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Monty Python's Meaning of Life - watched for the late, great Terry Jones, especially the Mr Creosote sketch. I loved it and quoted along with it most of the way through. It does lumber along a bit in the middle but picks up again at the end. RIP Mr Jones. 4/5
 

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Hævnen (In A Better World) [Dir. Translation is apparently Vengeance]

This film was great. It showed a parallel of violence in an African war zone contrasted to that in a more domestic setting. The story focuses in on two families and how their intersected lives and ideals of morality and violence affect them. As with most Danish films, it has a great melancholy tone to the film though does slip into melodrama on occasion, it’s definitely worth a watch. Solid 8/10 for me.
 

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Finally got to see it!!!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters - 9/10

I loved it! The previous Zilla film was great, but this one has it beat by miles. The inclusion of all the other monsters was cool, and watching the main ones duking it out was awesome! Cannot wait until we get Godzilla vs Kong, the original was such a cool concept but they screwed up King Kong's depiction. I'm glad its finally going to be re-done and I have high hopes for it. But yeah, this was the best direction to go with Godzilla for sure. I have only one nitpick, was it really necessary to awaken as many monsters as they did for the film? Mainly Godzilla, Ghidora, and to a lesser extent Mothra got the most screentime. Rodan was at least mentioned by name and had a decent bit of screentime. All the other monsters weren't shown as much or even named, I think the film could have done without them. I guess the only redeeming part was seeing them all bow to Godzilla, solidifing his status as the King of Monsters.
 

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The previous Zilla film was great, but this one has it beat by miles.
If by great you mean the last 15 minutes of the first film, then sure, that bit was awesome. But I found the rest of it disappointing since I went in to watch Godzilla wreck buildings with his tail and throw down some other monsters, not an overextended army mission. From the sound of it, King of Monsters finally got that right though.

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The Last Samurai - 9/10
There's a certain lack of good portrayals of olden Japanese culture and the way of the sword, Bushido, but The Last Samurai remains one of the best out there. While it plays with familiar tropes such as a stranger going up against a foreign threat (think Last of the Mohicans or Braveheart), Algren's life in the village after being taken captive as is memorable as he immerses himself in the ways of his "enemy" and becomes like them. Eventually he becomes good enough to take part in fighting the rising threat of the West. The battles seem to take some welcome inspiration from LotR where everything slows down and you can see the impact of the violence on the rebels' faces. This sort of meticulous, thoughtful cinematography is far more impactful than action bits flying right past your face. Definitely an underrated masterpiece that still holds up today.
 
Sonic - 7/10

The opening sequence is a bit random and some of the memes are too forced but it's a surprisingly wholesome movie carried by Sonic and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik with a great credits sequence paying homage to the Genesis games. I would recommend it to any fan.
 
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Sonic - 7/10

A decent watch. Doesn't tread any new ground in terms of cinema and a couple of sequences remind me of other movies but it's fun overall anyway and it's great to see Jim Carrey back on form as Dr Robotnik. He was my favourite part of the movie.
 

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Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters - 6/10

I feel like I'm being very generous too. I think a main criticism after the first film was that the movie didn't follow the book verbatim. This film corrects this, but it doesn't work out well, especially because despite staying true to the source, it's conclusion doesn't follow the book at all, and unfortunately ruins the chance to even have a sequel (despite there being plans for one iirc).

In the previous film, there was romance between the two characters of Annabeth and Percy, this sequel never even touches on that arc progression; granted in the books the romance between them was drawn out and never fully realized until the final book. While it has decent dialogue for the most part, there where points where Lerman's performance came off as insincere to me.

In contrast, the special effects and choregraphy are a pleasent spectacle, and are the best aspects the movie has to offer.

I was also disappointed in the lack of A-list actors playing gods, it helped the first film out and may have helped this one out as well. I preferred Pierce Brosnan in the role of Chiron, the new actor isn't bad, but he lacks the same commanding delivery and sense of tutorship as Pierce achieved in the role. I did like Stanley Tucci as Dionysus, though.

Overall, this sequel falls short in comparison to it's predeccesor. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief was an all around fun film, I think because it was campy in ways but it really embraced that. This sequel maintains a campy vibe to me, but tries shrugging it off in a failed attempt to be serious.
 
Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution - 2/10

I love the original Pokemon The First Movie, but this CGI remake is bloody terrible.

It isn't just that the CGI looks bloody terrible, the reworked script is absolutely atrocious and borders on the nonsensical.

It has no subtlety at all, it feels like I'm being talked down to and then hit with a stupid stick.

The score is abysmal too and holds no emotional weight at all (and most of the time there just isn't any).

What an absolute waste of time and money... It is certainly in keeping with recent Pokemon products in that respect.
 

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The Foreigner

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan at their finest
 

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