Alex Rakocy

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I am just a Film Major that loves movies and wants to share my opinions with whoever wants to hear them. My main account is @a_rock321
As a film, Citizen Kane is reveared as one of the most important films in history, and in a lot of ways, I can see why. This film is very unique from other older films I have seen both in plot and behind the scenes technical stuff (which I won't talk to much about). This film is not your Classic Hollywood Film. It delivers a more ambiguous film told out of order. Most films have a protagonist with clear goals and desires, but in this film, the most we get is hints. From a story perspective, Citizen Kane is pretty straight forward and not all that interesting, but the plot devices used turns this film into something else entirely. The film is primarily made up of flashbacks, which isn't a device I would normally care too much for, but this is the best execution of that idea I have seen to date. This is because, while we are getting flashbacks, we aren't being directly told what to think. We get clues and hints to the Kane's character, and that makes him so much more interesting. Seeing how each character views Kane adds a lot of variety and ambiguity to his character. The film also does an excellent job of satisfying the audience even if the end is left pretty open. There was a lot that was answered, but some things were left up to the audience. The final scene, where the audience gets to find out what the word "rosebud" meant is a good example of this. While I find it to be a bit of an underwhelming and gimmicky twist, it did provide an interesting ending to the film that could symbolize a lot of things. My favorite scene is the mirror scene though. It reiterates the layers in Kane's character, making us question both physically and mentally which version of Kane was real. Overall, this movie was very entertaining and interesting. It turned something basic into something much more. 85%

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As a film, Citizen Kane is reveared as one of the most important films in history, and in a lot of ways, I can see why. This film is very unique from other older films I have seen both in plot and behind the scenes technical stuff (which I won't talk to much about). This film is not your Classic Hollywood Film. It delivers a more ambiguous film told out of order. Most films have a protagonist with clear goals and desires, but in this film, the most we get is hints. From a story perspective, Citizen Kane is pretty straight forward and not all that interesting, but the plot devices used turns this film into something else entirely. The film is primarily made up of flashbacks, which isn't a device I would normally care too much for, but this is the best execution of that idea I have seen to date. This is because, while we are getting flashbacks, we aren't being directly told what to think. We get clues and hints to the Kane's character, and that makes him so much more interesting. Seeing how each character views Kane adds a lot of variety and ambiguity to his character. The film also does an excellent job of satisfying the audience even if the end is left pretty open. There was a lot that was answered, but some things were left up to the audience. The final scene, where the audience gets to find out what the word "rosebud" meant is a good example of this. While I find it to be a bit of an underwhelming and gimmicky twist, it did provide an interesting ending to the film that could symbolize a lot of things. My favorite scene is the mirror scene though. It reiterates the layers in Kane's character, making us question both physically and mentally which version of Kane was real. Overall, this movie was very entertaining and interesting. It turned something basic into something much more. 85% #citizenkane #movie #movies #georgeorwell #orwell #film #films #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #hbomax #kane #rosebud

7
0
2 months ago
Shang-Chi is the latest film in the MCU franchise, and I was pleasantly surprised.this film is heavily influenced by Asian culture, and it is definitely one of the movies best traits. The gorgeous visual of the style of the film is so lush and vibrant. It was such a spectacle, that it made all of the American scenes seem dull. On top of the gorgeous backdrop, the Asian influence was also seen in the action choreography. This movie featured some of the best action sequences in the MCU, and they were suprisingly easy to follow with steady camera movement and good pacing. Every action scene felt unique and interesting as the main character used a variety of martial arts tactics as well as some things he picks up along the way. I also love how this film leans heavily into the mythical side of things. I am a huge fan of the MCU veering into new territory and introducing more unrealistic elements and environments. It is really a unique Marvel film. The Marvel humor is still there, and there were a few parts where the film had to step back to let us know we were still in the MCU, but overall, it varies slightly from the redundant Marvel formula. It does so in a pretty refreshing way, fixing one major area of weakness in so many of their films, the villain. The villain of this film is excellent and really plays into the family themes of this movie. The emotional connection between father and son is done so well, and I just loved the chemistry. The only part of this movie I didn't enjoy as much was Awkwafina's character. Her humor was hit or miss, and she didn't really add much. I also feel like Trevor's character was a fun nod, but he overstayed his welcome a bit. Overall, this film was incredibly enjoyable. It was gorgeous, had great action, engaging themes and concepts, and a good villain with emotional weight. Marvel hit it out of the park with this one. 92%

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Shang-Chi is the latest film in the MCU franchise, and I was pleasantly surprised.this film is heavily influenced by Asian culture, and it is definitely one of the movies best traits. The gorgeous visual of the style of the film is so lush and vibrant. It was such a spectacle, that it made all of the American scenes seem dull. On top of the gorgeous backdrop, the Asian influence was also seen in the action choreography. This movie featured some of the best action sequences in the MCU, and they were suprisingly easy to follow with steady camera movement and good pacing. Every action scene felt unique and interesting as the main character used a variety of martial arts tactics as well as some things he picks up along the way. I also love how this film leans heavily into the mythical side of things. I am a huge fan of the MCU veering into new territory and introducing more unrealistic elements and environments. It is really a unique Marvel film. The Marvel humor is still there, and there were a few parts where the film had to step back to let us know we were still in the MCU, but overall, it varies slightly from the redundant Marvel formula. It does so in a pretty refreshing way, fixing one major area of weakness in so many of their films, the villain. The villain of this film is excellent and really plays into the family themes of this movie. The emotional connection between father and son is done so well, and I just loved the chemistry. The only part of this movie I didn't enjoy as much was Awkwafina's character. Her humor was hit or miss, and she didn't really add much. I also feel like Trevor's character was a fun nod, but he overstayed his welcome a bit. Overall, this film was incredibly enjoyable. It was gorgeous, had great action, engaging themes and concepts, and a good villain with emotional weight. Marvel hit it out of the park with this one. 92% #shangchi #ShangChiAndTheLegendOfTheTenRings #marvel #mcu #Awkwafina #wong #abomination #themandarin #ironman #comics #movie #MOVIEREVIEW #movies #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #cinema #kevinfeige #stanlee #doctorstrange #rottentomatoes #marvelcomics #infinitysaga #phase4 #DisneyPlus #disney

15
2
2 months ago
I went into Candyman thinking it was a remake, not a sequel. I did not see the original, so I may be missing some elements of this film. That being said, I feel like this movie did a really good job of catching the audience up to speed and really making this story it's own. The important thing I want to point out about this movie is that your expectations may dictate your experience. If you are expecting a traditional slasher/horror film, this is in no way that. This is a film that puts a heavier focus on social commentary, racial issues, and political statements. While I didn't always fully agree with the messages this film was trying to put out, I went in knowing to expect this, so it didn't taint my experience all that much. That being said, whether you agree or disagree with the commentary it presents, I think it is safe to say that this film over exaggerates and dramaticizes a lot of it's elements. I didn't have much of an issue with what the film was saying, but the way in which it tried to say it was a little on the ridiculous side at some points. It also went for a much more direct approach. I feel like films such as Us and Get Out were much more subtle and clever. With that out of the way though, this film was genuinely worth a watch. It had a lot of really good cinematic moments, and it told it's story really well with some good suspense. I feel like the movie tried to be smarter than it was at times, but for the most part, the script for this movie worked really well. It felt unique compared to other mainstream slashers, and that is pretty rare. I feel like the movie did a great job with the kills especially. They had a familiar feel when compared to other slasher films, but executed them in a more cinematic way. I really enjoyed seeing how the ideas in this film came to life and how the pacing and progression worked out. I also particularly liked the shadow puppet scenes. They were really refreshing, interesting, and overall a really clever way to deal with exposition. Overall, this movie was pleasantly unique. It tried to be more than it was at times, and it did have it's extreme and unsubtle moments, but I really enjoyed the film. 70%

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I went into Candyman thinking it was a remake, not a sequel. I did not see the original, so I may be missing some elements of this film. That being said, I feel like this movie did a really good job of catching the audience up to speed and really making this story it's own. The important thing I want to point out about this movie is that your expectations may dictate your experience. If you are expecting a traditional slasher/horror film, this is in no way that. This is a film that puts a heavier focus on social commentary, racial issues, and political statements. While I didn't always fully agree with the messages this film was trying to put out, I went in knowing to expect this, so it didn't taint my experience all that much. That being said, whether you agree or disagree with the commentary it presents, I think it is safe to say that this film over exaggerates and dramaticizes a lot of it's elements. I didn't have much of an issue with what the film was saying, but the way in which it tried to say it was a little on the ridiculous side at some points. It also went for a much more direct approach. I feel like films such as Us and Get Out were much more subtle and clever. With that out of the way though, this film was genuinely worth a watch. It had a lot of really good cinematic moments, and it told it's story really well with some good suspense. I feel like the movie tried to be smarter than it was at times, but for the most part, the script for this movie worked really well. It felt unique compared to other mainstream slashers, and that is pretty rare. I feel like the movie did a great job with the kills especially. They had a familiar feel when compared to other slasher films, but executed them in a more cinematic way. I really enjoyed seeing how the ideas in this film came to life and how the pacing and progression worked out. I also particularly liked the shadow puppet scenes. They were really refreshing, interesting, and overall a really clever way to deal with exposition. Overall, this movie was pleasantly unique. It tried to be more than it was at times, and it did have it's extreme and unsubtle moments, but I really enjoyed the film. 70% #candyman

4
0
2 months ago
Rear Window is a cinematic experience that puts the audience in the shoes of a character that can't do anything but spectate the world around him. It is such an interesting way of telling a story, and I found it surprisingly engaging. This is my first Hitchcock film, and there is so much to unpack. First of all, this movie does a very good job at adverting expectations. Hitchcock manipulates the audience in a lot of ways whether it be how something is shot, how the music correlates to a scene, or using our prior film knowledge against us. This keeps suspense very high. In the audience, we see everything that the main character sees, nothing more, nothing less. This means that we feel his emotions as he is going through them. The story is a simple one, but I think that is what makes it so wonderful. The crime aspect of this film was particularly interesting because it was done in a unique way. We question whether we are being paranoid or not along with the main character, and we slowly learn more and more about what is happening while also learning bits of information from a bunch of other subplots. Overall, this movie is truly a cinematic experience. It is hard to review this film because from a technical and cinematic point of view, this movie is a masterpiece, but that doesn't necessarily correlate to my enjoyment of the film. I enjoyed the film a lot, but there were a lot of scenes that pulled from the romance genre that I wasn't particularly interested in. And with it being an older film, there were some dated effects. Striking a balance between personal preference and technical achievement, this movie gets an 85% 

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Rear Window is a cinematic experience that puts the audience in the shoes of a character that can't do anything but spectate the world around him. It is such an interesting way of telling a story, and I found it surprisingly engaging. This is my first Hitchcock film, and there is so much to unpack. First of all, this movie does a very good job at adverting expectations. Hitchcock manipulates the audience in a lot of ways whether it be how something is shot, how the music correlates to a scene, or using our prior film knowledge against us. This keeps suspense very high. In the audience, we see everything that the main character sees, nothing more, nothing less. This means that we feel his emotions as he is going through them. The story is a simple one, but I think that is what makes it so wonderful. The crime aspect of this film was particularly interesting because it was done in a unique way. We question whether we are being paranoid or not along with the main character, and we slowly learn more and more about what is happening while also learning bits of information from a bunch of other subplots. Overall, this movie is truly a cinematic experience. It is hard to review this film because from a technical and cinematic point of view, this movie is a masterpiece, but that doesn't necessarily correlate to my enjoyment of the film. I enjoyed the film a lot, but there were a lot of scenes that pulled from the romance genre that I wasn't particularly interested in. And with it being an older film, there were some dated effects. Striking a balance between personal preference and technical achievement, this movie gets an 85% #AlfredHitchcock #hitchcock #rearwindow #jamesstewart #Psycho #northbynorthwest #movie #movies #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #auteur

7
0
3 months ago
Circle is a film with a great concept that examines the motives and actions of humans. Unfortunately, it does this is in a very stereotype heavy and dramatic way. The premise of the film is that there are a bunch of people find themselves in a circle. Every few minutes the group votes on who dies. The film explores several loop holes like what if there is a tie, what if we don't vote, ect. Basically, they have to decide who is the one person in the group that deserves to live over everyone else because only one person can survive. The entire film does not change settings (until the very last scene). It is all in this dark room full of people. I will say, this movie did a pretty good job of keeping me engaged despite this fact though. I didn't find myself bored of the one setting, which is a pretty big accomplishment for a movie like this. I also felt like the movie ended in a way that I was actually semi-satisfied with. It was a bit unpredictable, and I found it interesting. The part where this movie really falls off to me is the acting and motivations. This movie plays way too heavily on people's motivations. Cop vs colored person, atheist vs Christian, immigrant vs conservative, ect. It felt like it was really just forcing every political division in the movie to make things more tense. Other than that, I felt like some of the ways they chose to deal with the situation and the systems they created was interesting. Other times, I felt like the movie repeated itself a lot. I also didn't find any of the characters compelling or interesting, but when there are 100 people, most of whom are gonna die, that is to be expected. Overall, this movie was an interesting one, but one that didn't really dive into any form of storytelling, character development, or progression. It put all of its eggs in the concept basket. It really just felt like an extra long Odd One Out YouTube video from Jubilee. I enjoyed it, but as a movie, I would say it is average. 55%

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Circle is a film with a great concept that examines the motives and actions of humans. Unfortunately, it does this is in a very stereotype heavy and dramatic way. The premise of the film is that there are a bunch of people find themselves in a circle. Every few minutes the group votes on who dies. The film explores several loop holes like what if there is a tie, what if we don't vote, ect. Basically, they have to decide who is the one person in the group that deserves to live over everyone else because only one person can survive. The entire film does not change settings (until the very last scene). It is all in this dark room full of people. I will say, this movie did a pretty good job of keeping me engaged despite this fact though. I didn't find myself bored of the one setting, which is a pretty big accomplishment for a movie like this. I also felt like the movie ended in a way that I was actually semi-satisfied with. It was a bit unpredictable, and I found it interesting. The part where this movie really falls off to me is the acting and motivations. This movie plays way too heavily on people's motivations. Cop vs colored person, atheist vs Christian, immigrant vs conservative, ect. It felt like it was really just forcing every political division in the movie to make things more tense. Other than that, I felt like some of the ways they chose to deal with the situation and the systems they created was interesting. Other times, I felt like the movie repeated itself a lot. I also didn't find any of the characters compelling or interesting, but when there are 100 people, most of whom are gonna die, that is to be expected. Overall, this movie was an interesting one, but one that didn't really dive into any form of storytelling, character development, or progression. It put all of its eggs in the concept basket. It really just felt like an extra long Odd One Out YouTube video from Jubilee. I enjoyed it, but as a movie, I would say it is average. 55% #circle #movie #movies #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #NetflixOriginal #netflixmovies #netflix #thecircle #alien #aliens #supernatural

9
3
3 months ago
Fear Street pt.2 continues to really capture the vibe of the genre/era that the movie was going for. It is your cheesy camp centered horror/slasher movie like Friday the 13th. This movie is definitely the one I was most excited for out of the three movies in the Fear Street Franchise because of the setting and the overall vibe the movie seemed to give off. Unfortunately, I feel like this movie suffers from unoriginality. I feel like there was nothing really unique about this movie, and it felt like it just rode the back of part one. I did enjoy how the two movies connected though. Unfortunately the twist ending with who the sister was ended up getting spoiled for me, so that part didn't really hit for me like it should have. The movie was pretty predictable from start to finish, the jump scares/thrills were underwhelming, and the kills didn't really feel that crazy or interesting. The setting of this movie did help it out a lot though. I really enjoyed the music and the character interactions in the movie. I feel like character motivations made a lot more since in this one, and the main character was a lot more likable and relatable. Lastly, the pacing if this movie was a lot slower than I expected. The first movie started off strong, giving us an unexpected start and set a pretty good pace for the movie. This movie had a pretty slow start, and nothing about it added to the complexity of the story. Overall, this movie had charm with the characters, setting, and interactions, but it lacked the surprise factor, fun jump scares, and creativity. 64%

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Fear Street pt.2 continues to really capture the vibe of the genre/era that the movie was going for. It is your cheesy camp centered horror/slasher movie like Friday the 13th. This movie is definitely the one I was most excited for out of the three movies in the Fear Street Franchise because of the setting and the overall vibe the movie seemed to give off. Unfortunately, I feel like this movie suffers from unoriginality. I feel like there was nothing really unique about this movie, and it felt like it just rode the back of part one. I did enjoy how the two movies connected though. Unfortunately the twist ending with who the sister was ended up getting spoiled for me, so that part didn't really hit for me like it should have. The movie was pretty predictable from start to finish, the jump scares/thrills were underwhelming, and the kills didn't really feel that crazy or interesting. The setting of this movie did help it out a lot though. I really enjoyed the music and the character interactions in the movie. I feel like character motivations made a lot more since in this one, and the main character was a lot more likable and relatable. Lastly, the pacing if this movie was a lot slower than I expected. The first movie started off strong, giving us an unexpected start and set a pretty good pace for the movie. This movie had a pretty slow start, and nothing about it added to the complexity of the story. Overall, this movie had charm with the characters, setting, and interactions, but it lacked the surprise factor, fun jump scares, and creativity. 64% #fearstreet #fearstreetpart2 #fearstreet1978 #netflix #NetflixOriginal #horrormovies #horror #horrormovie #slashermovies #slasher #campnightwing #fridaythe13th #findthetruth #movie #movies #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #film #cinema

3
2
3 months ago
The Game is the first David fincher film that I was not particularly a fan of. In concept, this movie was great. It was definitely a concept that drew me in and had me excited for what the movie had to offer, but I felt like the execution of the concept was a bit messy and underutilized. A lot of the movie felt more predictable than it should have, and other areas just didn't seem to make much sense. The theme that order is born out of chaos was clear, but the way the characters interacted just felt so unnatural and odd, even when taking into consideration that many of them were not "real." Surprisingly, movies like the Truman Show actually pulled this off better. The tone of the movie also felt pretty inconsistent at times. There were several times where I didn't quite understand the genre that the movie was going for. The conclusion of this movie also had me so confused. The "build-up" was unsatisfying, and the way that it wrapped up just felt so sudden, with even the main character suddenly changing without any real sense of progression. Usually the character slowly grows throughout the movie, but this movie felt like the main character didn't really progress until the very end, and we didn't even really get to see what effect the game had on him afterwards. This movie just felt like an awkward and inferior inception type deal but with an escape room overlay. It was not a horrible movie. I mean, there was some good action and some scenes that did give me the Finches moments I expected like the toy clown part. And i did really enjoy the concept. Overall, this movie had a lot of potential, but it didn't quite meet my expectations. 62%

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The Game is the first David fincher film that I was not particularly a fan of. In concept, this movie was great. It was definitely a concept that drew me in and had me excited for what the movie had to offer, but I felt like the execution of the concept was a bit messy and underutilized. A lot of the movie felt more predictable than it should have, and other areas just didn't seem to make much sense. The theme that order is born out of chaos was clear, but the way the characters interacted just felt so unnatural and odd, even when taking into consideration that many of them were not "real." Surprisingly, movies like the Truman Show actually pulled this off better. The tone of the movie also felt pretty inconsistent at times. There were several times where I didn't quite understand the genre that the movie was going for. The conclusion of this movie also had me so confused. The "build-up" was unsatisfying, and the way that it wrapped up just felt so sudden, with even the main character suddenly changing without any real sense of progression. Usually the character slowly grows throughout the movie, but this movie felt like the main character didn't really progress until the very end, and we didn't even really get to see what effect the game had on him afterwards. This movie just felt like an awkward and inferior inception type deal but with an escape room overlay. It was not a horrible movie. I mean, there was some good action and some scenes that did give me the Finches moments I expected like the toy clown part. And i did really enjoy the concept. Overall, this movie had a lot of potential, but it didn't quite meet my expectations. 62% #TheGame #michaeldouglas #davidfincher #panicroom #fightclub #zodiac #seven #escaperoom #inception #movie #movies #Review #reviews #movie #movies #film #films #reviewer #reviewers #fincher #cinematography #cinema

8
1
3 months ago
James Gunn's Suicide Squad is a movie that knows exactly what it wants to be, and it hits the nail right on the head. This movie is a blend of so many amazing elements. It's a violent, suspenseful, funny, hearfelt, action packed, and visually excellent adventure. What really made this movie for me is how unpredictable it was. The tag line "Don't get to attached" wasn't kidding. The fact that any character could die at any point kept me at the edge of my seat for the entire movie. On top of that, the character deaths were pretty satisfying in a weird way. Some were humorous, some were super unexpected, and others had a bit of heart to them. Speaking of characters, this movie gave every character the spotlight in both action scenes and character moments. The movie also built really good chemistry between the characters, and it really matched the fantastically blizzard tone of the movie, which is definitely a compliment. Visually, this movie was gorgeous. It had a lot of really good cinematic scenes and bright colors. I also feel like the villain definitely fit this movie, and the final act really displayed this, although I wish we would have gotten more of the Thinker. Surprisingly, this movie actually delivered on a lot of heartfelt moments, which added a lot to the movie and the characters. But while there were plenty of heartfelt moments, this movie was definitely more of a comedy. And can I just say, this movie was FUNNY. Most of the jokes landed and had me laughing pretty hard. If I had anything to complain about, it would be the second act of the movie with Harley's sub plot. As cool as it was, I don't feel like it really made much sense. I feel like the movie would have been exactly the same if they had taken that part out. It just didn't add much to the story, but it did give Margot Robbie time to shine. This was definitely her best performance as well. Lastly, this movie was VERY R-rated, which I enjoyed. There was so much violence, but in this case, it added to the movie. Overall, this movie is fantastic. I wish we got more from the Thinker though. And the Harley Quinn part was a bit unnecessary. 95%

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James Gunn's Suicide Squad is a movie that knows exactly what it wants to be, and it hits the nail right on the head. This movie is a blend of so many amazing elements. It's a violent, suspenseful, funny, hearfelt, action packed, and visually excellent adventure. What really made this movie for me is how unpredictable it was. The tag line "Don't get to attached" wasn't kidding. The fact that any character could die at any point kept me at the edge of my seat for the entire movie. On top of that, the character deaths were pretty satisfying in a weird way. Some were humorous, some were super unexpected, and others had a bit of heart to them. Speaking of characters, this movie gave every character the spotlight in both action scenes and character moments. The movie also built really good chemistry between the characters, and it really matched the fantastically blizzard tone of the movie, which is definitely a compliment. Visually, this movie was gorgeous. It had a lot of really good cinematic scenes and bright colors. I also feel like the villain definitely fit this movie, and the final act really displayed this, although I wish we would have gotten more of the Thinker. Surprisingly, this movie actually delivered on a lot of heartfelt moments, which added a lot to the movie and the characters. But while there were plenty of heartfelt moments, this movie was definitely more of a comedy. And can I just say, this movie was FUNNY. Most of the jokes landed and had me laughing pretty hard. If I had anything to complain about, it would be the second act of the movie with Harley's sub plot. As cool as it was, I don't feel like it really made much sense. I feel like the movie would have been exactly the same if they had taken that part out. It just didn't add much to the story, but it did give Margot Robbie time to shine. This was definitely her best performance as well. Lastly, this movie was VERY R-rated, which I enjoyed. There was so much violence, but in this case, it added to the movie. Overall, this movie is fantastic. I wish we got more from the Thinker though. And the Harley Quinn part was a bit unnecessary. 95% #thesuicidesquad #JamesGunn #dontgettooattached

10
1
3 months ago
The Green Knight is a visual masterpiece that has some of the most cinematically masterful shots I have ever seen, and it is paired with a score that fits the film so well. Every sound in this movie is meaningful and adds to the experience of watching this movie. However, this movies is an A24 film through and through, so take that how you will. In my experience, A24 films always have a painfully slow pace, are super uncomfortable at times, and get very confusing. This film is all of those things. Part of what I loved about this movie was not knowing what was going on in the slightest until I eventually connected the dots. It took a bit of mental processing to really understand what was happening because the movie doesn't flat out tell you. I also really loved the religious undertones and metaphors the movie made comparing the main character and Jesus. I also really enjoyed how the main character's journey tested him on the 5 virtues of being a knight which really ties the end together when he finally accepts his fate and chooses true honor for once. This movie is VERY layered and full of hidden meanings and deeper messages.  The slow transformation of the main character really anchored the movie to me, and I felt like the ending did a great job of concluding the story. Lastly, I really enjoyed how ambiguous the ending scene was. My takeaway was completely different from some of the other people's takeaway at the end of the movie, and I really liked that. Overall, this movie is a technical masterpiece that has lots of layers to dive into. The only downside is you have to be ready for the extremely slow pacing, uncomfortableness, and confusion. 85%

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The Green Knight is a visual masterpiece that has some of the most cinematically masterful shots I have ever seen, and it is paired with a score that fits the film so well. Every sound in this movie is meaningful and adds to the experience of watching this movie. However, this movies is an A24 film through and through, so take that how you will. In my experience, A24 films always have a painfully slow pace, are super uncomfortable at times, and get very confusing. This film is all of those things. Part of what I loved about this movie was not knowing what was going on in the slightest until I eventually connected the dots. It took a bit of mental processing to really understand what was happening because the movie doesn't flat out tell you. I also really loved the religious undertones and metaphors the movie made comparing the main character and Jesus. I also really enjoyed how the main character's journey tested him on the 5 virtues of being a knight which really ties the end together when he finally accepts his fate and chooses true honor for once. This movie is VERY layered and full of hidden meanings and deeper messages. The slow transformation of the main character really anchored the movie to me, and I felt like the ending did a great job of concluding the story. Lastly, I really enjoyed how ambiguous the ending scene was. My takeaway was completely different from some of the other people's takeaway at the end of the movie, and I really liked that. Overall, this movie is a technical masterpiece that has lots of layers to dive into. The only downside is you have to be ready for the extremely slow pacing, uncomfortableness, and confusion. 85% #thegreenknight #davidlowery #a24 #hereditary #midsommar #thelobster #kingarthur #Knight #knights #knightsattheroundtable #movie #oscar #movies #film #films #reviews #Review #reviewer #reviewers

4
0
3 months ago
The Hunt is a movie that is conceptually pretty decent. I mean it is nothing super unique, as it shares plenty of similarities to the Purge and Hunger Games, but it is still a concept that I find pretty interesting and fun. Unfortunately, the execution of it is bogged down by the politics that make up the real background for the movie. I just felt like the movie had a lot of hyperbolistic stereotypes on both sides that it felt a little bit ridiculous. It was far from all bad though. In fact, I thouroghly enjoyed the first act of this movie. It was unpredictable and definitely diverted my expectations. The main character was constantly switching because they would kill the one you thought was the protagonists. It was a really cool way to start the movie, and I liked it a lot. I also liked the symbolism they used throughout the movie, including some references to Animal Farm and the Tortoise and the Hare. The dialog in this movie was a mixed bag, but overall pretty comically bad. There was literally a line that said "climate change is real bitch" promptly before the character murdered 3 people. This movie also had a lot of violence and gore, some was even too much for me to handle. The ending of this movie felt l a little messy if I am being honest. The whole "you got the wrong person" thing just wasn't a satisfying conclusion. And the motivations didn't really make all that much sense. Overall I feel like this movie started out great but got bogged down by exaggerated and messy politics towards the end. There were plenty of fun surprises and clever references and symbolism. The movie had it's flaws, but I enjoyed it. 67%

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The Hunt is a movie that is conceptually pretty decent. I mean it is nothing super unique, as it shares plenty of similarities to the Purge and Hunger Games, but it is still a concept that I find pretty interesting and fun. Unfortunately, the execution of it is bogged down by the politics that make up the real background for the movie. I just felt like the movie had a lot of hyperbolistic stereotypes on both sides that it felt a little bit ridiculous. It was far from all bad though. In fact, I thouroghly enjoyed the first act of this movie. It was unpredictable and definitely diverted my expectations. The main character was constantly switching because they would kill the one you thought was the protagonists. It was a really cool way to start the movie, and I liked it a lot. I also liked the symbolism they used throughout the movie, including some references to Animal Farm and the Tortoise and the Hare. The dialog in this movie was a mixed bag, but overall pretty comically bad. There was literally a line that said "climate change is real bitch" promptly before the character murdered 3 people. This movie also had a lot of violence and gore, some was even too much for me to handle. The ending of this movie felt l a little messy if I am being honest. The whole "you got the wrong person" thing just wasn't a satisfying conclusion. And the motivations didn't really make all that much sense. Overall I feel like this movie started out great but got bogged down by exaggerated and messy politics towards the end. There were plenty of fun surprises and clever references and symbolism. The movie had it's flaws, but I enjoyed it. 67% #thehunt #movie #movies #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #film #films #ThePurge #hungergames #thehungergames #blumhouse #hbomax

6
0
4 months ago
Space Jam: A New Legacy delivers a lot of upgrades but fails to catpure the charm and nostalgia from the original.as for what I liked about this movie, I feel like it was full of vibrant colors and surprisingly good visuals. I was actually pretty impressed that they did so much aesthetically to the movie. They also had several animation styles that I found worked pretty well for the movie. I also like how they modernized the plot a bit so that it felt familiar but not just a repeat of the original. As for what I didn't like, this whole movie felt like one big advertisement. It basically featured every character and IP WB has ever owned, and it kind of made the movie feel clogged and congested. Space Jam is supposed to focus on the Looney Tunes, but I feel like they didn't get as much attention because of all of the other characters that WB shoved into the movie. I also feel like the pacing was a little off. Everything felt so rushed. The acting was pretty mediocre on all parts along with the character development, and I feel like the soundtrack didn't really hit the way the original one did. I did appreciate the occasional witty humor, callbacks, and self-awarness of the film. Overall, this movie modernizing the classic Space Jam story in a way is satisfactory  but not great. It is pretty average on all fronts and is honestly pretty forgettable. It has a few strong points, but could have been a lot better. 50%

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Space Jam: A New Legacy delivers a lot of upgrades but fails to catpure the charm and nostalgia from the original.as for what I liked about this movie, I feel like it was full of vibrant colors and surprisingly good visuals. I was actually pretty impressed that they did so much aesthetically to the movie. They also had several animation styles that I found worked pretty well for the movie. I also like how they modernized the plot a bit so that it felt familiar but not just a repeat of the original. As for what I didn't like, this whole movie felt like one big advertisement. It basically featured every character and IP WB has ever owned, and it kind of made the movie feel clogged and congested. Space Jam is supposed to focus on the Looney Tunes, but I feel like they didn't get as much attention because of all of the other characters that WB shoved into the movie. I also feel like the pacing was a little off. Everything felt so rushed. The acting was pretty mediocre on all parts along with the character development, and I feel like the soundtrack didn't really hit the way the original one did. I did appreciate the occasional witty humor, callbacks, and self-awarness of the film. Overall, this movie modernizing the classic Space Jam story in a way is satisfactory but not great. It is pretty average on all fronts and is honestly pretty forgettable. It has a few strong points, but could have been a lot better. 50% #SpaceJam #SpaceJam2 #SpaceJameANewLegacy #MichaelBJordan #michaeljordan #lebronjames #LooneyTunes #looneytoons #wb #WarnerBros #doncheadle #goonsquad #tunesquad #movie #movies #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #film #films #LolaBunny #rickandmorty

5
1
4 months ago
Before finally deciding to watch this movie, I knew absolutely nothing about it. After watching it, I have a pretty mixed opinion about it. On one hand, it provides a super unique and creative concept that the plot wraps around. On the other hand, it is full of flat characters, boring dialogue, and fluff. The idea that a drug can take you to any point in time was definitely something I hadn't seen before, and the executiion of it was actually pretty spot on. The movie did a lot to explore all of the possibilities that came with this concept which was a pleasant surprise. It also did a lot cinematically in this movie that provided some good visuals. Unfortunately the concept overshadowed the characters. The movie tried to make us care about the characters, even giving them emotional trauma to get through, but despite it's efforts, I never found myself caring about the characters. They all felt pretty one-note, flat, and never really made any progression throughout the film. This was partly because of the slow pacing, but also because of the dialogue scenes that didn't add anything to the movie and just added to the runtime. This movie was full of fluff with very little substance most of the time. The movie did have some twists that I thought were pretty decent and surprising though, so that made up for a few of it's flaws. Overall, this movie feels like a long episode of the Twilight Zone. It is an interesting concept, but it probably would have been more suited to a shorter format. The film really just felt stretched and forgettable despite the good elements it had. 65%

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Before finally deciding to watch this movie, I knew absolutely nothing about it. After watching it, I have a pretty mixed opinion about it. On one hand, it provides a super unique and creative concept that the plot wraps around. On the other hand, it is full of flat characters, boring dialogue, and fluff. The idea that a drug can take you to any point in time was definitely something I hadn't seen before, and the executiion of it was actually pretty spot on. The movie did a lot to explore all of the possibilities that came with this concept which was a pleasant surprise. It also did a lot cinematically in this movie that provided some good visuals. Unfortunately the concept overshadowed the characters. The movie tried to make us care about the characters, even giving them emotional trauma to get through, but despite it's efforts, I never found myself caring about the characters. They all felt pretty one-note, flat, and never really made any progression throughout the film. This was partly because of the slow pacing, but also because of the dialogue scenes that didn't add anything to the movie and just added to the runtime. This movie was full of fluff with very little substance most of the time. The movie did have some twists that I thought were pretty decent and surprising though, so that made up for a few of it's flaws. Overall, this movie feels like a long episode of the Twilight Zone. It is an interesting concept, but it probably would have been more suited to a shorter format. The film really just felt stretched and forgettable despite the good elements it had. 65% #synchronic #AnthonyMackie #jamiedornan #twilightzone #NetflixOriginal #netflixmovies #netflix #timetravel #movie #movies #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #cinematography #cinema

4
0
4 months ago