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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Redundant but entertaining

“Terminator: Dark Fate” is a redundant but surprisingly entertaining sequel whose strong elements compensate for its weak ones to some degree. While it stumbles at times as an action flick, the movie manages to recharge its story formula via some … Continue reading

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Terminator Genisys (2015) ☆☆(2/4): Another unnecessary sequel

“Terminator Genisys” is another unnecessary sequel in a franchise which did not impress or excite me much during last two decades. Sure, James Cameron’s “The Terminator” (1984) is one of the notable science fiction action films in the 1980s, and … Continue reading

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Bumblebee (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A girl meets Bumblebee

When I heard about “Bumblebee” for the first time early in this year, I did not have much expectation on this prequel/spin-off of the Transformers series. After all, I suffered no less than four sequels after “Transformers” (2007) came out, … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It’s certainly not the last one

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is a big entertaining surprise. Fully developing the potentials glimpsed from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015), this ambitious piece of work not only excited me with numerous memorable sights but also intrigued me with … Continue reading

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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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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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Ex Machina (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A Turing Test gone haywire

 How will we react to artificial intelligence if that becomes possible through technological advance? There have been many science fiction tales fascinated with that question which is alternatively intriguing and disturbing for good reasons, and “Ex Machina” gives us something … Continue reading

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Big Hero 6 (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Isn’t it huggable?

  While it lacks novelty because of those ubiquitous superhero blockbuster films during recent years, Disney animation feature film “Big Hero 6” has enough style and substance to distinguish itself from other superhero films. While it is basically a familiar … Continue reading

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) ☆1/2(1.5/4) : The Unbearable Loudness of Being

 “Transformer: Age of Extinction” should be re-titled as “Transformers: The Unbearable Loudness of Being”. The movie relentlessly pummels us with tons of big explosions and loud noises on the screen during its burdensome 165-minute, and you may be at a … Continue reading

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RoboCop (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): A nice remake with different appearance

 As the remake of the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, “RoboCop” has its own interesting areas to explore, and I like that aspect despite some reservation on it. There are several moments in the film which inevitably take us … Continue reading

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