Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans

I really liked the original (Worthington version) Clash of the Titans, so I was looking forward to more of the same. I was disappointed with this one, it had some great effects but didn’t have the same snappy pacing and set piece moments quite like the original.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

I can’t believe this is based on a book made for tween girls, the subject matter seems entirely inappropriate for them, or at the very least, not the sort of thing that girls would be into, but hey, who am I to judge, they clearly love it, and I guess so do a lot of other people.

It’s an okay movie, seem a lot of it before though, gladiatorial fights to the death for the amusement of the masses etc. It is dense with world’s fiction, and the movie is compelled to live within this world but there is no room in it to explain everything, so in many ways it’s left to the fans of the book to truly understand why certain things happen, and for the casual movie goer they just have to accept at face value what is going on, despite in many cases it appear entirely arbitrary (and often unnecessary).

It is the first of a trilogy, I guess revolution is where the story will go to eventually. I’m sufficiently curious to see it through.

John Carter

John Carter

A great film that was astoundingly poorly marketed. So much so, most of my friends had never heard of the film. Pretty bad when you consider Disney spent close to $300 million making it. It will undeservedly go down in history as one of Hollywood’s biggest commercial failures and it does not do justice to the quality of the film. It is a classic, rollicking adventure, the effects are outstanding, and the action is intense and lots of fun. One of my favourites of the year so far.

The Artist

The Artist

A silent film in the 21st century? At a time when HD, 3D and CGI in Dolby Digital Stereo Surround Sound reigns supreme? This is a great film, that tells a charming tale with a lot of heart. Definitely deserved to win Best Film. My biggest gripe was the audience I watched it with, just because it’s a silent film it doesn’t get you the right to talk throughout the movie! Manners people!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Nowhere near as good as the original. It lacked the truly clever elements, and was more action oriented, which was not for the better. Still, I liked the way it ends with Moriarty, a nice tip of the hat to the book.