Tag Archives: Monster

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): More Jaegers – and more Kaijus

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” is as good as you can expect from a conventional but serviceable blockbuster product. While it is not as ambitious or spirited as its predecessor, the movie provides enough amount of action to entertain you, and I … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Mute beauty and the water beast

“The Shape of Water”, the latest film from Guillermo del Toro, is a haunting mix of fairy tale and love story with a bit of social commentary. While it does not entirely succeed in mixing its many different story elements … Continue reading

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Alien: Covenant (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Same old monster horror

“Alien: Covenant” gives us exactly what we can expect from another entry from the franchise which has lasted for more than 35 years since “Alien” (1979) burst upon us. Again, a group of characters in a big spaceship go to … Continue reading

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Colossal (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her huge personal matter

While people with drinking problem are bound to hit each own bottom, the heroine of “Colossal” hits an odd bottom under her extraordinary circumstance. Her life is already a mess, but then she finds herself suddenly being capable of a … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Welcome to Skull Island

As a monster flick, “Kong: Skull Island”, another remake of the 1933 classic film “King Kong”, works to some degrees. Besides its gigantic titular monster, it serves us with various big creatures to watch, and it also shows some sense … Continue reading

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Shin Godzilla (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Cheesy but terrifying

Even though it has been mostly stuck in the realm of B-monster movies for many decades since its first appearance in 1954, Godzilla has been quite an iconic monster figure to many of us. Although I have not watched any … Continue reading

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Jurassic World (2015) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): Dinosaurs are back again…..

Understandably lacking the awe and wonder of “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Jurassic World” is a well-made blockbuster ride with many dinosaurs to watch. While the advance of digital special effects during last 22 years makes the dinosaurs roaming on the screen … Continue reading

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