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.
It appears that in recent years the world of film has been really gunning for Sci-Fi epics, what with Gravity, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, hell even Jupiter Ascending, all coming to the fore. Despite being one of the great cinematic mediums it only seems to have now gotten a new lease of life in recent years and The Martian steps forth to take that genre to a whole new level. Continue reading “The Martian – How to Survive in Space 101”
What was I writing it for?: I’d intended Treasure Planet to be a follow-up piece to the wasted film that was Titan A.E. I wanted to show how a film, similarly premised on space exploration, although with different goals, could be not only good, but so good that it warrants multiple viewings and pestering friends to watch it.
So my vision after finishing my review of Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas was to be ultra-productive. I was going to start a book, game and film review all within a week to be put up over three weeks, Then my body went “Hey, this is the perfect time to have the mother of all colds.” So for the past week I’ve been surrounded by tissues, Lemsip, lots of drinks and more tissues. But now I’m coming out of the constant sneezing and coughing so I can get around to writing my reviews!
Another review I was meant to have done weeks ago, like Pacific Rim, but I’m doing it now so please take some time to read what I have to say on this film, despite the fact you’ve probably seen the film and read and watched a lot of reviews that are around by now. Unless you’ve not seen the film, not looked at any reviews or have only just realised The World’s End is out, but can’t be bothered to see the film to form your own opinion, here is my take on the final part of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy that is The World’s End.
So yeah….. Pacific Rim. Honestly, I almost decided not to do this review seeing as how it has been so many weeks after I saw it and there are so many other reviews out there which will probably say what I am about to write anyway, not that I would know, seeing as how I have not looked at any reviews of Pacific Rim. Seriously, I banned myself from watching and reading reviews of Pacific Rim just so what I write about Pacific Rim is not influenced by other people’s perspectives on the film.
Ok, I was going to have my first non-review post and rant about the Royal Baby that appears to have taken up all the news in the UK at the moment for no particular reason. I mean seriously, it’s a baby, there were loads born that day as well and they did not get into the news. It’s such a non-story that really does not matter at all and I’d hate to think people think all British people love the Monarchy and therefore love this Royal Baby. Trust me, not all of us do. On that note I went to do something more worthwhile with my time, so I went to see the new X-Men installment, The Wolverine.