Sunday, August 16, 2015

July '15 Movies Digest

Better late than never...

John Wick

Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 3/5
Perception: 3.5/5

Rating: 3.5/5

Playing an emotionless/expressionless bad-ass is Keanu’s trademark, and he does it more than satisfactorily. There is no doubt that the premise and the depicted context are a bit far-fetched; it might as well be comics-inspired. But the whole movie builds up in a decent way, and the viewer gets used to the unwritten rules at the realm. So in the end the experience is solidly entertaining.


Acting: 4/5
Story: 4/5
Perception: 4.5/5

Rating: 4/5

And once more Marvel does it well; on top of that making another successful transition from comedic actor to superhero. Michael Douglas still leads the show but the Evangeline Lilly and especially Paul Rudd aren't far behind; and the rest of the crew, villain included, come through as well. A refreshing touch are the smoothly done transitions from the micro-world to normal scale showing superior technical prowess. It is a pleasant way to fluently incorporate a new character into the MCU and to draw the curtain on Phase 2.
Terminator Genisys

Acting: 2.5/5
Story: 3/5
Perception: 2.5/5

Rating: 2.5/5

When the veteran actor brought as a nostalgia-triggering gimmick is the best part of the movie...there are more than a couple of things that are wrong. First of all, there's no connection between the protagonists, and given they're complex past, there should be some. The story has its intriguing ideas but many are not exploited properly, like J.K. Simmons ark. A good thing would be for them to stop since thy're reaching the bottom of the barrel in the time-war against Skynet.


Wits: 5/5
Story: 4.5/5
Perception: 4/5

Rating: 4.5/5

First adjective that comes to my mind regarding this movie is: witty! The entire context was carefully prepared and parallel for the components of the subconscious world was brilliantly established. Even if there are some slowed down transitions the whole story is highly involving and the voice casting choices were  on the spot. It goes without saying that the technical quality is close to flawless. So in the end, superb idea and execution!

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