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How I Live Now
None Yet 0 Points 2013
Planet Of The Apes
Good 9 Points 2001

Oh get over it, people. It wasn’t THAT bad! For the film experts who have been living under a rock, the original 1968 Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston is a brilliant science fiction masterpiece that has stood the test of time, spawning four mediocre sequels, a television series, spoofs, ri…

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Minority Report
Good 66 Points 2002

Just a decade old, Minority Report hasn’t aged well. Perhaps because it’s based on a short story from the Fifties?

Some of its vaunted futuristic technologies now seem ridiculous. To wit, newspapers with live displays are delivered daily to the front lawn. Why?

Reality factor quibbling…

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I Am Legend
Good 102 Points 2007

I Am Legend is a darn good zombie movie, though I admit, zombie flicks aren’t my faves. Will Smith’s tremendous charisma carries the picture, a good thing since he’s the only person on screen for much of it.

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Ender's Game
Good 83 Points 2013

Nice try, but Ender’s Game is barely a winner. Perhaps Orson Scott Card was right in saying his lauded SciFi novel is unfilmable.

BrianSez and other fans of Card’s novel and its sequels may like it better than a newbie like me. I ha…

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The Rover
Good 66 Points 2014

Lots of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Well, that’s not true. The Rover signifies a monumental Guy Pearce performance, coupled with a notable Robert Pattinson one. Nor was there lots of sound, come to think of it. Surprisingly little actually, what with Guy Pearce’s quietly laconic ave…

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Rogue One: A St...
Good 83 Points 2016

The Force is with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, albeit weakly and episodically. Thus, this one-off Star Wars movie registers as a mildly tasty surprise while we endure the two year wait between major episodes.

Rogue One tells the backstory of the Death Star, that ultimate weapon of mass de…

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Ghost in the Shell
Good 17 Points 2017

Scarlett Johansson in a compelling cyborg story. Not as inspiring as say, Robocop, but Scarlett sure makes for a cute robot, and they have set things up nicely for a sequel. Let’s see where this goes.

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Star Wars: The ...
Good 66 Points 2019

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The Rise of Skywalker echoes past Star Wars, weakly if assiduously. It’s more a forced march through a hero’s journey than a rollicking adventure. Even its surprises don’t much surprise, being echoes of great surprises from previous episodes. Worse, the echoes also extend to the characters popu…

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Star Trek VI: T...
Good 66 Points 1991

Star Trek VI concluded the original movie series in disappointing fashion. Last of Nicholas Meyer’s II, IV, VI trio, last with the founding cast, ST VI is first in being ridiculous. That’s saying something for Star Trek.

Fortunately, Shatner and Crew ensure it’s not without its charms, a…

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