Tags :: Based on Game or Toy

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Transformers: Age of Extinction [video] (2014)

If Michael Bay can take 165 minutes for his latest Transformers movie, I can take two minutes to review it.

The Lego Movie REVIEW

The Lego Movie (2014)

Here is something I didn’t see coming: The freshest, most unique animated family film from any Hollywood studio in well over a year is … based on a line of brightly colored plastic construction blocks and assorted accessories. I’m not kidding!

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Wreck-It Ralph [video]

Wreck-It Ralph in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Battleship [video]

Battleship in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” review.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Like the title phrase, which is recognizably English and yet obviously wrong, Dark of the Moon offers just enough vestiges of grammatical intelligibility to be recognizable as a bloated, steroid-inflamed simulacrum of a mindless summer blockbuster action movie. I almost think it would be better, or at least it would hurt less, if it were a bit more incomprehensible, although I’m told that its predecessor, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, actually was, and it didn’t help.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Are there five less inspiring words in the English language than “based on a video game”?