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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Star Wars: Back in full Force

I read your review. Great to know you also enjoyed the movie as much as i did.

287 likes, 104 dislikes
Posted by dinome2000 on 12/19/2015 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Star Wars: Back in full Force

I enjoyed it. Nowhere near as good as the originals. But far better than the prequels. Although I did enjoy Episode III, it still didn't have that Star Wars feel to it that Abrams has managed to recapture. And I give him major credit for using real set pieces and special effects. Not all this CGI crap the prequels had.

234 likes, 73 dislikes
Posted by J.W. Bevis on 12/25/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Star Wars: Back in full Force

The movie is a joke. It's a crappy clone of a new hope and is the worst of the bunch. Would rather watch the prequels than this garbage.

107 likes, 383 dislikes
Posted by Larry Tonto on 12/21/2015 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

Seen the film, this review is a prime example of personal expectations before the film not being met = bad movie review. It could only get more acute if one were to say.... 'reboot' the bible. While I agree the pace too often leaves too little time for the emotion to set in...it is in there. It's just we don't have enough time to sit with it and let those moments sink in. That said, this review is way off at 1 1/2 stars. If superman never existed for this reviewer and this movie was reviewed as a new character I believe, though certainly not Oscar material, the story and plot are very well written and executed. Because of the pace however this is the kind of film that could give more milieage on repeat viewing as the nuances of the scenes becomes more apparent.

71 likes, 84 dislikes
Posted by uhprentis on 06/14/2013 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

Thanks for writing, everyone; always enjoy hearing from friends, foes and fanboys. But some of you (specifically, John and Francis) seem to be falling into the trap that a movie's worth is determined by how much money it makes. Unless you seriously consider, say, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN two of the greatest movies ever made, it's best to stay away from that angle.

Also, there appears to be the sense that I have such high regard for the Christopher Reeve oeuvre that I refuse to enjoy any new Superman movies. But my reaction to the previous reboot, SUPERMAN RETURNS, blows that theory out of the water, as I quite enjoyed that picture. No, the truth of the matter is that MAN OF STEEL is just one more poorly executed extravaganza where the hype conquers all.

Cheers!

69 likes, 55 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 06/15/2013 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

I was looking for a review that summed up my feelings about this film exactly and behold I've found it. Very good write up and completely spot on.

The Superman fans that have been starving for The Big Blue Boy Scout to throw a punch have been clinging to this like mangy dogs on a pretty bone, snapping at any good nature person trying to inform them that what they're biting on is actually plastic. Perhaps, if it hasn't been 30 years since we've had a good Superman film they'll be able to take off the blinders and see what those critics "stuck in the past" are seeing. A soulless, dull, pretentious, poorly written, preachy action porn fest trying it's hardest to be the perfect brainchild of The Avengers and The Dark Knight but falling on it's face spectacularly by relying on exposition rather than actual wit or gravitas. How Goyer continues to get work (without another writer to edit and reign him in) is beyond my comprehension. My excitement for the Justice League movie has been shot to pieces knowing this hack is going to be on solo writing duty. If WB grants Snyder his wish of wanting to direct it, it'll be the final nail in the coffin for me.

68 likes, 39 dislikes
Posted by Dee Dee on 06/16/2013 at 5:35 AM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

Spot on review. This movie was boring, flat out. Just one huge snore-fest. Superman deserves far more than this turd-sandwich. Ignore the fanboys. If someone had dressed a squirrel in a superman suit they would be calling it the best movie ever made, which, interestingly, a squirrel and Cavill would be virtually indistinguishable in this movie.

63 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by Spudboy on 06/16/2013 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

Francis:

"First off I never mentioned anything about box office" ----> "How did that work out with moviegoers?" So, yes, mentioning The Internship's poor grosses is certainly about box office. Plus, calling someone an "idiot" rather than attempting to engage in a serious debate automatically means that I have to assume you're only 13 or 14.

"ultimately it is moviegoers that determine if a movie is good or not." ----> "Unless you seriously consider, say, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN two of the greatest movies ever made, it's best to stay away from that angle." So at least this answers the question of what you consider "good" movies.

Sean:

"If you don't like this movie you probably hate change and are against gay marriage as well." ----> Seriously?

61 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 06/16/2013 at 1:59 AM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

This so called attempt at a review is a predictable and feeble bore . The MAN OF STEEL is an awesome movie to be seen again and again . More than usual for most movies ... the audiences for MAN OF STEEL are totally disagreeing with the naysayers . The critical and financial success of MAN OF STEEL is being decided by audiences ... not by the movie critics taking pot shots at an awesome movie in some sort of lame attempt to bring it down .

61 likes, 82 dislikes
Posted by John Ives on 06/15/2013 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

This movie was a way too long special effects extraviganza. No plot, no characters, literally couldn't wait for the one-hour final fight scene to end. I'm not a picky movie-goer. This movie was simply lame and a complete waste of time.

60 likes, 39 dislikes
Posted by RickinPhoenix on 06/16/2013 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

Awful, truly awful movie, wish i could get my money back.

60 likes, 45 dislikes
Posted by dan on 06/16/2013 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

This from the same idiot that gave the Internship 3 out of 4 stars.........LMAO!!! How did that work out with moviegoers?

59 likes, 84 dislikes
Posted by Francis on 06/15/2013 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

Very apt review, sir! Just saw the movie and its truly awful...its no Avengers or Dark Knight trilogy. Both those movie established successfully why humanity needed superheros. Superman, by contrast, simply seemed like an alien civil war gone berserk. Too much reliance on CGI, supporting cast, and a boring story line made me glad that the movie was over. And what was up with the fight sequences??? It was like watching a train wreck, literally, over and over, and over! I wish there were fights scenes where the camera slowed down and superman was still super fast...you know, seeing how is SUPERman...jesssusss...what a load of crap...If I could, I would ask for my money back. What a tragedy done to one of the greatest superheros ever.

58 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by DarthRa on 06/16/2013 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

The review's premise was off from the start.

"...Superman, which still ranks as the greatest superhero movie ever made."

Not even close.

Another in an endless amount of critical reviews by reviewers caught in the past. I enjoyed Donner's original; I am even entertained by it today, but it is campy and dated. I am glad for a serious reboot more in alignment with DC's latest stories, without the Donner/Lester campiness.

56 likes, 89 dislikes
Posted by Scott Hasty on 06/15/2013 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

Bob: Maybe you fanboys should get together and pool your insults -- according to one of you, I'm a conservative who hates gays, and according to another, I'm a liberal who doesn't believe in God. I'm actually a Christian liberal, not an atheist, but thanks for presuming!

Michael Jay: "the father-son assisted suicide was horrible." Not only horrible, but risible. He waves his son away as if he were waving away a waiter bringing him more coffee; never mind that he's about to leave his loving wife a widow to make a point that could have been made in less dramatic, life-ending fashion. I mean, who cares about her anyway, right?

Dee Dee & Spudboy: Mangy dogs & a squirrel -- funny!

55 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 06/16/2013 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

this is a simple case of me saying the Emperor is not wearing any clothes. Nobody wants to see this movie fail because they needed it to be successful. Hence the insane advertising and trading superman for lots of explosions and punches.

55 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by Michael Jay on 06/16/2013 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Lincoln parked

Wow, who ever would have thought the Lincoln fans would be more whiny and juvenile than the Twilight fans?

54 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Bruce R. on 11/19/2012 at 2:21 AM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

One point i wanted to stand out in my post above is that the majority of the audiences have said they like the movie... 82% of the audience on rotten tomatoes liked it with an averaging rating of 4.2 out of 5 for the movie . On IMDB there is page after page of glowing audience reviews from around the world with an average rating of 8.3 out of 10 from over 42,500 audience members versus the less than 100 negative reviews on RT . The popular ratings numbers strongly side with the movie in all cases indicating the majority of viewers strongly like this movie versus those who feel like you do about it . By the way i do realize hype and box office do not make a movie great . MAN OF STEEL is a very well done science fiction comic book character movie with a warm heart at it's core .

53 likes, 69 dislikes
Posted by John Ives on 06/15/2013 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Man of Steel: It's a bore! It's a pain! It's Stuporman!

joss whedon should have been the one directing DC too. I guarantee we would have seen way more character development instead of all the bambambam, giant cgi explosions, almost no real acting. Come on Kevin Costners part in the film was dull and the father-son assisted suicide was horrible.

50 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by Michael Jay on 06/16/2013 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Lincoln parked

Brunson delivers an accurate if unpopular reading of this film. There are many incredible things about it, including Day's performance, but if you're not into political diatribe, the film can be a bit of bore. 2.5 is right on the money.

50 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by polecat on 11/18/2012 at 9:19 AM

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