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'Dark Knight Rises' ends as epic letdown

Christopher Nolan concludes his Batman trilogy in typically spectacular, ambitious fashion with "The Dark Knight Rises," but the feeling of frustration and disappointment is unshakable.
Garfield a restless, reckless 'Spider-Man'

It's impossible to avoid the comparisons, so we may as well just get them out of the way early so we can move on. "The Amazing Spider-Man" (蜘蛛人:驚奇再起) -- a reboot? Prequel? New chapter? It's hard to decide what to call it -- is pretty much different in every way from the staggeringly successful Marvel Comics-inspired trilogy that preceded it.
'Snow White' a gorgeous take on fairy tale

The look and the energy of 'Snow White & the Huntsman' are what keep it engaging, if a bit overlong
Was anyone clamoring for 'Men in Black 3'?

There's a moment early on in "Men in Black 3" when Will Smith's Agent J sits down next to his longtime partner, Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K, and bemoans the fact that he's too old for this sort of thing -- for running around New York in matching dark suits, chasing down aliens and zapping them with their shiny metal weapony doo-hickeys.
One-liners, slapdash sci-fi in 'Lockout'

The cheap visual effects are so bad that you'll be wondering if you misplaced your 3-D glasses.
Statham plays 'Safe' with savage excess

Filmmaker selectively leaves enough bad guys standing for no apparent reason other than the prospects of a sequel -- no, please
'Avengers' have feelings too!

Despite any irony behind the film's title, Marvel was right to play it safe with the moral twists and turns of "The Avengers." But Joss Whedon, who both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, must have gotten a kick out of smashing up his hometown in the process.
Relentless pummeling paces 'The Raid'

The film speed of 24 frames-per-second barely outruns the relentless pace of pummeling that thumps through the Indonesian martial arts flick "The Raid: Redemption."
'Battleship' down

Inspired by Hasbro's classic board game, "Battleship" is essentially a lavish but inconsequential diversion. For the film, the fact that aliens do exist, have responded to our radio signals, and have landed on Earth for possibly colonizing it is mainly an excuse for thrilling battleship action, and for slacker Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) to go through his coming-of-age.
Emotionless 'Act of Valor' (海豹神兵:英勇行動)

It was only a matter of time before the popularity of reality TV would lead to reality movies. This scary new genre is not the same as a documentary, which looks at real people doing real things to tell a story. Reality movies take real people and put them in a fictional story,
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