“‘More of the same’, though I’d still say it was better overall than the previous Avengers movie and trumps it on most levels.”
“I wonder if it ever crossed Rodriguez’s mind that the grainy film and ‘missing reel’ scenes of such movies were not put in there intentionally.”
“Granted, it’s far, far superior to the last meta-Bond film they tried (that would be Die Another Day), but it doesn’t have much of an identity of its own.”
“All I can think is, ‘A lot of people out there actually, unironically want this,’ and the thought just depresses me.”
“While a lot of people will see it due to all the awards and accolades it received in the last year, this is primarily a film made by a cinephile for cinephiles.”
“I would say this movie contains no actual dialogue; just endless action-movie quips.”
“Birdman may not be everything it’s been hyped to be, and it may not even be remembered as groundbreaking cinema—mostly because it’s not.”
“Insomnia isn’t perhaps the movie many hoped for following Memento; It’s a pretty low-key, minor effort compared to the complex, large-scale films Nolan would go on to make.”
“There are times when it feels like the characters in The Giver are really just living in a slightly more authoritarian Disneyworld.”
“Yet, as a person, I like Jamie Dornan more for not being able to be the twat waffle that Christian is.”
“Yeah, he might look cute. But while fighting for the people of Grpnlp at the Battle of Plorvox 12, he racked up a body count that would make Rambo shit himself!”
“I came for robots, and I left with a migraine.”
“This film bears all the hallmarks of a perfectly serviceable ‘toon franchise being bled of all its charm by the same man still milking the Transformers for all they’re worth.”
“Can we open up Abrams’ Mystery Box and find out why he bothered to bring back [REDACTED] in the first place?”
“Generally speaking, an audience should never be this aware of the filmmaking tricks of the trade being deployed to artificially amp up suspense.”
“These shy boys don’t just not understand women, they don’t understand people.”
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