Nick M.'s Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Jack the Giant Slayer

Better than Snow White and the Huntsmen, but still lacking in character development and story...

Independence Day

A thrilling enjoyable summer movie! Much better than the dark flicks we have nowadays!

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

A perfect portrayal of the wonderful imagination of Tolkien.


Lacking in humor. Abounding in 4 letter words.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

A Michael Bay style Super hero film, disapointed

Mission: Impossible III

A huge comeback after the awful 2nd MI !!

Red Cliff (Chi Bi)

A beautiful epic war movie. Wonderful directing, choreography, acting and visuals, a definite must see!

Friends With Benefits

Rather enjoyable. Especially Mila Kunis!

The Dark Knight

Highly overrated, I found it quite tiring to watch...

The Bourne Legacy

Finally! An enjoyable Bourne movie! Acting, and action were both great, 4.5 stars!

Mission: Impossible 2

The plot is fine, I would have to say the constant Slo Motion killed whatever was good about this film.

Les MisÚrables

Only made it 20 twenty minutes in without falling asleep. The singing was pretty bad too...

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

Yuck.Good effects but yuck.

The Hunger Games

Wonderful!! I can't wait for the second!


In all honesty had this film lost an hour it would have been a much better film, but at two hours forty something minutes this film is a soul killer. My Dad and I just looked at each other at about the half way point an wondered how much longer this had to go and we both groaned when we realized it was almost it was eighty something minutes.

U.S. Marshals

A good old fashion shoot em' up mystery crime drama thingy with loads of action and some great acting!

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

An odd yet enjoyable adaption of Homer's The Odyssey, with a talented cast, of actors, and a thrilling soundtrack...4.5 out of 5....

Monsters, Inc.

An annoying loud film...filled with screaming children and annoying characters...

Hotel Transylvania

With some successful attempts at humor, and an original setting, it makes up for the dry and cliche storyline. But still falls a little short.

X2: X-Men United

A by far fresher installment than it predecessor.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Although a little laging at first, it is definitely worth it. The Hobbit lives above and beyond what Tokien ever wanted it to be...

Wreck-it Ralph

Starting out original, funny and fresh, it makes the mistake of taking it just a little TOO crazy, and ending a rather disappointing mess.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

A gory over rated movie, that will leave with a big whuuuh?

Clash of the Titans

I've never seen the 1981 original version of Clash of the Titans. I wasn't originally planning on seeing this new updated version either. Going by the previews, this looked like nothing more than a CGI-fest...which is what it pretty much ended up being. To quote Sam Worthington from various interviews, it's basically him "in a skirt with a rubber sword, killing monsters". If you're expecting anything more than that, then yes, you will probably be disappointed.

Some of the cast manage to make the most of what they're given to work with. Having not seen Sam Worthington in anything prior to this film (except Terminator Salvation), I don't really have anything to compare his acting to. He was good in Terminator Salvation and he's good in this as well (despite the occasional slip-up of his accent). He serves his purpose as Perseus, playing the action hero well enough. His interaction with the humans who accompany him on his journey is probably the most entertaining part of the film. Mads Mikkelsen, who was a memorable villain in Casino Royale, actually gets to play a fairly decent good guy in this film (Draco). Sure, it's the role of the typical grumpy guy (who's reluctant to follow the "saviour" and is a bit of a bully) teaching the hero how to fight and who eventually comes around to respecting the hero and ending up on good terms with him...but Mads manages to make his role a bit more than a cardboard cutout, thankfully. The other men who accompany Perseus aren't too bad either (they do provide a bit of humour), but they're not given much character development at all. Actually, there's very little development for any of the characters.

As far as the gods are concerned, they're basically just a bunch of folk who stand around in Cloud City (I mean Olympus) and talk. Liam Neeson isn't given a whole lot to work with as Zeus (shining in his silver armour as brightly as Marlon Brando did in the original Superman movie wearing his tinfoil costume). Ralph Fiennes, while good, is kind of irritating with his raspy voice as Hades (though, thankfully, that goes away by the end). The rest of the gods have jack squat to do or say.

I really didn't like Jason Flemyng's satyr character. Alexa Davalos pretty much just plays the damsel in distress in the movie and leaves very little impression as Andromeda. Gemma Arterton (as Io), however, proves to be the most successful female character in the movie. As a sort of angel on Perseus's shoulder, she guides him, teaches him and actually proves *useful*. Her and Worthington work well together/have good chemistry and I enjoyed watching the two of them share scenes. I was happy with how they ended up in the film.

As for the FX, the previews basically give it all away (Clash of the CGI might have been more befitting a title for the film). Perseus fights giant scorpions, Perseus fights the Kraken and Perseus fights Medusa. As large-scale as the Kraken was, I personally enjoyed Medusa more. The fight with her proved to be the most interesting of the many fights in the film. I liked the 'look'/design for her and I also really enjoyed Pegasus, the flying horse.

I'll just come right out and say it: the movie has many a flaw. The story isn't great, the pace is off, the writing is slapdash and most of the dialogue is sketchy at best. While the movie does try to get across a message, it comes through in a somewhat haphazard sort of way. Having said that, if you go into this film not expecting much more than a Monster Mash of the Titans...then hopefully it should prove to be entertaining enough.

Crap of the Titans? Not quite. But at the same time, it's kind of forgettable. As Worthington describes it, it's a "popcorn flick". Take from that what you will.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

There are some good ideas, but it's all put together very badly, and not much is explained. Watching this movie gave me the feeling that Bay and the actors are here to wrap this up and are not interested in this material. The studios will be pressuring him to make #4, so he can get some 3rd graders together to write a script again---yet another group of Autobots has been buried in a volcano for 4 million years! They can transform to dinosaurs-- no explanation is necessary. Out of all of the planets in the infinite universe, their ship crashed on earth because...well because the script says so. They were looking for the cube, no-- the Harvester, no-- the space bridge, no wait...they were looking for the ancestor of Michael Bay. If Bay is never born, these movies would never exist and we can reboot.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Everything Stan Lee wanted it to be.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Although funny as the other prequels, it was just a little to crazy, particularly the circus performance scene

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

A delightful sequel to the first hilarious Madagascar!

America's Funniest Home Videos - Vol. 1 with Tom Bergeron

A wonderful show to watch before bed to unwind after a hard day...


A stirring and emotional classic.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

Despite the bad acting on Doc Ocks side, this lives up the quality of the first.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Intense, beautiful, everything I would want in a movie.