Forum Posts

djahart95
Apr 30, 2019
In Film Reviews
After a culmination of 22 films and 10 years, Endgame promised to be one of the biggest films so far of the 21st century, if not, the entire film history. This film has been hyped to shit. One critic even comparing it to Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Whilst for me it doesn’t come close to that, Endgame is epic in its own rights, though not as jaw dropping amazing as it has been made out to be by the Marvel fanboys. The film takes place almost straight after Infinity War, when Thanos snapped his fingers and half the population, including our favourite superheros like Black Panther, Spider-Man and Dr. Strange dissolved into dust and disappeared. There were a lot of great things about Endgame, from a technical point of view, there are some really wonderful shots towards the last hour of the film. There is a lot of humour in this film, most notably from Chris Hemsworth and Paul Rudd, who steal the show for me. Their performances were hilarious and were the comedy relief. Tom Holland as Spider-Man has probably been Marvel’s greatest addition to this franchise in terms of how it has developed RDJ’s Iron Man character. Peter Parker provides RDJ with a weakness, love. It’s allowed his character to grow from an arrogant billionaire, to an arrogant billionaire who cares about someone other than himself. I never really got that connection between him and Potts, but the father-son relationship that Endgame, Homecoming and Infinity War have shown, for me, have been it’s best attributes. There were some really awesome twists that happened, both shockingly brilliant, and also emotionally heart-breaking. I didn’t think a Marvel movie could do that, but Endgame certainly managed to pack multiple punches in story-telling. I do have some criticisms of the film. And not because it is Marvel and I do have Marvel fatigue, but because I think no movie can be perfect, no matter how much I love them. Despite the length of the movie (technically its only 2 hours and 45 minutes as 15 minutes is credits) not a considerable amount happens. If I was to write the plot synopsis, it would look quite short. Certainly the first 2 hours have a slow build up, it doesn’t drag but this film certainly makes nostalgia play a key role to the point where it lingers too long in Marvel’s history, and not in it’s present. It was still an enjoyable 2 hours. The next 45 minutes go quite quick and seem rushed. The battle sequences aren’t brilliant, in this film I was hoping for some really spectacular scenes but I was left disappointed. Still good and exciting, but nothing new or bold. There were some twists that were obvious, I’m still not entirely sure why the audience was so shocked at one key moment, but it’s build up didn’t really work for me as it seemed so obvious.  4/5 On the whole, I don’t think Marvel could have done much more to please it’s fans. I do think that if you love Marvel, you’ll love this. I certainly liked it. I do however think that right now, fans are wearing rose tinted glasses, when they’re taken off I think they might have expected more from Endgame. I think it could have done more.
0
0
4
djahart95
Oct 12, 2018
In Film Reviews
The third instalment of the Johnny English franchise started back in 2003 with Johnny English. A brilliant film. Funny, witty and good fun. In case you’ve forgotten, here is the plot for the 2003 Johnny English. A stupid secret agent is called up because the current spies can no longer be used. He fumbles his way through missions whilst doing a good job. He believes that the bad guy is a friend to the British establishment. He meets a beautiful young women. She turns out to spy working against said bad guy. Johnny English accuses the bad guy of being the bad guy in front of the British establishment and they kick him off the job. The bad guy then turns out to be the bad guy. Johnny English, through national pride captures the bad guy in an old, famous British building for the world to see, whilst fumbling along at the same time. Here is the plot for Johnny English: Strikes Again, 15 years after the original.  A stupid secret agent is called up because the current spies can no longer be used. He fumbles his way through missions whilst doing a good job. He believes that the bad guy is a friend to the British establishment. He meets a beautiful young women. She turns out to spy working against said bad guy. Johnny English accuses the bad guy of being the bad guy in front of the British establishment and they kick him off the job. The bad guy then turns out to be the bad guy. Johnny English, through national pride captures the bad guy in an old, famous British building for the world to see, whilst fumbling along at the same time. 📷Originally posted by pawnee-scranton Sounds familiar right? Right. Unfortunately the whole plot is exactly the same as the original film but with just a few things changed. Different nationalities. Different scenery. On the whole it is the same. You know how The Force Awakens is the same as A New Hope. It seriously lets it down because it is so obvious that you cannot see it. The jokes as well are also very similar to stunts performed in previous Johnny English films or Rowan Atkinson related comedy sketches like Mr Bean.  The film itself is very poor. The jokes fall flat. The dance floor sequence is so cringy it started to become impossible to watch. Rowan Atkinson is a good actor but it looked like he just wanted this movie to be over so he could collect his pay cheque and go. So much of Johnny English is down to its physical humour. Atkinson is at an age now where that is become harder to do. If that is the key to a films humour, it’s probably best to stop. The VR sequence was funny however and that was it’s only positive throughout this re-hashed and unoriginal film. 1/5 It’s what we have all seen before. Literally. Apart from the Virtual Reality scene the jokes and plot are the same as the original film. Hopefully this will be the last we see of Johnny English. 
0
0
17
djahart95
Oct 08, 2018
In Film Reviews
Have you ever watched a film and constantly questioned every single thing that you are watching? Have you ever watched a film and afterwards thought to yourself ‘did that really happen?’? If not, then please watch Venom so you know what I am talking about. Right about now you’re probably reading a lot of different things about Venom. The critics have absolutely slammed it. Some have gone as far as calling it Catwoman bad. Fans, on the other hand like it. So what is it? Well, it’s not Catwoman bad, but it is pretty awful. You know things are bad when everyone associated with the film tries to not be. Whether that be through a review embargo, Tom Hardy saying the best bits were cut, Riz Ahmed just calling it fun, or the Marvel logo not being hugely present at the start of the movie. 📷Originally posted by queeniecatart As films go, Venom is very bizarre and I don’t really know how to start this or structure it. I think that’s a similar problem the film faced. OK we’ll start with the casting. Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock was a huge mistake for me. Superhero films, through all their faults that I find with them normally cast brilliantly. Robert Downey Jr is Iron Man. Chris Evans is Captain America. Chris Pratt is Star-Lord. What I mean is that the actor is that character. RDJ is cocky and knows it. Evans is the responsible, social justice hero. Pratt is a prat. But Tom Hardy playing an awkward, emasculated, week male is not Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy is buff. Tom Hardy is macho. He wasn’t convincing playing the role of Eddie Brock because he is not that character. So that change to Venom was unimpressive. Now, Topher Grace, who played Venom in Spiderman 3, an under-appreciated and actually good film, would have been a much better choice in this role. He is all the characteristics for the Eddie Brock/Venom role that an actor like Tom Hardy isn’t. Also, his voice was annoying and was bugging me after 10 minutes. Michelle Williams, poor Michelle Williams. What an actress. She is incredible. But my god did this film not do her any justice. Poorly underused. A positive though was the villain. Riz Ahmed did have enough screen time and he was a slight anti-hero. He wanted to save the world but at any cost.  📷Originally posted by bustedphotographer Has anyone seen Big Mouth? If you haven’t, watch it! If you have, you will know that Venom sounds exactly like the hormone monster. Am I right? The symbiote attaches itself to Tom Hardy and starts to talk to him. But it’s very odd. Venom will say one word to say what he wants ‘food’ ‘hungry’ and it was really out of the blue and in the same voice as the hormone monster. It was so bizarre! Also, at the start of the film Venom wants to destroy the earth. But after meeting Michelle Williams it changes its mind and wants to save the Earth from Riot (the other symbiote that escaped). My guess is that it saw how desirable Michelle Williams was and thought ‘wow, Eddie gets to have sex with THAT, we want some of the action’ so decides to stick around. As a plot twist, that’s pretty mental. It’s also bizarre how when Eddie turns into Venom he becomes huge and muscular. When Riz Ahmed (who is a very skinny actor) turns into riot, he becomes huge and muscular. However when Michelle Williams turns into Venom it becomes this sleek, stealthy, highly sexualised alien creature. Erm, hello toxic masculinity?! What’s that all about? Why can’t female Venom be buff, why is she sexualised so much. Is it to please the male gaze. I know there are right freaks out there who think that Venom is sexy, but I do think that. Again, another odd moment.  📷Originally posted by baelzemon Sexism and joking aside, Venom doesn’t do its 15 rated film any justice. Deadpool is a 15 and he is swearing all over the shop. I was expecting a really dark and violent film that pushed the boundaries of Marvel film-making. But it didn’t. There was no gore or bodies being ripped apart, to be honest there wasn’t really much action at all. The end fight scene was shockingly short, luckily there wasn’t much of a build up to it wasn’t that disappointing but still, it would’ve been cool to see a big boss battle. I found it quite disappointing and this was after seeing the trailer and my expectations being massively lowered.  1/5 Unfortunately Venom for me massively flopped. I’d still urge you to go see it because you’ll either won’t care from a fan side and will enjoy it. Or you’ll find it so bad (like I did) from a critic side that you’ll enjoy watching a load of rubbish. Hey, I’ve just realised. This is the superhero version of The Room!
0
0
14
djahart95
Sep 28, 2018
In Film Reviews
You know that guy Paul Feig, the dude who has directed all them comedy films like Spy, Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters (the new one), well his newest film is a bit different. It’s a thriller film. It’s like Gone Girl meets Taylor Swift; there’s a big mystery but it’s super extra.  📷Originally posted by dailyswiftgifs Anna Kendrick is a super sweet, over the top do-gooder mum who befriends a chill, workaholic, style queen Blake Lively. It’s a complete contrast in mums but they form a friendship. Then one day Blake vanishes whilst Anna is looking after her kid. We know it’s not Blake’s boyfriend, Henry Golding because he’s in London looking after his mum. 5 days pass and then they find her in her lake, dead. Anna gets a little too close to her dead best friends husband AS YOU DO and then starts receiving mysterious phone calls from her dead best friend WHAT. So Anna does a bit of swooping about. You know, just the usual; breaking into her works office, visiting Blake’s ex, taking advantage of her dead best friends mum who has severe alzheimer's AS YOU DO. She finds out she’s got a twin WHAT. Blake comes back from hiding. She killed her twin. She then sets up her husband even though he’s done nothing wrong apart from sleeping with his dead wife’s best friend on the day you buried your wife AS YOU DO. Then we’ve got the big climax. Anna brings a gun to her boyfriend/dead (now not dead) best friends (probably not friends now as she slept with the hubby) and confronts the pair of them. Then there’s a bluff, then there’s a double bluff, then a triple bluff, a quadruple bluff and then the ending, I think. There might be another bluff.  📷Originally posted by magobjects It’s a good film, Paul Feig does his usual of showing strong women in his films who don’t have to just talk about men. This is a film about women and men are pretty weak in this film, it’s the women who rule the screen in this one. Anna Kendrick is pretty darn scary in it. Not least because of how cringe and nice she is, but how quickly she can turn it round and become quite psychotic. Blake Lively is rather bad-ass but again when it gets serious its quite shocking to see how it all plays out. A problem I found is that the comedy takes away the seriousness of the film. At times the film is very dark but the comedy, that normally works so well in Paul Feig doesn’t in a thriller. Spy films such as Spy, goes well with comedy, Archer and Johnny English two examples. The Heat, cop buddy comedy film, Turner and Hooch and Rush Hour. But thriller films, unless it’s a parody I don’t see how it works and in A Simple Favour it doesn’t. Which lets it down massively, because the film, when dark and serious works really well. But when it tries to be too funny feels like a dramedy. The ending really sums up my whole point here. The film is really let down by this ending which to me, seems like they didn't know how to end it, or didn’t want to so just made multiple plot points in the hope of confusing the audience. It’s a shame because if they stuck with one idea, and done one twist it would've made a whole better ending, and therefore a smoother film.  3/5 3 out of 5 may sound a bit harsh but the ending massively lets it down, it’s so extra and tries to hard too be a hybrid film. If they stuck to it being very dark the whole way through with a few comedy elements it probably would've worked. Alas, they did not. Ergo, the 3. 
0
0
9
djahart95
Sep 21, 2018
In Film Reviews
British legends of film and TV come together for this true crime flick that is based upon the robbery of Hatton Garden where old school criminals steal £14 million worth of jewellery and money. Michael Caine leads the cast as a recent widower who promised his late wife he would go straight. However this last job proves too good to turn down, so with the help of his old friends they cause the crime, but end up doing serious time.  📷Originally posted by mizworldofrandom The cast is full of true British icons: Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Paul Whitehouse and Ray Winstone. It is a cast full of charisma and character. A cast that the audience connect with. The humour is humour for that generation, there were plenty of laughs from the audience in their late 50′s because they relate to the references of going deaf, not understanding the internet, making sandwiches, homophobic rhetoric to the younger criminal. It wasn’t particularly funny. What was funny was hearing the likes of Michael Caine dropping the f-bomb every other sentence. I don’t think that makes a film good though.  📷Originally posted by pemberley-press There wasn’t a lot of action, which isn’t a surprise considering the age of the criminals. Therefore it was dependant on the humour which did let the film down. The film just bumbled along as we watched these men make mistake after mistake. They tried to make it interesting by adding in little sub-plots, the rivalry between Caine and Broadbent, the decisions that Courtenay would make but in all honestly it all seemed a bit pointless considering the whole of the robbery was over in 40 minutes and the next hour we are waiting for them to be arrested. There was no build up to any of it.  2/5 Whilst it was enjoyable seeing old legends embrace the screen again enthusiastically, the pacing of the film was all off and didn’t entertain as much as the cast has the potential to do.
0
0
23
djahart95
Sep 13, 2018
In Film Reviews
There are two things I love in life. Films. Football. To be precise, West Ham United. So when I saw a FILM that was set a FOOTBALL stadium, to be precise, WEST HAM UNITED’S old stadium I was so excited. My life was made. The only thing that could go wrong was how bad the film was. And fuck me, it went downhill as soon as the film started to play. A right pile of shite.  (for context with the rest of this review, West Ham are a terrible football team, just awful. So when I say, the film was as bad as the football that is normally played there you’ll get the joke) There’s a Russian revolution gone on. Two brothers are the leaders. One of the brothers realises its gone too far and leaves with the help of the British government and gets a new identity. Pierce Brosnan, he turns into Pierce Brosnan. We’ll come back to that. Dave Bautista is an ex army who is visiting his niece in London, he’s got tickets for the West Ham game, the last game to be played at the stadium. They go to the game together. Now remember the other brother, the one who isn’t Pierce Brosnan, well he is London to capture his brother. For some reason, instead of just getting him at his house, he decides to capture him at the football game. I know right, makes no sense. So he takes over the control room and tries to locate where he is sitting using some special face-recognition technology. At the same time, Drax’s niece goes missing so he goes up to the control to try and find her (the terrorists have killed the phone lines) and comes face to face and ends up killing them to save his niece.  📷Originally posted by gamorasnebula Now there’s a few stupid problems with the film that I can clarify as a football fan: 1) No way would Dave just be able to buy tickets to the last game at the stadium if he wasn’t a season ticket holder, or had a membership. Seeing as he hates England and football, its highly unlikely he would have one.  2) Erm, why are the away fans sitting in the old chicken run? We all know that they sat in the Trevor Brooking lower stand.  3) Honestly when I go to football stadiums I can’t even take the cap of my water bottle into the stadium. Seriously I have to take that off. Christ knows how them Russians got them flares into the stadium. 4) There is no way West Ham fans would let that massive flag block their view from the match. Any fans bring one of them into the stadium, they’d be bottled. 📷Originally posted by ultragooner89 This is the CAPTAIN. He’s like 5ft 4. Trying to take on a 6ft 4 bloke. What do you think the fans would do? Anyway. The film had a budget of £20 million, apparently. Which, for a Sky original film is a big budget. But I’m not too sure where that money was spent because the special effects were awful. It was so badly done. The shots were shaky, the green screen was obvious, the colour grading was horrible. It was so messy, more messy than West Ham’s defence. Ayo. The whole plot doesn’t really make sense. I have no idea why the Russians don’t grab the guy when he is at his home. If they know he will be attending the football game, they surely must know where he lives. But instead they do this where they are easily going to attract police attention. Which in the end they do. God its awful.  They acting is pretty woeful too, although I think this mostly comes down to the shoddy characters than the actors themselves. Dave Bautista neither has the charm of a Bruce Willis, nor the cold wit that Arnold Schwarzenegger so effortlessly oozes into his action roles. His niece, played by Lara Peake, who to be fair is pretty decent, but she isn’t from London and her accent is awful. You’re telling me the casting directors couldn’t find one East London actress? I think Pierce Brosnan lost a bet, or the director has got some dirty secret about him because I don’t know why he is in the film. It’s quite obvious he is the brother because we see him for one shot at the start of the movie and then not again until the final act of the film. And poor Amit Shah, who whilst likeable, falls foul of the racist abuse that comes from the white working class. It’s a classic trope that always pops up in football films. And whilst the writing uses his character to make fun of his religion, it also creates a barrier between the white working class as the film pokes fun out the far-right stereotypes that we are so use to seeing. White people running scared when a Muslim shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’.  Are there any good things about this film I hear you cry? Well, it was nice seeing the old stadium again. But thats purely from a West Ham point of view. It was good that the old bill punched that guy who called football, soccer. But thats purely from a football point of view. Oh there was a good scene when Dave is having a fight with a Russian and sticks his head in the boiling fat fryer and his face burns off. But thats purely from a sadistic point of view. 0/5  You know when I first started doing this I had a code for what rating a film should be. 1 to 5. 5 being to the best. 1, being the worst. I didn’t even account for 0. I didn’t think it possible for a film to not even score at least a 1 rating. All I can say is well done for creating a big pile of rubbish. Final Score 1 vs How many hours I’ve lost watching this, 1 and a half. 
0
1
170
djahart95
Sep 06, 2018
In Film Reviews
In the last review I spoke about Yardie, and how Idris Elba, in his directional debut hadn’t made a good film. Well Aneesh Chaganty, in his directional debut, has made one of the finest thriller films I’ve seen this year. Searching is about how a father begins to suspect that his teenage daughter has gone missing. He breaks into her laptop to find out who her friends are, who she has been talking too, what she is doing with her life. What he finds out on the laptop lead to clues and discoveries that otherwise wouldn’t have been found.  It’s a thrilling film. And what is different about it is that the whole film is shot through a computer screen. The majority of this is using the daughters Mac and the father searching on it. Some of it is filmed through the news. Some through the camera in a police investigation room. It’s really clever how it is shot and according to the director it took them a long time to figure out how to shoot the film. Whilst it is like this throughout the entire film it doesn’t feel gimmicky. It’s brilliant how effective they use to add something fresh to the thriller genre. The opening scene of the movie is the family documenting their daughter growing up through home videos, calendar dates. We learn so much about the family in such a short space of time, the daughters interest, what the family gets up to. Tragically the mother has died of cancer which we see documented through the computer screen (think of a 21st century UP, seriously, it’s quite heart-breaking) that by the time we see the family in the present we feel really connected to them. It’s an effective piece of story-telling. Quickly this tool stops being noticeable because the audience are so drawn into the family life.  There are plenty of other things that are good about this film. However the way of telling the story is very fresh. John Cho, the lead actor is brilliant as a father who has had to deal with so much heart-ache. He learns, with the audience, because we are seeing it with him for the first time too, so much about his daughter through her laptop. There are so many twists and turns throughout the whole movie. What I found totally different to other thrillers is usually when you see the clues it’s right at the end of the movie when the actor is describing how he came to that conclusion. With Searching, he normally finds the clue early on, and realises later and we see it all. So he might be flicking through a page that is a clue, carries on and then goes back to it, it’s so similar to what the audience is experiencing. It’s so damn clever.   5/5 Searching is pretty damn good. I feel like I haven’t given it enough justice. But it’s so different to most thrillers. This review sucks. But the film doesn’t. Does that work?
0
1
47
djahart95
Sep 04, 2018
In Film Reviews
Yardie, based upon the book of the same name, is James Bond’s…sorry Idris Elba’s directional debut. It focuses on a young man who tries to escape his troubled past on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, to London; only to remain on the same path that led him there in the first place. When he was a young boy, his peaceful older brother was gunned down by a ‘supposed’ member of a rival crew. It led D (Aml Ameen) to want revenge against the killer, only to find him on the streets of the East End where his old flame, and mother to his current child currently lives, in peace, away from the bloodshed.  I love Idris. He’s a brilliant actor and his performance as Stringer Bell in The Wire is the only reason I carried on watching it. I know, controversial, but christ that show is slow and tedious. As a director, well Yardie didn’t cut it for me. There were a lot of good things about it. The mise-en-scene was brilliant, in every scene I felt like I was in Jamaica in the 70′s, or Hackney in the 80′s. The music, the sets, the costumes were brilliant. King Fox, for example, just oozed class throughout the film. I was convinced by that. I just wasn’t convinced by the story. I wasn’t gripped. There seemed like a lot of ideas that put together, just created a complete jumble of nothing. At certain points in the film I thought to myself ‘ooo this is like City of God’ ‘oooo this could be Scarface’ ‘ooo this could be 8 mile’ ‘oooo this is could be This Is England’. But it didn’t pack a punch like these films did. I was disappointed that it felt like this, and this could be due to the trailer. A trailer that featured music that was prominent at the time the film was set, about a young man trying to find his way in the world, set in England and with action scenes. You tell me that isn’t a City-Of-God-8-Mile-This-Is-England-Scarface mash up and I shouldn’t get my hopes up about that.  📷Originally posted by dancebang The two lead actors were wonderfully chosen for the film. D (Aml Ameen) was very charismatic and lead the film superbly. Whilst the narrative was full of exposition, the acting was brilliant. Yvonne (Shantol Jackson) as the mother of his child and girlfriend was beautifully cast. She drove her scenes with the passion and emotion that she produced. She is a wonderful actress and she deserves to be in much more because in Yardie she was sublime. The worst thing for me about this whole thing though was the casting of Stephen Graham as Rico, one of the villains in the film and the drug dealer based in London. Stephen Graham is one of my favourite actors. As a character actor there aren’t many who come close to him. He deserves to be A-List. But my god what was going on here. I’m not annoyed that he was in the film. I’d cast him as anything. Working class hero. But throughout the film he put on a Jamaican accent, it wasn’t a bad accent but he kept flicking between this and the cockney accent because of Hackney. Now I was confused as to why the Jamaican accent was needed. I didn’t know if it was because he was trying to fit into the Jamaican community in London so he could get their respect and trust. He had Jamaicans working for him, who respected him, who at no point looked pissed off with him. Or if the character was culturally appropriating their lifestyle. By flicking between the two he is undermining them. But again, they were never any scenes where the other Jamaican characters looked pissed with him. I think it ruined the whole scene. He was much more menacing just doing the cockney accent. I cringed whenever the Jamaican accent was used. 2/5 Unfortunately as much as I was looking forward to it, and as much as I was hoping it would be amazing, it wasn’t. This could be down to the story not being originally written by Idris. There’s always a conflict when using an adapted screenplay. I hope and I’m sure we will see more of Elba in the director’s chair. There are far too many white, university educated film directors churning out the same pile of Hollywood crap. I want stories by a director from a working class background, I want stories from the Nigerian family, I want stories from the Muslim community. We need stories like Yardie to entertain, and more importantly, educate us. Just hopefully the next film from Idris is more entertaining than his first. p.s I really hope Idris doesn’t become the next 007. And not because I’m a right-wing gammon. But because he’s too good of an actor to be tied down to such a dead franchise. For sure he’d make it exciting. He’d bring it to life and bring the charm back to it. But he’s too good to be stuck as Bond. I wouldn’t complain if he was, I’d rather it be him than Tom Hiddleston or Henry Cavill or *insert another generic middle class name here*
0
0
228
djahart95
Aug 13, 2018
In Film Reviews
Jason Statham and a massive shark.  5/5 It’s Jason Statham and a massive shark. Seriously though what more would you want from a film? It’s Jason Statham and a massive shark. Look, if you was expecting an oscar worthy movie that was going to be challenging, insightful, intelligent then get out, this is some B-Movie, blockbuster trash, it’s trash, it’s complete trash. But my god this is a brilliant steaming pile of trash. 📷Originally posted by theshawbrothers Jason Statham is an ex-rescue diver, after a mission goes wrong where he encounters Meg, has to leave two of his friends behind to save 11 men, he retires. Fast forward 5 years and Dwight from The Office has spent a tonne of money on this underwater research facility that is exploring the depths of the ocean. The scientists have found a strip of science stuff that is blocking some sort of underwater world that is untouched by humans. They send a crew down there but their sub gets attacked by Meg and needs saving. Jason Statham comes along and saves the day. However, Meg manages to get out of the layer of science stuff (it couldn’t before because the layer was too cold, however because of the ships heat it now can) and starts to cause a right nightmare in the normal ocean. Jason Statham and his crew try to find a way to capture it, they do but it turns out to be baby Meg. Big Meg kills a couple of the crew and then makes his way to the beach. Kills a couple of people on the beach and then Jason Statham stabs it in the eye, takes a massive chunk out him. Blood comes gushing out, little sharks come out and eat Big Meg. Bit like Scar in Lion King, but in water, and sharks, and not digitally animated, and not as good.  Gripping stuff right there, am I right? What do you expect from the guy who directed the National Treasure films? To be fair, this movie is a whole lot of fun. Sure, the dialogue is a bit iffy, it’s a bit all over the shop and at times it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Jason Statham saves the crew and then gets accused by the female lead (Li Bingbing) of not saving the guys life who sacrificed himself. And then the scene after she’s flirting with him. What’s that all about? Where’s the consistency? The humour is really cringe, you know it tries to be funny but it fails a lot. A couple of the stereotypical black jokes and the film mostly tries to use Rainn Wilson (who was Dwight) as the comic relief as nostalgia to his Office role. It just doesn’t work.  📷Originally posted by dailydwight What does work is the action, it’s good shark vs Jason Statham shenanigans. It’s fun to watch, a massive shark being a nuisance and eating people, what’s more fun is the attempts to catch it and the method in doing that. Jason Statham out in sea trying to plant a tracker on it. Or Suyin Zhang (Li Bingbing) tricking it by going in a shark cage. Which, although can’t be smashed because of what it is made from, can fit inside its mouth because it’s a FRICKIN’ MEGALODON. 2/5 Look it’s good fun. That’s what I can say. It’s a good blockbuster flick. It’s worth paying the £11 at the cinema just to hear Jason Statham say ‘oh my god, it’s Megalodon’. Brilliant. That will be up there with ‘No, I am your father’. At the end of the day though, it is Jason Statham and a massive shark.
0
1
53
djahart95
Aug 09, 2018
In Film Reviews
Hey, another Marvel sequel, lucky us! I can’t remember the last time Marvel released a film. Since the last one, erm about 5 months ago, there’s been huge anticipation. ‘I can’t contain my excitement any longer’ ‘I need my quarterly drug of a Marvel film’ ‘I hate not knowing when the next one will be’. Just a few complaints I’ve heard about the lack of releases in recent years. Ant-Man and The Wasp is the final Marvel film of 2018; Hallelujah I hear you cry! To begin, backstory. AMATW is set two years after Civil War, but before Infinity War. Christ, I'm already confused. Paul Rudd is under house-arrest because he got caught after the big fight in Civil War. It also means that Hank and Hope Pym are also being sought after by the po po because of their activities. I think. Hank and Hope hate Paul Rudd because of it. But they can’t hate him for long, because he’s Paul Rudd, and, like all the latest Marvel heroes are loveable doofuses. Thor. Star-Lord. Spider-Man. Original, good job. Well in the last Ant-Man, Paul Rudd shrunk really small, which meant he travelled into the Quantum Realm which should’ve killed him, but he didn’t. Anyway, Hank’s missus is trapped in the Quantum Realm and they have to use Scott (oh yeah Ant-Man is called Scott, I just love saying Paul Rudd because it’s a great name) to try and rescue Mrs Pym from the place. Hank and Hope have been building a machine that can take them into the Quantum Realm but they need Scott for something. I don’t know, probably the jokes. They team up, even though they shouldn't because they aren't allowed contact and do some Marvel saving the day hero stuff.  After Infinity War, everyone needed a lift and I have an exclusive from Marvel HQ during the following meeting after the release of IW. "guys, welcome back. I know it’s been a rough week for our fans. They all think their favourite superheroes have died" "lol idiots, as if we’d kill off a multi-billion franchise to just create a good story mhahaha" "so what we want now is to release Ant-Man, no hassle, no fuss, no drama, nothing that’s gonna upset our fans even more. ok?" "ok" That’s another post all together. However, AMATW was very light-hearted, some of the comedy in the film was very funny but yet again it’s just too much and all too similar with other Marvel films. I get that as a company they want continuity but it would be far more interesting too see directors have their own style to suit a particular film. The action scenes were very impressive, I absolutely love how they film the shrinking scenes, and the interaction with the normal sized characters. It’s very impressive to watch on a purely technical basis and just as a paying customer.  Really though, Ant-Man lacked any depth nor was there an improvement on the old film. As amazing as those scenes were, we saw all that in the last film. We saw Ant-Man go super large in Civil War. There was nothing new. Even the introduction of The Wasp was a bit flat; a bit underwhelming. She had some good additional powers but it didn’t really add anything in terms of her character development. The villain wasn't a villain. She was just stuck in a body full of Quantum energy that meant she was going to die, so wanted to kill Mrs Pym to absorb the energy. It was pointless in the end, because she wasn’t a bad guy and they probably could’ve worked something out if they just spoke.  3/5 All in all, this was a pretty big let down. Sure, it was fun. It had a lot of great laughs but Marvel have set themselves a large pedestal due to their current films and each of their films should be judged on the previous one. It would have taken a lot to top, or even match Infinity War because of the scale of it, but Ant-Man didn't really come close. If this was a Disney film back in the 90′s, it would've gone straight to VHS.
Bug's Life 2-Directed by Marvel. content media
0
0
4
djahart95
Jul 31, 2018
In Film Reviews
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to carry on reading this, about a film starring an absolute nutter, in which he tries to kill himself by jumping from helicopters and other modes of transport, to stop a nuclear bomb, but in all fairness, ends up being a being a pretty decent action film.  📷Originally posted by mastersofthe80s Yep, everyone’s favourite Scientologist returns as Ethan Hunt in film number 6 of Mission Impossible. It’s a very good film, I don’t remember seeing 5, these films just blend into one big mash up of Tom Cruise running around saving the day now. But you didn’t need to see 5 to see 6, it was pretty self-explanatory about the recent events, who the bad guys were, and there is a lot of exposition to give newer audiences an idea of what is going on. So the story itself was rather good, it didn’t feel dragged out (despite being nearly 2 and a half hour long) nor did it skip over the narrative and just get to the action. There were enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, although it is pretty obvious what the main reveal is.  The action scenes are very impressive. You know how you normally watch a film and you can pretty much guess that there is a stunt double or a huge green screen backdrop being filmed somewhere in Luton, well in Mission Impossible, I genuinely don’t have an idea anymore. I mean there’s no way that Tom Cruise, the actor, the megastar, the millionaire would willingly dangle from a helicopter by himself. I know there are supports and stuff (I think) but who knows what could happen. I know the man is absolutely nuts, and that Scientologists probably don’t believe in gravity or death but I was seriously impressed watching the stunts. Fair play to the guy. The epicness of each action scene was an improvement on the previous one, and technically it looked stunning. I don’t really get excited about stunts now because they are all pretty much the same, few booms and a bit of fire but this was another level of craziness.  📷Originally posted by gothamsreck0ning We have to talk about this guy. Firstly, look at all that masculinity. How incredible that the more masculine he is e.g. reloading his guns to punch someone, the more prominent his manly features are. LOOK AT THE BEARD! Honestly I’ve been looking at this for a solid 5 minutes and I can’t quite get over how hilarious this looks. How does the beard change like that? Could it be an accident with the lighting? Is it because he puffs out his cheeks therefore showing more beard from underneath? Who knows. But we do know that he doesn’t kill the guy, but his recent comments about the #metoo movement probably has killed his chances with women. Who am I kidding, look at the man, he looks like a bloody God. I feel sorry for him because he has come under a lot of stick with what he has said, it’s quite clear what he has meant to say but unfortunately it’s come across in a bad way. He’s worried about flirting with women in case they don’t want a flirt and it then makes him look like a bad guy. Look mate, just don’t be a creep with women, that’s all women want. Just respect them, talk to them without being weird, don’t grope. We all like a cheeky flirt Henry, especially me wink wink. Just kidding, I don’t fancy people who can magical grow a chest pocket out of thin air.  4/5 You know, I went into this film after an incredibly long, stressful and frustrating shift at the cinema where I work and I really wasn’t expecting a lot. I was hoping for some decent action film that has got some good moments, nothing special but something that passes the time. And I was pleasantly surprised that it had some very good moments that turned out to be a very good action film.
0
0
28
djahart95
Jul 20, 2018
In Film Reviews
Here is my review of Towering Inferno…sorry. Let me start again. Here is my review of Die Hard…sorry. Let me start again.  Here is my review of Skyscraper. I have no idea why I wrote those two other films that clearly have no relevance or similarity with the film I am reviewing.  📷Originally posted by justalittletumblweed Yes as Bruce rightly says, Skyscraper has joined the ‘there is a massive problem in a huge tower and a hunk of a man needs to fix it’ roll up roll up Dwayne Johnson. Move over Steve McQueen. Move over Bruce Willis. It’s time for The Rock to add his input. I mean, if Die Hard and Towering Inferno had a movie child it would be Skyscraper. Right, Dwayne is an ex army guy whose leg got amputated and he now works as an advisor on this new skyscraper, the tallest in the world. His family are in the tower whilst he is not in the tower. Terrorists come into the skyscraper and start a TOWERING INFERNO. Dwayne runs off a crane about 100ft in the air into the skyscraper, finds the terrorists and makes sure that they DIE HARD.  The film is a blockbuster dumb summer flick, there’s a few chuckles, there’s good action scenes. Is it gonna grip you? No. Is it a bit of fun? Yeah sure. It’s nothing new, it doesn’t add anything to the genre. It won’t stand the test of time like the other two films have when it comes to disaster/action films. It’s largely forgettable. Apart from the one scene where Dwayne jumps off the crane, there are no hilariously stupid scenes, you know, like in Fast and Furious eg the plane, the tank, the bank in brazil, the tower in Dubai. For me, that was the biggest disappointment. I went in knowing it was going to be dreadful, but was expecting big set pieces to rival F&F, alas, there was none. The cast were lacklustre which was a bit of a let down considering some of the actors in the film. The villain was useless, I didn’t feel threatened or scared of him. He was everything a villain shouldn’t be.  The only good thing was the representation of disabled people in the film. Seeing a guy who has a physical impairment on screen battling bad guys and saving the day is something very positive to see. Obviously there were a few criticisms of Dwayne being cast as he does not have an amputated leg, but the fact that there is that representation can only be a good thing if that continues.  2/5 Predictable, boring, pointless. Not much good about this. It’s a good summer flick, but you won’t come away wanting to see it again, or remembering it 30 minutes later.
0
1
43
djahart95
Jul 20, 2018
In Film Reviews
Get out of the way kids, get to the back of the line, this is my time! I’ve waited 14 years, 14 long years. The anticipation, the excitement, the hope, the suspense. It was all there. All 22 of my years had these emotions. The 8 year old boy inside me who saw the first one was on the edge of his seat. Was it all worth it? Ehhhhh. I’ll be honest, the first Incredibles was brilliant, it wasn’t one of my favourite Pixar films, but it was real good. An animated film about superheroes at an age when I was so into Spiderman, this was my film, and as a kid I loved it. The more Pixar films I’ve seen since, the further down it’s gone on my list off favourite Pixar films. So I was excited to see it, but not over the top that will make this an impartial review. 📷Originally posted by imdcathsmeow This film continues straight from the first one, The Underminer destroys the city despite The Incredibles and Frozones best intentions to save it. The Government aren’t happy that they get involved and don’t revoke the law that prevents superheroes from being in the public eye. Frozone makes a contact with a super rich guy and his sister who wants to change that. Elastigirl becomes the poster girl for this and leaves Mr Incredible to be a house husband which he struggles with. The Screenslaver is the villain who turns and controls people using tv screens. Long story short, The Incredibles saves the day. I don’t want to ruin too much.  This instalment is top stuff, it