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The Expendables 3 The Expendables 3 PG-13
I don't even know where to begin with this one, so..... Here's my review of The Expendables 3. Like most people I loved watching 80's action movies, I actually consider some of them as my personal favorites, like The Terminator, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Robocop, First Blood, Commando and Predator. You see those movies are not only awesome action movies, but there all very memorable, well acted, well directed, intense, adrenaline fueled, fun and entertaining movies. I love 80's action movies and back in 2010 when the first Expendables movie was coming out I was really excited because I was excited to see all my favorite action heroes be in a movie together. Unfortunately though, the movie was bad, it was really bad. The first Expendables movie was a really lame action flick, with bad one-liners and probably one of the lamest characters in a film franchise. I was incredibly disappointed with the first Expendables film, but I was curious to see what they were going to do with the second film. I'll admit the second film had much better action in it, but the one-liners were still annoying and the characters were even lamer in this film. The second one wasn't worse than the first film, but it still wasn't great, so I lost all hope in these Expendables movies. Now here I am reviewing the third film, which once again brings back the all-star cast and even more cameos. The only thing this movie did different was instead of being an R rated action movie like the previous two films, it's a PG-13 action movie, which I have no problem with as long as the movie is good. Was this movie good? Nope! This movie is just as shitty as the first movie; it's actually even shittier than the first film. I know some people thought this movie might be a step up from the first Expendables movie because Sylvester Stallone is not directing the film and they put more action stars in this movie, like Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson and one of my favorite actors, Harrison Ford. Honestly none of those actors helped this movie one bit, both Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas were equally shitty in this film and Mel Gibson plays probably one of the dumbest villains in an action movie. Speaking of villains why is Mel Gibson playing a villain in this film? If these Expendables movies are paying homage to 80's action movies then shouldn't Mel Gibson be playing a hero because he's usually a hero in most of his films, especially his films in the 80's? If they really want to homage to 80's action movies, then they should probably get an actor who played a villain in a famous 80's action film, like Alan Rickman, or Rutger Hauer, or even Kurtwood Smith. Mel Gibson was a terrible choice and plus the villain he played in this movie was a shitty villain. The rest of the cast returns in this film, so Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews are all back and they all once again have terrible chemistry with each other and all they done in this movie is shoot people and say bad one-liners. Also to top it all off this movie has a few more Expendables members, who are played by some random actors that we don't care about. But all said and done people watch these stupid movies for one reason and one reason only and that is for the action, so how was the action in this Expendables film? It was really bad! The action was never top notch in the previous films, but there was always at least one action scene that was entertaining, however in this movie there isn't a single fun action scene. Now the PG-13 rating isn't the reason why the action was bad, the action was bad because the director of this movie has no idea how to film proper action scenes. Patrick Hughes directed this film and after seeing his so called skills in this movie I don't think this guy should direct another action movie again because he clearly has no idea what he is doing. Dave Callaham and Sylvester Stallone wrote this film and just like the director they clearly had no idea what they were doing either, I felt like they were just writing down some random shit and just throwing in random 80's one-liners. Plus the dozens of plot holes in this movie were way too obvious, so that again is all due to bad writing. So, The Expendables 3 had bad writing, bad direction, bad acting, bad characters, a bad villain and one of the worst action scenes in a movie this year. So what were the good things in this flick? Well...... Harrison Ford was decent in the movie and that's about it. So if you enjoyed these terrible Expendables movies, then you might get a kick out of this one, but if not, then you'll probably be bored as shit watching it and wishing you were watching Guardians of the Galaxy instead. So avoid this film if you can and watch something better this weekend.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PG-13
I'm just going to start off by saying that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were never that great, so for all those people saying that this movie right here ruined the entire movie franchise, I think you need to take a better look at the original films because if you watch them closely there just as cheesy, dull and sloppily executed as this new Ninja Turtles movie. Now I don't want to give this new Ninja Turtles movie a positive review because the movie was god awful, I'm just saying that the other films weren't any better. The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that came out in 1990 was an okay movie, I guess. The one-liners were lame and the acting was shit, but Jim Henson's designs on the turtles were very well made. Jim Henson may have not directed the film, but he designed most of the costumes and puppets, which were hands down the best part of the film. The action was okay, but a bit dated and the movies score was well composed, but the soundtrack is too cheesy. The first film wasn't a complete piece of shit, but the movie still wasn't that great. The second and third films were both torturous to watch; between their lame stories and sloppy direction, I have no idea how I made it through both of those movies, but I did and they both sucked. Now as for the comic books, I never read them and as for the cartoon series, I watched a bit of it, but it just wasn't my type of thing. So as you can clearly tell I was going into this new Ninja Turtles movie with really low expectations and assuming it was going to suck. So did the movie suck? Hell yeah it did! This new adaptation of the Ninja Turtles is not only the worst thing out of the franchise, but it's also the most boring. As much as I didn't like the original films they at least had some enjoyment out of them, however brief it was. With this new movie it was just a straight up CG fest with loads of mindless action until the end credits. After watching this movie I still feel like I haven't seen the movie yet because the movie didn't even feel like an actual movie, it felt like a really long trailer. The story was changed a bit in this version and it makes even less sense than the original story. The characters in this film were all forgettable, especially the ninja turtles, which was stupid because there the characters were suppose to be rutting for. Neither one of the ninja turtles said or did anything funny or interesting. The leader Leonardo was probably the blandest character in the film, the tough guy Raphael was probably the most forgettable in the film, the nerd Donatello was probably the most annoying character in the film and the funny guy Michelangelo was probably the least funniest character in the film. Plus the CG on the turtles looked like crap; I know everyone likes to use CG in their films now, but sometimes CG looks very fake and kind of ugly at times. In this movie the CG was both fake and ugly, the characters all looked ugly and the CG on them looked like crap, especially on Splinter. Now as for the acting, it was of course terrible, but who are we kidding when you have a movie that stars Megan Fox you should know already the movie is going to have bad acting in it. So yeah, Megan Fox plays the lead character April O'Neal, who's pretty much an attractive female reporter who likes to scream a lot and be the damsel in distress. Now as poorly written as that character is the character can still work if you have a good actress playing her. Megan Fox is obviously a terrible actress and of course played a terrible part in this movie. I don't why they casted Megan Fox as April O'Neal, of all the choices of actresses they could have chosen they had to choose Megan Fox. They couldn't have chosen Anna Kendrick, or Shailene Woodley, or Emma Stone, or Christina Hendricks, or even Emma Watson to play April O'Neal. Megan Fox didn't fully ruin this movie, but she was still terrible and I think they should have casted a more talented actress. Speaking of things that ruined this movie, I should talk about the rest of the cast members. Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Johnny Knoxville and Noel Fisher play the four ninja turtles in the film and they were awful. Did they try at least? Sure, but that wasn't enough. This movie had such a terrible script it didn't even matter how good or bad the actor was because the movie would still be let down, but as for the acting goes, it was pretty bad in this movie. Will Arnett was pointlessly in this movie and he was only in the movie to make bad jokes and hit on Megan Fox, which is actually the same thing Michelangelo did in the film. William Fichtner is one of the bad guys in the film and to be honest I thought he was going to be Shredder, but he actually wasn't he was just some scientist guy that helps out Shredder. Shredder in this movie is some guy in a big robot suit that has barely any dialogue or motivation. Seriously this characters plan makes no sense at all, basically he's just there to be diabolical and beat up the ninja turtles. I don't know who the actor was who played Shredder because he never shows his face, but his acting was pretty terrible same with William Fichtner. Everybody's performance was terrible in this movie and some of the reason why they all sucked in this movie was because some people in this movie can't act worth of shit, but the main reason why was because of the movies script. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a horrible script that was filled bad jokes, generic dialogue, bland characters and a predictable plot. Michael Bay only produced this movie, but you would think he actually directed the movie as well because this entire movie feels like a Michael Bay movie. Jonathan Liebesman directed this film and if you look at his career you would see he hasn't made a single good movie yet and unfortunately Teenage Mutant Turtles now adds to his list of bad movies. Jonathan Liebesman isn't the worst directed I've seen, but he really needs to learn how to execute his films properly and direct his actors better because in this movie both the acting and execution were horribly done. The action was also very generic and just filled with bad CG. You see when you watch a Ninja Turtles movie the action is suppose to be fun not loud, ugly and all over the place. It takes a certain director to direct good action scenes and when it came to this movie the action scenes weren't that good. Everything in this movie wasn't really good and I'm just tired of seeing these Michael Bay type movies, once again I know Michael Bay didn't direct this movie, but I know he had a lot of say in the creative process, so I know a lot of this movies failure was due to Michael Bay. I really hate Michael Bay and I really hope his movies start becoming flops in the box office, it didn't happen with Transformers: Age of Extinction and it didn't happen with this movie either, so I'll just keep hoping someday it will happen. Until then I'm just going to keep bashing his movies and warn people to stay away from them. So for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I highly recommend that people should stay as far away as possible from this movie.

JD's Favorite Movies

Gladiator Gladiator R
Pretty much one of my all time favorite movies. First thing it has Russell Crowe who is my favorite actor, next it has incredible action scenes and finally it has amazing acting performances and not just by Russell Crowe, but also Joaquin Phoenix and Djimon Hounsou.
Gone With the Wind Gone With the Wind G
Probably one of the all time greatest movies ever made! I can't think of a single thing that is wrong with this movie, Gone With The Wind is pretty much a perfect movie. Clark Gable is an amazing actor and his role in Gone With The Wind is just outstanding. So of course Gone With The Wind is a classic, but it's also classified is a masterpiece.

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