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Transformers: The Last Knight
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

While it tries to be different with somewhat interesting ideas and somewhat enjoyable characters (contributing to the first half of the film being somewhat entertaining), the second half is a cluster-f*ck of boring loud action set pieces we've seen before, even with its impressive visuals, and moments of silliness and cringe.

You get what you get with Transformers: The Last Knight. If you like these films, good for you; if you loathe them, then there's no reason for you to see it. As for me, The Last Knight is just as mediocre as the last two films (and certainly better than Revenge of the Fallen), but still not as entertaining as the first film. I think it's time that this series of films needs to end.

Logan
Logan (2017)
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A powerful sendoff to Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart as Logan and Charles, "Logan" delivers everything you want from a film like this. From Dafne Keen's Laura (X-23), Boyd Holbrook's enjoyable villain, and emotional and thoughtful substance in an already amazing superhero action film. If it weren't for a few things that don't add up, and the film's two main villains, "Logan" would be damn near perfect.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Aside from a few not so great visual effects and a few over-the-top moments, Wonder Woman is a wonderful (sorry) film that makes the most of the DCEU's potential, with great performances, a powerful message, awesome action, an incredible score, and an amazing direction and story from Patty Jenkins and Allan Heinberg.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Kingsman is awesome! This fun and inventive spy movie is truly entertaining. Taron Egerton, you have my attention. Matthew Vaughn's British/007 spy satire truly delivers a fun experience with fun characters, action and quips. Although, the anti-climactic ending leaves some things unresolved, and a few of the jokes fell flat. Overall, this is one of the best non-007/Bourne/Mission Impossible spy movies ever!

Ghost in the Shell
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

(6.5/10)
Ghost in the Shell is okay, but not quite as amazing as it could be, despite its best efforts to "honor" the original anime from a western perspective.

The film boasts beautiful visuals, okay action, a cool score, a few interesting ideas, and good performances from the cast, with Pilou Asbęk, Takeshi Kitano and Michael Pitt being the stand-outs.

However, the film also presents questionable directing, acting and script choices from Rupert Sanders, Scarlett Johansson and the screenwriters respectively (not to mention the unfortunate twist), a generic plot, underwritten side characters, and dumbed-down philosophical themes.

While the end result is not as awful as it could have been, there's still plenty of room for improvement for this film (and any possible sequels) to be incredible and to do the original anime justice. The film, much like The Major, is a shell with fragments of an otherwise compelling ghost.