Monday, 25 April 2011
Thor... the first big ass marvel film of the year, and it's an exciting year for comic book films in general. Wait I forgot about the new Ghost Rider film. Okay so it's a pretty good year for comic book films. The first from Marvel is the mighty Thor in 2D. Yes I went to see it in 2D because 3D is a waste of fucking time. I actually find it worrying that I refered to it as 2D. The fact that I feel the need to make that clear made me die a little inside. But this isn't another rant about 3D and the blight it's creating in the storytelling void that is Hollywoodland. It's a review of Thor motherfucker.
The film looks stunning and it appears Kenneth Branagh decided to make it a jaunty angle film. You know the style I mean. You suddenly find yourself turning your head to see it right. This calms down after the first 30 minutes or so. It's not a complaint, it works well in the first half of Thor's arrival on Earth. Oh that's not a spoiler by the way, it's happens in the first 2 minutes of the bloody film.
Friday, 15 April 2011
This is a spoiler free review of Scream 4, mainly as anyone who puts in spoliers is generally a cunt. So what the hell did I think of it. It was actually really good. I'm biased though as I am a fan of the franchise... Well the first two anyway, the third one wasn't that great to be honest. The time away has done the franchise a lot of good though. As the poster says, new decade, new rules.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Wooooo Source Code, thank fuck I went to see this film as well or my brain may have died. If you missed the last blog I went to the cinema on Saturday to see two films. One was Sucker Punch. If you've seen it, you know what I mean about the brain death.
Anyway, I am becoming a huge fan of Zowie Bowie, Moon was one of the best films in recent years. Science Fiction has recently become a bland affair of big budget alien invasion films and Moon was a breath of fresh air. I was worried this would be an inadequite follow up. I was wrong. It was fucking awesome.
The pacing of the film is awesome. It could easily have turned into crap but it's executed to perfection. Jake Gyllenhall gives his usual awesome performance. I keep thinking he's been in tons of crap films but thats not true. I blame The Day After Tomorrow and the poster for Prince of Persia. I didn't have to see it, the poster did enough to put me off.
So it was Saturday night and being the social motherfucker that I am I went to the cinema by myself to watch two films. The first I'm going to talk about is Sucker Punch. You may have noticed this from the name of the blog and the big fucking picture above, but there's a lot of idiots out there in internetland so I'd better spell out shit as I go along.
The film starts off with a big ass music video, within it you get given a quick back story for Baby Doll and why she ends up in the asylum. There's no background story for anyone else. Actually it goes into a burlesque style club fantasy within a first couple of minutes of her entering the asylum. There's no long explanation about it. You really don't need it.
Don't get me wrong, I actually really enjoyed all the cool things happening to music. I especially loved the girls running around in Lord of the Rings with machine guns. I mean it has sooo many flaws it's actually painful but I really enjoyed it. It's good fun. Just don't expect to leave thinking anything other than how cool the bjork song was in it, and how amazing some of the set pieces are. It's the kind of film that you should probably see in the cinema or at home if you have a big ass TV because all the cool things happening to music won't be as cool if you have a crappy wee TV. Just don't expect to leave the cinema having been affected by the girls struggle. It's not Girl Interrupted. All I'm saying.