“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” These two lines from the opening crawl at the beginning of Star War: A New Hope back in 1977 form the basic plot of Rogue One, director Gareth Edwards entry to one of the biggest movie franchises in cinema history and the first of many planned spin-off films to come. This review is going to have some spoilers so stop reading if you want to avoid them. Continue reading
So, I’ve kinda been neglecting this blog a bit as of late. There’s been some personal stuff happening lately which I don’t really want to go into on here. But its got better now so hopefully I’ll be updating this more often from now on. I’ve seem a few films over the last few months so instead of a big review of each one, I’m gonna do a wee review round up. So lets get this show started! There will be spoilers ahead so don’t say I didn’t warn you. Continue reading
So, Ghostbusters. I wanted to enjoy this trailer. I really did. But honestly? I was severely underwhelmed by it.I am all for a new Ghostbusters film, with an all female team. It’s great to get some diversity in films nowadays. But c’mon this just seems like its a parody of the original film. The first film was a semi serious film with a load of deadpan humor in it and by God it worked . This one just seems like its going to be full of gross out humor, aged stereotypes and just plain rip offs of the original. Library ghost, Slimer and a giant ghost/monster on the streets of New York? A black, apparently uneducated character who joins the team because she “knows New York”? Why could she not have been one of the scientist types in the film? The whole thing just reeks of pandering to the nostalgia crowd. And it is not working. I will give them credit, the cast they have chosen is pretty damn good, especially Kate Mckinnon. She may actually steal the film from everyone else. And Chris Hemsworth as the secretary? Inspired casting. I’m going to keep hoping that this film will surprise me and be good, but judging from this trailer? I’m not going to hold my breath.
Have you ever wondered what The Thing would be like if it was directed by Quentin Tarantino? Well his new film, The Hateful Eight, answers that question. And it’s a damn good answer.
After the fan favourite character Deadpool was butchered in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, comic books fans were clamoring for decent take on the character. Ryan Reynolds short role in that film as Wade Wilson, showed that he could pull off this character, especially since he was a fan himself. And when some CGI test footage of a possible Deadpool film was “leaked” (I’m still not 100% convinced its was unintentional). the overwhelmingly positive reaction gave fans of the Merc’ with a Mouth a new hope. Once the trailers started showing up and the frankly brillliant marketing started (posters marketing it as a Valentines Day film? Genius.) it finally looked like Deadpool would get a worthy representation on screen. So, did he? Yes, a thousand times yes.
Due to a slight technical cock up on my part, my blog entry on Alien has been lost to the ages. Never fear though, at some point I will put up a new one.
I’m going to enter spoiler territory in this review so if you haven’t seen this film yet, stop reading now…
Hi there, thanks for stopping by! My name is Andrew and I live on the Isle of Lewis. This is my first attempt at a blog so bear with me!
I intend to use this blog to write about my main interests: films, comics and games. I’m going to review new things I’ve seen, read and played and I’m going to write about some of my favourites of all time as well.
I’m going to try and update this as much as I can. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting and stick with me.