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  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★★

    Watched in the cinema

    When the third part of the "Men in Black" series was released in 2012 and did not even recoup its production costs in the USA, it took the revenues from all countries of the world to prevent the alien actioner from looking like a box office bomb.

    The plans for a fourth part were rejected - also due to the exit of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones - before the cult success of "22 Jump…

  • Red Corner

    Red Corner

    ★★★

    Watched on Amazon Prime

    This Wolfgang Petersen production is solidly staged, well crafted and also has a good tension curve.

    Actually, the American movie about a lawyer who gets into the mills of the Chinese justice system is a quite acceptable thriller.

    In fact, the idea of going to jail in a foreign country with a foreign language and a questionable legal system is one of the most unpleasant things I can think of.

    What annoys me here is the…

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  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★½

    Watched in the cinema

    Well, first of all, I didn't hate Guy Ritchie's live-action version of Aladdin. But I didn't like it very much either.

    Princess Jasmine and the Genie are by far the best about this colorful reinterpretation, which is story-wise and in some scenes also staged very much like the cartoon from 1992, but above all in the characterization of the well-known characters it offers interesting and sometimes really misguided paths.

    Jasmine is staged here just as intelligently…

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★

    Watched in the cinema

    "Godzilla" by Gareth Edwards was released in 2014, and although there was relatively little monster action, it was clear that in the next few years there would be a lot of awesome titan fights in the so-called "Monsterverse". The 2nd movie called "Kong: Skull Island" followed in 2017.

    From the first part we already know that in Japanese Janjira a huge primeval creature called Muto was experimented with. Now the shit hits the fan: the zoologists…