My Review of Deepwater Horizon
When it comes to the acting in this film, there is not that much to say. Every single actor puts a good performance in but I don’t think any of the performances deserve Oscar credit. But they don’t have to, everyone is just solid. Even Dylan O’Brien shows up and proves he’s not just the Maze Runner kid. Although, the two stand outs are definitely Kurt Russell and Mark Wahlberg. Russell manages to make you actually scared of his character. He never shouts at anyone or flips any tables, he just has this aura where you become incredibly intimidated by him. He also performs very well after the action starts. Going through the movie I wasn’t really thinking about Wahlberg and his performance. But when it comes to maybe the last 20 minutes, he blew my mind. His reaction to the event is chilling and very emotionally resonating.
My Review of Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad is directed by David Ayer and stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jared Leto and many more. It follows a team of villains who are forced to be part of a covert government task force named ‘Task Force X’, otherwise known as ‘Suicide Squad’. They are sent into Midway city to rescue a very important person from a so called ‘terrorist attack’ and then end up trying to save the world.
My Review of Warrior
Warrior is directed by Gavin O’Connor and stars Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte. It follows two brothers: Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton) who had a ‘troubled’ childhood (to say the least). Their lives have followed massively different paths but they both find themselves entering a MMA ‘grand prix’ tournament, where the prize is five million dollars. Each brother needs the money for different reasons and are prepared to do anything to win the prize.
My Review of Deadpool
Deadpool is Directed by Tim Miller and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin andEd Skrein. The film follows Wade Wilson, Ryan Reynolds, an ex-military man who meets Vanessa, Morena Baccarin, and falls in love. Then one day Wade finds out that he has late stage cancer in basically all of his major organs. He then meets a man, who he hilariously addresses as Agent Smith, he claims that he can cure his cancer and make him a ‘superhero’. Finally, Wade agrees to go through this program so he can still be with Vanessa. This program puts him through horrific torture which shouldu awaken hidden mutant genes in him. These genes give Wade the ability to heal and it cures his cancer but there are side effects which makes him not very attractive anymore (and that’s an understatement). He then endeavours to hunt down the man who did this to him, Ajax, (Ed Skrein) and make him look normal again so he can go back to his Vanessa.
My Review of Creed
Creed is directed by Ryan Coogler and is the newest film in the Rocky franchise. This film is part of the new movement of legacyquels (such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens). It stars Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, it follows Adonis Creed, Jordan, who is the son from an affair that Apollo Creed had with a woman who passed away. Adonis spent time in Juvenile detention centers and in foster care until Apollo’s wife found him and took him in. Adonis wants to live up to his father’s legacy so he tracks down Rocky Balboa, Stallone, asking him to train him. This leads to Adonis to slowly gain publicity until the number 1 pound for pound boxer in the world challenges him to a fight and of course Adonis jumps at this opportunity. When I saw this film the first time I had never seen a Rocky film and then I saw it the second time I saw it I had seen the first Rocky film. My thoughts did not change from the first to the second time.
My Review of The Revenant
The Revenant is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The story follows Glass, DiCaprio, who is attacked by a bear and is on the cusp of death until Tom Hardy kills his son and tries to bury him alive. However, Glass does not give up. He rises from almost death and seeks revenge on the man who killed his son and left him for dead. This film has screamed a must see ever since I first heard about it and even hearing about the troubles on set, where Iñárritu was causing problems because he wanted the entire film to be shot in natural light, just made me want to see this movie more. Now I have finally seen it and boy does it live up to every single hope I ever had about this film.
Trailer Review: Batman vs Superman
WOW! Two weeks, two trailers. This is amazing right? Wellllll........ — The first scene of this trailer is amazing. The verbal battle shown between Clark and Bruce is great and fun to watch. You get the impression they both know who each other actually are but they aren’t going to show that in public. Bruce’s line where he said “I’ve got bad experience with freaks dressed like clowns” is amazing. But I think that is the only good thing in this trailer. The rest, in my opinion, is rubbish.
Captain America: Civil War Trailer Review
There is really nothing better than waking up on a Wednesday morning and having a notification on my phone saying there was a Civil War trailer out. Especially when it is AMAZING!!!!
Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Review
Well the final (they say final but I don’t buy that) trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens is out. — And it’s fair to say IT’S EPIC!! The first scene is Rey scavenging through the downed star destroyer which has been seen in previous teasers, which looks beautiful. The soundtrack to this trailer is outstanding, it gives me goose bumps! Then we see Rey looking up at a ship taking off with a look of hope, foreshadowing the rest of the film most probably. Then we see Finn’s ship (I assume) being shot down and he says something like I was raised for one thing and now I’ve got nothing to fight for. So Finn was part of the first order and then he got out?
My review of Avengers Age of Ultron
So…After…How long has it been? I can’t think how long I have been waiting for this movie. I don’t think I can remember a time when I wasn’t thinking about it. So yeah. Avengers Age of Ultron came out this week, well in the UK, sorry America (not really sorry). Maybe I went into this with a biased mind because absolutely everything that comes out of Marvel Studios, in my view, is completely awesome. Except The Incredible Hulk, we don’t talk about The Incredible Hulk. But all of that put to one side this film is epic. That is one of the many words that comes to mind after you watch all 150 minutes of magnificence.
My Review of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is directed by Wes Ball and is the second in the ‘Maze Runner’ series. While I liked the first one, it did have its problems and I’m pleased to say that I think they realised these problems and tried to fix them. This film follows Thomas, Dylan O’Brien, and his group of friends who escaped the Maze in the first film: Teresa played by Kaya Scodelario; Minho played by Ki Hong Lee; Newt played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster and others. These kids are ‘rescued’ by a group of people who say they are against ‘WCKD’, which are people who put the kids in the maze to start with. But this group isn’t what they seem and Thomas and his friends escape the compound where they are being held into the scorch, the decimated earth. But even if having to navigate and survive in a desert wasn’t hard enough. People who are infected with the flare disease, which was alluded to in the first film, have turned into some form of zombies. I find the addition of these absolute genius, of course this was the author of the book not the film makers but they are pulled off incredibly well. The kids have heard rumours of a rebel force in the mountains and they venture to find this rebel force whilst evading the ‘WCKD’ forces out looking for them.