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A great musical film

Posted : 2 years, 5 months ago on 2 May 2015 02:46 (A review of The Music Man)

'The Music Man' is a great musical film based on the original musical. It's great to see Robert Preston as Harold Hill again! And he gives a great performance! The rest of the cast are also really good and the film looks great! It also brings us the classic songs "Wells Fargo Wagon", "Gary Indiana" and the iconic "76 Trombones", a great musical!


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Not as good as the first but still very good

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 25 April 2015 06:56 (A review of Avengers: Age of Ultron)

I really loved 'The Avengers', it is one of my favourite superhero films ever made (although I do prefer 'The Dark Knight' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy'). This sequel 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is not as good as the first but still very good, it's probably in line with films like 'Batman' and 'Spider-Man'

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' features some eye-popping visual effects, particularly mastered with the new villain. The film also has its comedy moments and has some pretty frightening action scenes! The plot seems a bit of a repeat of the first film but it's still not so bad! This film is very good due to its fantastic visual effects, good acting and few comedy moments! Worth watching!


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An assembly of poor writing, directing and fightin

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 16 April 2015 04:38 (A review of Clash of the Titans)

Not every film remake is bad but certain ones are, such as 'Godzilla', 'Wild Target' and 'The Woman In Black', this joins the chain of unwanted remakes, being an assembly of poor writing, direction and fighting!

'Clash of the Titans' is one of those fantasy films that you like to admire the art direction for! The sets are well designed and actually you also get a good performance from Gemma Arterton!

But what a poor script! The plot of this film is dull, stupid and makes little sense! Thank god it only lasts 96 minutes! 96 dull minutes! It seems incredibly similar to the 'Lord of the Rings' films, particularly the lava scene fight near the end, which seems like a copy of Gollum (Andy Serkis)'s death in 'The Return of the King'. The fight scenes are over-long and really dull! And in some cases, I feel like I'm watching some spoof or poor remake of 'Lord of the Rings'. Yes this is a remake of the 1981 film 'Clash of the Titans' but it seems like 'Lord of the Rings' as well!

The film is also poorly directed! Louis Leterrier is probably completely uninterested in how to direct crap like this! Thank god for that! Most of the acting is pretty bland, but Ralph Fiennes is utterly over the top! Just when I thought 'The Avengers' would be his only bad performance, along comes this! Hiring Fiennes was a waste of money too, since it's pretty hard to recognise him, even if he does use the same voice as he does for Lord Voldemort in 'Harry Potter', it's hard to recognise him in 'Harry Potter' but at least he's good in those films!

The visual effects look pretty ugly! At least they bloody know how to do visual effects, but they look awful here! Particularly the whole concept of a hand being cut off and then turning into some sort of flesh spider!

Perhaps the critical acclaim of remakes/reboots like 'The Dark Knight' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' offered some hope for 'Clash of the Titans' to be a good remake! It really failed to give hope! It gets a high 3/10 but isn't any better than the 1998 remake of 'Godzilla'


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Has its moments at the start but rubbish for rest

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 16 April 2015 04:13 (A review of Just Go With It)

I've never been a fan of Adam Sandler, I've never seen 'Punch-Drunk Love' though! Anyway, I normally find him obnoxious or miscast and this is no exception! As usual, his performance here is obnoxious and I don't see how anyone could fall for his character! Sandler can't be romantic in any way!

'Just Go With It' has its moments at the start but rubbish for the rest! I laughed about half a dozen times in the first 30 minutes, I didn't laugh at all for the rest! Dennis Dugan really can't direct! The script is also badly written and doesn't make sense! The only real good thing about this film is Jennifer Aniston's performance! She plays it maturely and never rides off the rails like the other actors do!


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At times entertaining but not for the plot

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 14 April 2015 06:40 (A review of No Strings Attached)

'No Strings Attached' is a romantic comedy that is at times entertaining but not for the plot. Just watching most of it is fun, following the plot is not so much fun! And eventually just watching it gets boring!

The film seems to go off plot as well and focus too much on sex. Ashton Kutcher gives a decent performance but it's sadly not really enough for this film to be decent! Even though, it's just fun to watch at the start, even that gets kind of boring! And the plot just doesn't make much sense, nor is it well written!


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Brilliantly acted, directed, written and filmed

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 14 April 2015 04:46 (A review of Life Of Pi)

I just watched 'Life of Pi' for a second time now, a brilliant film that I first watched about two years ago! The first time, I thought it was very good, the second time, I thought it was great and quite possibly my new favourite film of 2012 (I really liked 'Argo' and might need to re-watch that soon)

'Life of Pi' is brilliantly acted, directed, written and filmed. The script is emotional, touching, intense and at certain times hilarious! Pi is seen at four points in his life and he is played fantastically by Suraj Sharma! Sharma puts emotion and life into his performance when telling the tiger what to do and what not to do and when his family die on the sinking ship and when the tiger leaves him to go to the jungle of an island!

'Life of Pi' also features some brilliant visual effects, direction by Ang Lee and (adapted from Yann Martel's novel) a fantastic script by David Magee! The many angles the film is filmed at are also fantastic! A masterpiece!


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Attractive and yet bland and over-long

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 12 April 2015 05:38 (A review of Robin Hood)

Russell Crowe plays Robin Hood in this adaptation of 'Robin Hood' directed by Ridley Scott. Crowe and Cate Blanchett are good, the film is attractive and yet bland and over-long. The art direction is nice to look at, but then there's a bland plot line which somehow takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to tell!

To me, the film didn't rely on plot so much and focused on too much sword fighting. There are also plot holes including the characters zig zagging across the world to various countries and all of them oblivious to Geography! This film could be slightly better if it were shorter and relied less on sword fighting. Yeah, the score and visual style are nice but the film is overly bland and bloated in length! Only for Russell Crowe die-hards!


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A sponge out of water comedy

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 9 April 2015 05:40 (A review of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water )

'Sponge Out Of Water' is a sponge out of water comedy, it serves a a sequel to 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' and is a good funny one! The cast including Antonio Banderas and Tom Kenny is funny, the live-action/animation concept is clever and probably funnier than the animation itself, the film has some pretty fresh other concepts and the visual effects are pretty cutting edge!


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Mamma Mia! This is bad!

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 3 April 2015 04:40 (A review of Mamma Mia!)

Meryl Streep? Colin Firth? Pierce Brosman? Sounds like a decent cast! And 'Mamma Mia' was a pretty successful musical (haven't seen it though) so this sounds like a good movie! WRONG!!! It's just awful! It was worse than I expected!

Mamma Mia! This is bad! It seems to be badly written (certainly as a film anyway), some of the timings are pretty poor, most of the actors can't sing and Pierce Brosnan is completely annoying! This is even worse than 'Grease 2', which says a lot!


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Dramatically and funnily mixes drama and comedy

Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago on 29 March 2015 03:44 (A review of The Breakfast Club)

'The Breakfast Club' is a brilliant film! It's perhaps best for its target audience of teenagers, teens probably love comedy-drama films and this film dramatically and funnily mixes drama and comedy!

The film features a talented cast including under 18 actors (30 years ago :) such as Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald. The rest of the cast are also really good! The plotting is pretty intelligent. Most of the best films have a plot for adults, this one is a dramatic plot coupled with a dramatic, touching, hilarious script!

Five students are in Saturday detention, towards the end, some reveal what they're in for! This scene is sad and touching! The film takes on some really adult themes too though, such as John Bender (Judd Nelson)'s drug possession! The character of Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason) is strict, determined and at brief points a bully! The five teens are different but become friends in the end!

It sort of seems to me that this film may have inspired some of the character for Bart Simpson from 'The Simpsons', due to stuff such as John saying "Eat my shorts!" to the principal and Andrew (Emilio Estevez) getting detention for taping someone's buns together (similar to Bart being thrown out a camp for super gluing his counselor's butt cheeks together, but then that was a 'Family Guy' episode rather than 'The Simpsons')

This film features a brilliant plot and acting, and where it fails is the score! While the film is mainly brilliant, it could manage without the score! The songs are kind of poor quality and pretty forgettable (apart from 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' which is a great song)! But apart from that, this is one of the best films of the 1980's, and definitely a must-see for all teens!


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