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Assassin's Creed - (2016 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094766/
http://www.assassinscreedmovie.com/

A murderer is saved from death only to be used in an experiment to explore his ancestry.

It's an awkward combination of slowness with action. I suspect it could have been quite good, as it has the elements for it.. but the writing is shit in enough significant places that it can't recover. It has an abysmal resolution, making the whole experience regrettable.



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Missing: Bulletproof shield
Missing: Bulletproof shield

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/
http://wonderwomanfilm.com/

A pretty princess turned-warrior leaves paradise to hunt the god of war during World War II.

It's got a slow pace, good mood and is not your usual superhero flick. The pretty girl really makes this movie, even making up for the ugly male lead.



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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - (2017 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3896198/
http://movies.disney.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2

Lost in space, a member of a misfit band of space-mercenaries is found by his father.

Another boring semi-superhero movie. I expect this will be mildly entertaining for people who really liked the earlier one.

In an odd way, see also Dark City - (1998 movie) and Watchmen - (2009 movie).



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Coming right now.
Coming right now.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425200/
http://lionsgateathome.com/john-wick-2

A broken man, having done the hokey pokey as an assassin, is forced back in. Again.

Adequate. It borrows from feelings and elements of other movies, and does a mediocre job of entertaining.



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Payback - (1999 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120784/

Betrayed by his partner-in-crime over syndicate buy-in money, and by his wife over his affair, a man returns from his assumed-murder to collect his cut from their last job.

An amazing movie that has a great tone throughout. It's straightforward and blunt. Although Mel Gibson is flat, it works for both the character and the movie.



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Blade 2 - (2002 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187738/

A day-walking vampire halts his crusade against them, forming a truce to hunt an even worse monster.

An adequate movie, with an acceptable amount of over-the-top nonsense. Definitely worth watching for fans of the original. Easily stands the test of time.

  • Properly titled Blade II



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Blade - (1998 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120611/
http://marvel.com/movies/movie/10/blade

Born as the survivor of a bitten-pregnancy, a part-vampire "day walker" continues his crusade amidst one of their ranks' power play for leadership.

A classic movie, before the whole superhero genre got entirely out of hand. It's an unfortunate rewriting of the original comic book, but it does well with what it has. It's blunt and stiff, yet entertaining.

It has only a couple of moments of technology which feel old, otherwise it has held up well.



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Dracula Untold - (2014 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829150/

A boy turned into a horrifying soldier becomes a totally likable guy.

I believe I watched this movie already, but perhaps it faded from memory due to its mediocrity. I couldn't watch very far in before being entirely turned off at the concept of the main character.



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Van Helsing - (2004 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338526/
http://www.vanhelsing.net/

An unaged man without a memory is sent by a secret multifaith order of monster hunters as the last hope of a lineage doomed to purgatory unless they slay the lord of all vampires.

Not a great or bad movie, but still good enough to be worth watching. It's mostly interesting because of its main character, and the rest of it is piecemeal and without particular substance.

I think this movie was my initial introduction to Kate Beckinsale, and it turns out she's a lot hotter in my memory than in this actual movie. Maybe she was better-presented in the next movies of hers that I saw after this.



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