Thomas Hwang

Thomas Hwang

Aspiring young film visionary and enjoyer of motion pictures.

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  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★

    Wow, why couldn’t they have just done this the first time? This is one of the craziest movies I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t even try to be a sequel to the original, it’s in a different universe entirely. All the characters except Ash are played by different actors, the ending of The Evil Dead is ignored and they just move forward from there. It’s like the original movie got a second chance to be a great film. It honestly doesn’t even…

  • District 9

    District 9

    ★★★★½

    I hadn’t seen any trailers for District 9 but just thought the poster looked cool and I was blown away. I think it’s destined to be a science fiction classic which is great because a lot of the movies that come out today feel disposable and with no real staying power. I liked how this takes a grounded approach to the alien invasion and doesn’t focus too much on the first contact but more of what would happen when they’ve…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★

    Not nearly as good as the Carpenter original, but I wasn’t expecting it to be. What I liked most was that I went in thinking this was a remake and that it would erase the film I enjoy so much with an inferior version. That’s not the case. It’s actually a prequel and does not do away with the original nor does it try to outdo it. The effects they used were much less real looking than the practical stuff…

  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★★½

    Point Break is like a college frat boy who was neglected by his parents and dumped by his girlfriend tried to prove that his life was exciting after he wasted his youth playing Madden in his basement by jumping out of a plane. His parachute fails and he crashes into the ocean, where he washes up on an island. The only thing that resembles food there is two crates of crack cocaine, left there by Blackbeard 400 years ago. The boy…