Arrival 2016 AP
A sci-fi of a different kind and aliens, this is a thriller, and for the very most part how to actually communicate with them, and what they are - or what they are on Earth for.
There were a lot of unanswered questions in the end;
It was very creative as well as entertaining for me!
Upgrade 2018 AP
This is watchable, but still hugely overrated. It is definitively enjoyable, but the plot is just sooo foreseeable. There are many movies with a similiar theme and twist that just perform way better.
The War of the Worlds - 1953
Unlike the way more recent movie, this feels more like a reporting and documentary about the alien invasion.
It really let's you wonder what the budget of the movie must have been back then for their special effects and destructions.
Nowaday rating: 7/10 - Still an experience to watch for the first time. (Which it was for me)
Historical rating back then: 9/10
Beyond Skyline 2017 AP
An average to bad Sci-Fi movie, with a seemingly random plot being a mix of Alien, Predator and War of the Worlds. The acting feels average at best, the characters forgettable, replaceable and nobody caring about. I felt even hard to pay attention to the movie even.
There are also these weird alien weapons that just randomly fit into human hands. Riiiight.
Also, the blue lights felt repeatingly and overly annoying visually.
It is a movie you might barely
A Futile and Stupid Gesture 2018
I cancelled watching this after 40 minutes. It just doesn't click with me, and I don't find it funny. Interestingly unlike some other commentors, I felt the actors were pretty horrible.
I must admit, however, I did expect more something like National Lampoon's whatever special movie.
The Green Mile 1999 Netflix
This movie is almost perfect, but having some very, very small calm moments here and there, which might make the movie feel a bit lagging.
It portraits the US Death Penalty in a pretty bad light - a light that is fully justified. Crowds cheering for the death of a person - it is just cruel. Sending someone into the death is not bringing your loved ones back, does not undo the crime, it is just that: Another person dead, there is no winner.
In the per
Transcendence (2014) Netflix
Light spoilers ahead.
A story about a huge super-almighty AI. It poses some pretty interesting ethical questions:
What makes us human? Consciousness? Emotions? Is an AI with both a human? Or does it need a human body?
How far are we allowed to go in our progress of using technology? When it is too much? Sure, having everyone connected like at the end of the movie is too far, but where exactly was the line? And aren't we connected to each other way
Memento 2000 NF
The story about someone who is going to kill the murderer of his wife. The issue? He can't remember anything that has happened more than 10 minutes ago, and he is making photos and notes to help him on that. Yet, his notes and what people do or claim to do are contradicting often, and it becomes a mayor theme of the movie who he can even trust.
Often, movies with such a premise ended up being a mayor disappointment for me because the execution being pretty lackluste
Deep Impact 1998 NF
I think the very most part of the movie is the run-off-the-mill apocalypse scenario. I felt most of the subplots absolutely unncessary, maybe even artificial.
The whole journalist plot sucked especially, and the whole relationship drama was just...well, weak - the notable exception to this are the last 25 minutes, which have been absolutely strong.
Overall, the focus was for my taste way too much on single destinies randomly thrown in while the whole crew and g
Interstellar, 2014, NF
The Earth is dying, and technology a luxury. People live as farmers for the most part to produce food for mankind.
In these times, the protagonist, a former NASA pilot, gets by accident into a progressive NASA program with the goal of finding a replacement planet for humankind.
Pretty slight spoilers (not much more than you likely know about the movie beforehand anyways):
In-depth spoilers, better read only post-watching:
The Shawshank Redemption
A movie which lets you seriously wonder if the right persons are in jail or the wrong running free, as well as some Christian's hypocrisy - people claiming to hold their beliefs and values high but being monsters in a disguise.
At the same time, two convicted murderers are standing out on moral grounds, and I can only recommend this movie to all who think a murderer is not a human anymore, and cannot change. I am personally of the firm belief and practically
Collateral 2004 AP
This is quite watchable and I think the two main actors are doing well, with the killer being especially bad ass.
I felt the female cast was pretty weak in performance, and the character both forgettable and just artificially made important emotionally.
Maybe it is more important to note what the movie lacks rather than what he has:
You can still find quite some enjoyment in this movie, however.
The Gift 2000 AP
An over-average but far from superb fortune teller mystery thriller.
Some weird things are happening in this town, and she got a hunch about some of them.
This is pretty similiar both in theme and quality to Dark Waters or The Others (with TO being superior, though). If you know any of these two, this is what you can roughly expect to see. You will likely get some spooky shivering from time to time.
Children of Men 2006 (NF)
I think this was somewhat disappointing to me, as the movie made promises and expectations that didn't uphold for me.
Other disappointments in story spoiler:
You would, at the very least, expect a way more futuristic setting. It felt dragging along way too long, sometimes with some action scenes or dialogues you just forget about after again. Or just...silence and nothing happening.
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Obviously not a romantic movie.
I want to start with a bang: This is one of the movies with the most horrific and creepy and intense beginning I can remember to have ever watched. It doesn't loose to time with a slow ramp up, nor is the beginning pure mindless action, but instead very well placed drama and thrilling.
There is some (small) slow ramp up after these scenes, but it is still thrilling throughout the movie until the end.
It was also acted ex
Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report (movie)
Heh, the title is pretty misleading. The word poltergeist isn't used a single time in the movie.
You can likely watch this without having watched the series before.
It is pretty much just Shonen superpowers fighting in here ala Dragon Ball.
Slight above average in total.
RED - Retired Extremely Dangerous (N)
The famous action movie with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman.
It really is just about action and being bad ass guys, the plot isn't that bad per se - But I think it is told under-average, partly because the action scenes are too dominant. As a watcher, you simply don't ask yourself what really is going on, you are just consuming all the action.
I think Bruce Willis did perform pretty well - as expected - in his role, but I feel Morgan Freeman
The Crucible (1996)
Another movie which is more a movie adaption of history.
I don't feel you can say much more about this movie other than it is being about the Salem Witch Hunts, but that doesn't mean it is bad.
In the Name of Father (1993)
A (mostly) true story about the abuse of anti-terrorism laws in the UK following IRA bombings and the injustice of the system and convictions based upon confessions under torture and abuse.
I personally didn't like the acting too much, it was for me more about the backgrounds and the story itself which has happened. And how unbelievable it was for such a thing to exist.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Something something Zeugs Perseidon Hades Battery Staple.
Overall, acting and plot felts kinda cheap and general, and I don't think execution wasn't much better either. It is pretty much an average fantasy Olymp movie.
Oblivion (Around 2012?)
This caught my eye mostly because of Morgan Freeman in it.
In a post-apocalyptic world after a war with alien invaders, the Earth's moon has been destroyed in the process, and the Earth itself contaminated. Civiliation fled to Saturn's moon Titan, and resources are taken from Earth to uphold this last shelter of humanity.
Jack and his partner are placed on a mission on a tech-tower on Earth, having to constantly repair and protect super-armed drones which guards