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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) ☆1/2(1.5/4): Another unbearable epic mess

It is an understatement to say that “Transformers: The Last Knight” is a cinematic equivalent of blunt instrument. This is another unbearable epic mess as brainlessly loud and bombastic as three previous sequels following “Transformers” (2007), and it will relentlessly … Continue reading

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The Mummy (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A mummy comes to London

“The Mummy”, a reboot of the Mummy series which is also the first installment in the Dark Universe film series of Universal Studios, is dour, bland, and joyless while not proving anything particularly fun or scary. This unexciting blockbuster product … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Here comes Wonder Woman!

Besides being more exciting and exhilarating than expected, “Wonder Woman” finally gives what its genre has desperately needed during recent years: strong, independent female superhero character. While this is another quintessential origin story, the movie is refreshing mainly thanks to … Continue reading

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The Fate of The Furious (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): There will be more….

“The Fate of the Furious”, the eighth entry of the Fast and the Furious series, tries quite hard to impress its target audiences, but it ultimately is stuck in its enduring but predictable formula. Yes, it surely serves you with … Continue reading

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Logan (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Wolverine on gritty, elegiac mode

Besides being the best work in the X-men series, “Logan” is possibly the best superhero film since Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. While there are several top-notch action sequences in the film, story and characters always come first, and that is … Continue reading

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s so nice to see you again, Mr. Wick

In my review on “John Wick” (2014), I wrote, “While it is strewn with lots of dead or injured bodies, “John Wick” looks more like a stylish joke as I reflect more on its rather amusing aspects after watching it.” … Continue reading

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The Lego Batman Movie (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Batman’s relationship matters

As I was watching “The Lego Batman Movie”, my mind often went back to when I watched “The Lego Movie” three years ago. I did not expect much when I watched its trailer, but then I heard some good words … Continue reading

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