Tais Nøhr has written 28 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★½

    This is way overrated. It could've easily shaved a couple of episodes by shaving off the entire horible "behind the scenes" plots. Whis is the policeman and the Front Man plot even in this? they aren't used for anything.
    The last episode is horrible. The games themselves are a fairly entertaining criticism of capitalism that has been done to death before (Battle Royale, Hunger Games, Running Man to name a few). It is still fun enough when they are actually playing and the show should've been more about that.

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The idea of moving away from Grant who already has a finished arc and onto the next grumpy white dude in Ian Malcolm is a fine idea.
    The film also starts out alright. The reason why Malcolm "must" go back into dinosaur territorry is not even as dumb as it could be.
    The beginning doesn't have the pacing of Spielbergs original movie but it is fine. The real tragedy comes with the entry of our parental t-rexes. Those things comes,…

  • Outland

    Outland

    ★★½

    I think I had too high hopes for this after hearing multiple of my favorite podcasts talk it up. The effects have aged beautifully and honestly hold up much better than I'd have thought. Connery is charming as always. The main narrative is really cool.
    The actual movie feels way longer than 144 minutes though. For that short a film I was bored for way too long. Also the score is super weird and way too jolly for a murder/drug thriller.

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★½

    While it certainly has that classic-feel about it, it is also surprisingly boring when you don't have any nostalgia-tinted glasses. Cruise is charming but his character has that 80's rapey wibe going that doesn't really hold up today. I don't know who thought a plot about some guy graduating school would be entertaining but at least they had Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and a great god damn soundtrack to make it worthwhile to watch

  • Universal Soldier

    Universal Soldier

    ★★½

    I feel like this film didn't utilize the fact that it starred JCVD. He is mainly just a dull sleepy robot that doesn't really do anything cool except for two great fight scenes. To think what an actor with funny bone like Arnold could've done with the role...

    A person who was 100% utilized is Dolph Lundgren and boy is he amazing. He seems to have tons of fun as the psycotic veteran with an ear necklace. He also has a thousand cool oneliners and a bunch of fun scenes. In general this film is much more his than Van Dams and he gives it everything.

  • Crawl

    Crawl

    ★★½

    A classic flow-tv-era friday night film. Nothing more, nothing less. It does actially have two main actors who carries the film pretty well.
    I did find it ridiculous how many times a body can get bitten by a huge aligator and still swim/run/crawl but during the third act it is made perfectly clear that this is not a realistic univers and if you can buy into that, it's worth your time

  • Fantastic Fungi

    Fantastic Fungi

    ★★½

    Very americanized documentary with a cool subject.

  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian

    ★★½

    What a weird film. I can see why it's a cult-classic, being part art film, part b-movie and part Arnold.
    The score is amazing, the effects are quite good but a lot of the scenes are just... Weird. We get a LOT of montages but almost no speech and when people finaly talk it's pure clumsy exposition.

  • 28 Weeks Later

    28 Weeks Later

    ★★½

    Fun to watch post-corona but boy was this worse than I remembered. Shaky cam all the time to cover bad effects. Wierd inverse deus-ex zombies who always show up exactly where they need to be regardless of whether it's realistic.

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★½

    This is wildly overrated.
    The first half is pure clunky exposition. The second half is pure clichées.

    After watching Luca earlier today which did so much with so little, this tries so hard and doesn't get there. We get a story about litterally saving the world and bringing piece and harmony and along that, we never really get to know our protagonist at all.
    Aside from that, I'm not sure who this is meant for. The plot is convoluted and…

  • Love, Death & Robots: Ice

    Love, Death & Robots: Ice

    ★★½

    So it's a dune ripoff with icewhales. I know some people like this animation style but I never did.

  • Love, Death & Robots: The Witness

    Love, Death & Robots: The Witness

    ★★½

    I didn't like the animation style that much but aside from that I'm not sure what this episode wanted to tell me. I get the twist but it's still 'just' that...