- 3500 Points
Ayush posted a review for Men in Black: International in Movies
This is worth the price of admission. Watch this for the exciting wit and colorful special effects. It doesn't linger on the original trilogy and began a new story with agent H, Chris Hemsworth, and agent M, Tessa Thompson, who have two distinct stories. It has funny, clever dialogue and both characters steal the focus of the story. H has charismatic moments while M is on a path of discovery. The work this film needs is making the plot effect the characters more. The climaxes are weak and the plot is meteoric. A movie about saving the universe should have more stakes. It's a fun blockbuster.
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Bit on the fence on this one. Conceptually - an interesting idea. The premise is a bit shaky but offers a good and electrifying start to the game, but as the game progresses, it gets thin, muddled, convoluted and sometimes vitriolic, often repeating itself so much it gets either tiring or just bland. Disregarding setting or story, the game offers a very good and entertaining shooter with the light-stealth elements, moddable guns, distinct companions with different skills (which you'll barely get to use, but still interesting - aside from the vehicle companions) and a lot of missions. The problem lies in it's repetitiveness - as killing is always killing, shooting is always shooting - even if satisfying. It took me around 60 hours to fully complete the game, doing all the collectaton stuff and all the side missions, buy everything and around 12 extra hours to play in the New Game+ mode with the increased difficulty. It's a good sandbox to play with a friend in co-op mode. As it stands, it's a fun arcadey shooter, which becomes really entertaining with a friend in co-op due to the ammount of crazy stuff you can pull, but playing alone, it loses its charm all too quickly. Banger soundtrack though, definetly recommend giving the OST a listen.
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The original Aladdin is still one of my all-time favourite Disney movies. Everything about it is so much fun to watch. The animation, the music, the comedy, the story, the atmosphere. After seeing the Live-Action Disney remake, I have to say it was mostly lame in comparison. The atmosphere in this one felt like a TV movie for large chunks of it and despite the colours, everything still looked bland and cheap. Aladdin and Jasmine have no chemistry together in this and their acting is pretty bad, and Jafar is now very bland and just a stock villain badguy with very little personality or wit to him. The only character that is passable surprisingly is the Genie, where Will Smith faired better than I initially expected. The closest I got to laughing or finding myself entertained in the movie was whenever he was on screen. I can definitely confidently say Will Smith was the best thing going for the Aladdin remake. The movie is not really shot in any special way, it just feels conventional and nothing about it screams like it's a Guy Ritchie film at all. Just another passable/mediocre Live Action Disney remake movie at best. Why did it need to be 2 hours long I have no idea, but the movie was weak and Will Smith is really the only thing going for it, despite Robin Williams still being far superior in the original. Overall, another "Bleh" Live-Action Disney remake we didn't need at all. Stick with the original Aladdin that has superior effects, acting, jokes, atmosphere, characters, and depth over this nostalgic cashgrab.
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