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Re: “Movie Review: 'Peppermint' Turns Out to Be a Stale Flavor in Jennifer Garner's Vigilante Vehicle

Dear God....who are these critics? Get over yourselves! I am a movie buff and can give you all a run for your money. I love Garner so decided to watch this. I switched off deep meaningful thinking and was entertained above anything I've watched lately. Just LOVED this kick ass Lady. Don't listen to these idiots. Great work Garner xx

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sm7368 on 03/20/2019 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Documentary 'Apollo 11' Brings the Moon Mission to Life With Lost NASA Footage

As a side note.... ever wonder why the project to go to the Moon was named The Apollo Project after the God of the Sun? The real reason for the exploration was to verify that the Sun does go through cyclic micronovas. The entire series is fascinating.
Episodes from the Apollo landings that I have never seen.
Earth Catastrophe Cycle | SOLAR MICRONOVA III - YouTube
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0cDWbgFjCDc

Posted by timothy price on 03/18/2019 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Now you did it Rick , you pissed off the comic book nerds !

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 02/28/2019 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Movie was great, some critics are sometimes soooooo dumb!

4 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Daniel Tutueanu on 02/27/2019 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

"When Dr Ido finds the head and partial torso of a female cyborg, he naturally carries them back to his lab and attaches them to an android body" So funny. When I saw the two hundred million dollar figure, I actually felt a pain in my heart. Thinking of the 40 amazing movies that could have made instead. This movie has the sophistication and thoughtfulness of a Flintstones episode.

27 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by brainfire on 02/24/2019 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

"It's impossible to miss the similarity between Zalem poised above the bustling, crumbling dump that's become the meme for postapocalyptic civilization and the mammoth alien ship poised above the bustling, crumbling District 9."

The work that was responsible for this movie predates District 9 by 19 years, the original run of Battle Angel aka Gunm released in 1990 in written format and received an animated film in 1993. To claim that this is ripping off material that came after it just shows how utterly uninformed you are in writing this article. This is an adaptation of previous work, and in that respects it is an incredibly faithful one. All of the visuals and major scenes are straight out of what came before, it adheres to its source material strictly and encapsulates it well.

It would be a true shame if you familiarized yourself with what you were reviewing before you reviewed it. Perhaps a little bit of research would leave you looking less foolish.

9 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Trin D on 02/23/2019 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

It is quite clear that you did no research, you have no idea the work it took Rosa and the film production to bring Alita to life, and for some reason you think its okay for you as a grown man to shame a young woman's breast in a coming of age story. I can't even take you seriously as a writer... all I want to know is why in the world does this tasteless and poorly written review deserve to show up in my search results?

15 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Riley Summits on 02/22/2019 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

One star? Are you serious? This is a joke. I'm not sure how writers like you made it as far as they did, but the fact is you all just really screwed up. Alita supported 15,000 jobs, dude! Hundreds of thousands of working hours, visual dreams, and dedication. And despite a 95% audience approval rating people aren't seeing it because of critics like you, meaning there likely won't be a sequel, meaning 15,000 fewer job opportunities in the film industry and countless more crushed hopes from an audience that didn't listen to the haters and instead saw Alita for what it is- A pure masterpiece.

15 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Riley Summits on 02/22/2019 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

I can't believe your review. I'm not a critic but I'm 48 years and I have seen a lot of movies in my life. I am also a reader of the manga since its first release. I can seriously affirm that this movie is a masterpiece. I've seen it twice (I do not remember another movie that I have watched twice in a cinema). The best film I have ever seen and the best adaptation in a movie of a manga masterpiece. So I still can't believe of your review but the word is nice also because of the diversity of people.

20 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Marco Malavolta on 02/21/2019 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

From the start, this critic's appetite for cluelessness is on shameless display. The first criticism we see shows the lack of research done for this review.

That's you, that's how you sound.

Seriously, you couldn't even bother to check the year Kishiro's work was published before foaming about who ripped off who and risk looking foolish by being wrong?
The rest of the review just keeps showing off how much of a sour and superficial pov you had while watching the movie.

Truly shameless.

35 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by Jerónimo on 02/20/2019 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

"It's impossible to miss the similarity between Zalem poised above the bustling, crumbling dump that's become the meme for postapocalyptic civilization and the mammoth alien ship poised above the bustling, crumbling District 9. Or the fact that the bloated dystopian tentpole Elysium built that same city in 2013." This proves you did little research before seeing this movie. Alita is based off of a Manga that ran from 1990 to 1995, and basically everything you see here was in it, with some minor changes. If anything those movies, which I do enjoy, took inspiration from the Manga, not the other way around. I have seen this criticism a lot in the negative reviews, and it is frustrating. The problem Alita has is that everyone has already raided it for ideas over the past three decades, so when it finally hit theaters, people bash it for not being original. In fact, this was a foundation work for the Cyber Punk genera, and has been a heavy influence in a lot of other works. If you are going to critique it for originality, at least point to works that came out before 1990, not something that came out more recently, that clearly has been influenced by the original Manga. To be fair, you did point out Blade Runner, but everything else was release after the original Manga series ended.

36 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Aaron “Tuggernuts” Balake on 02/20/2019 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Two Lovers Fight Their Own 'Cold War' in the Disappointing Latest from Pawel Pawlikowski

What happened in Poland during and after World War II IS a tragic saga and Pawlowski is reacting to it in a beautiful and creative way.

Elizabeth Zelensky

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Nikita Zelensky on 02/09/2019 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Two Lovers Fight Their Own 'Cold War' in the Disappointing Latest from Pawel Pawlikowski

Perhaps with this work of genius, you're in a bit over your head?...

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Violette Barasch on 02/06/2019 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Adam McKay Offers No Fresh Insights With the Dick Cheney Bio 'Vice'

Completely agree ! Had to walk out after the Shakespeare in bed debacle-knew it was downhill from there. Really vacuous film making.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kurt Drumheller on 01/10/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Movie Review: The Coen Brothers' 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Is Six Great Westerns in One

This is a pretty good movie with great settings in the old west. However, the first vignette is truly exceptional and could have (should have) been a full length movie in and of itself. The rest of the stories are a let down compared to the tale of the singing cowboy. Maybe if we are lucky, the Coens will do a sequel that has the potential to be the Blazing Saddles of the 21st century.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Steve Goodkind on 12/05/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Movie Review: A Genre Mash-Up Doesn't Make for Fun in J. J. Abrams' 'Overlord'

So Abrams neither wrote or directed (nor acted in) this movie . So why spend the bulk of this review talking about him ?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rich ard on 11/16/2018 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Offers a Shallow Look at a Fascinating Figure

ON ROTTEN TOMATOES there are no legit critics reviewing Bohemian Rhapsody. NONE All the reviews are made by bots. this site has turned PURE BS . if you read the reviews they haven't seen the movie and use all sorts of BS words to fill a column to make is seem like they don't sound like a renaissance fair freak. I wrote several of these so called reviewers whom have blog like pages with zero comments. this "You never saw the movie, because if you even had and you actually write like you had a pulse you would have loved it. I am a harsh ass critic and this was hands down of the years best. The only flaw was the once in a while obvious fake mustache and director Bryan Singer's ongoing pedophile case."

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Taylor Calvoni on 11/10/2018 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Offers a Shallow Look at a Fascinating Figure

"...all the ways in which the movie works to downplay and domesticate his sexuality." I've read similar comments in other reviews. Seriously? Something tells me that many of these writers weren't going to be satisfied unless they had Freddie bent over a bar being gang-banged by a bunch of bikers. The scenes were there. Subtle? Perhaps. The focus didn't need to be on how he got AIDS, but rather how he lived with it.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Bolyard on 11/08/2018 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Offers a Cogent Distillation of Michael Moore's Life of Muckraking

Actually, the Gwen Stefani thing makes perfect sense. If you pay any attention to Trump at all, you'll notice that he is jealous of absolutely everyone that he comes in contact with. The only people that hang around long enough to get anywhere are those that are entirely submissive to him, and never get any attention paid to them that dulls his lime light. I am willing to bet if it was announced that some woman made more money than he did, he'd be angry. And becoming President would be just what he would attempt. Most of things he has done so far are about revenge for things he believes were against him- his treatment of the NFL, Bret Kavanaugh as a screw you to women, and the list goes on.
I'm pretty sure that Michael Moore is still the smartest man in the room.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Katheryne Mero on 11/07/2018 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Action Dud 'American Assassin' Kills Michael Keaton's Winning Streak

Why wasn't the CIA able to catch the terrorists who forced Michael Keaton to do this movie? Decapitating Keaton would have been less cruel than making him do this film. I agonized through the entire movie only to see just how bad it could get. The second season of Ren & Stimpy was more realistic than the end of American Assassin. I kept waiting to see Sascha Baron cohen pop up in it, but i guess that would have killed his career too. Life's too short to spend time watching this movie.

Posted by buck rowan on 10/30/2018 at 4:11 AM

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