Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

I was worried about watching this sequel as often many films that have a sequel fail horrendously. However, to my surprise it is actually amazing πŸ˜€ . Obviously, some of the jokes are quite rude and are not for those easily offended πŸ˜› . The story this time centres around Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) as before and Mindy Macready (ChloΓ« Grace Moretz). It works well and keeps the narrative interesting and captivating πŸ™‚ . Majority of the old cast has returned and you do notice that the character of Tom is now played by a different actor. I loved Mindy’s story the best and her attempt to be normal πŸ˜› . Though I did enjoy the rise of the superhero team being built up and there are plenty of action scenes. They reuse an familiar bad guy from the first film and the new ones they introduce like Mother Russia are quite impressive πŸ˜› . The second half of the movie is better than first half as they do focus on the jokes and rude humour a little too much. Though with the surprise death and really cool ending you forgive it πŸ™‚ . Brilliant sequel and I would love to see another film (if they make another πŸ˜› ). Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

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You Can’t Fight Your Destiny.

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

I have always liked the story of Tarzan and thought none could ever match the Disney version back in 1999. However, I was happily proven wrong with this new film πŸ˜€ !! They are differentΒ  so you don’t need to compare and I liked that this story is beyond the tale we are all familiar with. I really enjoyed how they showed us the world 8 years on from “Tarzan” but they managed to tell both stories using flashbacks (which flowed well and didn’t seem obvious πŸ˜› ). Alexander SkarsgΓ₯rd was fantastic as Tarzan and created a realistic portal of the character (as much as you can). I loved Margot Robbie as Jane who equally commands the screen and had great chemistry with Tarzan (believable relationship πŸ™‚ ). However, I was a little surprised that they made Jane “American” (as I am so used to her being English) but I forgive it because I really loved they way she acted and looked πŸ™‚ . Samuel L. Jackson was also good and Christoph Waltz creates another brilliant villain (might be even better than his role in Spectre πŸ˜› ). The CGI is great in this film with the animals and especially Tarzan’s hands! Great action, a captivating tale and great ending. A movie that I seriously recommend and would happily watch again :D. Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Human. Nature.

Kick-Ass

Kick – Ass (2010)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

This is a superhero movie aimed for the older teen Β / adult generation and is definitely not a family movie πŸ˜› . However, this is a really entertaining film πŸ˜› . Yes it is rude and more aimed for boys but that aside I did truly enjoy this movie. I liked the narrator style of this movie from the perspective of Kiss-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). I liked the narrative as it was very funny and entertaining πŸ™‚ . Hit Girl (ChloΓ« Grace Moretz) stole the show and I loved the obvious skits of previous superhero movies. You see more bigger hints than others but overall it didn’t affect the flow of the movie πŸ˜€ . Nicholas Cage (Big Daddy) is surprisingly great in this film and creates a great (yet strange πŸ˜› ) father / daughter combo! There are plenty of action scene and great laughs within this movie. I loved the soundtrack especially the ones behind the battle scenes πŸ™‚ . I loved the opening credits and the end battle, especially “Hit Girl in the Hallway” as it is one of the best scenes πŸ™‚ . Overall, a great movie for the older fans of superheroes and those who love action-comedies πŸ˜€ . Enjoy πŸ™‚

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Shut Up. Kick-Ass.

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters (2016)

Genre:Β  Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Okay let’s start off this review by saying that this is not a sequel in the original sense, this is definitely a reboot. But it isn’t as bad as people are saying πŸ˜› . I think unfortunately, everyone (including myself) loved the originals and aren’t giving this film a chance. The films narrative is fairly entertaining and interesting enough to keep you captivated. I loved the beginning sequence, slightly terrifying ghosts and it built the tale well πŸ™‚ . I loved the CGI and the ghosts behind the mirror were effective. The four main actresses worked well together as a team and were funny most of time πŸ˜€ . There are some moments were the humour can get a little awkward but they were far and few between πŸ˜› . Chris Hemsworth plays a good part as the dumb receptionist πŸ™‚ . I really liked the battle to save New York and the way they solved the “apocalypse” was unique and impressive. I also enjoyed the fact we saw cameos from the original cast (keep an eye out so you don’t miss them πŸ˜› ). I really enjoyed this, I liked the pacing of the story, the ghosts (and possessions) are cool and I did find parts quite funny. Even some of the ghosts, like the Mannequin, are pretty freaky too πŸ˜› . Overall a decent reboot (kind of sequel) that is worth a watch and doesn’t take anything away from the originals πŸ™‚ Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!

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Answer the Call.

Now You see Me 2

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

What is great about this sequel is that the entire cast has returned (minus Isla Fisher who played Henley πŸ˜› ). It also has Daniel Radcliffe who plays Walter Mabry who is a great addition to the narrative of this film. The new girl Lula (Lizzy Caplan) works well and doesn’t copy the original girl for the group. It fits so well you aren’t missing Henley at all πŸ˜› . Though I did miss the French Detective from the last movie. I loved the further exploration of Dylan Rhodes’ (Mark Ruffalo) back story and I liked the new additional element to Morgan Freeman’s character (Thaddeus Bradley). My favourite scenes were the card trick heist and the beginning sequence with the art versions of the characters. I also liked the first horseman “performance” as it adds a nice dynamic to the team (tension :P) and sets the action plot line off great! Very entertaining and captivating! The magic tricks are good and the “safe” scene is awesome πŸ˜€ ! I can’t wait for the next instalment of this movie franchise (if the end scene is anything to go by πŸ˜› ). Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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You haven’t seen anything yet.

Outlander

Outander (2008)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

This is one of the best B-film standard movies I have seen in a long time πŸ˜€ ! The narrative basically mixes up a futuristic background with a Viking theme. It surprising works well, you don’t question it’s “mixture” and it very entertaining πŸ™‚ . The are some main actors in this like John Hurt and has some familiar television actors (like Jim Caviezel and Sophia Myles) who all perform great. The beginning section of this movie works the best but the energy still continues throughout. The main three characters were likeable and I was gutted a certain character dies near the end (though it was expected with the slightly predicable survival rate πŸ˜› ). I liked when the monster attacked (when the other Clan attacks) and I loved it’s back story (which was a bit of a twist πŸ˜› ). The film is action packed and I loved the ending πŸ™‚ . Overall, a truly amazing film that can keep you very captivated and entertained. A perfect movie for anyone who likes Sci-fi, Action, Viking and Dragon πŸ˜› Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

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It destroyed his world. He won’t let it destroy ours.

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family Film

This is an amazing movie that the entire family can enjoy πŸ™‚ . The graphics are good even if they are slightly quirky (the legs are really skinny on both humans and animals πŸ˜› ). The story itself is simple enough to follow yet keeps all ages entertained. Each animal has an individual personality and I enjoyed them all πŸ™‚ . My favourite is the Cat Chloe (Lake Bell) who is so sarcastic that it is hilarious! I also loved the Hawk’s (Voiced by Albert Brooks) personality and his dream sequence plus Snowball the rabbit (Kevin Hart) is adorable but not as you would expect πŸ˜› ! The main dogs are good too and you do want them to succeed. The back story of Duke (Eric Stonestreet) is sweet and sad (one of my favourite scenes). Overall, this film runs well, keeps up the pace and offers a decent enough storyline. This film is very funny and I did laugh out loud at times! My favourite funny moment is the first meet up of the characters Chloe and Pops (I would say why it is funny but that would be spoiling πŸ˜› ). Great movie that all can enjoy, begins well, keeps you intrigued and ends great! Enjoy πŸ˜€ !

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

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Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Genre: Action, Horror, Romance

I was looking forward to this film as I am a big fan of Pride and Prejudice plus loved the fact Zombies are in this movie!! This is a really good film (so ignore the haters πŸ˜› ). I lovedΒ  the fact they stayed true to the era (they dressed almost correctly) and the “Pride and Prejudice” lines didn’t feel out of place. The story with the Zombies was interesting and I was intriguing though I wished it had been explored further especially with the hints to the “Four Horseman”. At times it did feel like I was simply following the story of Jane Austin’s book but the odd few fight sections / training worked and kept the film together.Β  The cast is great plus the main two Lily James (Elizabeth Bennet) and Sam Riley (Colonel Fitzwilliam Darcy) are awesome. They perform great and the romance is authentic. There are some humorous section, decent action and the zombies look good. Also the beginning section looks great and the ending sequence (just after the first credits) is awesome :D! Β This film won’t be for everyone but if love literary classic and have a quirky side (aren’t afraid of enjoying a decent film with Zombies πŸ˜› ) then you will love it πŸ˜€ . Enjoy πŸ™‚

I give this film 4 Stars out of 5!

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Slay with pride. Kill with prejudice

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This is a film that is great if you liked the original or simply looking for a decent enough Sci-fi movie πŸ™‚ . However, it is not as good as the first one. The first film had a unique story line and memorable scenes but this one won’t be as memorable. Though, I was interested enough πŸ™‚ . I liked the new characters introduced (Dikembe Umbutu by Deobia Oparei and Charlie Miller by Travis Tope), Β and seeing the children older (like Dylan Hiller played by Jessie T. Usher) πŸ˜› . I liked the CGI as it is pretty impressive and the beginning starts well. It has all that nostalgic reminder of the first film, draws you in, introduced characters well Β and when the aliens attack it is entertaining πŸ˜€ . I loved the back-story of Dikembe Umbutu and I really liked the water attack scene (plus loved that crew πŸ˜› ). Β The build up to the fight was good and the “queen” was scary! This film worked because the reason the aliens are here is more explained than the first film πŸ™‚ . However, the cheesy lines are not so good and the end half of the story starts to falter. It tries and the fight scenes are impressive enough. Actually most of this movie is pretty great and has some surprising deaths. However, parts are predicable, cheesy and the ending just isn’t as good as the beginning πŸ˜› . Enjoy πŸ™‚

I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!

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We always knew they’d come back.