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Added by DragonPhoenix46 on 2 Nov 2011 03:27
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Spider-Man (2002)
I couldn't stand Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson was dull and plain looking. She and Maguire didn't have real chemistry. Willem Dafoe's Norman Osborn/Green Goblin is too hammy and over-the-top. His suit is absolutely ridiculous, as it looks more like a Power Rangers villain.

But what killed the film even more is the cheesy, cringe-worthy, and uninspired dialogue and writing by David Koepp. It's so bad that half the time, I was thinking to myself, "Did a ten year old write this?" Even as a kid, I wasn't too fond of it.

The only good things I can say for this movie and the second one are the supporting cast, most especially J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson and the music by Danny Elfman.
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People who added this item 1465 Average listal rating (844 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Irreversible (2002)
The response from film critics is pretty mixed. But IMDb, on the other hand, is more forgiving. I like films that are graphic and disturbing, but this movie didn't impress me. It is well-made, though. From scenes like a guy's head being bashed continuously with a fire extinguisher to a woman being brutally raped for 9 minutes, this film is just too depressing, nihilistic, and pretentious. And not even the beautiful Monica Bellucci is enough to redeem this movie.

I sat through organically graphic movies that I liked such as Cannibal Holocaust and The Loved Ones. The former is exception because it has good music and a social commentary, despite the actual animal deaths on camera. While the latter has a victim that you care about. I really don't get why or how this film has a higher rating at IMDb.
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The Gift (2015)
It is suspenseful. But the characters are shallowly written and the ending was a real letdown.
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People who added this item 1725 Average listal rating (1135 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Looper (2012)
I tried to like this movie, but I really couldn't. I think one of the film's problems is the subplot with that little kid with telekinesis powers. I just felt that was forced in without any real development to it. He was also more like a plot device than a character. There are also gapping plot holes for a screenplay that had potential. Even I prefer How It Should Have Ended's take on the film.

When I heard constant praises about the film, I was expecting a clever and engaging sci-fi film. But unfortunately, it did not live to my expectations or the 93% at Rotten Tomatoes.

To have a better understanding where I'm coming from, go to the user reviews at IMDb and look at review titles such as "Badly Conceived" and "A Disappointing Letdown from Start to Finish - Caused by a Bad Plot".
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People who added this item 4088 Average listal rating (2706 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Saw (2004)
Even though it got mixed reactions from film critics, but sites like IMDb are more kind to it. For a person that likes horror movies, I just don't understand why that film is rated higher than the likes of Drag Me to Hell, The Loved Ones, The Cabin in the Woods, The Babadook, It Follows, and Don't Breathe.

The acting was poor; the characters are cardboard cutouts; the writing is so contrived; and the third act is so implausible that it throws logic and credibility out the window.
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People who added this item 6875 Average listal rating (4501 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Although it's better than the first film, it still suffers the same problems such as the dialogue and romance. One other thing that bothered me in both films is that the extras can be distracting and comes off as forced. On a positive note, though, I did like Alfred Molina as Doc Ock.

The film was once heralded as one of the best superhero movies ever made, but it didn't really age that well when films like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers (2012) came along.
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Home Alone (1990)
Even though it got mixed reactions from film critics, but it's the general audience are more widely positive. It's neither bad or great, but more like okay. I would like this movie more if it's not so over-reliant on plot contrivances and conveniences, and if there was more plausibility and logic sense.
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Chicago (2002)
The film does have some good and entertaining music numbers. But it didn't deserve to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It really should have gone to either The Pianist or The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
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Gladiator (2000)
Another unworthy Best Picture winner. The characters are dull. And the film lacks joy and substance. I did like this movie at first, though. But as I watch more films and know better about film criticisms, it's no longer that special to me anymore. Oh, and IMDb is being way too generous to this movie.
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Posted: 10 months ago at Mar 22 3:16
If it was my list I'd have added Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Dark Knight series.
Posted: 10 months ago at Mar 22 3:31
That's your opinion, dude. And I like all the movies that you just said.

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