Re: Rate the last movie you saw.
03/20/16 12:24 am | #5504
Spectre - 3.25/5 NNR
I liked this better than the last few 007 films even if it had a less intense story--instead, this movie brought back some of the humor and adventure I felt was lacking in Skyfall and especially Quantum of Solace. Craig Daniels is as good as ever in the role of James Bond, and Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux are both excellent 'Bond girls', the best since Eva Green and Gemma Arterton.
The Green Inferno - 0/5 NNR
This was terrible. It is a poor almost-parody of Cannibal Holocaust which offered clever and intense cinematography, likable characters and valid commentary on so-called civilization and entertainment even while displaying controversial, graphic and unquestionably horrifying violence. Green Inferno is a stale, clinical modern horror movie whose "black comedy" falls flat and I feel like even if the writing had been good or even decent it would still be ultimately not entertaining and without any artistic merit. The one good thing I can say is that the tribal folks' bright red body paint looked nice against the lush green foliage, but this dreck still belongs in the garbage.
Hitman: Agent 47 - 2.5/5 NNR
This movie wasn't particularly bad in any way but was mediocre and tepid. I'm not a fan of the Hitman games and have only played pieces of a few of them, but I still found several inaccuracies in this film that were distracting. The dude playing 47 wasn't even bald! The action was just ok. I would recommend this to fans of the games but don't expect anything great. I feel like you could pick any Jason Statham action movie at random and it would still make for a better Hitman movie.
Deathgasm - 4/5 NNR
I will admit upfront that my review is biased since I am a fan of extreme metal, but I feel I can safely call this a good movie and recommend it to people that don't share my love for the music. The story is about an exchange student from Europe that forms a metal band with fellow outcasts in a small town and uses writings from an ancient book to write music, accidentally summoning evil, supernatural forces in the process. The whole thing maintains quirky humor throughout the over-the-top action and is highly recommended to fans of Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Heavy Metal, Dawn of the Dead, Hobo with a Shotgun, Metalocalypse, Kung Fury and extreme music and violent, dark comedies in general.
Star Wars episode VII: The Force Awakens - 4.5/5 NNR
Just a reminder to everyone that this bad boy comes to DVD and BRD on April 5th. I feel like it was a great movie and a worthy successor to the legacy, and the only thing that was really lacking was the writing for the villains Kylo Ren and General Hux. I would also have liked to see more of Captain Phasma and other First Order goons, but the new protagonists were highly enjoyable and the old stars made a good showing without hogging the spotlight or over-staying their welcome. If you didn't get to see this in theaters, get the film as soon as you can and watch it with a good sound system or headphones!