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Movies (2002-2000)


2002
LOTR: The Two Towers

Same exact feelings as the first one, maybe just a tad better.

 

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Maid In Manhattan

Same formula as Pretty Woman. Cute.

 

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Die Another Day

A jolly good time, despite a weak opening sequence.

 

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Femme Fatale

A little bit of thrill. A little bit of erotism. A little bit of this. A little bit of that. Just a little bit.

 

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Abandon

No surprises and often slow, yet we kinda enjoyed it.

 

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The Transporter

A gem in the action genre. Some of the best (and funniest) fight scenes I've seen in a very long time.

 

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Sweet Home Alabama

Predictable and a little slow at times. Yet enjoyable and sweet.

 

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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

Quite different from what the trailers led to believe. We liked it.

 

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Signs

Good signs. Bad aliens. M. Night Shyamalan rules.

 

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Reign of Fire

Lit my fire. Quite entertaining.

 

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Men In Black II

Major case of déjà vu, but still entertaining.

 

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Minority Report

By far the best Spielberg movie I've ever seen. A masterpiece in the futuristic thriller genre.

 

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Scooby Doo

Scooby don't, unless you're under 10 years old.

 

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The Bourne Identity

Well paced and very entertaining. A solid blend of suspense and action. Demon turns out to be pretty good Jason Bourne. :grin:

 

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Sum Of All Fears

Well paced and very entertaining. A solid blend of suspense and action. Affleck turns out to be pretty good as young Jack Ryan.

 

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Star Wars: Episode II

Attack of the Clowns. The piecemeal plot wasn't helped by the bad acting. Enough said.

 

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Spider-Man

Spidey fans will enjoy this movie as it follows the comic book story to the letter. Quite entertaining overall, but it was definitely no X-Men.

 

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The Scorpion King

Action galore, no surprises but well worth the ride, which is quite impressive considering the relatively low budget. The Rock has potential.

 

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Panic Room

The best thriller I've seen in a long, long time. This is what happens when you combine a good story with some great actors and one hell of a director.

 

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Collateral Damage

Arnie's back in the saddle. Lots of action and a clever storyline. What else can you ask for?

 

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2001
The Lords Of The Rings

I just wasn't enticed by the movie. The special effects were good, but weren't anything I hadn't seen before.

 

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Spy Game

Just the right blend of action and suspense. Redford has played similar characters before, but he's really good at it. Pitt held his own.

 

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The One

Jet Li showing is range in a dual role, as both the hero and villain. As usual, the futuristic fight scenes were superbly executed.

 

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American Pie 2

A very worthy sequel which doesn't repeat any of the first installment's gags and still manages to be hilarious at times.

 

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Planet Of The Apes

Extremely well-paced fun, and thankfully, none of the perpetual cheesy moral dilemmas that made the original such a bore.

 

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The Score

Even good acting could not help a predictable storyline coupled with a few lame action scenes.

 

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Kiss Of The Dragon

Jet Li reprises the same type of role as in Romeo Must Die. Less humor, more action. Works for me.

 

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Swordfish

Travolta is quite a likable bad guy. Some great (and unexpected) action sequences made for a pretty good ride. Halle Berry pointlessly flashes early on but was, reportedly, well compensated for her valiant showing.

 

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The Mummy Returns

I think I liked it better than the first one. Funnier and much more sustained. The Rock's role is nothing more than what is shown in the trailers. I wouldn't change career quite yet, Rocky.

 

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Exit Wounds

Nobody kicks ass like Seagal does. DMX delivers a pretty good performance too.

 

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Get Over It

Simply forgot to bring it on.

 

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Head Over Heels

No surprises, just cute and funny.

 

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