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Seeing how the original TV show is rather goofy and outdated, giving it the "sci-fi blockbuster" treatment actually wasn't a bad idea. Sadly, the movie's execution of this idea falls flat on its face despite the talented cast thanks to a terrible script with stilted line deliveries at times, horrible CGI and bad direction. I'm sure this movie was relatively decent at the time and I do feel that it was trying to be a good movie but by the looks of it, the Netflix reimagining is what the fans of the '60s show should be looking for if they want "darker and edgier" Lost in Space.
Twister has groundbreaking special effects, some of which still hold up, great sound design (except when you hear the tornado "roaring" like a tiger, despite reality being unrealistic so it's not that far-fetched) and is packed with visceral thrills. Unfortunately, this disaster feature has little merit beyond witnessing the awesome power of tornadoes with a generic plot, one-dimensional characters, crappy script and uneven pacing, making this a blockbuster you should only see for tornado action, not for profundity.
Preferring to rehash elements of the first film rather than do something new like the last movie with a premise that could've worked on paper but lacking in execution, The Karate Kid Part III is a weak entry in the series. That being said, it does have some genuinely entertaining over-the-top performances from the villains, the chemistry between the two leads is still there and John G. Avildsen still did a good job directing the terrible script. But that's just it, the script is still terrible. I find it hard to believe that after Daniel had to fight FOR HIS LIFE in the previous installment, he's still getting tossed around by bullies who resort to some surprisingly shady things, other than because Robert Mark Kamen wanted to cut and paste the first film's script into the third one's, which meant ding dong, Daniel's character development is gone. Well, I'm sure this was still a better Karate Kid movie than the Next one...that 'n' is capitalized for a reason.
Another underrated gem from Blue Sky Studios, Epic is a beautifully animated fantasy adventure with thrilling action sequences, great voice acting and a refreshingly dark tone compared to the more comedic outings of the animation company's past making it a solid, if noticeably derivative, outing for the whole family.
Cheesy to a fault and unsure just how much of it is intentional "so bad, it's good". Surf Ninjas is a stupid family movie with unimpressive action sequences and a corny script that you can't help but laugh at it. Seriously, I just can't bring myself to give this movie a smaller star rating and it gets 2 stars out of generosity.