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samueljsmith has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★ .

  • 1941

    1941

    ★★

    This movie started out as a parody of Jaws. I wish it had stayed that way.

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★

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

    I had to. They’re alive, like me.

    This may be the worst line in a movie I’ve heard in a long time, and it was used to justify a laughably-bad decision. But hey, JW2 grosssed over a billion worldwide so they need to pave the way for a sequel. Also, the original velociraptors from Spielberg’s Jurassic Park will forever remain scarier than the lab-baked Indominus Rex or the pitiful Indoraptor. J.A. Bayona did well with the suspenseful interplay of light-and-dark…

  • Always

    Always

    ★★

    Always started out with a good introduction to the world of firefighting pilots but sputtered and lost all its fuel in the second act. I couldn’t even watch all of this in one sitting because I genuinely couldn’t be bothered. The screenplay had many questionable moments and didn’t reflect the talent in this star-studded cast. (Speaking of, it’s a damn shame this was the last film Audrey Hepburn appeared in). However, I give it another half star for the ending which still gave me the feels even though it was super cheesy and unsurprising.