The Taking of Pelham 123 does provide a great deal of suspense but the extreme seriousness of the situation the plot is trying to convey never quite reaches the level one would expect.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is more an excuse to animate and bring to life historical figures, famous paintings, and treasured art than to offer a well-rounded story. It purely moves along at a stagnant pace and never truly offers up stakes that make you invest more than a fleeting amount of your attention. The only redemptive quality in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is the playful imagination it possesses in bringing history to life.
As a prequel and reboot to the former Star Trek films and the Television series, Star Trek (2009) is anything but a strictly fan-focused endeavor.
So much for a comedy-adventure movie that is fun and entertaining. Land of the Lost is quite boring and lacking in the comedy but heavy on the violence. It relies almost completely on the star persona of Will Ferrell to carry it along but with a script that gives him little, if anything to work with, the viewer is left with barely anything to take from the movie except regret.
Quite possibly the best thing about Terminator Salvation is the way it is presented: As a war film.