I’ve just got back from watching Divergent. It is a really good film!
Don’t believe any bullshit comparisons to that crappy Hunger Games. It is so much better than that rubbish! It’s probably a good idea not to read any summaries of the plot either, since it sounds kind-of stupid on paper. In the film it makes a lot more sense and just works.
Very pleased I went to see it. One of the better Sci Fi/action films I’ve seen is quite a while. Much more worthwhile than that spider-thing…
I’ve just got back from watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Wow, that is one seriously long film! At 2 hours and 22 minutes, it’s a good 1 hour and 22 minutes too long…
I guess there are two sides to this film:
The film really could have been edited down massively and I would have come out agreeing with the film title. As it was, it’s “The Amazingly Long and Whiny Spider-Man Too!”
I went to see 300 : Rise of an Empire yesterday.
My feelings on this were a bit of a mixed bag. I was not the biggest fan of the original 300 movie at the cinema, but I have subsequently warmed to it. This film adds a bit more story about the lead up to the first film and fills in more details about what happened after, so it is kind-of like a combined prequel-sequel. Visually it was quite similar to 300, but it felt a little more low budget to me, like a longer, high budget episode of the Spartacus TV series…
The action sequences tended to follow a similar pattern of,
I’ve just got back from watching Thor: The Dark World.
Unlike lots of people, I actually liked the first Thor film. I also liked the character in The Avengers, so I went into the movie with high hopes. Some parts of this film are totally awesome. Some parts are a little bit boring. Some parts are like a low budget DR Who episode.
The dark elves were really cool, a bit spooky and dead tough when they were on every other planet, but put them in London and they just run around looking like dodgy extras in a Power Rangers episode. A few minutes earlier they were shooting everyone with super laser stick things and killing Gods. Now all they can do is chase people? Seriously?
Pitch Black was an awesome film. It kind of came out of nowhere and delivered a Terminator meets Alien vibe. The sequel, Chronicles of Riddick, was a completely different style of film. I liked it, but I it wasn’t what I expected. Riddick is the third film in the franchise and it tries to revert to the Pitch Black formula.
I’ve just seen Elysium at the cinema…
The Good: Let’s start by saying it is visually stunning! Earth is now a sprawling shanty town with people living hand to mouth. In contrast Elysium is futuristic, high-tech, clean and inhabited by the ultra-rich. The shots of Elysium in space are great. That’s what sci-fi films should be all about. The scenes on earth have a very real quality about the special effects and are very reminiscent of District 9, which is hardly surprising as it’s the same writer/director. The contrast between Earth and Elysium is very striking and works well. There are some robots that remind me of the old units in I Robot, except these ones have a serious attitude problem. All this makes for some very nice stuff I would like to see again.
I just got back from watching
The Power Rangers Pacific Rim. What a complete pile of crap! How on earth did that get a 7.9 rating on IMDB? How did it get 71% on Rotten Tomatoes? Am I really that disconnected from the rest of humanity?
I know I’m not target audience, having not had a lobotomy recently, but here are a few quotes I overheard from other people leaving as I did:
I went in with such low expectations. I knew it was going to be crap, but I didn’t realise how crap. Here are some random thoughts:
I saw World War Z at the cinema last night.
I enjoyed watching this film, but it doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. Let’s break it down:
I’ve just got back from watching Man of Steel at the cinema.
I went into this film with extremely low expectations. For people of my age, this is the third time round for this story, so I expected to be pretty bored from a plot perspective.
I’m going to split the film into three parts.
Just got back from watching After Earth. The cinema was packed. Quite a surprise for a Tuesday evening.
You know pretty much know what to expect once you’ve watched the trailer, although there are a couple of scenes in there that are taken out of context. The premise is, a father and son are brought closer together by adversity. That adversity happens to be crash landing on Earth, the planet they left because we screwed it up.