Movie Mini-Review Thread - Part III

FiestaST

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F9: The Fast Saga (2021) 6.5/10

I'll preface this by saying this film is over-the-top ludicrous, next level & the brother story is derivative but there are tons & tons action scenes, I enjoyed the Dom backstory narrative, lots of humour, there were many homages to the old films. As an FF fan it gets my vote.

Leave your brain at the door & enjoy.
Lots of waffling but some valid points:

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Jungle Cruise (2021) 6.5/10

Charming fantasy adventure. Lots of laughs & humour, good chemistry between the Rock & Blunt. Slight CGI overkill & runs slightly too long. A punny watch.

Same, 6/10 for me. Mildly amusing mindless entertainment that relies heavily on the charm of Blunt and Johnson, with Whitehall making a decent effort. They made a mistake not giving Giamatti a bigger role, though. He is brilliant, just watch him in Shoot 'Em Up (2007) with Owen and Bellucci.
 

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I'm busy watching F9 Fast & Furious and it is entertaining, it is very predictable and pretty much the same as the past episodes. Nothing new. But I am enjoying it so will continue watching it to the end unless something seriously upsets me about the movie
 

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I'm busy watching F9 Fast & Furious and it is entertaining, it is very predictable and pretty much the same as the past episodes. Nothing new. But I am enjoying it so will continue watching it to the end unless something seriously upsets me about the movie

I started off the same, but after after while it lost its appeal and quite fast.
 

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I'm busy watching F9 Fast & Furious and it is entertaining, it is very predictable and pretty much the same as the past episodes. Nothing new. But I am enjoying it so will continue watching it to the end unless something seriously upsets me about the movie


Took one look at the IMDB user reviews and turned to my delete button for a solution.
 

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I started off the same, but after after while it lost its appeal and quite fast.

Took one look at the IMDB user reviews and turned to my delete button for a solution.

I'm surprised it is 5.3 and not 4.3
I wasn't expecting it to be that high
For me, it is one of those unrealistic car chase movies where the good guy always wins, very predictable and I am not expecting a gripping plot story either. LOL
 

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Took one look at the IMDB user reviews and turned to my delete button for a solution.
5.3 ain't too bad. The comments here make it sound like a 2 or lower. Got to say I have no interest in seeing for myself. 5 is too low to waste time with.
 

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The Devil's Advocate - 1997

I'm in the last 10 minutes of the film... again

Okay, will keep it mini. I wish Al Pacino wouldn't shout so much. It's what I hate about American comedians and abhor when it comes to acting in dramas. KR was mediocre at best in this... he is king of mediocre which makes him unique and easy to watch in a few roles. I have a ton to say about Theron's yukky performance but I stuck it through because I dig her style on the screen sometimes. Connie over does it, yet again and screams and performs too much for my liking.

And, to think, I loved this film the first time I saw it 20 years ago. I've become a sour-puss.

5.5/10

Even if you skip through 4.5 of it, the 5.5 remains.

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Save the Green Planet - 7.2/10

Check it out:

Why can't oh why can't I
 
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I've probably posted this before. Fsck it, just about to press play on this beaut and I give it teeth.

Fantastic film.
Amores Perros - 8.25/10

Class film
 

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Boiler Room (2000) 7/10

A rewatch after about 20 years.

Hard edged crime drama. Greed & corruption reigns supreme. Great casting.
 
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