Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transcendence Movie Review

Transcendence is the directorial debut of long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister, whose list of credits include Inception, Moneyball and The Dark Knight trilogy. The movie premise is an interesting one but unfortunately the script doesn't seem to know where to go with it, leaving us with a half-baked movie with a third act that was both baffling and a disappointing letdown.

Two and a half out of five stars for me.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Released So Far

1. The Avengers (92%)

2. Iron Man (93%)

3. Captain America: The First Avenger (79%)

4. Thor: The Dark World (65%)

5. Thor (77%)

6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (89%)

7. The Incredible Hulk (67%)

8. Iron Man 3 (78%)

9. Iron Man 2 (73%)

The percentages listed in paranthesis are the scores these movies earned on the movie aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Short Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was subversive alright, but its subversiveness doesn't really help to elevate the movie much. There was too much wham bang explosion as well, causing me to reach my action saturation point well before the end of the movie. It's better than Iron Man 3 though, which is not saying a lot since I hated Iron Man 3 and found it awful. I was never bored during the movie but nor was I fully engaged either. And the Winter Soldier in the movie title felt more like a subplot than anything else. I'd recommend waiting for the DVD release to watch it. 2 and a half out of 5 stars for me.