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  • Mimic

    Mimic

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Yikes. I was not ready for that bad 90s CGI.

    Anyway, the atmosphere in the first half reminded me of SE7EN, so thats automatically a huge plus. The practical effects are good, and the concept of a giant bug species that camouflages itself to vaguely resemble humans in the same way that real bugs evolve to blend in or look like predators is a great concept for a movie monster.

    There are elements that definitely feel very Del Toro here,…

  • Battle Angel

    Battle Angel

    ★★★

    I never expected that I would enjoy Alita: Battle Angel more than the gritty 90s anime that came before it. Probably has to do with me watching the terrible english dub and seeing the live action film first. I just connected way more with Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz' take on the characters.

    Regardless, I guess i'm one of those annoying Alita: Battle Angel stans now. Oh well. Maybe I'll read the manga one day. I bet thats the best version.

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    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    A relentless fucking experience

  • Up

    Up

    ★★★★

    I was never the hugest fan of Up. I don't know why. It was a movie I was very excited to see based on the initial concept, so maybe the expectation didn't meld well with what I eventually got. Either way, after rewatching it I've decided that it deserves its place as one of the great Pixar films, even if the plot threads are a little all over the place. A flying house? A boy scout trying to earn his…