– (2014) – Parties of varying species go to war over the fate of a mountain. A barely plausible story that’s jam packed with characters who mean nothing and action scenes that are too overblown to excite. A sloppy CGI epic that has absolutely no heart beneath its hollow scenes of war.
– (2011) – A man drives out of hell to claim his granddaughter from a Satanic cult. Piles on a ton of blood drenched action scenes, and moves at a breakneck speed, but for too long leaves character motivations to question. The conclusion rectifies this matter in a rather emotional way, but getting there too often feels hollow.
– (2014) – A monster once targeted for destruction returns to rescue humanity from winged creatures. Follows the basic pattern of epic disaster movies, but forgets to include one single character who warrants one single emotion. The brief action segments are appreciatively dark, but the film as a whole is a wasted opportunity to reinvent a cinematic behemoth.
– (2014) – Frankenstein’s monster, who doesn’t rot, is pursued by demons for two hundred years. A complete waste of time that hasn’t a plot to speak of, a character who isn’t cardboard, or an action scene not reliant on bombastic CGI. Enemies die laughably quick, and the prosthetic look to the villains are unintentionally corny. Abominable.
– (2013) – Varying Middle Earth inhabitants quest for a stone once stolen by a fearful dragon. An overblown assortment of long speeches, last minute rescues, uneven humor, and ridiculously choreographed action. Visually impressive, but the characters haven’t grown since the previous film, which only adds to the emptiness.
– (2013) – Man operated robots are humanity’s only hope against gigantic monsters bent on destroying Earth. The F/X are impressive at first, but their sights and sounds begin to nauseate after a while. Still, nothing compares to the headache brought upon by the dialog and drama. Expensive, juvenile nonsense.