Expiring on netflix. Didn't like the main characters so no genuine interest if they're lovers, teammates or enemies. I fast-forwarded over most of it, watched the beginning and ending. Not my cup of tea.
Sweet and the animation often looks great. The reason I'm only handing out 3 stars is because of the lack of originality, retreading other films like ET (1982) and The Iron Giant (1999). Another aspect I had an issue with; Since they're from Shanghai, their faces didn't look Chinese enough? It counts as Asian representation but they could easily pass as non-Asians. Despite that, I enjoyed myself and the characters are very likeable. I'm told the score features Chinese melodies…
Sci-fi action mystery-thriller. I remember when I saw the movie back in 2002 at the cinema a person sitting behind me commented out loud “Spielberg?” during the end credits. I can see where he was coming from as it’s darker than Spielberg’s typically sentimental approach, and could have been directed by another filmmaker.
A Hitchcockian ‘man on the run’ story set in the year 2054, loosely based on the 1956 short story "The Minority Report" by Philip…
Prequel-that-really-is-a-remake. If you’re familiar with the 1982 version, you know what to expect from the creature, so the element of surprise is gone. There are moments of suspense, especially the autopsy scene.
I appreciated the updated international cast. Not often you have Norwegian and Danish actors speaking their own language in a big Hollywood production, and distinguishes it from John Carpenter’s which included American researchers. I like the addition of humor which is funnier if you're Scandinavian.
The dialogue this…