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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Ultimately, Birds of Prey ends up being a disappointment, for the moments of explosive, violent fun... are more than cancelled out by its expository stumbles.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It's called The Rise of Skywalker, but if anything, it's a death-knell for the Skywalker saga.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) For what it's worth, Jumanji: The Next Level brings a few additions to the mix that worked well to the tune of nearly a billion dollars last time around.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) With Knives Out, Johnson throws out a story that Christie would have appreciated, but he makes sure to go that step further to subvert it.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Its messaging lacks the emotional resonance that was at the heart of Frozen, and ultimately, feels half-baked.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
No Score Yet House Arrest (2019) [I]n the hands of co-directors Shashanka Ghosh (Veere Di Wedding) and novelist Samit Basu, working off a script by Basu, House Arrest eventually falls back on a rushed cliché.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
94% Klaus (2019) There's plenty of comedy for the Netflix film's target audience (kids) as well, with a collection of sight gags and slapstick humour, which is offset by sarcastic quips and self-aware, darkly comedic lines of dialogue elsewhere.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) The film jumps one from thing to another without any meaningful connective tissue to hold all of it together.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
68% Joker (2019) It's provocative but sadly, it's also irresponsible in the handling of that material.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It's a far cry from the franchise's nadir, but it's also a far cry from its zenith. In the end, Hobbs and Shaw is a middling Fast and Furious entry - and that's not worth much at all.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) But if Disney could bother to make the lions look so real, the least they could have done is take inspiration from the real animal world, where female lions are the ones who run the pride.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Though it's derivative in its approach, Spider-Man: Far From Home lifts itself with the trifecta of on-the-point comic timing... a sprinkling of CGI-heavy set pieces that are nimble and refreshing, and the sheer wackiness of Mysterio being in the MCU.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) For now, thanks to a highly-engaging ride that bursts with full-of-heart performances, asks essential questions, and treats us to exciting entrants and action sequences, Toy Story 4 more than justifies its presence.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) Unfortunately, F. Gary Gray - best known for directing Fast and Furious 8, and The Italian Job - can't catch that lightning in a bottle.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Ultimately, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a wholly disappointing and forgetful culmination of this X-Men run, which brought together a fantastic bunch of young actors but then ran out of steam two movies in.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Unfortunately, Aladdin doesn't make any meaningful effort to depict the Middle Eastern way of life. ‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
69% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Especially so for a kids' film, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu ought to have made a larger effort to welcome young girls as much as boys.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame will alternately make you shed tears, giddy at the possibilities, excited for what's coming, whoop when you witness it, and nostalgic for the MCU past.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) Despite shortcomings, Shazam! is a fun time at the movies for the most part and easily one of the better outings in the DC stable.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) As it is, Captain Marvel is more a reminder of Marvel's early work (think the first Captain America or Thor) than its more recent output (Black Panther or Infinity War).‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
No Score Yet Firebrand (2019) It's clear from even the film's smallest, quietly feminist moments, in how the female characters have held onto their last names or reclaimed the use of them.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Lego Movie 2's greatest strength is how it makes such a studio vehicle feel like an indie project, true to the roots of the homemade Lego movies that started it all.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
87% Soni (2018) Its willingness to tackle hugely relevant subject matter, paired with an unassuming script that finds space for some darkly comic bits that filter in through everyday exchanges, and a cast that brings it to life in a grounded, believable fashion.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee does set the Transformers franchise on a promising new path, one that inevitable future instalments - multiple prequels and spin-offs are in development - could do well to learn from.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
66% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is simply too over-stuffed and over-long.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Into the Spider-Verse takes a wacky comic storyline with an outlandish concept, and transfers it onto the screen in a fascinating and fresh manner.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) [Ralph Breaks the Internet] marries that sensibility with messaging everyone can relate to, and it's not afraid to slightly venture into complex, darker ideas while being family-friendly for the most part.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) There's little sense of what The Crimes of Grindelwald is about, and in trying to serve an ensemble while keeping an eye on the big picture, Rowling fails in crafting a narrative that is engaging, meaningful, or even just enjoyable.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
87% First Man (2018) It's visceral, it's stomach-wrenching, it's brutal and frankly it feels like hell.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Ultimately, Venom is neither here nor there, and its failure to be self-aware makes it feel like a movie from a different superhero era at times.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) The Predator simply isn't worth your time or monetary investment, though it'd make a great pick for the folks over at Mystery Science Theater 3000.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
86% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Lin brings that sense of fluidity to spaceship battles in Star Trek Beyond. And while it may culminate in something that is typical of summer blockbusters, there's enough fun to be had on the way...‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
54% Jason Bourne (2016) But here, buried in PTSD flashbacks, cardboard characters and spite, the film broods and forgets to enjoy itself.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
27% Suicide Squad (2016) At its worst, the film wallows around in dark tones and an endless stream of bullets, making it instead resemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, for all the wrong reasons.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange works great as a standalone film, and its visual inventiveness is a breath of fresh air, as most films in the MCU have tended to come from a cookie-cutter approach these days.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) As the audience, we have developed no connection whatsoever with the characters that we are about to see, yet the film is trying evoke memories of a deep past that earned its affection over the course of a decade.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Assassin's Creed wastes its talented cast... for a story that's entirely unforgettable, and simply no fun to take in.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Move over, Batfleck - this is the Batman all fans deserve. Even if it's ultimately made to benefit the merchandising line of Batman and Lego, it's all excusable for the sheer, exhilarating ride it offers.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
93% Logan (2017) [Logan] keeps itself away from another 'saving the world' trope, and crafts a uniquely personal and tragic story that will leave many choked up.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The film's evoking of its anti-war counterparts falls flat, and feels hollow, much like the island itself.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) If you want to call your film Ghost in the Shell, but are happy to leave the existential matter behind, it creates a product without much of a soul.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The best way to watch Fast and Furious 8 is to wait for it to hit TV - tune in for the opening, disappear for an hour, and then return for the final third‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Despite the film's bloated structure, and its tendency to sway and get distracted now and then, Gunn still manages to pack an emotional punch in the end, delivering a character send-off that's bound to bring most viewers to the verge of tears.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) ... Alien: Covenant feels stuck between making its audience jump in their seats, and trying to stir a debate about our purpose in the universe.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is far from a perfect film, but it's brave and smart enough to be granted a well-deserved sequel.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
16% The Mummy (2017) Bogged down by unimaginative CGI-laden set-pieces, and lacking any character arcs, it's a limp attempt at capturing the summer-movie market overflowing with contenders...‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Most of it is indistinguishable from the rest, just as the film itself will eventually blend with your memories of other chapters in the Transformers series.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The film is about Spider-Man facing what it means to be a hero, and what that entails. But instead of saying it as a fancy dialogue, it shows how great power brings great responsibility.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War for the Planet of the Apes builds on a central tenet - "apes together strong" - and sends out resonating values that we can all learn something from.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
47% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) For a world that brings together the four corners of the universe, it's a shame that we're being told the same empty tale that we've seen a thousand times.‐ Gadgets360
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018