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Godzilla vs. Gigan
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's not the worst Godzilla film (hands down, that's got to be Godzilla's Revenge), but it's still a huge pile of dumped shit. The movie takes long before really get started, and when it does, it's a lackluster fest of stock-footage overdose and slow-stale fight scenes. The monster (Gigan) can look all the cool it wants, but when there's no correct execution, it simply doesn't work.

We have that uninteresting human story which should've disappear after the monsters arrived, but no, we see a lot of it. Not even Godzilla looks interesting anymore; you can even see that the rubber-suit is starting to fall apart. Stock footage is at hand, and takes a lot of the sequences, damn, will they ever stop? The movie has the biggest sin of a Godzilla movie: it's so boring that there's nothing, really nothing into it. It's an empty waste of time and half of your mind gets lost during the story, because there's just nothing to catch any attention here, it's just a bore, huge bore.

Since Son of Godzilla (except for Destroy All Monsters), this saga had shitty movie after shitty movie. My sad guess is that the rest of the movies in the Showa series are pure shit before the Heisei Series, which brought back Godzilla to a more appropriate affair. How sad, we're in Godzilla's darkest times.

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (San daikaijū: Chikyū saidai no kessen)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Finally a legitimately entertaining Godzilla sequel. A Three Headed Monster? Genius! With some ridiculously funny moments, this movie finally delivers the all-time entertainment Godzilla is known for, and thank God, because they certainly took a while to do it. It's the fifth time we see Godzilla, yet it's not just him destroying shit, actually, that's pretty toned-down here; it's more about Godzilla fighting monsters, and I love it.

The story gets some hold-up build-up while we learn what Ghidorah is, and in the meantime, Godzilla fights Rodan, another kaiju. Godzilla doesn't get along with anybody, huh? It's quite simple, but truly entertaining, it isn't dull and it isn't stale, it's just done correctly to properly entertain. All I have to say is, it quite delivers unlike any Godzilla sequel before it.

Ghidorah would later become a regular villain in the series, and thank God, because that monster is cool and it's a great effect too. This movie certainly lacks characterization and a strong story, but what we have here, it's just about enough. One of the better Godzilla movies.

Warrior King 2 (The Protector 2)
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Something these movies need to learn is that there's only so much suspension of disbelief we can do, and there's so much action we can take in one movie. The Protector 2 is even worse than the first one; whereas the first one had some good action scenes. This one has a lot of them, some of them lasting forever. When you execute an action scene, you don't just stretch it to fill the movie; you still have to give a pair of story scenes. But here, we're caught between two bad parallels: when there's action, only the first few minutes are good, but when you get tired of it, the action doesn't stop, as there's like 20 more minutes of it. And when there's no action (yes, they do stop like 3 times in the movie) there's a boring story and stale characters saying horrible lines. Literally, lines, no dialogue at all. It's all the movie is: a cheesy, too over-the-top action film with horrible dialogue. Not one funny moment, not one moment to care about anything. Add horrible editing and special effects to the mix and you get The Protector 2.

You get so tired of the action in this movie that you constantly keep thinking to yourself: "What's this leading to?" Nothing, of course. It's just of fill the movie, or whatever the hell this is. The first stunts are already pretty impossible, but the movie dares to escalate its own ridiculousness, to the point where it becomes too much even for its own insanity. There's a lot of impossible over-the-top movements; one of them actually has Tony Jaa against one of the bad guys while standing in their wet feet on electric rails, resulting in them literally lightning-bending. Add Star Wars lightsaber sounds to that...and you just lost it, and the movie only keeps getting worse. This was just horrible and laughably bad to watch, the only thing that keeps it from being something really, really awful, is the fact that it's better than Manos: The Hands of Fate. But its likeable meter is similar to that of Transformers: Age of Extinction, with the exception that this one is just a bad movie, whereas Trans4mers makes you feel like the movie hates you.

The Protector 2 however is one of the worst action films I've seen. There are worse, but this one was just all over the place and never got into it because the movie never let me. For the sake of Tony Jaa's career and talent, I hope his next action movie (Fast / Furious 7, his American debut) turns out good, so people can see him as a talented fighting star, and not an overblown one.

The Cabin in the Woods
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Tired of modern horror movies? The answer is always yes. Well, don't worry, as Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard have the perfect cure: The Cabin in the Woods. Yes, all those tired cliches and torture porn will be put to the test in this movie, which pretty much does what Scream did years ago, except that this IS genuinaly good.

The best way to review this movie is without any spoilers at all. I won't tell even the character's names, or even what it's about. I'll just going to say that you should really watch it and discover everything by yourself, everything about why is it so good. Just go and see Cabin in the Woods, then we can actually talk about this one. It's totally worth it.

Reservoir Dogs
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Tarantino's first film is uneven and violent. It's a 100% totally his. Reservoir Dogs is a unique experience, which shows that the before and after of a heist can be much more interesting than the heist itself; after all, the film never shows us the actual heist, but the preparations and the aftermath, and is thanks to Tarantino's scriptwriting talents that it works. While not entirely what I wanted and expected to see, the film still makes-up with its uniqueness.

The cast is awesome and does all-right as expected, but we don't get too deep on them, which fits, after all, we are not supposed to. Even so, it still makes a huge impact. The story is told in a non-linear way (again, Tarantino's direction), similar yet very different to Christopher Nolan's Memento or David Lynch's Eraserhead. Because of the tension and anxiety of not knowing what's going on, the violence here works as a nerve-pumping method that increases fear. I've heard and read of people actually walking out from this movie because the violence was too much. It's not that it's incredibly gory, it's just that it's effective. Some modern horror directors and writers should look at this picture for some good advice. Still, after watching, I had no idea what it was about. It's hard to tell, but it all comes together when you think about it twice.

All I have left to say is that this is a good movie, and surely got my nerves when it wanted to. It has a style and approaches the most of it. It's not perfect, but it surely acts like it.