Posts Tagged formulaic

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How to Train Your Dragon

Thursday, March 3, 2011 No Comments

Review How to Train Your Dragon is yet another formulaic story about an outcast who discovers a trick to becoming accepted by his community, but must hide it for fear of further disapproval. Its presentation though, following a young-but-meek viking’s realization that the dragons that have been terrorizing his village are not quite what they […]

Unknown

Unknown

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3 Comments

If you do plan on seeing Unknown, a movie about a man who, after being in a coma for four days, realizes that someone has stolen his identity, don’t expect anything at all. It’s derivative, formulaic, and extremely simple. I mean, with the way the plot was set up, there really could have been a […]

Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 No Comments

Love and Other Drugs has been done before multiple times. A determined, handsome fellow for whom sex is more a game than anything emotional, meets a girl who sees through his personality and doesn’t fall for his little tricks, and he, surprised by this, starts falling for her. It’s all so very formulaic and predictable, […]

The Tourist

The Tourist

Monday, December 13, 2010 No Comments

The Tourist, a film about an American tourist in Venice who finds himself caught in the midst of a manhunt, is just another addition to the lengthy list of unoriginal, formulaic, yet dimly amusing, films. I mean, everything about this movie from the trite story and  cliché romance, to the unbearably dumb twist ending was […]

Megamind

Megamind

Monday, November 8, 2010 No Comments

The first trailer I saw for Megamind basically said that he was a villain, which really wasn’t much of anything. Then another trailer came along that painted this picture of a villain who must assume the role of hero because the actual superhero doesn’t want to fight crime anymore. Well, that trailer was also very […]

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A Nightmare On Elm Street

Friday, April 30, 2010 1 Comment

I can kind of understand why some may enjoy A Nightmare On Elm Street, but I can see why people would say “meh”. This movie did scare me quite a bit, but it was shrouded in clichés, generally poor acting and crummy dialogue. If you are well acquainted with the original series, this may offer […]