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My Spy

Published May 8, 2020

My Spy

Loved this film! Was expecting it to be either pretty lame or a bit of an oddball one like Playing With Fire, but it wasn’t. It was a sensible story, very funny, and not predictable - I mean, obviously you knew where it was going with the big showdown, but they threw in a couple of twists and things didn’t go how you always thought they would.

Onward

Published May 5, 2020

Onward

The general consensus for this film is that it’s fine, a perfectly good movie, but not anywhere near Pixar at their best. And I agree with that to a degree. I thought both Chris Pratt and Tom Holland did a great job with lending their voices to this and had good chemistry as brothers trying to work out their relationship.

Playing With Fire

Published April 16, 2020

Playing With Fire

It’s almost impossible to know what to write about this film. It’s such a weird one! The concept is pretty straight-forward, and as I mentioned at some point, has a lot of similarities with Three Men & a Baby, except with firefighters.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Published April 12, 2020

Sonic The Hedgehog

Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be. The story basically makes sense, there were a couple of moments where I laughed, and Sonic at least didn’t look horrific anymore. But it really wasn’t a good movie, Jim Carrey’s star-power couldn’t cover the fact that he didn’t really have any good lines, and I just felt sorry for Marsden having to act against nothing for most of the time.

Trolls: World Tour

Published April 6, 2020

Trolls: World Tour

Actually, the story made more sense than the trailer made it seem. It was still loud and bright and glittery but I didn’t end up with a headache. I felt like the songs weren’t as strong, but I did enjoy country trolls and there was quite a lot of fun in guessing who all the famous people behind the voices were. So that’s something.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Published February 23, 2020

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

It’s clear that Zac Efron was the star of the show, he was given some of the best songs and sequences - I really loved his piece inside the school alone, and the bit with the friend in the scrapyard, also great. When he was with the others, it didn’t quite seem to gel so well, but hey, High School Musical has always been awkward-fest.

D3: The Mighty Ducks

Published February 23, 2020

D3: The Mighty Ducks

What a terrible film! And what an awful way to wrap up the trilogy. It goes downhill straight away when Estevez appears and just as quickly disappears for almost all the rest of the movie. How is he first billed when he’s barely in it? And without him, it’s sort of hard to care about the rest.

D2: The Mighty Ducks

Published February 16, 2020

D2: The Mighty Ducks

I’m not sure this sequel lives up to its predecessor but it was fun enough to watch. It seemed to be more of a kids film than the first, which maybe had a few more levels. Here, we had quite long sequences of kids skating down the road causing chaos, and far too much quacking - either via duck whistle or in the middle of chants.

The Mighty Ducks

Published February 9, 2020

The Mighty Ducks

I wasn’t expecting too much from this movie, but we wanted something completely different to the previous film and I knew this was relatively well-liked and culturally referenced work. Plus, I like Emilio. It was a nice, family-friendly, sports film - competition, drama, people working through their issues, and eventually doing the right thing. I enjoyed it.

The Holiday Calendar

Published December 21, 2019

The Holiday Calendar

This film was entertaining enough and certainly fit the bill when it comes to cheesy Netflix Christmas rom-coms but it doesn’t really stand up to a lot of scrutiny. Firstly, the title calendar is barely featured in the second half of the movie. Secondly, I can’t help but think the story suffers from that Indiana Jones effect of everything happening anyway even if the calendar hadn’t have been there.