Short blurbs and A-F school-like grading of movies I’ve seen this past month, plus initial reactions to any upcoming movies for which I’ve seen trailers. My grading tries not to account for my enjoyment of the movie (i.e. Plan 9 would get an F but I'd still laugh a lot).
- Sucker Punch (IMAX!)
- A- Visually and aurally stupendous. Home theater won't do it justice. Yes, there's a lot of geek pandering, but it's surprisingly more deep and meaningful. A few problems with its convoluted story and, in particular, ending hold it back from being perfect; it nevertheless delivered everything I want in a movie.
- True Grit
- B+ The acting is solid, and I see why it's the girl's break-out role, but the whole thing is still a remake with a limited scope. It ends up lacking the punch that a revenge story should have and has a rather unsatisfying end. Decent as far as Westerns go, though.