10 Cloverfield Lane
Great mix of tension and mystery, I enjoyed this a lot. Not a perfect film, but I had a lot of fun watching this one.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ridiculous, messy and more or less what I was expecting after Man of Steel. If I cared about DC characters I’d probably have hated it. It was watchable.
Really good. Interesting (and timely) plot, enjoyable characters and tons of creativity when it comes to the world building. Maybe my favourite film this year?
Weird, in an arty way. When the film starts you’re kind of thrown in, and I kept thinking things would start making sense at some point, but it just kept getting more confusing.
Kung Fu Panda 3
I know a lot of people are big fans of Kung Fu Panda. I thought the first film was OK, and I never saw Kung Fu Panda 2, so I don’t have a lot of investment. It was fun and watchable – nothing amazing but some good jokes and pretty visuals.
Eddie The Eagle
Funny and heart-warming, like a British Cool Runnings.
Turns out that I’m seeing a lot of films at the moment, and writing longer reviews is just making me put off blogging about them and now I have a huge backlog. So instead I’m just going to write quick summaries of the films I see each month (unless I can think of anything particularly interesting to say).
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
I haven’t read (or watched) Pride and Prejudice, so this was all new to me. It was fun, a good blend of the two genres. There was a weird sub-plot about how mindless the zombies actually were which seemed like it could be interesting, but went nowhere, so that was a shame.
It took a while to get into it, but once the film got going I really liked it. There’s a mystery plot which is told in a slightly fake Hollywood style, but the movie is mainly about its characters and they’re interesting and likeable.
I really liked the first Zoolander. It was funny and smart and Derek Zoolander was a complete idiot while still being likeable. Zoolander 2 was not as funny, and it had way too many celebrity cameos, but it still had its moments. There was also a lot of creative set and costume work on show. I enjoyed it.
I was worried that Deadpool would be snarky and mean, and the movie would be edgy for the sake of being edgy. Actually it was pretty funny and had a lot of style. I enjoyed this film more than I thought I would.