Posts Tagged generic

The Avengers

The Avengers

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2 Comments

The Avengers violated three of my biggest cinematic pet peeves. First, as has become frequent in films of late, there were way too many characters to follow. That leads directly into number two, there was no character development whatsoever. And three, the story was generic (bad guy wants to destroy earth) and was only there […]

Thorne- Scaredycat

Thorne: Scaredycat

Friday, March 16, 2012 No Comments

At two hours in length, Thorne: Scaredycat was a stretched out episode of Law and Order/CSI/any other crime solving based television show. It brought nothing new to the genre, the twist was generic, and there were no substantial character arcs. Furthermore, I’m not sure if it’s how the character was written or if it was […]

Paul

Paul

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 No Comments

I love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost just as much as the next guy (we call him Phil for short), but this latest film with the British duo came nowhere close to the awesomeness of their previous adventures. Sure, Paul had some funny moments, a slew of cameos and an even larger array of references […]

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Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Monday, January 17, 2011 No Comments

I can just imagine the meeting that took place when they came up with the MacGuffin for Unstoppable. Doody face 1: I got it! How about an action thriller about a runaway train? Doody face 2: Meh. Doody face 1: Okay fine, how about this. A runaway train that has flammable and toxic materials on […]

Vanquish

Vanquish

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1 Comment

Yet another game where Russia is the villain, Vanquish’s generic story and dull writing leave much to be desired. There are also quite a few issues. For example, on the occasions where you’re thrown into first person mode, your character can walk through NPCs as though they aren’t there, bosses are constantly rehashed, and some […]

Did you hear about the morgans

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 No Comments

Did You Hear About The Morgans?, a story about a separated married couple who are forced to live with each other in witness protection after witnessing a mob related murder, was derivate, inane, predictable, and trite falderal, but I didn’t hate it. Look, this movie is bad, there is no doubt about that, but as […]

Cop Out

Cop Out

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 No Comments

While trying to recover a Baseball card that was stolen from him while he was trying to sell it, suspended cop Bruce Willis and his partner Tracy Morgan stumble upon something much more dire than a stolen card. When Cop Out is funny, it’s fairly funny, but when it’s simple, generic and boring, it’s fairly […]

knight and day

Knight and Day

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 No Comments

It’s a formula is what it is. It’s a large helping of nonsense action, a sprinkle of overused comedy points, a hint of dumb romance, and a string of ridiculous coincidences. All these points come together to make up just about every action/comedy of modern day Hollywood, and Knight and Day is no exception. It’s […]

Whip It

Whip It

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 No Comments

There was so much to like about Whip It, a movie about a girl who breaks free from the chains of her mother’s primitive view of womanhood by joining a roller derby team. Ellen page is a fabulous actress, Jimmy Fallon is wonkily hilarious, and the overall feel of the movie is very saccharine. But […]

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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 […]