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Altman's dreadfully dull "message" Western Thematically rich and great cast, but too many eye-rolling elements The film's depth (or lack therof) How to be a man Some good, even greatness (the score), but there's also some bad and ugly Leone strained to explain the title Columbo's ingenious line "Last Salute to the Commodore" Let's face it... Yay or Nay? View all posts >


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Yeah, Henry Cavill made for the best Superman, at least as far as looks go. I just found the second half of "Man of Steel" dull as it focused on super-powered beings pounding each other into walls/buildings/whatever. I love action as much as the next guy (e.g. "Terminator 2"), but there's got to be some character/thematic depth to hook the viewer or all the "exciting" things going on get dull real fast. I favor the tone of "Batman Begins," but found the story & characters uninteresting. I liked "The Dark Knight Rises" though. "Batman & Robin" is my favorite from the 1989-1997 tetralogy because it had the best Wayne/Batman (Clooney), the warmest depiction of the Batman family, a winsome Batgirl, an understandable villain (Mr. Freeze), an alluringly evil Poison Ivy and a great message of redemption and comeuppance. Really? Because this movie blows away "Man of Steel." Thanks for the insights -- good stuff. You want answers beyond the box office? Okay... I'm a fan of the first two Thor flicks, but this one is the best. It has the most compelling plot, the most interesting guest stars, and adds a little more humor to the proceedings while keeping a nice balance between the amusing parts and the serious ones. Some parts are even moving, like The Executioner's story arc, whilst some are profound, e.g. Odin's revelation about Asgard. Much of the humor is laugh-out-loud funny. Blanchett is utterly badaxx -- even hot -- as the villainess and, believe it or not, this is the best depiction of the Hulk yet on the screen. He has more dialogue here than in his four previous appearances on the big screen combined (i.e. "Hulk," "The Incredible Hulk," "Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron"). In addition, the guest appearance by Dr. Strange is exceptional. Like "Captain America: Civil War" (2016), Marvel just knocked it out of the ballpark with this one. Yeah, A.L. (Kristine DeBell) was cute. Meh How could you omit "Downhill Racer" (1969)? It's an alternative Columbo, but it's not as different as you say. It starts with a kidnapping rather than a murder and becomes a Whodunit before it becomes a Howcatchem. The rumpled Lieutenant has no cat-and-mouse with the kidnapper, true, but the episode creates quality suspense in observing how Columbo & his team can figure out who the culprit is, locate his whereabouts, and, hopefully, rescue the girl. See my other post for details: [url]https://moviechat.org/tt0103987/No-Time-to-Die/5c3f859a89eb29055ad35c23/Yay-or-Nay[/url] In my opinion she comes off bizarre and annoying ("Hey preppy" -- "preppy" "preppy" "preppy"). O'Neal's character, on the other hand, is an all-around likable guy -- tough, but very nice at the same time, filthy rich yet undeniably humble and respectful. View all replies >