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image47 Ronin (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    Some nice fantasy visuals, animated creatures, and fighting action, but not very compelling overall.
imageThe Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)
imageAfter Earth (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    Keeps you engaged with some cool hyper-sized animals and a menacing creature.
imageAlien vs. Predator (2004)
imageAliens in the Attic (2009)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    While it is clearly written for kids, there is enough fun action and cool alien animation to make it enjoyable.
imageAlvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Another great addition to the franchise for the whole family!
imageAlvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, average concept | writing
    Stunning animation with live-action integration really brings the characters to life. While it arguably is catered almost totally to kids, there are more than a few good laughs with the very endearing characters.
imageThe Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • a.k.a.: Spider-Man 4
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, weak concept | writing
    While it started real slow, the writing was weak with unconvincing dialogs, and there were a few unconvincing animation sequences (particularly some with The Lizard), it had lots of cool effects (especially the web shooting and web slinging) and exciting action to make it worth watching.
imageThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  • a.k.a.: The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, weak concept | writing
    More great superhero action and visuals (with the coolest web slinging to date) slightly diminished by another slow start and some simplistic writing.
imageAn American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
imageArtificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001)
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imageBlade: Trinity (2004)
imageBridge to Terabithia (2007)
imageCaptain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Way more exciting than the first one with great superhero action without superpowers!
imageCasper (1995)
imageThe Cave (2005)
imageThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
imageThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
imageThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
imageCloverfield (2008)
imageD-War: Dragon Wars (2007)
imageDark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2004)
imageDeath Note (2006)
imageDeath Note: The Last Name (2006)
imageDragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real (2005)
imageEdge of Tomorrow (2014)
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    Cool alien creatures and action.
imageEnchanted (2007)
imageEragon (2006)
imageEvolution (2001)
imageThe Faculty (1998)
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imageFantastic Four (2005)
imageFantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
imageFlubber (1997)
imageThe Frighteners (1996)
imageG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    Very good animation integrated with fun visual action.
imageGalaxy Quest (1999)
imageGarfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
  • a.k.a.: Garfield 2: The Prince and the Paw-per
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imageGarfield: The Movie (2004)
imageGeorge of the Jungle (1997)
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imageGhost Rider (2007)
imageGodzilla (1998)
imageGodzilla (2014)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept | writing
    Good, modern, big monster film, reminiscent of the originals, but much cooler than rubber suits and obvious miniatures.
imageThe Golden Compass (2007)
imageHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
imageHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010)
imageHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011)
imageHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
imageHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
imageHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
imageHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
  • a.k.a.: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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imageHellboy (2004)
imageHellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
imageThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • a.k.a.: The Hobbit: Part 1
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept, average writing
    Even more cool animated creatures than the "Lord of the Ring" movies, but with a screenplay and characters not written to be extremely compelling.
imageThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • a.k.a.: The Hobbit Part 2
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Great animated creatures, great fantasy visuals, great fighting action, and more-developed characters!
imageHop (2011)
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    Fun character (with great live-action integration) with some funny writing.
imageThe Host (2006)
imageHulk (2003)
imageI Am Number Four (2011)
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    Very cool super powers action with impressive visual effects and creature animation.
imageI, Frankenstein (2013)
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    Very cool creature action!
imageImmortal (2004)
imageThe Incredible Hulk (2008)
imageIron Man 2 (2010)
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  • Ranking: icon great design, good animation, weak concept | writing
    Cool robot suit action and nice Black Widow hand-to-hand combat, suffering a bit from a slow start, excessive bantering, and mostly weak story/character development.
imageIron Man 3 (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept, weak writing
    Cool robot suit action, suffering a little bit from a slow start.
imageThe Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
imageJoe's Apartment (1996)
imageJourney to the Center of the Earth 3D (2008)
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imageJurassic Park III (2001)
imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
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imageLara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
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imageThe League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
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imageThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
imageThe Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • a.k.a.: The Lost World
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imageLost in Space (1998)
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imageMars Attacks! (1996)
imageMen in Black (1997)
imageMen in Black 3 (2012)
  • a.k.a.: MIB 3
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    State-of-the-art effects and grossly cool creatures as with the other movies.
imageThe Mummy (1999)
imageThe Mummy Returns (2001)
imageThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
imageMy Favorite Martian (1999)
imageOblivion (2013)
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    Visually very cool with good action, and although the drones did not have much articulation, they were well-animated.
imageOutlander (2009)
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    Very cool, entertaining movie with a good story, compelling characters, great action, impressive visuals, and a cool creature (even though some of its animation was a bit weak).
imagePacific Rim (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept, weak writing
    Awesome fantasy with big robots fighting big monsters, suffering from weak acting, many hard-to-follow action sequences, and a not-so-exciting story flow.
imagePercy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept, weak writing
    While the characters and writing are too simplistic for adult movies, the creatures (mostly cool design and animation) and action were entertaining.
imagePirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
imagePirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
imagePirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
imageReign of Fire (2002)
imageResident Evil (2002)
imageResident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
imageReturner (2002)
imageRiddick (2013)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, average concept, weak writing
    Some cool creatures and visually cool action, suffering from some weak writing.
imageScooby-Doo (2002)
imageSky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
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imageSmall Soldiers (1998)
imageThe Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept, average writing
    Entertaining movie with some cool animation.
imageSpawn (1997)
imageSpecies (1995)
imageSpider-Man (2002)
imageSpider-Man 3 (2007)
imageThe Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
imageSplice (2010)
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    A creepy good movie with nice animation (sometimes weak, sometimes great).
imageSpy Kids (2001)
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imageSpy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
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imageStar Trek (2009)
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imageStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)
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imageStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
imageStar Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
imageStar Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
imageStarship Troopers (1997)
imageSuper 8 (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    A bit slow but good characters and creature.
imageTed (2012)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Funny movie with a great believable crude character flawlessly animated into live action (except for a few moment of weak running animation).
imageTerminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • a.k.a.: T3
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imageThor (2011)
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imageThor: The Dark World (2013)
  • a.k.a.: Marvel's Thor: The Dark World
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, good concept | writing
    Lots of cool superhero action and fantasy creatures, only diminished a little by the slow story.
imageTransformers (2007)
imageTransformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
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  • Ranking: icon great design | animation, weak concept | writing
    Yet another case of a slow start, wacky writing, but great non-stop, over-the-top, giant robot action (if not a bit too long)! They upped the stakes with Predacons and even cooler transformations.
imageTransformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation, weak concept | writing
    Lots of exciting, cool robot action make up for the very slow first half and weak writing (especially the comedy).
imageTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
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imageThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
  • a.k.a.: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Good werewolf versus vampire action.
imageThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
  • a.k.a.: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept, average writing
    Seemed a bit rushed at first and then a bit slow, but in the end, it was a decent end to the franchise, including the climactic action scenes.
imageThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
  • a.k.a.: Eclipse
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  • Ranking: icon good design | concept | writing, average animation
    Another good chapter of saga with even more decent CG werewolf action.
imageThe Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
  • a.k.a.: New Moon
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  • Ranking: icon good design | concept | writing, average animation
    Good continuation of saga with decent CG werewolf action.
imageUnderworld (2003)
imageUnderworld: Awakening (2012)
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  • Ranking: icon good design | animation | concept | writing
    Awesome non-stop action with good creature scenes (including the biggest werewolf around), only hurt a little by some clunky animation.
imageUnderworld: Evolution (2006)
imageVan Helsing (2004)
imageWar of the Worlds (2005)
imageThe Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)
imageThe Wolverine (2013)
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    Cool superhero fighting action including against a giant Silver Samurai.
imageX-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
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    Cool superhero action against morphing sentinels!
imageYogi Bear (2010)
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    Although it was primarily for kids, it was entertaining with great animation and live-action integration.
imageZathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
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