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oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I say this is a inferior movie to the first one, but not by far. It's much more of a emotional journey, with a lot of of slow-motion scenes. The songs continue great (The Chain is really good), and the visuals are stunning (I guess they're using the new camera), but the plot has some flaws, and the biggest one to me is Gamora flip-flopping on the whole thing. I guess the impact of it is a bit soften too because they don't have to overcome a comparable threat to the first one: trying to unit and become the Guardians. They grow much more on a personal level in the first one. And that's why I think the movie tries way too hard and falls a bit short: it keeps trying to make great moments without a central conflict and need for growth as strong as the first. When it comes to Bluray I'll watch it again, but for now I think it's a 9, while the first one was an 10, but I'll give it an 8 to diferentiate.
1 year ago
Aladdin
 Aladdin 6/10
1 year, 1 month ago
oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
Aladdin
This movie didn't feel weird to me in English because I didn't watch it enough when I was a kid, I didn't grow accustomed to the Portuguese version. I had a cassette tape and a book of Aladdin, but never had the VHS tape. I also played the SNES game of the same name, but it wasn't in Portuguese. Beyond the language part, the movie itself is good. It's not one of my favourites maybe because of the characters. I don't really like Jasmin, to me just an self entitled and self absorved princess with no redeeming qualities. Aladdin is brave and smart, but not one of my favourites characters either. Abu is annoying, Raja is boring, Iago is awful. Jafar is a bit terrifying but very shallow. Genie is great and funny and the Sultan is adorable, but that's about it. The story itself is good, but not great. The barriers Aladdin has to overcome are poorly constructed. I guess that's the problem with having a Genie in it: there are so many better wishes he could have made. But I guess it plays nicely in showing how clueless he is about everything. It doesn't deserve a five and barely gets a four, so I'll give it a three. I think is fitting.
1 year, 1 month ago
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The Babadook                                  (2014)

have watched

8/10

The Truman Show (1998)

8/10


1 year, 1 month ago
oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
The Babadook                                  (2014)
The first time I watched this movie it was a terrifying experience, and I really liked this one because of that. But in this second run it was not nearly as frightening. Instead I tried to make sense of it all and discovered the hidden meaning of it, of how the monster is in reality her pain in losing her husband. Because of that this movie now has a whole new spin to me.
1 year, 1 month ago
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The Truman Show (1998)
I don't why it took me so long to watch this movie and this is the second time already that I watch it, but it's one of my favourite Jim Carrey movies. It's a weird concept and the people involved in it are very creepy, especially his wife, but it's very touching when he finally frees himself.
1 year, 1 month ago
Tarzan                                  (1999)
 Tarzan (1999) 6/10
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oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
Tarzan                                  (1999)
Another one of those childhood Disney movies. This one I had on VHS too. I like the songs (in Portuguese) and the message of love between mother and son. Most characters sound the same in English, except Jane for some reason. I like her Portuguese voice better. Next, I'll try Italian. It's not one of my favourites Disney movies, but it's great nonetheless.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Kong: Skull Island
I didn't like it. I mean, Kong walks as a normal-ass person? It's very weird. And the pacing of the movie feels wrong. It gets dull halfway through. The soundtrack in the begining is great, but there's no good action scenes. And the final battle is boring, predictable and feels like a rehash of the 2005 King Kong movie. Discount badass jungle Loki, and the whole talking without talking tribe bullshit, and the fact the Kong cares enough about a random girl to save her, and the fact that she sinks like a stone to begin with, and the fact that she's not dead when grabbed by a giant fighting monkey hand that gets SWALLOWED... I mean, come on... This is a step back from the previous King Kong movie without a doubt which at least had some great actions scenes, a plot that made sense and a monkey that behaved like a monkey.
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oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
Inner Workings                                  (2016)
Inside Out much?
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Hercules                                  (1997)
This is one of the movies of my childhood, one of the ones I had in a VHS tape and watched over and over again. But it was in brazilian portuguese. This is the first time I'm watching it in english, as part of a plan to watch again all Disney movies in english. It obviously doesn't strike the same nostalgic chord as in portuguese. While watching it I was always anticipating the lines I know by heart by now and never got it. But in any case, is one of my favourite childhood movies and it'll always be like that.
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oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
The Angry Birds Movie
Not as bad as it could be. I couldn't watch it in one go because I got a bit bored, but I finished it the day after it. I don't think I'll watch it again.
1 year, 1 month ago
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oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
Hotel Transylvania 2
I like the animation style of this movie, but it doesn't deliver the message it proposes. If you think a bit you'll see the there was no way around it, so it was weird to see that they chose this set up. But it was entertaining. Not as much as the first one but still.
1 year, 1 month ago
Piper                                  (2016)
 Piper (2016) 10/10
1 year, 1 month ago
oakstep added 1 item to Anno 2017 | Movies list
Piper                                  (2016)
Cute.
1 year, 1 month ago
Planes
 Planes 8/10
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Planes
I like this better than Cars. It feels a bit samey, with the older grumpy relunctant teacher and the love interest that takes the protagonist for a ride, but it's alright. Cars was never a movie I liked very much so it's not hard to top it up, but this movie had enough to keep me entertained on it's own merits. I'll give it a 4 out of 5 for the amount of entertainment it gave me. I like movies about people who follow their dreams even against the odds. It's always inspiring.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
I don't remember being so satisfyied with a Star Wars movie. Maybe it has to do with the inclusion of the IP Man in it. Maybe it was Felicity Jones' charm. No matter what it was, it had me hooked. The story is good and the CGI is great. It's good to know how to got the bloody map. Talking about "bloody", what's up with all the british english speakers? I have obviously nothing against it, but it was a surprise even to me. Great over all. Better than Episode VII.
1 year, 1 month ago
Spider-Man 3
 Spider-Man 3 6/10
1 year, 1 month ago
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Spider-Man 3
Ending Sam Raimi's trilogy, Spider-Man 3. A lot of people hate this movie, but I liked quite a bit. I don't think it's as convoluted as some people say. The story is well told and the characters are well introduced. It's above all a light hearted movie and that I can appreciate.
1 year, 1 month ago
Logan
 Logan 8/10
1 year, 1 month ago
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Logan
It's surprisingly violent, but it may be the best X-Men movie in my opinion. It's just interesting to see Wolverine relationships with other people and the world in this action-packed journey. Also, the CG claws are alright this time.
1 year, 1 month ago
Spider-Man 2
 Spider-Man 2 8/10
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