For a tonne of different reasons, I haven’t been writing in a while. Normally I’d write every time I watched a new movie. I’m not going to do full reviews, but here’s the summary…
Amazing Spider-man 2: I loved. It wasn’t quite as good as the first one, but it capture most of the same elements that made the first one great. They also made Electro very real. I mean, it was all a bit ridiculous, but you’re not going to make a better movie about a man with spider abilities fighting a guy made of electricity. The visuals on Electro were fantastic, and they spent a bit of time developing the character and his reason to attack people at the start.
I also loved that they featured one of the most iconic scenes in comic history, and did it justice. The only downfall is anyone who knew the history saw it coming.
Guardians of The Galaxy: was amazing. I didn’t get too hyped, but the more I saw trailers the more excited I was to see it. I’ve seen it twice in the cinema now. It’s our generations Star Wars. there’s a similar plot line to Avengers… bring together a band of heroes to fight a common enemy, and they all struggle to get along, but there’s just so many great actors, and it’s a great mix of funny and emotional…
In Your Eyes: Is a little film from Bellwether, written by Joss Whedon. I didn’t know much about it, but if Whedon is writing, I’m watching (Not to mention I kinda love Zoe Kazan). It’s a quirky little rom com, and it’s kind of predictable, but I really enjoyed it.
The Fault in Our Stars: I have to admit, I avoided when it was in the cinema. I was curious about the book, because people want on about it so much, and since watching the movie I kind of wish I had read the book. It’s surprisingly better than I expected. The trailer does it a disservice by making it out to be this typical rom-com nonsense that doesn’t really reflect real life… but there’s a lot more to it than that, and it even begins by saying ‘This isn’t the happy ending fairytale love story’ à la 500 days of summer. There’s some great supporting characters in it.
Everything Must Go: Was a great indie movie with Will Ferrel playing a normal person again. It was a little depressing though… I think you need to be in a happy place to watch it. Don’t watch it if you’ve just lost your job, or home, or wife…
Transcendence: Was just nonsense tbh. It was interesting to watch, but there were so many plot holes it was hard to take it seriously. It was good to see Johnny Depp in a more serious role though. It’s also an interesting commentary on True AI and where we’re going with that kind of technology.
X-Men - Days of Future Past: Was actually better than I expected. I was worried Bryan Singer would ruin it, but he managed to carry forward some of the best bits of First Class, even if he did also carry forward some of the worst from the original trilogy. I don’t know why Halle Berry or the Ashworth twin were in it. Fassbender is fantastic as usual, Evan Peters is a fantastic introduction, Jennifer Lawrence is the best Mystique yet, and James Macavoy even manages to recover; I used to hate that guy but he’s a brilliant Xavier in this one.
That’s probably half of what I’ve watched recently, but I’ve loads more to watch so I’ll probably try and go back to writing more :)