TST Film Review Thread

Discussion in 'Box Office' started by D4n, 13th Jun 2012.

  1. MattyH

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    Saw Greatest Showman with the family the other night. I'd give it 9/10, very well choreographed and a great storyline, although a lot of truth bending seems to have gone on, but such is hollywood.
     
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    Glad you enjoyed it! :)
     
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    I had a very fun, wildly unpredictable and thought provoking time watching The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part very recently, to the point where it now features in my newly established trifecta of 'favourite sequels I prefer to the original' which also includes Paddington 2 and Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
     
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    Lego Movie 2

    I watched this. Great film and better than the original. Does what a good sequel should do. Plus it's got a very catchy song in which is stuck inside my heaaaddd...
    Some good references aimed at older kids.
     
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    Bohemian Rhapsody
    The release of this film was long-awaited, and it didn’t disappoint. It may not have done terribly well with the critics, but Rami Malek did win a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his portrayal of the legendary Freddie Mercury. As a fan of Queen, I knew the story of the band, but accepted that there was going to be some artistic licence involved in adapting it to make it more interesting viewing, and it did work. The music of Queen is interwoven throughout, and it’s done very well. The absolute highlight for me, and for many people, was the re-enactment of their famous Live Aid performance in 1985, with the credits ending with ‘The Show Must Go On’ coming a close second. When I saw this in the cinema, I was finding it difficult to avoid at least mouthing the words to all the songs. It was also a bit odd for me to see Aidan Gillen doing something outside Game of Thrones, having been so used to seeing him as the slimeball Littlefinger, but it was great to see him in a role where he was playing a nicer person. Well worth watching if you’re a fan of Queen. 8/10

    The Greatest Showman
    Arguably the most talked-about movie of 2018, it’s still on Amazon’s best seller chart for DVD and Blu-Ray. I never actually saw it until the end of July, when after much prodding, I finally took the plunge and watched ‘This Is Me’, arguably the lead song from the film. I subsequently bought the Blu-Ray and watched it as soon as possible when it arrived. Loved it from start to finish. Great songs, eye-catching visuals, a solid plot with so many stories interwoven and issues raised…It has it all, frankly. There is quite a bit of artistic licence here with regard to the adaptation of PT Barnum’s life, but as with any film based on anything, there will be changes made in order to make the story more interesting. I found the film to be uplifting and empowering, and have lost count of the number of times I’ve watched it. Hugh Jackman’s performance as PT Barnum is superb, and as with Les Mis, he sings every note so well. A particular favourite song of mine is ‘The Other Side’. A duet between him and Zac Efron is the duet I never thought I needed, but it was brilliant. Keala Settle as Lettie, the bearded lady? Flawless. Powerful. Every time I hear her voice in ‘This Is Me’, shivers run down my spine. This song alone hit a peak of number 3 in the UK chart, and was number 4 in the overall 2018 chart. That says everything I need to say. 9/10

    Paddington
    I’ve had this film sitting on my shelf for a few years, but never got around to seeing it until last month when the arrival of a certain adorable bear on my doorstep prompted me to finally watch it. I don’t think I’ve been that charmed by a film for such an incredibly long time. It’s simply wonderful, suitable for all ages, and has a great plot whilst also containing a lot of comedic elements. The all-star casting is fantastic, with a particular highlight being Julie Walters as Mrs Bird, the Brown’s live-in housekeeper, and a lovely little cameo from Michael Bond, the creator of the Paddington stories. There is literally nothing about this film I can find fault with. 10/10

    Paddington 2
    This sequel is just as good as the first film – if not better. It builds on the first one very well, and has one of the most heartwarming final scenes I’ve ever come across in cinema. It was rather refreshing to see Hugh Grant in a more villainous role as well. The role Richard Ayoade played could ONLY have been played by Richard Ayoade. Another touching feature was a part where they paid tribute to the animation style of the original TV series, which was first broadcast in 1976. Absolutely brilliant film. 10/10

    Love, Simon
    What can I say about Love, Simon? Such a great film that found me identifying with SO much of what Simon went through regarding his sexuality. Everyone deserves a great love story. Simon got his, and it gives me hope that one day, everyone will get their great love story regardless of their sexuality or anything else. I was pushed to watch this film, and when I did, all I’m gonna say is this. As soon as it finished, if I didn’t have to go to work shortly after, I would’ve rewatched it immediately. I’ve never had that experience with any film I’ve ever seen before, so that alone says a lot about the major impact this film’s had on me. This really is the film I so desperately needed when I was 19 and starting to come to terms with my own sexuality. I’ve often turned to this film when I’ve been a bit down and needed cheering up. It just reminds me that everything will be alright in the end, no matter how long that takes. 10/10

    Hot Fuzz
    I cannot believe I haven’t said anything yet about one of the best and funniest British films of the past 15 years. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen it. It’s the film that seemed to spawn a thousand memes and is almost permanently on ITV2, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. So easily quotable in so many situations. It’s genuinely conditioned me to, whenever I hear the words ‘the greater good’, immediately repeat them in a stereotypical Westcountry accent. For crying out loud…:tearsofjoy:Despite all the hilarity throughout the entire film, it does throw up a couple of serious messages, which I can’t explain in such a brief review. All in all, a cracking film. 9/10
     
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    Saw Fisherman's Friends twice in the same week, which says something about how much I enjoyed it. :p
    Really enjoyable, entertaining film with a unique soundtrack (which I immediately subscribed to on Spotify). I highly recommend it! :)
     
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    Poor man's Shawn Of The Dead ;)
     
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    Thanks to a touch of Man-flu (I survived) I managed to burn through Love Death and Robots on Netflix.

    I didn't know a lot about it going in other than they were animated shorts and Deadpool director Tim Miller was involved.

    The episodes are 6-18 minutes in length and each have they're own art style, they are all impressively made in their own right. The themes are a bit out there, like an animated Black Mirror I didn't know I needed.

    I'd say most were NSFW and some weren't to my liking. However the ones that stood out were The Witness, 3 Robots, The Yoghurt one and the Farm ship Troopers episode. The witness episode being my favourite on shock value alone.

    I'd say the series was a solid 8/10.
     
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    Recently saw Shazam! at my local Cineworld's new ScreenX (where the screen is extended on the walls of the auditorium). Not usually keen on superhero films but found it really good actually, and the extended screen (which is so cool) made me enjoy it even more. :)

    For reference, this is what ScreenX looks like:

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    How bizarre. Is it not distracting from the film?
     
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    No, not for me it wasn't. Whether it does will vary from person to person.
     
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    what if you are sat at then end of a row, thats just too distracting, almost as bad as all that 4DX stuff
     
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    Nah, 4DX would be way more distracting (hence why I'm yet to experience it).
     
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    I wonder how much a set up like that costs? Looks perfect for a flight sim! :D
     
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    Well, when you win the EuroMilions... ;)
     
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    The new "Set For Life" game is where it's at mate. Ten grand a month for 30 years? Yes please! Better odds as well.
     
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    I know a bit more about how it works now. The extra footage ls shot using a special ScreenX camera, and the film arrives at the cinema in two files. A special program then stitches them together. The "wings" have two projectors each.
     
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    Bit restricted for seating weren't you?
     
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    We were at the back, very slightly off-centre.
    (That photo is a stock image- not the auditorium I was in)
     
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    Yeah I was joking mate. Would love to be in that situation though, would be brilliant.
     

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