Tag Archives: #lord of the rings

Simpering, cowardly ‘Rise of Skywalker’ grovels its way to saga’s end

2/10 In the aftermath of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so many disillusioned fans were demanding deep and specific revisions that the proposal to make a different version of the installment for each individual viewer became a running gag. It … Continue reading

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‘It: Chapter Two’ is boring, homosexist and three hours long

2/10 I can’t believe they got James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain to show up for this. Derry, Maine, 2016- You saw It, and for some reason, loved it. Now it’s 27 years later, and Pennywise, the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård) … Continue reading

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Visually creative ‘Tolkien’ failed by fundamentally poor storytelling

3/10 With the rate at which boring, inaccurate and horrendously bad biopics win awards, Tolkien could easily have been a formulaic Oscar grab. Instead, the creative team has gone in a different, much more ambitious direction, trying to recreate the … Continue reading

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‘Detective Pikachu’ an adoring, vibrant journey into the Pokemon World

9/10 So they’re finally making a live-action Pokemon movie. I guess that’s all right. Guess the real surprise is that it took this long. Honestly, I’ve only got one request – don’t do it halfway. Don’t make some movie-product meant … Continue reading

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Re-examining the backlash against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ one year later

Star Wars: The Last Jedi celebrated its first birthday last Saturday, though it feels like we’ve been living under its shadow for ages – time moves strangely in the era of American fascism. Criticism of the film exists at a … Continue reading

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