Guilty Crown Collection Two

Like a big budget Hollywood movie, it has to appeal to as broad an audience as possible, so they cram in as many mechs/massive swords/cyberpunk hacking/fan service moments as they can, even if it doesn’t add up to much.
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Guilty Crown Collection One

The creators mention that one of their favourite shows was ‘Neon Genesis: Evangelion’, so its influence is all over here. Pop in some ‘Bubblegum Crisis’, some standard issue mechs, occasional awkward fan service and you’ve got an anime best of compilation.
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Bait

A sharper script would have made for a much better film, one that would have both embraced its inherent stupidity with glee and also come up with more interesting character interaction. Those wanting to actually be scared by a shark movie should look no further than 2010’s The Reef.
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Battleship

Battleship is big, stupid and occasionally fun. There are a handful of excellent scenes, but the screenplay comprises nothing more than tenuous links between the set pieces. The visual effects are occasionally impressive, but are often obscured by lens flares or otherwise over-saturated.
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