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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Watch and enjoy, 3 September 2016
8/10

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I watched this on Now TV I was ignorant of the series up until 2016 I have recently watched all the super series that are out ,Walking Dead ,Fear the walking dead etc but this has them trumped It has all the good guys bad guys ,deals with family and adult relationships This is absolutely worth watching as you begin to understand the characters and watch them intertwine with each other I love the way the story line flicks back to various moments in time explaining the main characters pain,heartbreak and greed Factors which ultimately lead them to the path they portray currently in the show . You settle into a rut then the writers will add another element to the story The Ancients and Quinlan the Son of the master.His son "a result of the master raping his human mother"but on a quest to kill his Father through the years that follow . I enjoyed this superhuman type of character in the show and the history of his origins in Ancient Rome shown in the flashbacks in the show I have seen bad reviews ,not for me the complexity of the characters and the ever evolving script will keep me drawn to this great series

"Dracula" (2013)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Very Clever Script, 28 June 2015
10/10

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This series had me hooked from the dramatic beginning in the crypt What I like is the different take on one of horrors great characters A very complex character emerges with a lot of vengeful feelings but also very compassionate in his dealings with the women he is embroiled with he does not turn every women he meets int a vampire at all preferring they return their feelings from their own free will.The characters develop each episode all with a story told as to why and what they are doing at the present With Dracula A man with no discernible past but no doubt a wealthy industrial entrepreneur adds some interesting story lines in his quest for revenge against an equally dangerous human organisation,Hellbent on worldwide domination through the control of various assets such as oil etc they do not like competition Watch it you will actually end up liking Dracula maybe

5 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
Action all the way for a future Classic, 17 May 2015
9/10

This will become a classic in its own right I have given this a 9 because I would have wanted to see Mel Gibson back but too be fair Tom Hardy plays a very menacing Max and totally believable ,but I cannot help thinking that the role was written for an older Max who was looking to cure his inner demons Since seeing the film I have read that George Miller wanted to cast Mel Gibson but his previous public misdemeanours had prevented him from doing so .What a shame I watched the film last night and felt the need to add my positive thoughts to the others on the IMDb review board.

It has a different agenda from the first three in that fuel is no longer the controlling element but water, hope and the future of the human race Charlize Theron dominates this film and her character develops as the film progresses into a caring person ultimately looking for redemption Someone I went with actually thought she must have had a prosthetic limb in real life such are skills of the CGI boys Go see this in the Cinema and enjoy it in all of its Widescreen and Dolby Surround Sound it is the only way to watch this masterpiece

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Thought Provoking, 5 April 2015
9/10

This film is an unexpected gem it deals with a young boy who wants to move on from his expected station in life and uses his sporting abilities and Arian looks to try and achieve this. I have never really thought about how the young Germans were trained and educated in their elite schools ended up actually fighting and dying for Germany and it's losing struggle This puts a human face to those young boys who so much was expected of. The need to be the best is hammered into them and if they cannot maintain these standards then they either fall by the wayside or are treated as failures by the system Please watch this film as i do not want to add any spoilers but it is one of the best i have seen for a while and will have you feeling for the characters as boys rather than the machines the establishment want them to become

Best of the bunch, 1 April 2015
9/10

Waited for a while to see this film and did not want it to end I love the time travel aspect it opened up new edges to the characters we already know and added some new facets to our favourite mutants The script flicks back and forth between the two main timescales and does not lose the story in fact ties all the scenes together perfectly The effects are as always top notch and the acting and costume too This is my favourite of the franchise by far and could stand up as a single X Man film in its own right I think that the plot was written to showcase the abilities of the Xmen and to show that teamwork is tantamount to their survival it also shows that though they are allied in the future they had all made enemies of each other in the past

Fury (2014)
5 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Thoughtful Portrayal, 26 October 2014
8/10

Having not seen a top level war film for some time this looked like it had all the elements to be one of the greats about the WW2 conflict No films have been made to portray the life of a tanker either German or Allied ,and being a fan of Das Boot "The Boat" I thought yes lets go and see this in the cinema.This would benefit from the larger screen and sound effects that these films need,remember "Saving Private Ryan" My thoughts post viewing were mixed .I think you have to try and see what the director is trying to portray and get away from the obvious entertainment value of the film .It is quite deep .

A young Rookie is thrust into a battle hardened crew of tank crewmen slowly becoming removed from civilised values in order to survive the day to day skirmishes against equally brutal and fanatical resistance As time goes by you see him trying to fit in to this impossible situation ,he has as he finds out no choice but to change or die He has to change to keep his team to survive Along the way he brings out the humanity and emotions in his teammates such is the strength of his character and you see the bonding process evolve that is needed to operate as a "single unit" capable of effective action I am writing this a day after watching the film and feel that this has been thoughtfully made ,dares to be different and has some excellent acting but the relationship between Norman "Logan Lerman" and "War Daddy" Brad Pitt who has a lot of facets to his character as elder and mentor is very convincing . Forgive the sometimes unbelievable but great action scenes I liked it and will be recommending it

3 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Read the Book As Well, 2 February 2014
7/10

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Having read the book in anticipation of the films release I have to say there are many differences between the two versions Please read the book it is actually far more exciting and has not been changed to fit in with the budget constraints of the films backers. I wholeheartedly admire the courage of these men and there comrades still serving ,Make no mistake about the fact that they are highly trained warriors doing a very difficult role in a highly dangerous world. I really would not like to elaborate on this but an example of this arises when the villagers protected Marcus from the Taliban due to an ancient custom .Without the strength of these people and their doggedness to follow this code Marcus would have been handed in for execution,

The film mentions this only in one line on the screen just before the credits roll . This is explained far better in the book I do not want to name any specific scenes where I can explain this further so please go see and enjoy the film for yourself

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
A grim social study of Urban Britain, 26 January 2014
8/10

Watched this film on TV tonight. This is really one of those films where you can watch time and time again and try to relate to the different characters.It depicts two different generations both trying to live in the same society.Plan b plays the lead bad guy just perfectly suggesting that he is only emulating his Father who is in jail and so he must continue his dominance of the estate by any means possible The estate really does have its own rules and the role of the Police is that of a blundering investigation .The police have done nothing but when the killings start the police finally take action albeit in hunting down the vigilante a real example of a lack of community policing There are no real winners here but it is a stark representation of society's spiral into lawlessness

Yamato (2005)
Will leave you thinking for a long time, 5 January 2014
8/10

I bought this film not knowing anything about the history of the Japanese battleship Yamato, The film portrays the Japanese as proud young men with the same fears and trepidations of any nation involved in warfare , It is probably the propaganda of the Hollywood type films always showing the Japanese as warmongering warriors with only one thing on their minds that is to destroy the enemy at all costs in the name of the Emperor, This film deals with a lot of issues on different levels and I think with a bigger budget could have become a war classic, In my eyes the battleship represents Japan with its great industrial and military capability In the beginning the crew feeling like they are invulnerable to attack and so exude a great confidence in their vessel However as the Americans get nearer, their superior air power proves to the crew that they are now facing their own mortality and just like Japan itself looking at the jaws if defeat. The film also deals with the issue of Kamikaze and what the reality of these decisions meant for the crew who yet again actually protest rather than blindly following the orders from their superiors,I see in the Yamato apparently the biggest warship ever built a relic of naval strategy .Sure it must have been a terrifying sight when at sea but it had been superseded by the Aircraft Carriers .The ship needed to have air support to properly defend itself against these new vessels.Yet again just like Japan it was falling behind and was a monument of the past and so paid the ultimate price.to the superpower that America with its overwhelming technological superiority had become The film also deals with the human side of things and becomes very emotional ,how do you explain to a mother that her son died an honourable death ,in her eyes her son is dead that is all that matters to her I do not want to spoil the film but if like me you like the War genre type of film then this should definitely be on your list,

1 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
I enjoyed it, 6 October 2013
7/10

I brought this on a whim from a supermarket alongside with my weekly groceries. I am glad I did I really enjoyed the film,so much in fact that I decided to write a review I was surprised at the bad reviews it had it is definitely worth watching Sure it is not a big budget film but this only adds to a certain style being used in production It is a good British film so buy the DVD and make your own mind up Sometimes making a film about subject matter that has been done twice before And adding your own twist cannot be easy .i have seen Rise Of The Foot Soldier and Bonded By Blood also so feel I can make this judgement it really was a surprise to me to see so many negative reviews here If I had come here first I would never have bothered to buy it but no regrets at all on the purchase .i actually feel that it tries to portray a more realistic portrait of the leading characters .They are after all under the influence of steroids etc and not really your run of the mill people This has reignited my love if the genre .


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