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Alone in the Dark II
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

You would think that with a talented actor like Lance Henriksen on board, and a new cast and director that Alone In The Dark II would be better than the previous installment... bad news folks: It isn't. It is even worse actually, as unbelievable as that may sound. The only one who gives a damn is Lance, everyone else just gives performances that make those in Troll 2 look like Al Pacino in comparison,and the effects look worse, and it is just flat out boring. STAY FAR AWAY.

Bring It On
Bring It On (2000)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Dance films fall into two categories: God-Awful and Good. This one is thankfully the latter. The films main character Torrance Shipmun (Kristen Dunst) is a cheerleader who discovers that her cheerleading captain stole all the dance routines that made their team so good from another team. Now, Torrance must prove their team's worth in a competition. The only problem I can really say that I have with the film is that the plot is a sort of "has been there done that" affair, but the characters are still likeable and believable. One of the best things about this film is the humor, it really isn't a cheerleading film but more of a spoof of cheerleading films, and it works really well. It addresses what I've always thought: That if you are a guy, you will think that cheerleading is stupid. The film admits some of the stupid aspects of the "sport" and uses it to great effect; the jokes are really funny and put a really big smile on my face. Never once did I ever feel bored, I was always entertained. The acting is good, but the real star is the dances, which look spectacular and are incredibly fun to watch as well. Hell, this whole film is plain fun, guys on dates will think its fun, and girls will be having a blast with this. As a film for regular moviegoers, it is good, but for girls who like these dance movies it is spectacular.

Avatar
Avatar (2009)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Avatar... the biggest movie of all time. Made $2,782,275,172 worldwide. Is it worth the hype? Let's find out.
"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. (RT summary)
This movie has incredible computer effects. It truly is a breakthrough in animation, everything from the creatures to the world and plants, everything looks photorealistic, and I could believe a world like Pandora exist (Even though it doesn't) It is truly pure eye candy. Also the action scenes really kick serious ass.
The script is what a lot of people have a problem with. And I more or less agree. The script is so cliche and it is all basically "Dances With Wolves meets Aliens". Now having said that, despite having been told a thousand times already, the story itself is really good. The script is full of likable characters, and the dialogue is also good. Also, it hits you over the fucking head with its "Save the enviroment" message, which while I agree with it, it kind of gets annoying. And as for the runtime: I did not mind it. And the pacing was pretty quick and kept the film moving forward.
The acting is also a mixed bag. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana ,Sigourney Weaver, and Michelle Rodriguez do terrific in their roles. But Giovanni Ribisi and Stephen Lang .... not so much. While not horrible performances, they are kind of "Eh... I'm just here to collect my check".
While it certainly isn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, James Cameron's Avatar is a pretty darn good sci-fi flick.