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Ollie proves to be a massive hypocrite
Ollie proves to be a massive hypocrite Oliver queen had a few scenes in this that really annoyed me. He chastises Wildcat for his partner killing a drug dealer and for taking up being a vigilante.When Oliver butchered and murdered his way through half of the elite in starling city in the first season? I kept expecting someone to point out this massive uncomfortable fact but no one did? Are the writers trying to retcon this out of the arrow 's history now he's a non lethal vigilante?hoping we'd all forget the first season blood bath. Found my self hoping wildcat would punch the smug ,superior look off arrow's serial killing face
not a great ep
An unexpected Abomination of a classic
An unexpected Abomination of a classic . If you read the book or not doesn't actually matter because most of this film is asides ,made up sub plots, extra characters and other awfulness. Massive shifting of characters from believable to unrecognisable seems to be the norm here .One boring action set piece after another ,actual plot is something you don't even dare dream about. hard to believe this is the man that fans demanded to direct the films i think even Michael bay would have been a better choice and more faithful to the source material. After shouting for the hundred time "when does this happen in the book?" I suddenly felt a calm descend over me and realised this is not the story of a hobbit who goes on a journey and finds his courage this is the story of a great of director who went on a journey and gets seduced by money churning out awful cash in prequels like this for ever more .George Lucas disease strikes again peter Jackson RIP
The Girl Next Door (2004)
weirdly schizophrenic film
A teenager falls in love with the girl next door and then releases she a porn star,and they some how take this inventive premise and make one the most boring films ever made. To be fair it starts getting funny suddenly in the last half hour,before that its boring as hell . After an hour of a uncharismatic ,lantern jawed teenager mooning over a girl and endlessly boring people over his college scholarship interview,it suddenly morphs into a hilariously bad taste comedy for the last stretch. Problem is of course you have to put up with the rest of this film with no jokes .At least when dusk till dawn went from violent escape caper to horror movie both halves of the film were entertaining but this is just weird.
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Swinging on a star
Hudson hawk is shanghaied by various powerful people the moment he gets out of prison into pulling a museum job but of course this is just the beginning of his troubles. One of those hilarious underrated classics that pop up every now and again.The world and his wife lined up to criticise this film . They were ,of course, all completely wrong. Its part smarmy heist caper, part musical, part buddy action movie it does not clearly fit into one genre so of course people hated it.
The comedy works the stunts are good and the plot is strangely compelling. Id advise you disregard everyone's opinion and see it your self (except mine of course)
The World's End (2013)
A Good Simon Pegg Film? must be the end of the world
The movie is very funny from start to finish. Pegg plays a incredibly selfish loser from the start but still manages to make him a sympathetic character. It even manages to mix moments of emotional drama with comedy not an easy task.Its a film about growing up and the ramifications about holding onto youth ,and is the first grown up movie pegg has ever done.
Far too dark for the normal cornetto morons,who apparently hated it,probably hated watching a movie that wasn't just prat falls and tomfoolery .
Pegg may finally have turned a corner with this movie its good to have him actually being funny again
Europa Report (2013)
Embodies the Spirit of exploration
A found footage story,of the first Manned exploration of Europa.
A privately funded deep space ship is sent to the icy moon of Jupiter to attempt to find life under the surface. But space is a dangerous place communication is lost and there are strange lights under the frozen surface. Very effective creepy film as well as using real science they give us characters to care about and a fascinating journey into the ultimate mystery.Are we alone?
Minor gripe:the film is disjointed and non linear ,maybe to amp up the found footage /out of order angle,but it does get mildly annoying at times.Chopping between early enthusiasm and later horror.
Absolute gob smacking ending and certain to be a classic ,its a shame (at time of writing) no ones seems to have heard of it
Creepy eyes, bad prosthetic nose constantly reminds you this is a movie and not reality
A young murderer called Joe lives a life of pre arranged shootings and wild drug parties,until one of his suddenly materialising victims turns out to be an older version of himself. How we know this is because that's how the film has been advertised not because of any thing like a resemblance . Which bring us to the heart of my problem with the movie,Joseph gordon levitt has been made up (badly)with a rubber nose and contact lenses to try and resemble a young bruce willis .They really ,truly failed. Every single time I looked at the weird eyes of JGL it broke the reality of the film for me. Creepy, bright and totally out of place. oh dear I'm sure it was good other wise even if almost everyone in the cinema guessed the ending long before the punch. Shame i couldn't enjoy it felt like it was constantly holding up a sign saying Sack the make up department
Why haven't i heard of this version? because it's terrible
As seems to be an iron clad law with all Dracula adaptations , liberties are taken with the story that result in it being yet another abomination.
The main thrust of the story is Arthur holmwood and his attempts at curing his inherited syphilis, utilising a strange blood cult and tricking Jonathan Harker into going to Transylvania knowing who he will find there??any of this sound familiar? no? because its nothing to do with the book at all. The actor playing Dr Seward in particular is incredibly bad. They don't even bother to hide his cockney accent or even consider how unlikely and unbelievable it would be to have a late Victorian era doctor with a working class London accent. This is all forgotten of course when you realise he cannot act.
A Dracula too young to play the role, and an accent that you cannot understand is the icing on this cake of awfulness. I don't know about Dracula
but I'm sure Bram Stoker is turning in his grave
Evil Dead (2013)
Gore fatigue and random switching character focus near the end
I liked the start of this film a lot, ratchets up the tension nicely, had inoffensive and bland central characters ,a drug abuse sub plot ,and two estranged sibling trying to bond.As the gore hits the fan and things start to fall apart the movie shifts focus on to the brother and his struggle to keep alive until ten minutes before the end when we write him off and switch back to a suddenly ,and stupidity, cured sister whose spent most of the movie as the evil killer bitch in the cellar.now we're supposed to cheer for her survival as she previously slaughtered most of the cast??Sorry thats not how movies work ,you cant get audiences to invest emotionally in characters like that .FAIL
One of the best movies ever made
Young genius Ellie is encouraged by her blue collar dad to channel her talents into astronomy ,as he lacks the funds for private school or tutors.As they are about to watch a stellar event he has a massive heart attack.leaving her completely alone. Gifted astronomer Ellie Arroway is working on the seti project hunting for aliens by listening to radio chatter from deep space.As she moves around from Arecibo to New Mexico not making attachments to anyone ,it seems like her footsteps are dogged by the presidents science adviser David drumlin who shuts down projects ,cancels funding and is very condescending of her chosen speciality. And then she receives a signal...
A lot of people criticised the movie for various reasons the most famous one being the south park comment "waited 3 hours to see the aliens and it was her god**** father". those people missed the point of the film entirely .There is nothing they could have possibly ever done with the aliens that would have pleased the audience with a 3 hour build up,so they didn't try.The film was of a strangely spiritual bent and seeing her old dad again fit in perfectly with this.In the end Ellie ask her disbelieving planet for "faith" that the journey actually occurred at all. A very great majestic triumph of movie