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Movie Reviews From Middle Earth – New Zealand

Movies we stopped watching…

Life is too short to watch truly bad movies. I don’t choose films I know will be terrible, just so I can review them with a poor score.

Even so, here are some films we had hopes for, yet were just so bad, boring or just downright offensive (IMHO) that we had no choice but to stop:-

Stopped Watching

Hologram for a King (Confusing, who is it aimed at?)
Chappie (Confused, crass, violent and a mess)
Jupiter Rising (confused and plain boring)
Mr Turner (worthy maybe but….boring)
Ted (Just rude and unfunny)
50/50 (Just rude)
Daredevil (Rubbish)
The Green Hornet (Rubbish)
John Carter (A mess)
Mr Holmes (Boring)
Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children (not terrible but who is it aimed at?)
Kong: Skull Island (Just plain weird and not very well done)

Watched but not worth reviewing

The Great Wall (OMG what a mess, anything with balloons = instant disaster)
Inferno (Nice travelogue, terrible film)

Movies too upsetting or disturbing:-

Son of Saul – Just too realistic and heartbreaking depiction of one aspect of the holocaust – just could not watch more than twenty minutes.

HIGHLY recommended and more devastating due to the restraint shown by the director (what I saw) but you must be prepared, even with many events in the background slightly and deliberately out of focus…..

 

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