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An '80s classic, Dirty Dancing doesn't try to be anything more than a sweet romantic music-based feature film with a memorable soundtrack, likable characters and impressive dance choreography. And as someone who enjoys musicals and just dance choreography in movies in general (though I don't really aspire to be a dancer), that's just the way I like it.
Luc Besson wrote The Fifth Element when he was 12 and in some regards, it really shows. Even the story is far from unique. But with the stunning visuals, rejecting being a Blade Runner knockoff in favour of being a lighthearted adventure and being equally funny and action-packed, how can not be entertained by this French sci-fi blockbuster?
Seeing how the original TV show is rather goofy and outdated, giving it the "sci-fi blockbuster" treatment actually wasn't a bad idea.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.