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2.91 stars 2.91/5 Stars Average score of 23 user reviews

Superior Spider-Man, Less Than Amazing Sequel 0

Suffering from dreaded sequel-itis, Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not quite as good as it’s predecessor in my opinion—not that it’s predecessor was all that amazing either.One of the truly bright spots in this film was Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) who truly made this role his own. With increased acrobatic and superhuman dexterity than his previous outing, his comedic wit and irreverent bantering has enabled him to supplant Tobey Maguire as the meterstick that every past and future Sp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Galactically Great Guardians! 0

Marvel did a superb job on this film; it’s clear that they’re world building and expanding for the future and it shows. I found Guardians of the Galaxy to be entirely fun and entertaining movie. One of it’s few weaknesses, like so many team movies is that we have very little when it comes to the background of the characters and they try to give everybody some screen time, and disappointingly not everybody gets enough—even major characters such as Gamora and Drax don&rsquo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not A Lame Duck 0

Widely considered to be one of the worst films ever made, Howard the Duck frequently gets mocked and derided as well as George Lucas' greatest missteps; but I personally thought it wasn't as horrible as some of the critics made it out to be. Yes it is stupid, but that's what made me chuckle at it. Perhaps it remains as one of jokes of the entertainment industry so that even to this day; so that they can poke fun of Lucas' bomb so that they can forget the stunning success that his Star Wars and I...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Disappointing Anime-mate 0

I am continually disappointed with the Japanese’s attempt to anime-mate Iron Man and this animated feature follows in the pathetic footsteps of Madhouse’s previous 2011 Iron Man series.As far as the animation goes, America could definitely learn a few things about CGI from Madhouse as visually, this is one of the most impressive animated films that I have seen. The backgrounds are exquisite works of art, the character designs are incredibly believably and fantastically detailed, and ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Dredd-fully Mindless, but Judgment is it’s Good Entertainment 0

This movie is not going to win Oscars but it is a perfectly excellent mindless action movie that is based on the immensely popular Judge Dredd comic strip from the 2000 AD British anthology comic series. Unlike the previous 1995 film starring Sylvester Stallone, Dredd is a much more faithful adaptation to the series although they did away with some trivial cosmetics to the uniforms to make it more workable and so they didn’t stab themselves while walking.Taking place in a post-apocalyptic ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Oozing in Bad Taste 0

Life often imitates art. Basically if there is anything, remotely successful—someone will try and rip it off sooner or later. There are those who proclaim that Marvel based this muck monster off of DC’s Swamp Thing and vice versa but the truth of the matter is that it’s an example of strange synchronicity that both companies published stories about shambling swamp monsters created from a man killed in a swamp and rising as a mass of vengeance obsessed vegetation within a month ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hauntingly Disturbing, Ghoulishly Entertaining 0

One of the very best animation shorts that DC has produced in recent years; I have to admit that I am honestly surprised that the Spectre has remained a relatively obscure and underutilized character in the DC-verse. Or that Hollywood hasn’t jumped on the idea of a movie or series about him; he’s sort of like a supernatural equivalent of Superman who could give lessons to Batman on dealing vengeance on criminal scum. In essence, Batman is a lightweight pansy compared to the Grim Ghos...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Disjointed & Uneven 0

This is a collection of animated stories featuring Batman with a rather strong anime influence, which makes sense considering that each story segment was done by a separate Japanese anime production company. But there is an appalling lack of cohesion and we get so many different and disjointed interpretations of Batman himself.The first (and in my opinion, the best) story segment was “Have I Got a Story For You” was an interesting look at how a group of kids saw Gotham City’s e...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

But They Really Shouldn’t Have 0

Marvel screwed up with this particular animated movie. It’s not that surprising, although their live action stuff is usually well done, but a lot of their animation projects aren’t that spectacular and leave much to desired. They did come up with a great idea of combining these two very distinct and different heroes together but they failed abysmally on the execution of the animation and storyline.Overall, this felt like a cartoon that they created for kids aged 5 and under and packe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great X-Pectations 0

Based on the legendary ‘Days of Future Past’ saga which is and probably remains one of the most iconic and influential bits of X-Men mythology, I had many expectations of this film. Mainly that it would not be up to par and the movie makers would flub it. It was to my shock and pleasant surprise—that Bryan Singer proved me wrong.Normally, time travel movies are a real mess but Bryan Singer managed to keep the plotline or timeline straight and totally believable. It’s comp...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

First Class Film 0

I have to say that this movie was one of the best reboots that I have seen and probably helped save the X-Men franchise considering the bomb that they had X3: The Last Stand and the so-so X-Men Origins: Wolverine.What truly impressed me was that they chose to focus on Professor Xavier and Magneto. These two major characters barely get any screen time in the previous films and thus, we’re left with a question mark to their past. I also personally enjoyed the fact that they interwove the eve...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Must See Bat Movie 0

They did it. They really did it. I was worried that they wouldn’t be able to do it, but they did. They made the sequel and it didn’t stink.Adapting Frank Miller’s comic epic “The Dark Knight Returns” to animation form was one of DC’s more challenging animation projects but they succeeded by choosing to make it as faithful adaptation as they could. And more importantly, they chose not to compact the storyline as much as they often do. Personally, I thought tha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A True Dark Knight 0

Bringing the Dark Knight Returns to animation form was not a totally unexpected move on DC’s part. I think that Frank Miller’s definitive final chapter of an aging Batman was one of the greatest stories out there and DC seems to be on this kick to try and animate most of their more popular comic book stories, it was a logical choice. Unfortunately, a lot of these adaptations are well—not quite as good as they could be. DC appeared to recognize this by addressing one of my most ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Galloping Good Time! 0

I heard all of the naysayers and critics complain and foretell that this movie is going to be an utter failure, it’s a financial blackhole and it’s the next John Carter movie, how it’s horrible and terrible, it’s the worst performance by Johnny Depp, it’s unbearably racist, and so on and so on. So much so that I was genuinely worried about going in and considering if I shouldn’t sneak out and enter another movie theater—er, not that I would. Because that...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Campy but Tolerable 0

Based upon the campy 60's Batman series, I had to admit that this movie had it all. Aside from Adam West and Burt Ward reprising their roles as Batman and Robin, the producers decided for a full on bonanza of super-villains; throwing in the Joker, the Penguin, Catwoman, and the Riddler into the mix as well as use of the infamous Batmobile but the Batchopper and the Batboat. That was huge to me when I was a kid! The only thing that could possibly have added to the appeal of this movie would have ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

THIS is How They Need to Do It! 0

Superhero team movies are often muddled and mixed up. I think it’s because they have not one but multiple stars and trying to satisfy the demands of fans to give everybody a bit of screen time is hard and instead, often one character rises above them all and is the focal point of the whole movie.What was brilliant about The Avengers was that it uses the previous Marvel films from Iron Man 1, Iron Man 2, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger as building blocks. W...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Still Amusing After All These Years 1

I have fond memories of this movie as a kid. As an adult, I can readily see it’s flaws as it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The entire movie is a family friendly and lighthearted comedy.The plot itself is a rather interesting take. Instead of a superhero with real superpowers, it’s about a goofy and clumsy comic book writer Woody Wilkins (Michael Crawford) who is fiercely determined to 'write well' about his greatest creation, the comic book character “CondorMan&rdquo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fantastic Revelation 0

The 1989 Batman movie was a huge and fantastic revelation for me. After the Superman movies that I had watched as a kid, there hadn’t been that many superhero movies or shows that seized my attention like this movie did. Batman totally blew me away as technology and special effects had finally caught up with the movie industry that they could finally start bringing superheroes to life and actually make them look cool. What truly amazed me was the Batman Suit—he looked like a pure cre...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Series That Should Have Been 0

Do you remember Aquaman? Don’t be too surprised if you can’t. He’s not one of the more popular superheroes, he hasn’t really made many waves, even if he was created back in 1941.At best, he’s been a supporting character to the really big guns like Superman and Batman. If you’re old enough (like me), you probably remember him as the guy in the orange shirt from Super Friends. But you probably don’t remember him doing much of anything. Heck, he often had ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Entertaining, But Not Too Amazing 0

I will freely admit that I was a bit uncertain about going to see The Amazing Spider-Man movie. First off, the costume wasn’t impressing me. I’m not so much a purist that I demand every single detail in a comic book-based movie has to be perfect, but if they do effect a change—I do demand that it has a good reason; say aesthetically. And frankly, it wasn’t. The costume looked stupid in my opinion. Clearly one of Spider-Man's superpowers is not fashion design or the abilit...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Modernistic Take on Classic Heroes 0

I’m not personally too much of a fan of the New 52 Continuity that the Powers-That-Be at DC came up to reboot themselves with. I think it’s probably because I had to endure two of them already with the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and then “Zero Hour” and I found these reboots are far from flawless. Rather, they tended to be riddled with continuity gaps, inconsistencies, and glitches that left me confused and characters’ histories completely muddled or ma...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Too Predictable 0

Batman vs. Dracula sounds like it should be the movie of the century. Like King Kong vs. Godzilla, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, and what not. They got the Dark Knight—a normal guy who dresses like a bat up against the actual living (or unliving) bloodsucking legend who actually is a bat. However this movie is far from the epic battle that I went in expecting to see.The animation was based on the recent “The Batman” series and is top notch with its heavily anime-based influence. The...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Far From All Star 0

It was an attempt to adapt Grant Morrison's "All Star Superman" comic book series and it sorta worked. The movie is extremely faithful to the original source material but I think the main reason why I didn't like it was because it tried too hard. It compacted as much of the storyline into a little over an hour movie and as a result, it’s a mishmash of the best parts of Morrison’s vision. Basically, it was simply glossed over too much and the movie was over too quickly.The strength o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.