voight is also very good. I liked the casting overall. The movie has 3 story lines going on at one time and it is executed fantastically.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is absolutely amazing. The film is a true masterpiece by he soundtrack is great and the acting in top notch. I loved it. The story of a man who truly redeems himself from... nothing, technically. He simply does good deeds just to do good deeds.


This movie is freaking scary! I loved the story. The acting and "script" were fantastic. The reason that I put script in quotes is because a lot of the lines were improvised. I was amazed that it kept me so interested with merely 7 actors. I really enjoyed this movie. It was fantastic. Sigourney Weaver was great. I think that this movie is great. I can't wait to watch Aliens and Prometheus. I am not very excited for Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection. I have only heard negative things about those.

Back to the Future Part III

Well, the plot is way less complicated than Part II, Back to the Future Part III is going to be more well received by the people who liked the first film. Although I enjoyed the complicated plot of Part II, I enjoyed Back to the Future Part III a great deal. Of course its cheesy, but these films have established themselves to be that way, so I wasn't surprised. The reason that I love the Back to the Future Trilogy, along with the Dark Knight Trilogy, and the original Star Wars trilogy, is that each sequel flows. Each new film feeds off its predecessor. Toy Story is probably the only trilogy that I like that doesn't do that. I thought that the Old West seemed like a weird setting to end the trilogy, but I didn't mind it. But what I also like about Part III is that it concludes things on a satisfactory note and it has a good message at the end. And who can't love a movie that has a character say, "100 years ago.... That's this year!!!!"

Back to the Future Part II

Part of the reason why people don't like this movie is because it requires actual thinking. In Part I, you go from 1985 to 1955 and back. However, in Part II, you go from 1985 to 2015 to alternate 1985 (because Old Biff screwed stuff up) to 1955 and Doc goes to 1885. I personally thought the first was better, but it isn't like I think that this one is bad. I love Part II. One of the only problems that I had with this film is that it has a trailer for Part III at the end of it. I think they should have stopped at the To Be Continued.... Oh well. I think the make-up may be cheesy, but it makes it easier to tell, who is who and who is related to who when the same actor plays basically his entire family. Great movie.

Back to the Future

This is such a fun movie. The premise is a little silly, but luckily the film took that into consideration and focused more on the comedy, the action, and the adventure of the movie. The film is the greatest time travel movie ever made. It will satisfy just about any movie goer.


If anyone wants to make a sequel, ask James Cameron. He plays off of Alien, but he keeps the story somewhat independent. I am glad that when James Cameron put a child in the movie, he didn't have the child seem invincible. Everyone was in danger. I am glad that they kept Sigourney Weaver. She was fantastic. The film is a great contrast to Alien. Alien is mostly horror, but Aliens manages not only to be action packed, but it also keeps some horrors elements. The film is incredible.

The Amazing Spider-Man

It literally felt like a remake of Spider-Man (2002). The casting was well done, but the script was so cheesy and predictable. The ending was only okay. The "major" events, such as Captain Stacy dying, were so obvious. I did like the science of the movie. It made it feel real almost. The shots where we would look through Spider-Man's eyes are so stupid. I hate those. It makes the movie feel like a big video game. I liked the backstory and how the villain and hero didn't just happen to come about at the same time. They felt more connected. This movie was okay, overall. Could've been better, but it could've been worse.


It is better to walk into Lincoln knowing something about Abraham Lincoln himself, but either way, the film is fantastic. I wish that the film would've shown some of the more famous battles in the Civil War. Lincoln's voice sounded different than I thought it would be, but like Bane, in The Dark Knight Rises, you get used to it. I also wished that Abraham Lincoln's assassination was shown, but those problems are not nearly big enough to criticize the film to heavily. It gives are rare opportunity to see how great of a figure Lincoln was. Leaving the theater, you feel as if you have just witnessed history. You feel like you have seen what actually happened in January of 1865. This is probably the greatest historical drama ever made. The acting was great. I praise Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones particularly. I really enjoyed the film.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

I think that the Sandman is the best villain yet. People make fun of him by sarcastically saying oh yeah since he has a sick daughter it's totally okay for me to break the law. Come on people. If we were desperate to get money to save a dying family member, we would probably do the same thing. A beautifully constructed tragic villain. I thought his tie-in with Uncle Ben's death was weird, but it was a necessary to show how Peter has grown from his anger. Venom felt forced a bit, but I think they should have shown that Eddie had a mental illness because people have to be a bit crazy to want to murder someone who started dating their ex-girlfriend and proved that they forged a picture. That isn't Peter's fault that you screwed up Eddie. The finale was pretty exciting. This movie had good and bad things, but I think that the good shined out more.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

What a fantastic film. The animation is fantastic. They story is tragic but ultimately heartwarming. In less the a decade, this film has established itself as a classic. Ellen DeGeneres gave a great performance. I don't see how people don't like this movie. It is truly amazing. This is when Pixar was really great. Up until the Cars movies, everything that Pixar made was incredible. This is one of my favorites.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

A great deal better than the first. It is easier to make a sequel with the origin story out of the way. The villain is far more interesting and feels more real. I, however, think that it all ended to easily and I have always thought that Spider-Man was cheesy, and usually if a film franchise establishes itself to be that way, I would let it go, but it just feels weird since Spider-Man has so much more potential. And no one recognizes Peter Parker's voice? This could be better. It's not bad. It's entertaining, but it could be better.


Spider-Man had potential to be great. I thought that his origin story was very well done. I enjoyed watching Peter Parker become Spider-Man although I though some of the things that happened with Peter Parker (him walking out of the lunchroom with a tray attached to a web being dragged behind him.) That should have at least caused a few people to think that he is Spider-Man. The real problem that I had with this movie was the Green Goblin. He just felt out of place. I felt like Spider-Man would need a villain that was more close and personal to him. Like Batman Begins. A villain that didn't just happen to rise at the same time as the hero. The hero rose more out of inspiration to stop the main antagonist and to also stop crime in the city. This movie was okay.

Mean Girls 2
Mean Girls 2(2011)

One on the dumbest things that I have ever watched. That was a 90-minutes pile of crap. Save yourself the pain and don't watch it. I wish I could give it negative stars, but when I give it 0, it doesn't show up on my page.

Captain America: The First Avenger

This movie was kind of stupid. It was pretty predictable, and I it was super cheesy. I could have been so much better. The way the villain was introduced seemed weird. The villain didn't actually do that much. And why did they choose the scrawniest person to be injected with super-steroids. Because a strong man will be corrupted or something? That is stupid. And there is no way that a woman would have a rank in the army like that in the 1940s during World War II. The crew was that desperate to give Captain America a love interest. Overall, this movie is pretty ridiculous. Captain America was good in the Avengers, but he didn't have a good stand alone movie.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)

This teen comedy is actually much funnier and more clever than I expected. I couldn't convince my sister to turn it off, so I watched it, since I have nothing better to do. And near the end, I realized that I had really enjoyed the movie.


Transformers takes about an hour to really get down to the point of the movie, to introduce its main transformer protagonists, and another hour to bring the main antagonist to the screen, but the action is outstanding, and the visual effects are impressive.

Panic Room
Panic Room(2002)

Panic Room is probably the only movie ever where I will enjoy Kristen Stewart's performance. This movie is a great suspense movie. The acting is fairly good and the premise isn't too ridiculous. This movie is really exciting and you see not only the problems that the protagonists go through, but also the problems that the antagonists endure. This movie is a nail biter and thankfully, all the characters do something. No one is just along for the ride, which I find to be more realistic. Good movie. Thoroughly entertaining.

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

Toy Story 2 is a huge success. It surpasses the original film-something that few sequels can do. It draws you back into the story that follows characters that the first film made us love.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

Toy Story is groundbreaking. It is a fantastic film that captured my imagination. You can tell that there is chemistry between the characters and this movie definitely has a darker side to it showing themes of jealousy and revenge.

The Mist
The Mist(2007)

Well, to start off, I do not think that the Mist should be considered a horror film. There is not enough violence or suspense to be a horror movie. I thought that the concept was interesting, but there wasn't a lot of time spent on talking about what the mist was or what was in it and why it was there. They said something about a different dimension, but the guy who was telling them that got killed off fairly quickly. I enjoyed the human drama a lot. I like how people in the situation began to turn on eachother, and Mrs. Carmody was just evil. The ending was pretty stupid. I haven't read the novel by Stephen King, but I have been led to believe that the movie was fairly true to the book, with the exception of the end. The Mist isn't great, but it is watchable.


Pixar took a risk with Brave. It is by far the most terrifying that they have ever attempted. It is a wonderful tale of a girl that is not happy with the life that is handed to her, and she dreams of a life free of rules, customs, and traditions that prohibit her from making that dream a reality. The story is a great representation of how hard it is to fix a mistake, but if you don't give up, you can accomplish your goal. The animation is superb, the voice acting is done well, and I had a wonderful time watching this movie.

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is a hilarious summer blockbuster that has great voice acting and a fun premise with a side of kung fu awesomeness! This is definitely one of the better animation films of the decade.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a rare sequel that lives up to the original. The villain is even more terrifying which is strange since this time it is a peacock, and last time it was a snow leopard. This film doesn't retell the main protagonists story like most sequels, but build upon it making it the best animation film of the year.

The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan delivers with a dark, suspenseful and action packed sequel to Batman Begins. The Dark Knight brings the Batman franchise to a whole new level with Heath Ledger's Joker and Christian Bale's Batman. It makes an excellent second installment to the Dark Knight Trilogy.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

This Pirates movie had plenty of action and it was entertaining, but it failed at bringing a villain that had an interesting backstory and it failed at being as enjoyable as the previous films.