Thursday, May 31, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman

SF: There were many things I absolutely loved about this film, the effects, the costumes, cinematography all perfect. Reminds me of the well executed fantasy movies from when I was a kid. Sadly Snow White herself has zero screen presence or depth which is its downfall. Mainly she just stares at people/trolls whatever or the screen. It pulled me back from boredom thanks to the humorous dwarves otherwise I may have fallen asleep. So much wasted potential. Did anyone else spot the blatant Princess Mononoke bit? 5/10

50 Eggs: I'd actually been looking forward to this but it left me cold. I never felt that I cared about what happened to anyone, and the good ideas that were there (creepy mirror guy) were underused. 4/10

DonkeyB: Robin Hood (The Russell Crowe one with the great titles and wobbly accents) crossed with Joan of Arc. I really liked lots about it. Production design and directing were very good I thought. There is loads of potential to make interesting films by returning Grimm fairy tales to their Medieval roots. I think I was a bit too enthusiastic immediately after the film. 6.5/10

Overall: 5.17/10

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beauty and the Beast - 3D

21st Anniversary Special 3D Edition

SF: Beauty and the Beast is my favorite animated disney film (Pixar has its own list). Love the story, the songs, well everything. So how about 3D? The first 20 mins were akin to watching a brilliant popup book but it sort of fizzels out or I stopped noticing. However the Ballroom scene is still a master piece of animation. Overall the 3D was a novelty for major fans to play spot the difference. If you've never seen this before then it is well worth a cinema trip. As you can't improve on perfection 10/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: The magic inside a pop-up book part lasts about two minutes until the film proper starts. It's my favourite Disney film too, that's the only reason I agreed to go. It's a 9/10.

Overall: 9.5/10

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods

SF: A pleasant surprise. This reminded me of the 80s comedy horrors, a genre that has sadly vanished. Enough gore and humour to keep me happy. A very enjoyable bit of fun. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. 7/10

50 Eggs: This is why I go to the cinema! For 2 hours I totally forgot about life and then came out happier than I went in. This is such a good movie, somehow managing to tick all the horror boxes while simultaneously being utterly surprising (so no spoilers in this review). I can't fault it, and that is a very rare thing. Go see it. 10/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 8.5/10