Actually a bit creepy that the critics liked this one so much…it's like they all knelt down and kissed the ring. It gets in your head after watching it, and given the satanic subject matter, some might have issues with that. Aside from that feeling like you've watched something satanic, it was nothing special. It passed the time.
Geez…People need to stop taking themselves so seriously. These last couple of generations are too lazy or maybe incapable of participating in their own suspension of disbelief. I'm pretty sure they didn't make this movie with any hopes of winning an Oscar. It's an entertaining way to spend 1:50. I've watched it several times surfing through cable, and drooling over Alice Eve is only part of the reason.
By the looks of the audience score, it would seem some people have some specific hangups or insecurities triggered when they watch this movie. Maybe ex-cons feel disrespected or something. "I go ape sh-- for Chuck Mangione. But, enough small talk." This is one of those flicks that I have watched at least a dozen times because I can't surf past it. Even the credits are funny.
Sleazy, but it's almost a must-see for men. With a greater than 50 percent divorce rate, every man needs to see just what a horrible risk it is to walk down the aisle in marriage. According to this compelling documentary, women are really stupid, just waiting from some skilled communicator to come along on any given day to get them into bed.
I've been watching this movie for 25 years, and it never gets old. The performance from Sean Nelson (Fresh) is Oscar worthy to this day. The story is just gritty enough to keep you watching. The chess metaphor is brilliant. The writing good enough and raw enough to make it authentic. Even instances of bad child acting add some charm.
So, it is one of those movies that is bad enough to make you stop watching and go to Rotten Tomatoes 30 minutes in. Of course, that was after pressing the Info button to see what genre the movie was in because you can't tell if it's drama or comedy. You're just waiting for Ferrell to be funny, but 30 minutes in, it never comes. I'll take it from the other reviews that I can change the channel...right now.
Geez! If you take yourself too seriously, please don't watch films like this and then submit snobby reviews. That's why you can't always trust user ratings and reviews. I don't think anybody was shooting for any Oscars with this film. But, it was interesting enough the FIRST time that I stopped on it while channel surfing to watch it a couple MORE times when nothing else was on any of the 5000 channels that I pay for every month. These kinds of movies tend to grow on you. Simple flick. No emotional investment. Sometimes that's all you're looking for.
The movie kinda creeped me out, because I personally know that psychos like Sue Ann are real. It took a little long getting to the small amount of horror in this "horror" film. But, that's actually part of what makes the film more believable.
Raw and cringeworthy. On one hand, it's amazing what this man accomplished in the ring, and great that the sport afforded him the opportunity. But, on the other hand, it just showed how exploitive the sport of boxing. Tyson was and is mentally and emotionally unstable. It's a wonder that Tyson didn't end up dead on the street or in prison for life. Here it is, the year 2020, and we'll see how Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr turns out.
Great film about an incredible story that continues in real life today. But, if I had known what the movie was about beforehand, I wouldn't have gone to see it. My wife wanted to see it. I get tired of being reminded that African Americans were slaves or second class citizens in this country, because as this movie showed all the way through the ending credits, there are people in this country who think that's the way that things should still be today, and they like to keep it in the back of your mind. I definitely prefer this type of African American cinema though, with at least an uplifting morality focus, over the usual mind numbing, over sexualized buffoonery.
I can't believe how boring this movie was. I was fighting the sandman the whole time. When the critics are so far off from the audience reviews, it really makes me suspect that critics reviews are fake, or that there's at least some ring kissing going on. This is not really a "space movie" as marketed. Space is merely the setting. The script flipped just like in the movie "Downsizing". When they turned to any space stuff, it was pretty ridiculous. I imagine Neil Degrasse Tyson will have himself an asteroid field day ripping this one apart. In the case of the movie "Downsizing", it too was sold as something it wasn't, but if you go back and watch it now, it really isn't a bad movie. Ad Astra will always put me to sleep.
Should have been a very safe 3-star movie, but Hollywood for some reason keeps applying the same old insulting and lazy stereotypes to films featuring black casts. Stop over sexualizing and dumbing down movies with black casts. It's downright embarrassing.
Wow! I will never take another paid critic seriously...I already don't read reviews before I see a movie. But, they look absolutely ridiculous when you have a 31 percent Tomatometer and an 89 percent audience score on a movie. Venom was very interesting. My biggest concern before seeing the movie was that the CGI looked too cartoonish in the trailers that I had seen. It wasn't an issue in the movie. The acting was decent. The action was good. I liked it, and I would see it again.
I have seen every Marvel and DC movie released in my 45-year lifetime, and there was no way that I was going to miss this one. As always, great mix of real world vibes with the Marvel universe. In this case, that meant really appreciating and representing some complex, non-monolithic perspectives on historical oppression and colonization, and they were true and unapologetic in this...almost to the point of sounding forced once or twice. Yet, in true brilliance, that more so served to make one reflect about the movie vs. real world, without being too distracting or preachy. I also like how they didn't waste too much time with the backstory upfront, but still brought it all home throughout the film. Well-Written movie. The action and fight scenes were great. The change of scenery was refreshing. New faces were welcome. Pretty sure that i'm going to go see this one again in theaters and purchase on blu-ray/digital when it comes out.
It was like 3 different movies. The trailers focused on the imaginative part of the plot, the supposed subject of the movie, people shrinking themselves down in search of a better life. After the first hour, it just turned into a semi-depressing, tree-hugger rebuke, but without the usual "there's still time" angle. It's rated "R" because they seemed to have a penis shot quota, even though those scenes added absolutely no value whatsoever. Makes you wonder why a studio would limit its potential audience that way instead of omitting those needless scenes, and having a PG-13 movie. Wait for the rental. I don't even think this one will make premium cable.
UPDATE: It's now April 2019, this movie is on premium cable, and actually worth watching. Still don't understand the need for nudity though. I just think the bait and switch with the trailer really rubbed people the wrong way, and set expectations for something completely different.