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The Change-Up
The Change-Up (2011)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'm willing to admit that there are a few good moments where I laughed my head off. Also there is a certain amount of fun to be had from watching Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds play as total opposite characters. But, despite its somewhat original story and positive outlooks The Change-Up doesn't exactly fit my taste. Following previous comedies with its formulaic plot, The Change-Up tries to mask its humor with some messages about friendship and family, but is actually extremely crude! With its gross-out humor, vulgar language, horrible references, and unsentimental values, The Change-Up is easily one of the most offensive comedies I've ever seen.

The Cavern
The Cavern (2006)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Here are my feelings toward this movie. A few years ago I saw a movie on a shelf in one of those bargain stores and bought it for $2.50. It looked fairly decent by the cover and I even convinced my dad to watch it. I would like to say that this movie isn't worth a single freaken penny and wish that I could somehow get those 80 minutes that it stole from my life. That's how terrible this movie is. I originally thought that it would be better to not waste the time writing a review, but I must warn the people who were more fortunate than me. The Cavern is about as inexpensive as you can get in filming and while Paranormal Activity had an even smaller budget, The Cavern's special effects are so cheesy and clichéd that I question whether this was even an official film. The cinematography will get on your nerves and sooner or later will make you nauseous. Also, the plot tries to disguise itself as original but is in fact just a strange mix of weird happenings, bad ideas, and horrible acting, with virtually no script leading up ending that is ridiculous and with no hint of imagination. The Cavern is deprived of each and every element that makes a good movie and doesn't even have the decency to admit that it's a desperate attempt for entertainment. It ranks as one of the worst movies I've EVER seen!

Cloverfield (2008)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

You know how they say that FOUND FOOTAGE films shouldn't have high-budget effects in them; for the most part they're right. Cloverfield is a GIANT exception, literally! My one and only strike against Cloverfield is the ending. If they had cut the last five or so minutes out and kept the rest then this film would be a genuine masterpiece. Cloverfield can trace it's frightening origin back to all the monster movies we enjoy like Godzilla and The Host. Instead of using a large well-known cast or involved story to keep your interest this movie focuses on a group of friends as they battle to safety through the near constant mayhem and destruction made by one of the best monstrosities in film. This is a monster thrill ride for the YouTube generation! So aside from the ending (and unnecessary back story) Cloverfield is a terrific movie that delivers exhilarating scares, frightening chills, endless suspense, and spectacular effects. This is a heart-racing experience.

The Guilt Trip
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I know a lot of people didn't enjoy The Guilt Trip. I looked up online and I found out that it received OKAY reviews. It's hard to deny that the movie is unevenly paced and quite slow. The dialogue is quite often mashed together with multiple characters talking at the same time so it's hard to get any good laughs in. As for the leading actors, Barbra Streisand for the first half of the film is about as annoying as annoying gets and Seth Rogen doesn't exactly meet his standards as a comedian. The film does have its moments though. There are some good laughs throughout the film that you certainly will be able to notice. The story is easy enough to follow and the acting is very good. Beneath it all the best thing The Guilt Trip offers are the positive messages that all family members will be able to learn from. If your family doesn't get along then this predictable but light-hearted film is perfect for the occasion.

Red 2
Red 2 (2013)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I think we can all agree that the first Red was an action-packed ride of mayhem stuffed to the brim with car chases, shoot outs, explosions, fist fights, and big laughs. Red 2 is by all means the exact same thing with almost no change in formula or the way it's delivered. It definitely serves up action, within the last 45 minutes mind you. I can't say that I didn't laugh because the movie does have some hilarious comedy but there are fewer gags in this follow up. Also as fun and exciting as the film may be, it's a sad excuse for a story that has no more originality then any of the other recent sequels. The one thing I can honestly say I did enjoy was the cast who are better in this film than its predecessor. For anyone who actually remembers what R.E.D stands for let me refresh your memory. R.E.D stands for Retired Extremely Dangerous. Well that was at least the first one. Red 2 is more like a recycled exaggerated disaster of clichés, mishaps, bad cinematography, and raunchy amusement. You'll get everything from the first, just less of it. Quick question, why make a sequel when the first movie came out over 3 years ago? Everyone has almost completely forgotten about the first. If you're going to make a sequel could it at least be for a movie that's stayed within living memory. Not a total disaster, but one of the worst films of the summer. See it only if you're truly desperate for entertainment which is about the one thing it succeeds at.