This has taken far too long to review but here we are. I really liked this film and when I first heard of it I didn’t care, love a pleasant surprise. Its action packed, funny, got a great voice cast, and the story is quite touching, very much to my surprise. The visuals in this are great, I really thought the mix of Stop-motion and CGI was very impressive; I was often unable to see the difference in the film. The characters are either really funny or are great character parodies. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, if you have seen the film then check out the spoiler sections and I will look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.
“I know what you’re thinking, he’s the least qualified person to lead us…and you’re right!”
Holiday = Late Review.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Sorry it’s just haha oh my. Normally you would see me angry when they remake a classic science fiction film with this darker zero fun seriousness all modern takes do like Total Recall last year. But with this trailer I just can’t stop laughing, it looks bad but really funny bad so I’ll be watching this plane crash. If this trailer is a true representation of the film then we are going to have a lot of fun in February. Changing this review up as well, going to have a What I liked and What I didn’t like Section instead of Top Scenes. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer.
Well well well, looks like we are back to form with season 3. After a mostly disappointing season 2 I dreaded the series would never go back to being great, however with a far greater story being set with the governor and the prison (Read the comics, I kind of knew what was coming). The story and the acting has been particularly stellar this season and I don’t expect this to change when the series starts back up in February (Damn cliff-hangers!). I have really liked the way that the story would swap between Woodbury and the Prison as I found it never let the story go flat or soapy like at the farm. This season had strong violence and horror but also powerful emotional scenes and to be honest they really did spectacularly well with this season, It’s brought back the fans because it now deserves them. I am finding it hard to write the first non-spoiler paragraph so after this I will spoil as much as possible, so enjoy.
The first season was amazing so presumably the second season should only get better, right? Well no it wasn’t, it really wasn’t. It managed to fool me for the start but then about two episodes in I started to think I was watching a soap or something, because it just lost every sense of a zombie apocalypse by isolating the entire cast to a farm where the biggest threat was Shane having a bad day. Ok the first two episodes where great to good, then the next nine episodes where as boring as you could make them with the odd zombie walking around in the background of all the emotions, then the finale was pretty good but doesn’t make up for the weeks of boredom. Honestly though I am shocked they didn’t lose half of their loyal viewers because I was thinking about watching something else. Either way it was a good start and ending and the latest season has redeemed series.
This is my first review for a TV series and I hope you agree that I picked a good one to start off on. The first time I heard anything about this series was purely by accident when I stumbled upon the trailer, now I feel a bit stupid because when I first saw it I thought hmm that looks like a good film, until about an embossing week later I figured out that it was actually a TV series. When I knew it was a TV series I was ridiculously excited about the idea of a zombie TV series because there had never been such a series before and it looked fantastic. Luckily the first episode didn’t disappoint and if anything exceeded my expectation. Don’t Open, Dead Inside! You all know the scene.
This is the first time I have ever reviewed a Web series but this one is really quite good and I thought I would promote it and give it a sparkling review because I want this in a full length film. The series is to pre date the Halo 4 game story that is now out and certainly does well for promoting the Halo universe and develops a fantastic character group consisting of fresh recruits which is a good place to start. The visuals in this film are spectacular considering relative low budget and nothing looked phony like most video game adaptations. This series isn’t just for fans of the Halo game series who want more, it’s also for people who haven’t even seen the game before. Not a huge fan of the game myself but I have played a couple of the games and this Web series seriously makes me want to get the new release.
Skyfall is probably the best Bond film I have seen in a while and I don’t see any reason for die hard fans to be disappointed. The opening, middle and end to this film are fantastic and action filled, with a surprisingly sentimental look at the previous 50 years of Bond. Daniel Craig does a great job as Bond and Javier Bardem plays a wonderfully creepy villain even if I would have liked to have seen more of him. The story was far more 21st century than any of the other Bond films and is nice to see what direction the next installments of Bond film will be like, respectful of tradition but up to the date, serious in its thrills and some complexity in its characters but with the sense of fun that missing from the recent set of Bonds. In other words best Bond mix for while.
This trilogy review is the winner of the Halloween trilogy review poll that was posted on the ‘Back To The Future’ review. Not too surprising that this trilogy won as it is a favourite of mine from the first film which brought real scares and even laughs on purpose in one film to ‘Army of Darkness’ which just went full on slapstick comedy horror and will still make me laugh. All three of these films where directed and written by Sam Raimi, and I view them as some of his best films if not the best. I think these films are timeless and hope you all do too because it would be a shame if these films ever lost an audience. On a plus side I got over 32 votes which were better than the 20 from the poll before, I still want MORE! So don’t forget to vote at the end.
This my ‘The Takening’ review, sorry I mean ‘Taken 2’ Review and it’s a bit of a mixed bag of a film really. The story is pretty obvious and a little silly at times. The acting is pretty good from Liam Neeson as always but most of the cast fail to act at all. The films visuals were good, nothing special but I did like the car chases. Basically it’s a film I would watch if it was on TV but not pick it to watch over other films. Like the first film, I would watch that on purpose. This film isn’t really suitable for sequels and it suffers because of that obvious fact.
V/H/S is an interesting idea for a film, as an anthology it is one of those films I have wanted for a while as I loved Twilight Zone and Creep Show but it failed in a few places which annoyed me to no end. Out of the six horror stories told in this found footage film; I liked three of them but the others where slow and failed to impress me. It’s not something I think needs to be in the found footage genre as for the most part it just annoyed me, maybe having one the story with shaky camera would work but I guess the film title wouldn’t make sense if they weren’t found footage. I can still dream of a modern horror anthology.