Friday, 2 May 2014

Spiderman 2

Ok so regular readers will know that I love a comic book film and this one is not different in getting my affection.

The story is Spiderman stopping Electro from destroying the city whilst he has a love story with the lovely Gwen (Emma Stone).

I really don’t want to give more than that away. there is far more to it and all of it is amazing but that all I’m saying about the story. It a good good film and I loved every single minute of it.  I watched this film in 3D and its the first film in a while that I think is a must watch in 3D. I have a few friends that have seen it as well. the one that didn’t enjoy it was the only person who saw it in 2D. Watch it in 3D its worth it. The bits of him flying through the sky are amazing and Electro is pretty cool in 3D as well.

Acting is brilliant. Andrew Garfield is a brilliant Spiderman because he kind of seems like Spiderman in real life. He seems like a bit of a nerdy guy who if he got given superpowers he would fight crime dressed as a spider. Emma stone and Andrew Garfield have a very real connection maybe because they actually have a off screen connection but still sometimes its harder to act this way. Not for these 2. Green Goblin and Electro are cast very well also.

Another must watch but this time a must watch in 3D.

You know its the right thing to do.


Monday, 14 April 2014

The Raid 2

If your ok with subtitles its good.  I wouldn’t say its a must watch. I wouldn’t say that its easy to watch. Don’t go if your tired.

If your a fan of the all action type film and a fan of “The Raid” then it may well be a must watch. To set up The Raid 2 I think you need to watch “The Raid”. For those who haven’t seen The Raid, its about a team of police officers who enter a block of flats run by a criminal who they are trying to taker down. The guy running the flats puts an announcement out saying that whoever kills an officer can live for free. So the 20 offices try to reach the top killing all in their way.

Well the main character from this survives (spoiler) and The Raid 2 starts 2 hours after The Raid finishes. He is still bleeding. The idea of The Raid 2 is that he goes onto a new team as an undercover agent. He enters a prison to get himself attached to a gang leaders son.  

I wont ruin the rest of the film. But its a  lot more story than the last one and this means a lot more subtitles. I don’t mind subtitles. The only problem with them is you don’t get to read everything. I swear at one point in this film they put up 3 lines of writing on the screen and I skim read and got to half way through the 2nd line, it gave maybe 2 seconds. But you’re able to keep up with the story line and its a much better story line than the first one. Its gory as hell the same as the first one.

I don’t know what i expected from this film. Maybe i expected just the same gore fest quick fisted film like the first one. If thats the reason you wanted to watch this film then there is a much as the first one, Maybe more (the chap with the baseball bat was particularly good).

Its hard to say weather the acting is good. i felt it was but its hard to tell when its not in English, However its directed by a Welshman. The action is brilliant and fits the film.

Good film worth a watch if you have seen “The Raid”


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Muppets most wanted

Ok so i took my kid to the flicks again. I enjoyed this film. Ricky Gervais fan here and I loved him in this. But this is business as usual with Ricky.

The film plot is not secret they have been talking about it on just about everything on tv and radio. Its about a Evil frog call Constantine who breaks out of prison and tricks the police into thinking the Kermit the Frog his him and Constantine is Kermit. Also the muppets go on a world tour so that Ricky Gervias character and Constantine can steal some items so they can steal the crown jewels.

A few cameos and some funny parts aside not a lot happens. Its ok but not a classic. Puff daddy/P Diddy/Sean combes or whatever name he goes by nowadays is in the advert but not the film. And in the Wedding part (Constantine dressed as Kermit and Miss Piggy) the Usher is played by Usher (brilliant joke).

Ok Sunday morning family film but wait for it to be on TV.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Captain America

The Cap is back.
I really enjoyed this film. As a fan of the superhero film I went in with high hopes and came out happy.

The story is basically that someone is taking out S.H.I.E.L.D  and he is pretty Bad-Ass and he has a metal arm that can cope with Captain America's mighty Shield. a few twists in the film that I wont ruin.

The acting is good but you would expect no different between this any Iron Man or Hulk or any of the series. Scarlett Johansson is a joy as usual sexy as hell and still pretty cool. the most unbelievable moment arises when the Black widow (Johnansson) tells Captain America (Chris Evans) to kiss her and he questions it. who does that???? if Scarlett Johnansson asked me to kiss her because she wanted to know if the poison on her lips would kill me I would do it and hope it didnt work......Come on Hollywood how stupid do you think we are? man with metal arm fine........ man refuses to kiss Scarlett Johnasson no way!!!! Wouldn't happen!!!Stupid Hollywood!!!!

Sorry went on a rant then.

good film go see it. its a little long.

8/10 worth a watch

Thursday, 13 March 2014


I know im the only person who thinks this but i don’t believe Liam Neeson is a bad ass. I just don’t get it. the whole taken “I WILL FIND YOU” bit is class and its cool but he just looks like your average bloke who drinks to often. Luckly for Liam Non-Stop his character plays a guy who looks normal and drinks to often but also happens to be a bad ass as well.

You see Non-stop is a film about a flight marshal who gets a text message telling him that someone will die every 20 mins unless he gets him some money wired to an account. a decent story that is quite good to watch and has a few interesting twists at the end. The clues are there you just have to know what your looking for. I kind of guessed but got a lot wrong. Its a well thought out film.

I like Michelle Dockery in this film as Nancy and or though im not Julianne Moore’s biggest fan i did enjoy her in this film.  Liam Neeson is ok in this film but most of the action is slow and his face thoughout the film is the same regardless of the situation. “Liam you just saved the world” (normal face) “Liam your in a airplane that is crashing” (same face) “Liam you just won £34m” (same face) this is about mystery and he spends most of the film walking around shouting “SHOW ME YOUR PHONE!” 

Overall its not a bad film. Its worth a watch and its entertaining. 

7.4/10 rating

Monday, 10 March 2014

Escape from Planet Earth

Ok so I have a 4 year old daughter who also loves watching films so I will be reviewing the films that we watch as well.

This has only just been released in the UK despite being out in the USA for over a year (ITS EVEN ON NETFLIX USA). Watched it with my 4 year old who really enjoyed it and I did to. Not filled with the “jokes for the Dad” that you get in a lot of kids films nowadays but still not a bad film.

The story is of a group of Aliens from the planet Baab who are a rescue team going to other planets and save other aliens.  The story is of 2 brothers. The younger of the two is Scorch who is the Hero. A Jacked up alien who is the guy who actually does the saving. The older brother Gary is in mission control and helps his less smart brother out of sticky situations. The latest of these sticky situations is Scorch going to “the DARK PLANET” or earth as we call it. Scorch gets captured by the “HUMANS” and loses contact with everybody on his home planet of Baab. Its up to Gary to save him and in doing so he is also caught by the rather cleaver race on earth.

Its a good kids film. My kid really enjoyed it. there were a few bits that annoyed me such as Scorch’s catchphrase “Scorch 'em Baby” but overall very enjoyable. By a mile the best thing Sarah Jessica Parker has ever done but this is mainly down to me not recognising her voice. The best thing in the film is Ricky Gervais as the Machine James Bing. He is brilliant. Love Ricky’s work anyway but in this his small part goes a long way (insert rude joke about his small parts).

Overall  a good film to watch with you kid. Don’t get me wrong its not going to win prizes for the animation or the story and its not one for the ages such as toy story. I wouldn’t say its going to get a Escape from Planet Earth 2 or even a spin off but well worth an hour and a half snuggled up with you kid on a Sunday morning


American Hustle

I don’t know what all the fuss is about with this movie. It was pants. I expected better from this. It was so highly rated. It has some brilliant actors in it Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams (boobies), Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and Robert De Niro all star in this overhyped gas bag.

The story is basically 2 con artist get caught by the FBI and they get talked into Entrapping 4 people by conning them and then they don’t have to serve jail time. Then they end up biting off more than they and the FBI can chew. Its a about an ending relationship and an affair. its summed up for me by one FBI agent telling another a story about ice fishing that doesn’t have an ending in the film. The film is far to long. There is not a lot of the film I enjoyed and I went in to the film hoping for it to be good as I love Bale, Cooper and Renner in other films. Renner is the best thing about the film. His barnet (hair) is not.

Actually Amy Adams is really good looking and she shows a lot of her body off in this film and that’s not a bad thing. She is very sexy in this film but her English accent annoyed me, even for a fake English accent. Overall Amy isn’t bad in this film. Jennifer Lawrence was ok, Cooper and Bale disappointed me. I’m a big fan of both guys. I just didn’t connect with their characters I didn’t really connect with Jennifer Lawrence’s either. I have no idea how this won awards over Wolf of Wall Street because the acting wasnt as good and the story was worse.

Overall a massive disappointment, far to long and quite boring. may have scored a higher score if not so highly rated and didnt have the actors it had in it but