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JUNE 2018 MOVIE THREAD

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I kinda mildly enjoyed Pacific Rim: Uprising because, y'know, it's giant robots fighting monsters and other giant robots.  But I still thought it was terrible.  Objectively, I felt like it was terrible in almost every way.  Lazily written, stock characters, a bunch of unknown actors largely devoid of screen presence, some really meh monster-robot fights.  They really dumbed down the two-pilot concept, didn't they.

Giant robots doing parkour-style triangle jumps off the sides of skyscrapers so they deliver a clumsy martial arts kick is not what I expected to see.  Or wanted to see.  I'm kinda sad none of the kaiju knows how to do a proper phoenix splash.

The various heel and babyface turns meant nothing because no one had much of a character to play.  I'm looking at you, Asian female head of the corporation Charlie Day's character worked for.  Not that Day's turn had much impact either.

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Saw Tag last night on a lark and I’m glad I did. Much funnier than the reviews made me believe.

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