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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Quick Reviews: 2015 Movies [PART 05]

The Green Inferno (2015) - Eli Roth's latest does posses a certain shock value, and it is so gruesomely graphic, it leaves nothing to imagination, but on the other hand, this cannibal splatter is everything but frightening, as it offers nothing but extreme gore. (5.50/10)

The Lobster (2015) - Its peculiar originality in terms of both concept and execution can't be denied, and the intentionally stiff, at times even bland acting is somewhat refreshing, but on the other hand, this real weirdo of a film is too moody, and pretentious. (5.75/10)

Steve Jobs (2015) - Certainly a good movie, if hardly an enjoyable one, "Steve Jobs" is busy, talky, and nerdy, but it doesn't possess the depth it's supposed to, and it somewhat tiresome most of the time, except for the final act, which is very emotional. (6.00/10)

Goosebumps (2015) - It is one of those 'horror' movies that could scare only a kid, and yet, with its enjoyable story, charming characters, brisk pacing, and delightfully cartoonish creature effects, "Goosebumps" is a fun ride that never fails to entertain. (6.50/10)

Victoria (2015) - The shot-in-a-single-take technique is remarkable, and give the movie a genuine feel of gritty realism, plus, the fact that it shifts from a moody romance to an insanely intense heist thriller turns it into a roller-coaster ride riddled with twists. (7.00/10)

Spectre (2015) - While certainly not the strongest Bond film from the Craig era, "Spectre" is still one with lot of thought put into it, as despite its uneven pacing, it remains an engrossing spy thriller with great action scenes, done in classic, if edgy style. (7.00/10)

Concussion (2015) - A bit too by-the-numbers, therefore predictable, yet compelling nonetheless, this is a superbly-acted and beautifully-filmed based-on-a-real-story drama that is on one hand genuinely inspirational, but on the other somehow disturbing. (7.25/10)

The Big Short (2015) - It i not easy to follow, the intentionally sloppy zoom-ins and outs are distracting, and some of the economical terms are very hard to get, but this is nevertheless a cleverly put together financial drama, as well as a true eye-opener. (7.25/10)

The Little Prince (2015) - Much like its source material, it's a bit odd and peculiar, but also adorable, and truly heartwarming, plus, the stop motion animation is every bit as stunning as the CGI one, and they both breathe life into the characters extraordinarily. (7.25/10)

The Walk (2015) - Offering visual thrills big enough to give you a huge adrenaline rush, and make your heart pound, an aspiring, if not inspiring true story that will hold your attention, and superb performance by Levitt, "The Walk" is a rarely exciting feature. (7.75/10)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Out of that list I've only seen Goosebumps, which I thought was an original way to do the story.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I thought so too. Very enjoyable!
If I were you, i Would give "The Walk" a shot - it's very thrilling, especially if you're scared of heights. :D