Tag Archives: Fantasy

Alienoid (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A bland and bloated teaser for whatever will come next

South Korean film “Alienoid”, which is actually the first half preceding the second half which will come in next year, is bland and bloated to say the least. Although I watched the film during last evening, I cannot recall any … Continue reading

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The Sea Beast (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): How to Befriend Your Sea Beast

Netflix animation film “The Sea Beast” sometimes takes its time as paying some attention to its rich details and backgrounds, and I like that. While it is rather familiar in terms of story and characters, the film entertains us via … Continue reading

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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Man, Woman, and Metal

“Thor: Love and Thunder”, the latest offering from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), does not surprise or impress me enough. While there are a number of inspired comic moments, the movie still feels like a passable mixed bag on the … Continue reading

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Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): A fairly competent first half

Indian film “Baahubali: The Beginning” is amusingly grandiose and exaggerated to say the least. While its story and characters are quite serious, the movie willingly goes for anything to entertain or amuse us, and its many broad moments ranging from … Continue reading

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Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Michelle Yeoh in the Madness of the Multiverse

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is definitely one of the most wildly imaginative films of this year. While its story premise involved with multiple alternative universes is not exactly new to many of us due to several recent films such … Continue reading

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Mad God (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The mad imagination of Phil Tippett

To be frank with you, I don’t think I really understand everything presented in “Mad God”, but, boy, what a wild work of grotesque imagination it is. I must warn you in advance that there are lots of disturbing and … Continue reading

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Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They’re back… with lots of IPs

My mind mildly alternated between nostalgia and annoyance while I watched “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers”, which was released on Disney+ on last Friday. Because that old Disney TV animation series of the same name has occupied a small but … Continue reading

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Slate (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): The way of a heroine

South Korean independent film “Slate” is a little fun action fantasy tale which does its job better than expected in its modest genre playground. While clearly reminiscent of “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) due to its fantasy story premise, the … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): In the Multiverse of Blandness

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” does not bore or entertain me much as another mundane Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) product. Sure, there are occasional moments of interest, but the movie is also limited by not only numerous previous … Continue reading

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The Slug (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): You will certainly cheer for her

You may really want to hug the heroine of South Korean independent film “The Slug”, which is much more intimate and heartfelt than its rather slimy title suggests. While life remains hard and uncertain for her even at the end … Continue reading

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