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“The sequence where the big twist is revealed is worth the price of admission all on its own.”
“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.”
“In the movie’s defense, it tries to dial down the pedo vibe, but it’s a bit futile when the source material is this inherently creepy.”
“We expect Benjamin to have interesting things happen to him, but no, he’s just a boring man with an odd condition.”
“Director Doug Liman channels Harold Ramis, albeit taking things in a very different direction (less Andie MacDowell, more Alien MindControl).”
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“Sci-fi fans looking for boilerplate action might be bored by the long stretches of exposition and introspection, but that’s precisely what makes the movie memorable.”
“This sequel to the reboot of the TV series 21 Jump Street is about as meta as a film can get.”
“I think the hardcore Sucker Punch fans are giving the film and its director way too much credit, especially considering how Zack Snyder would completely mishandle Superman just a couple of years later.”
“2014 was a great year for movies. So much so that making my top ten list this year was torturous (well, more torturous than usual).”
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“21 Jump Street is a meta-film that laughs at its very existence.”
“The hunted are mostly one-dimensional, but the hunters are shown in all their glory and look fearsome as they track their prey.”
“When people complain about adaptations of a work, it’s because they like the things that end up getting lost in translation, and the classic superhero/supervillain dynamic is one of those things that’s gotten lost in a lot of these Marvel flicks.”
“These are the movies that almost nobody is excited about, and that almost nobody is looking forward to seeing (though, if history is any guide, people will still turn out in droves to pay to see them anyway).”
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“We can’t send the message that we can be threatened into submission, or that anyone, much less Kim Jong-un, has immunity from satire. ”
“It was a bit frustrating to see a supporting cast of instantly lovable and visually dynamic characters end up as little more than set dressing.”
“It’s hard to fault a film for not being what you want it to be, but one can’t help but wonder what would happen if Tarantino treated his material with a little more maturity or respect.”
“Why does a Hawaiian Aquaman make sense when his origins can be ethnically ambiguous? Because of the rest of his story.”