Pinhole Movie Reviews

Shazam! by William
April 21, 2019, 11:10 am
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Big meets Superman! A kid gets superpowers that transform him into the adult superhero Shazam, resulting in some hilarious kid-style hi-jinks to go along with the standard “fight the bad guy” story. With just one hero and one villain, this movie provides a much-needed break from the complicated forty-superhero extravaganzas that Marvel is making nowadays. Worth watching.

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Man of Steel by jaemskeray
January 6, 2014, 6:17 am
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Henry Cavill is Superman.  Daaaaamn.  Amy Adams is Lois Lane.  Ooh.  Russell Crowe is Superman’s father Jor El.  I can’t.  Christopher Maloni?  Please.  Kevin Costner.  Its getting too damn sexy in here.  In all seriousness though, Henry Cavill doesn’t look real in this movie, is that guy real?  The movie itself was fantastic, director Zack Snyder and writer Christopher Nolan treat the story like a cross between The Day the Earth Stood Still and Batman Begins, i.e. Sci-Fi aliens from outer space coming to earth meets kick ass dark superhero origin story.  The special effects in this are spectacular.  A high Worth Watching


The Dark Knight Rises by tincolor

Christian Bale puts on his cape and mask one last time and teams up with cat burglar Anne Hathaway in a last ditch effort to stop madman Tom Hardy from destroying Gotham City. At this point in time it feels like no one needs or wants a recommendation for this film, so, I write to a younger generation, a generation that will grow up watching this long, generally boring and one-note action flick on DVD or whatever. Christopher Nolan seems incapable of creating any sense of suspense or expectation in his films. Watching DNR is like barreling down a steep mountain road in a Lamborghini that has had its breaks cut and its accelerator taped down to the floor.  You can’t really hear anything because the sound of the engine is deafening, and so much is zipping by you so quickly that can’t focus on anything that isn’t life or death important. Still at least you’re in a Lamborghini. Watchable.

Darkman by tincolor
July 6, 2012, 12:40 am
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Sam Raimi directs Liam Neeson, the scientist turned masked avenger in this early attempt at a more adult superhero movie. Watching this film, I can’t help but be reminded how far superhero films have come. I’m sure it was an impressive when it came out, but to the modern viewer, it feels muddled. Watchable.

Thor by Thomas
May 10, 2012, 5:33 pm
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Exiled to Earth, the brawny alien/thunder god must foil his mischievous brother.  And come of age, and redeem himself, and fall for Natalie Portman…it’s a lot to do! But the movie lays out its rules and sticks with them, staying on track and hitting all the right Shakespearean notes (including the sorely needed comic relief.)  Cool production design to boot. Watchable.


The Avengers by Thomas
May 8, 2012, 3:43 pm
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Earth’s greatest heroes team up! Fans of Buffy and Firefly will recognize one of Joss Whedon’s great strengths here: writing dialogue for an ensemble.  He’s also very good at weaving a plot to keep you intrigued — the movie clocks in at almost 2 and a half hours without a wasted moment.  The action is outrageous, of course, but Michael Bay and the rest should take heed that explosions don’t count for much unless you care about the characters. (They probably won’t, though.) Worth Watching.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine by tincolor
February 11, 2012, 1:44 pm
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Huge Jackman is Wolverine, what else do you need to know? When this movie came out I remember hearing so many negative reviews that it seemed like it couldn’t be anything other than a total train wreck. And yes, the special effects are not great and the dialogue is pretty flat and the story isn’t very imaginative, but there’s also very little in the movie to keep you from being at least mildly entertained. Watchable. A man with grizzly hair wearing a tank top shirt, with three metal claws in front of his face. Below his chin is the title "X-Men Origins Wolverine", the film credits and the release date, May 1.

V for Vendetta by tincolor
January 12, 2012, 8:25 am
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A masked man brings terror on a tyrant and everyone lives happily ever after. I want to like this movie so much, the action scenes are great, the style is interesting, the story is… really really boring and disorganized. Watchable, but only once. 

Captain America: The First Avenger by tincolor
January 2, 2012, 4:54 am
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A skinny white dude shows that all you need to make a difference in this world is an awesome bod and a pure heart. The set up of this movie is great, and leads up to what could have been a solid superhero movie. But Captain America’s extreme devotion to protecting American ideals at all costs seems outdated in today’s globalized world; so much so that I almost found myself rooting for the red skull. Watchable, but frustrating.

Blade by William
November 28, 2011, 1:38 pm
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I thought I heard only the second film of this series is good, but it turns out that’s not true. Blade is everything a comic superhero action movie should be; it’s full of nice fighting scenes and set in a world that is like ours but cooler. Worth checking out.

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