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The Crow

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A Batman type movie that is about a man who is killed and his soul cannot rest until he gets revenge for him and his girlfriend getting killed. The thing that makes this movie so memorable is that it is the movie that Brandon Lee gets killed in and the scene actually stays in the movie. This movie has a couple of good action scenes and a good story behind it. I think they could have done a little better job with describing how the crow and him were related. I thought it was great how the whole movie was dark. Overall Rating: 8.4

The Big Hit

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This movie stars Marky Mark as a hitman that is very gullible. He is completely controlled by his girlfriend(Christina Applegate) and gets into a lot of trouble for following his friends idea. This movie is an action movie with some unique comedy twisted in. Most of the time the comedy comes from Marky Mark for the situation that he is in. This movie has a few good gun scenes but overall the movie is mediocre. Overall Rating: 5.3

Jurassic Park 2

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This movie was pretty good until the T Rex goes to New York. I thought
that this completely ruined the movie. I thought the first three quarters
were as scary if not more scary then the original. They also mixed in a
little more comedy than the original. This movie may have had a little
too much T Rex and not enough of the other dinosaurs. Overall Rating: 7.0

The Last of the Mohicans

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This movie is about three men who are the last of the Mohican tribe. The
three men must protect the families of the men who have gone to fight in
the militia. This tale is very graphic especially the scenes with the
scalping.
This is a story about love. I didn't really grip this movie too well, I
didn't feel like the story was very relevant. They didn't really stop the
mohawk people and they could have run off before any of this happened. Overall Rating: 6.2

Last Man Standing

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Bruce Willis movie from the west where he is a greedy outlaw. This movie
has a couple good action scenes and you think that Bruce Willis is the perfect
guy to play an independent role like this. You wonder why both groups didn't
just kill him. By the end of the movie he gets in between these two families
so much that they destroy each other and the whole town. Overall Rating: 4.0

Desperate Measures

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This is an action packed movie about a serial killer that is the only
available
donor for a man's son. Michael Keaton uses this proposal so he can get into
a low security place so he can escape. The best part of this movie is when
Michael Keaton dislocates his thumb to get out of his handcuffs. The father
has to catch Keaton but he also has to make sure that Keaton doesn't get
killed. Overall Rating: 5.6

Rocky V

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By far the worst of the Rocky movies. Rocky did not even box in this movie.
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best thing about this movie is that Rocky goes back to his roots and gets in
a street
fight. Tommy Morrison plays Rocky's prtege that later disrespects him.
Rocky will only take this for so long and he has to fight Tommy. Rocky
can no longer fight any matches because he has gotten hit too many times
and it could kill him. Overall Rating: 5.3

Bloodsport

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I am not the biggest fan of Jean Claude Van Damne movies but this is
probably the best one. It is good because it is underground fighting
taking place in a foreign country where you are never really sure what
the rules are. Van Damne loses a friend and in this loss has to fight
the man that killed him. The perfect set up for a revenge match. Overall Rating: 5.6

Absolute Power

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Clint Eastwood stars in a movie where he plays a thief that witnesses the
president commit a murder. He is then hunted in this suspense drama.
I thought this movie was good because it showed deception in the government.
What I don't get that Clint Eastwood is a thief which isn't very moral
but he is pissed at the governor for commiting this murder which is
much worse but would not seem as bad to someone that robs for a living. Overall Rating: 6.1

The Karate Kid

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This is the typical story about a mentor and his
teacher. Daniel Son learns Karate and uses it to
defeat the bad guy karate club in the tournament at
the end of the movie. He gets the girl and is the fan
favorite winning as the underdog. His innovative
Karate move The Crane Kick, taught by Mr. Miyagi is
imitated by children every week after seeing this
movie. Daniel learns to have a solid mind and good
discipline which makes him a good pupil and a good
person. Overall Rating: 6.9

Under Siege

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Steven Seagal participates in an action movie upon a train. Good fighting
as in most Seagal movies. He is a cook and he is secretly a great fighter
and can manage to stop the bad guys. I guess the whole cook idea was a
good twist but all in all it was just a normal action movie. One of the
Baywatch beauties jumps out of a cake topless and some people only remember
that part of the movie. Overall Rating: 4.4

Terminator 2

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What I thought most interesting about this sequel is that the bad guy
in part 1 is now the good guy in part 2. This is something that is very
original which makes this movie a good sequel. Again the bad guy is nearly
impossible to kill but at the same time so is the good guy. This sets up
for the perfect war of a sequel. I believe taht the sequel might actually
be a little bit better than the original. Overall Rating: 6.3

The Edge

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This movie takes place in the wilderness. Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins
are battling the wilderness and a giant bear to try to survive. The two
men have a conflict between them that forces them apart. This story is
very believable and is the typical story about a rich man who learns how
to survive in the wilderness. This is a good movie that is an original
idea. Overall Rating: 6.9

The Skulls

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I found this movie to be a little better than I thought it would be. I
thought this movie had good conflict between a boy and his father and about
knowing what is right and wrong. The boy finds out that the life he has
been taught by his dad is not the right life to live and his friend has to
teach his that. When he finally learns what is right he betrays his father
to do the right thing. Overall Rating: 6.2

Gone in 60 Seconds

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This is a movie about a guy who has to steal 50 cars
in 4 days to save his brothers life. This movie has
cool technical equipment and great cars. There are a
few good chase scenes that keep you watching.
Actually this movie was pretty god and the ending was
slightly different than I expected. This is a movie
about family and the sacrifice you have to make for
them. Overall Rating: 6.1

Pitch Black

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This movie was not that publicized in the movies but was actually pretty good. I usually don't buy into the science fiction futuristic stuff but
this was interesting. I thought it was interesting how it had the two villains and one of them was not as bad as he seemed. A lot of people in this movie weren't as they seem. I thought the eyes of the convict
were really cool. This movie kept me on the edge of my seat. Overall Rating: 6.8

Independence Day

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This movie was good and believable to more people than you would think. I thought that it had some suspence as to what was going to happen when the aliens attacked. The heroism showed by Randy Quaid was a good ending to the movie and showed patriotism. This movie is about keeping the world
as one against an outside force. The special effects are great and so is the speech by Bill Pullman. Overall Rating: 6.5

Face Off

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I thought that face off was a unique idea for modern technology. This is one of Nicholas Cage's better movies and I am not a big Nicholas Cage fan. I thought that it was good that it was hard for his wife to figure out it
was him after she has found out about Cage taking his face. It would be weird to see yourself but not want to mangle your own body for fear that it would be mangled when you were back in it. Good thinking by the villain. Overall Rating: 5.8

Snake Eyes

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I thought this movie was very good for the first three
quarters of it. Once Cage finds out who the bad guy is the movie ends very quickly, there is no climax of the movie. It was a good idea for a movie that could have been
so much more. This is a movie that was desperate for
a but another half hour. Overall Rating: 4.7

Superman

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This movie is a classic story of a superhero from
another planet. Superman
is such a great movie because superman is a human, not
some strange looking
green creature or something. Superman is someone that
people can model their
lives
after because he does everything right. Superman's
enemy Lex Luger is not
very powerful
compared to a man like superman. Overall Rating: 9.2

Rocky 2

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This was not as good as the original Rocky. Rocky has
his rematch with Apollo
Creed and it just isn't as interesting as the rest of
them. In this movie
Apollo Creed becomes Rocky's rival. The movie just
doesn't have the flare
of part one but is still a good movie but is sort fo a
buffer between
part 1 and part 3. Overall Rating: 6.6

US Marshalls

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US Marshalls is almost the same movie as the fugitive,
it even has Tommy
Lee Jones as the detective. The only real difference
is that the man that
set him up is working with Jones to catch him. He is
trying to kill wesley
snipes so he can not clear his name. Snipes also has
a girl helping him.
This is a good movie but the same idea as the
fugitive. It has a little
more action and a little less strategy. Overall Rating: 6.7

Goodfellas

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I really liked this gangster movie. It was different then most of them because it actually showed the girls point of view. Also the main character was not a boss and it did not dwell on family problems too much. Also Henry did not draw out the movie with a long segment about drug addiction. It was exciting because many people got killed and you never know what was going to happen and if Henry was going to get killed. Overall Rating: 7.6

Carlito's Way

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This movie has one of the coolest scenes and helps to create a good Pacino movie. It has the steretypical idea that if you live as a gangster you will die. The movie plays Carlito's pride against himself. The fact that he can not turn his back on a friend helps to bring him to an end. Also the fact that he tried to turn his life around led to him being killed. The movie has a good ending but the downside is that you knew Carlito was going to die from the beginning of the movie. Overall Rating: 7.1

The Negotiator

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A movie with great acting by Samuel L. Jackson and kevin Spacey. It is about a guy who is framed for a scandal and he has to defend himself. It is good because it shows good vs. good where one of the goods is portrayed as bad. The movie is very realistic and leaves you wondering who is responsible and how things all fit together. Overall Rating: 8.1

Lethal Weapon

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I thought this was a great action movie. The best thing about this movie is that it combines a little bit of comedy with some great action. I thought it was great because the two cops were just normal people and they were not your usual bad ass cops. Mel Gibson plays a wonderful role it the movie that really broke things open for him. I thought that the bad guys had the upper hand as it would seem in real life. But the bops luck just kept coming through. Overall Rating: 7.9

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

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While I was watching this movie I could not get past Mickey Rourke resemblance to Bruce Willis. I thought that Don Johnson played a terrible Marlboro Man. I guess when you think of these two you think of a couple of guys who are a little bit tougher and not always on the run. There were a couple of good action scenes in this movie but all in all it did not represent the picture of Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man that I was looking for. Overall Rating: 3.9

Batman Returns

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This is the sequel to the blockbuster smash Batman. In this Batman has to
battle against the Penguin which is played by Danny Devito. This movie is
filled with Big Stars but is not as big as the original. The original had
Batman as more of a hidden idea. In this one he is too much of a front
page story all the time. Overall Rating: 5.2

Jurassic Park

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This was a revolutionary movie about an island that is populated by
dinosuars.
These dinosaurs were created from DNA from fossilized insects. This movie
has amazing graphic scenes and it is fascinating yet scary. The T Rex shows
just how dangerous dinosaurs can be. I think the actors do a great job
showing how unbelievable an island like this would be. Overall Rating: 9.3

Enemy of the State

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A good suspense movie about how your whole life can be monitored. Will
Smith gets some information and it puts him in grave danger. Gene Hackman
helps him in these trials. This movie is fast paced and has a lot of action.
This movie is very scary how you can be watched so easily in a movie with
such modern technology. Overall Rating: 6.7

Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves

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I thought this movie was very good. Morgan Freeman helps Kevin Costner
after Costner helps him escape from a Turkish prison. He goes on to lead
a band of raiders in the woods. This movie has romance, action and betrayal
and Costner plays a great role of a fairy tale that many have been told.
Robin Hood has to beat his arch enemy the Sheriff of Nottingham. Overall Rating: 8.0

Batman

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The original Batman was excellent. They show Batman as almost a bad guy
and very mysterious. He isn't your normal good superhero character. Michael
Keaton plays Batman and does a great job. The Joker is the villain in part
one and Jack Nicholson plays the perfect smile. He has the perfect smile
to be the joker. This is the best of the Batman movies. Batman is
mysterious
to so many people. Overall Rating: 8.4

Glory

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This is a great movie about the civil war and the fighting of the first
regiment of all black troops. Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew
Broderick all headline this all star cast. This movie is great because
it shows how hard the blacks fought and at the same time how brutal the civil
war was for this country. Matthew Broderick finally sees the war for what
it is and his troops go into battle with bravery. Overall Rating: 9.1

Rocky 3

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Some people tell me that this is their favorite of the Rocky movies. When
is comes to Rocky I think that 1,3,4 are pretty much a toss up. The good
thing about Rocky 3 is that Rocky loses to Mr. T. After this loss it
becomes a revenge battle for Rocky against someone who is stronger and
faster. On a sad note Rocky 3 brings the loss of Micky which makes you think
their will be no more Rocky's after this. Overall Rating: 7.3

Superman 2

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This is my favorite of all the Superman movies. In this movie Superman
has enemies of equal power that he has to defeat. Superman decides to
give up his powers for love and he finds that it is a mistake. What would
it be like to be strong, then to be so weak? Superman is not perfect in
this movie, it makes him seem a little more human. Overall Rating: 7.9

The Karate Kid 2

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This movie is the typical sequel that takes place
somewhere other then where the original took place.
This one is a lot scarier because of the mystery about
the culture of these Asians. Plus American karate has
always been second to Asian karate, at least
stereotypically, this makes for an even tougher
challenge for Daniel. You throw in that he is
fighting for a girl and he spares the guys life which
is more disgraceful than killing him but the right
thing to do. Overall rating: 5.8

Last Action Hero

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Another Arnold action movie. In this movie a boy travels into a fantasy
land and finds Arnold Scwarzenegger who is the last action hero. I did
not find this movie to be that great but it had a few good action scenes.
This is that type of movie that can only be loved by the true action guru.
I'd have to say that the stunts are pretty impressive. Overall Rating: 3.0

Terminator

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This movie stars Arnold Scwarzenegger and he plays the role of a robot
from the future. In this movie Arnold seems like he is almost impossible
to kill. Everything possible happens to the terminator in this action
movie but he continues to survive. Even when he is down to just his metal
skin. You begin to think that it is unreasonable that the terminator never
dies. Overall Rating: 6.3

Deep Impact

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This movie was good but was overshadowed by Armageddon which came out
right around the same time. My main complaint with this movie is that
once the meteor hit the movie ended a few minutes later. This movie went
more into the preparation of earth for the impact because everyone felt
that they were going to die. In Armageddon their is a little more hope
that the people of the world will survive. Overall Rating: 7.8

The Rock

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The Rock is about a man that escapes from Alcatraz but is still is jail.
Alcatraz is taken over by a group of terrorists that believe they are doing
what is right. Nicholas Cage has to work with Sean Connery to break into
Alcatraz and stop these terrorists from bombing San Francisco. I think
this movie is full of action and suspense. You are sometimes torn in this
movie between which of the two sides is really right. Overall Rating: 7.5

The Devil's Own

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This movie was terrible. Brad Pitt moves in with Harrison Ford's family
and brings trouble their way. This movie just did not have that much of
a plot and the ending came about too quick. Harrison Ford is chasing Pitt
and then five minutes later the movie is over. They could have really
gone somewhere with this idea but they needed to add more suspense. The
Devil's Own really didn't describe the movie very well. Overall Rating: 4.2

The Way of the Gun

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I could never really get a handle on exactly what was
going on in this movie. I couldnt find out who was
paying who and how much they were getting. I thought
that it had a unique ending but not all that
interesting. There were a couple really good gun
fighting scenes and very strategic fighting and
maneuvering. Overall Rating: 4.2

Breakdown

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This action movie about the disappearance of a man's wife when she receives a ride from a trucker that helps them when their car breaks down. This movie is somewhat scary because everyone seems to be working against this guy.
It sometimes seems weird that these people do this. This is a non stop action movie with a normal ending. The best part of the whole movie is when the truck falls off the bridge onto the bad guy. It seems scary that something like this could actually happen in the middle of nowhere. Overall Rating: 5.1

The Jackal

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I like the actors in this movie. Since I am a huge Bruce Willis fan I want him to be the one to win at the end even if he is the bad guy. My favorite scene is when he shoots off the hand of the guy from twister. The jackal is a good assasin movie where you don't know whether to pull for
the good or bad guy. Sort of like the movie Assassins. This movie also had many good high tech weapons. Overall Rating: 4.8

The Matrix

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The matrix had amazing stunt and opens the mind to
amazing opportunities. The matrix opens an idea about the world using the technology of computers. This movie has great action scenes and you have to watch it over and over
to understand it all. It isn't until the end of the
movie that Neo actually understands the Matrix and gets to defeat the agents. I still don't
understand why there was a chosen one and who chose
him. Are others capable
of what Neo can do if they reach the same
understanding. Can it be trained
like a Jedi Knight. Overall Rating: 9.4

The Last Boy Scout

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I thought that this was a great action movie. I
thought that Bruce Willis
and Damon Wayans complement each other perfectly.
Bruce Willis is a
professional
bodyguard and Damon Wayans is a masculine boyfriend
who have to work together
to find the killer of Wayan's girlfriend. Bruce
Willis has some bad ass
quotes in this movie. Overall Rating: 8.3

Lock Stock and two Smoking Barrels

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I thought this movie was funny and very creative. The
story was amazing
how everything keeps working out for this group of
guys. The events of
this movie are interestingand amusing and the ending
fits the movie just
the way it is. And you can never predict who will end
up with the money.

The Fugitive

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Harrison Ford does a great job of acting out the old
television series.
The Fugitive was good not because you weren't sure
what was going to happen
but because you want to know what it was that happened
before and who was
behind it. It is fun to watch Harrison Ford track the
person that framed him
so he can clear his name. He has to also get
vengeance for his spouse
getting killed. This movie is exciting and
mysterious. Overall Rating: 9.3

Air Force One

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This is a good movie about a president that gets Air
Force One taken over.
If we ever had a president in the United States like
Harrison Ford we might
be going somewhere with this country. There is good
action and suspense
in this movie. It's too bad that in real life if
someone took over Air
Force One it would be lights out for everybody on the
plane because the
president wouldn't do anything. Overall Rating: 6.5

American History X

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I found this movie to be a great story of how to turn your life around by not buckling to peer pressure. It isn't until Derek is in jail that he escapes the peer pressure of society. This movie emphasizes the importance of doing well in school and living a good life wrapped into the violent depiction of a guys life viewed through the eyes of his brother. It shows how a boy grows by doing one assignment but can not be saved from the awful past that society led him to live. Overall Rating: 9.2