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Vivarium

Published May 3, 2020

Vivarium

What a terrible film this is. I was in two minds going into it, really, but only because I thought it would be a bit too horror and not enough sci-fi. How wrong can one be? It wasn’t horror at all, it was just pointless.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Published April 13, 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

It was good! I’ve been trying to avoid most things Star Wars in anticipation of the film so I hadn’t realised there was such a negative reaction to this movie, I can’t really see what’s wrong with it? Good story, great characters, huge respect to Carrie Fisher, fun new creatures, interesting twist to the Rey story, and a big battle scene at the end. Sounds pretty Star Wars to me.

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.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Published April 10, 2020

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The only highlight of the movie was seeing the familiar faces. It was good to get a glimpse of Starfleet and how that part of things works, but that was overshadowed by literally everything else. Very little characterisation, against a neat mystery to unravel but that could have been told in half the time.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Published April 7, 2020

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

It wasn’t that great, really. It introduces all the characters we need to know for the movie, and of course opens up a lot of questions in terms of timelines, but it’s fine. I thought there was too much fighting and not enough story, but I did like the relationship between Anakin and Ahsoka. There were a good couple of twists at the end too, I suppose.

Bloodshot

Published March 27, 2020

Bloodshot

I had an interesting journey through this one. At first, I wasn’t convinced at all - the first half hour was boring, predictable, derivative, Vin Diesel doing what he does. I was rolling my eyes. But then, when the twist happened and things started unravelling, it became far more interesting! By the end, I was really enjoying the whole thing!

The Invisible Man

Published March 21, 2020

The Invisible Man

I used to be a big fan of horror movies but more recently have gone off them somewhat - I don’t think this is out and out horror but it’s certainly not something I would have chosen to watch if it wasn’t for wanting to support the early release dates. I’m glad I did end up watching it though, because it was interesting.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Published October 26, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home

So many muddled thoughts after this one. Firstly, it felt too soon after Avengers. I needed more time to process what had happened, and I don’t get why this movie is the end of the current phase rather than the huge epic that Avengers was. And then, I’ve been so in love with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, he’s been the best thing in the Avengers for a while, but this one didn’t quite hit the same mark. I guess he’s changed since the events of the previous Marvel movies.

Superman II

Published October 3, 2019

Superman II

It has two things going for it. The first is that Christopher Reeve does a great job with this character. Although the whole disguise business is laughable, he really does do his best to distinguish between the two, and I think he’s really charming and funny at times. The other thing is that at least this time, the whole film was watchable (whereas the last one had a start and end that really ruined the much better middle). But it was so frustrating.

Avengers: Endgame

Published August 19, 2019

Avengers: Endgame

I rated Infinity War a 1 out of 5, and this movie gets a 2 because it left me slightly less despondent and down in the dumps about everything. But only marginally. There was more to like in here. They did the time travel thing I like of revisiting existing activities from a different angle (seeing Starlord dancing outside of his headphones was hilarious), only slightly tinged by not being able to remember it all from first time round.