Going into this film I thought, you know I’ve given this movie a lot of stick and I haven’t even seen it yet. Okay the reviews aren’t that great but I love films that haven’t been critically well received but I liked the 2005 version of the Fantastic Four despite it’s low critical score. I appreciated it for what that was, maybe this will be more of the same. So, taking my seat, I went into Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice with an open mind. And then the damn bust and the river of awfulness flowed free, drowning many innocents while the Masters of Marvel watched on and knew there was nothing they could do to save their franchise.
Oh God I can’t believe I used that as a headline, but in any case Zootopia is finally out and, after hyping myself up about it from trailers, the furry fan art all over tumblr, and the interesting plot, I was pretty excited to see this film. To be honest the only thing that irked me going into this film was that it was called Zootropolis in the UK and while it’s not a bad name it just doesn’t sound as good as Zootopia. Still, with that minor irritant, I went in quite positive for Disney’s latest endevour. Continue reading “Zootopia – Furnomenal”
So Fox, the film’s out. We’ve all seen the reaction. Tell us, was this all a ploy? Because if it was it damn worked wonders! Who’d have thought that making a completely sub-par, stitched up Deadpool in a superhero equivalent of Plan 9 from Outer Space, go quite on the film for years, leak test footage, see the euphoric response, and then release the film to a wild fans and watch the money roll in. Sheer genius!
So with Leonardo DiCaprio doing pretty much anything now to get that elusive Oscar win he now joined forces with Academy Award winner powerhouse Alejandro G. Iñárritu on the back of his win with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) to portray Hugh Glass as a man who pretty much gets everything thrown at him in the American wilderness.
The Hateful Eight is Quentin Tarantino’s imaginatively titled eighth installment in a filmography that just never fail to dish out high quality entertainment as well as lashings of blood and guts. The cast do a phenomenal job, with them all vying for prime position as the one we remember leaving theatre, however it is to the ever present Samuel L. Jackson and (at least to me) new name Jennifer Jason Leigh that keep me thinking back to that sweet (or not so sweet) stay at Minnie’s Haberdashery.
Considering the last thing I saw Keanu Reeves in was the awful, dull, depressing, dull, unimaginative, dull, unnecessary, and desperately dull remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, I thought the days of the eternal Reeves were over and that we could only reminisce of when things were excellent and he would always choose wisely, both with pills and films.
I have now officially disembarked the hype train and have arrived in actually having seen the film station, where your destination is never guaranteed to be the one you want. The destinations have never been guaranteed for Star Wars fans and, after a few bad trips a decade ago, the Star Wars line has been resurrected and only fervent passengers have clambered aboard in hope that, this time, their destinations will be like the ones of old where all was new and untainted.