films seen
6
average score
1.16*
nationality
status
Alive and kicking
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Dubious filler

2.0*/5.0*
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

1999 / 88m - USA
Comedy, Romance
2.0*/5.0*
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo poster

Big nopes

Trolls

2016 / 92m - USA
Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
1.0*/5.0*
Trolls poster

Another Dreamworks fluke, based on some long forgotten commercial property. Whoever thought it was a good idea to revive the 90s troll hype should probably be fired, though I'm sure they're enjoying their promotion right now. This film turned out to be another box office hit, artistically it's as dire as they come.

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The only positive thing I have to say is that the scrapbook-style segments were a nice touch, but they are few and far between. The rest of the film looks like you'd expect a US CG animation to look, with little in the way of a personal touch. Character designs are ugly, the environments are dull and the colors are bright but terribly kitsch.

The story and characters are extremely childish, the comedy is depressing and the soundtrack ... it's like listening to a commercial radio station, the only thing missing were the commercial breaks. It's everything I'm not looking for in a good animation, but as long as it draws crowds that's what we're going to see from companies like Dreamworks I'm afraid.

Surviving Christmas

2004 / 91m - USA
Comedy, Romance
1.0*/5.0*
Surviving Christmas poster

Poor Christmas vehicle. The idea is simple but decent enough, sadly the film is ruined by an atrocious performance of Ben Affleck and annoying situation comedy. Rather than pleasantly hectic and confusing the film is just irritating and obnoxious. Not really the embodiment of Christmas spirit this one.

Irritation overload

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

2011 / 87m - USA
Animation, Comedy, Music
0.5*/5.0*
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked poster

The kind of film where I'm pretty certain they came up with the pun first and only then built an entire film around it. This film is called "chipwrecked", so the chipmunks end up on a deserted island. Why? Who knows? I guess they just needed something to fill another 90 minutes of film.

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Part three in the series is so lazy they hardly bothered to conceal the fact it's just a cash cow for them. The plot is completely nonsensical and ill-fitting, but kids love a good bounty hunt, so that's what we're getting here. Throw in some terrible pop songs in true chipmunk style and that's basically it.

The comedy is painfully unfunny, the characters are rehashed once again (there's only 1 new addition, and she's terrible too) and the music is just insulting. I'm clearly not the target audience for this franchise, even then one can expect a basic level of quality. Wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be an experiment just to see how blunt they could be without turning away people from the franchise. As there's also a fourth part, I think we haven't hit rock bottom just yet.

Shrek Forever After

2010 / 93m - USA
Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
0.5*/5.0*
Shrek Forever After poster