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The LEGO Movie 2

Published June 8, 2019

The LEGO Movie 2

I was nervous about watching this film because I vividly remember the first one being overwhelming and exhausting. It’s the bright colours teamed with the volume of references (both audio and visual). This film carries on in much the same vain and was equally exhausting. It’s good, though, don’t get me wrong. The voice acting is fabulous, the meta references are wonderful and there is underneath it all a really good and sort of heartwarming story about family.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Published May 18, 2019

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The trailer to this didn’t really make any sense to me, and didn’t make me want to see the film with any rapidity - that’s part of the reason it’s taken so long to watch it. Actually, the story does make sense and holds its own quite well. I don’t think I liked it as much as the first one but it had more story and morals and plot points which made it kinda different.

Solo

Published May 4, 2019

Solo

The negative reviews that this film has garnered had me a bit nervous about what on earth I was going to watch, and that’s why it’s taken so long to get round to viewing it. But actually, it was an alright film. There wasn’t really anything wrong with it as films go, the problem is just that it didn’t really add anything to the Star Wars story.

Bumblebee

Published May 2, 2019

Bumblebee

I pretty much knew I was going to love this movie from the outset. Bumblebee is everyone’s favourite Transformer, and I heart Hailee, so it was a good match. And the film was pretty much what I thought it would be - emotional scenes, an epic amount of cuteness, but tinged with those big robot fight sequences.

Flight of the Navigator

Published January 19, 2019

Flight of the Navigator

I’d never particularly heard of this film, but it was an easy movie to sit through at the start of what became a huge off-sick-binge-marathon. A solidly eighties film, entertaining enough, but it didn’t quite stand up to something as famous as ET.

The Terminator

Published December 9, 2009

The Terminator

Despite the fact that this film is so very dated, and the special effects are nothing to write home about, it did strike a chord with me. The time travel element was good. However, I got a bit bored by the ‘just won’t die’ element of the Terminator. A bit like the slasher films when they always get back up again. Still, I’ll put Terminator 2 on my list.

Flatliners

Published July 23, 2009

Flatliners

I have definitely seen this one before, perhaps at the request of Mr C, but I think it might have been late at night and I probably wasn’t paying attention. I recall it as the one where they pretended to be dead which is factually incorrect. I like the idea of this film, and the story is good, but my god it is hard work. All that smoke, and blue/red lighting, it gets a bit trying. Still, some of the lines are funny, and the characters are good. I’m not sure I would recommend this onwards, but I don’t want my two hours back.

Superman The Movie

Published July 18, 2009

Superman The Movie

I have seen it before but like most films, although I remember the ending, I don’t quite know how it gets there. This is, as always, a great film, something of a classic, even though the flying effects are rather awful looking back. Some of the lines made me laugh out loud, which is always a good sign, and the characters are really strong (even that smarmy Superman fella).

The Matrix

Published July 4, 2009

The Matrix

Some groundbreaking work in this film, I love it. Have only seen it a couple of times, but each time it seems to get better. Some of the hand to fist combat leaves me cold, but that helicopter scene is worth it all. May have to watch the rest of the trilogy to remind myself what happens then - although I know they are nowhere near as good.