Baby’s Day Out

Babyโ€™s Day Out (1994)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family Film

A typical example of a classic 90โ€™s family movie that is surprisingly quite good ๐Ÿ™‚ . The story is very simple to follow but it is highly enjoyable for the entire family. The story is about a rich Baby Bink being taken by three kidnappers Eddie (Joe Mantegna), Norby (Joe Pantoliano) and Veeko (Brian Haley). The comedy in this film is slapstick humour but it does work ๐Ÿ™‚ . They go through hug, awkward and dangerous moments (such as jumping from buildings or climbing various scaffolds) but comes across hilariously. The baby is adorable and you want him to succeed throughout ๐Ÿ˜€ . I loved it more when the baby was just following his favourite book unintentionally rather than on purpose as the latter half of the film suggested. He has a charm that works as he avoids and makes his kidnappers struggle to catch him ๐Ÿ™‚ . As much as I loved the slapstick and 90โ€™s humour the โ€œattacksโ€ can get a little uncomfortable to watch, but as long as you donโ€™t take this film too serious then it is enjoyable. I personally loved the ending scene as it was very funny and I would not have minded a sequel from that hint ๐Ÿ˜› . Each of the problems are funny to see and the overall cuteness makes this movie highly entertaining and surprisingly captivating ๐Ÿ˜€ . A great family movie for all and I do recommend watching this movie at least once ๐Ÿ™‚ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 4 Stars out of 5!

Panda Baby's Day out
No bib. No crib. No problem.
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Dunkirk

Dunkirk (2017)

Genre: War, Drama, Action, History

I have never watched the original Dunkirk so I am unsure how close this version is to that movie and or real events. However, I found Christopher Nolanโ€™s version to be fantastic ๐Ÿ˜€ ! I was captivated and enthralled from start to end ๐Ÿ™‚ ! I loved the opening as it throws you straight into the drama and danger! There are big names in this movie such as Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and of course Harry Styles. Harry Styles who played soldier Alex was actually pretty good and you forget who he is (being a singer and so on ๐Ÿ˜› ) as the film continues. The big drama scenes such as being trapped in a sinking ship were all awesome and entertaining ๐Ÿ™‚ . It keeps you on edge of your seat as you are unsure who will survive or how the situation will develop. There is a non-linear narrative because we are following more than one character. I personally loved this unique way of presenting the story of Dunkirk ๐Ÿ˜€ . I really liked how we saw the same scene multiple times from different perspectives, without it being predictable, cheesy or boring. It was subtle, flowed well and I quite enjoyed seeing where each โ€œimportantโ€ character was in relation to the drama. My favourite characters were Collins (Jack Lowden) and Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) ๐Ÿ™‚ . There are some highly emotional moments and a sense of pride when the โ€œendingโ€ happens (when you watch you will know). This war film is certainly more of a survival suspenseful movie but it certainly worth the watch for anyone one who loves historical genres ๐Ÿ™‚ . I even liked the sense of not everything finishing off well and that not everyone makes it home (I wonโ€™t say any more as I donโ€™t want to spoil ๐Ÿ˜› ). I certainly recommend this movie ๐Ÿ˜€ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Dunkirk
Hope is a weapon. Survival is victory.

Aladdin

Aladdin (1992)

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Disney

This is one of those Disney Classics that the entire family can enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€ . The story is highly entertaining and is adventure filled keeping both adults and children captivated. The narrative is simple to follow but it has danger elements such as the โ€œpalace in the snowโ€ or the โ€œescaping the caveโ€ to stop it from becoming boring. Aladdin is a very sympathetic character who has a sweet and charming element about him that makes you want him to succeed ๐Ÿ™‚ . Princess Jasmine is a very good love interest and her reasons in the film are totally understandable. The villain Jafar is very impressive and I loved his constant trickery throughout ๐Ÿ˜€ !! The humour is as strong as the adventure in this. The animal characters (Abu and Iago) are great but itโ€™s the Genie who makes this ๐Ÿ™‚ ! He is voiced by the late but great Robin Williams whose adlibs are so unique you canโ€™t help but be entertained ๐Ÿ˜€ . Some of the joke references may be dated (as this was for a 90โ€™s audience originally ๐Ÿ˜› ) but they arenโ€™t terrible so the quality of the movie is not affected. The songs in this such as a Friend like Me, A Whole New World and Prince Ali are all amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ ! I think overall this entire film is exactly what you expect and want from a Disney Animated Classic. I enjoyed this film as a child and I can still love this film many years later ๐Ÿ™‚ . I personally loved the beginning with the hint of dark tones, mystery, adventure and of course magic ๐Ÿ˜› ! This film has something for everyone and will be a big hit anyone. If you havenโ€™t seen this yet you need to and it is perfect for fans of Disney that caters for boys and girls ๐Ÿ™‚ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda aladdin
A diamond in the rough

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Genre: Drama, War

This is one of those classic war films that everybody needs to watch at least once in their lifetime ๐Ÿ™‚ ! I really enjoyed this film but I have to say from the beginning, this film will suit those who love war films more than those who arenโ€™t that much of a fan ๐Ÿ˜› . The beginning is intense, action packed and for the first 10 minutes you are forced with the brutality of war. This I did liked as it is what you expect from a war movie and did keep me on the edge of my seat ๐Ÿ™‚ . I was more interested when the โ€œreason for filmโ€ and the rescue mission began. I even liked when we lost someone in the group (I wonโ€™t say names as I donโ€™t want to spoil ๐Ÿ˜› ) it was very strong as their acting skills made you feel and believe their pain. The story kept me intrigued and captivated until the end. The battle scenes are very action packed and impressive ๐Ÿ™‚ . Plus I even liked the difference each character made when reacting to situations or the war in general. Tom Hanks is very impressive as Captain Miller who made a likable character we wanted to follow ๐Ÿ˜€ . His supporting cast were also good as the other soldiers and I even liked that I could not guess who would survive! However, as much I loved this film there are some parts that I did not like. Such as the ending itself, I understand and I will not judge it too much but I found Private Ryan (Matt Damon) rather selfish and not likable. I also found in the final battle, that a certain character (on the good side) was annoying because he did not get a comeuppance for his actions (wonโ€™t say who when you watch you will know ๐Ÿ˜› ). Plus the edge of American patriotism in the ending was a tad cheesy. However, still a great film for war movie fans and worth a watch a least once ๐Ÿ˜€ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Saving Private Ryan
The mission is a man.

Don’t Breathe

Donโ€™t Breathe (2016)

Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller

This is one of the most unique and truly enjoyable horror movies I have seen in a long time ๐Ÿ™‚ . The twist is (mostly told in trailers, other reviews and blurbs of the film so watch out ๐Ÿ˜› ) amazing and kept me hooked throughout. The main three characters Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) are not likable characters especially Money. They (Rocky and Alex) are given reasons for their bad behaviour but you arenโ€™t supposed to like them initially. However, when the robbing of the wrong house begins everything changed! I loved the constant shocks and surprises from The Blind Man (Stephen Lang) were brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚ . He was intense and terrifying plus the more we got to know him the more I felt for the teenagers. The fight scenes were great and the fear, nail-biting, edge of your seat moments were great ๐Ÿ™‚ . I loved the scene where the survivors are running from the cellar in the dark ๐Ÿ˜€ . I loved the danger element within that scene and loved that they must have actually filmed in the dark as their pupils were dilated. The main thing that is great in this movie was the facial expressions and body language of the characters especially Rocky and The Blind Man. She showed her fear and anguish through her facial expressions which had you hooked ๐Ÿ˜€ ! Plus Stephen Langโ€™s portrayal showed vulnerability, sadness, and anger which made him an intense character I have seen from a horror film for a long while ๐Ÿ™‚ . I also loved the ending which allows a promise of a sequel and if not, left it with a great feeling ๐Ÿ™‚ . A feeling that neither one of the characters are as good as the other leaving you questioning who truly is the victim? A great horror / thriller film that is very unique, great for horror fans and will leave you wanting more ๐Ÿ˜› . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Dont Breathe
This house looked like an easy target. Until they found what was inside.

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family Film

Another film from the Despicable Me franchise but this one is following Gru (Steve Carell) and his family unlike the Minions movie. Personally, I am glad we are following this family again as these character are what made this series along with the minions (not just Minions ๐Ÿ˜› ) . However, this movie is not spectacular as it could have been. Donโ€™t get me wrong this film is alright, almost great and is definitely a brilliant family film ๐Ÿ™‚ . Letโ€™s start with the positives. I loved the villain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) who played his part in this narrative great, his reason for villain worked and his 80โ€™s look was fabulous ๐Ÿ˜€ . I loved his general 80โ€™s vibe and how his weapons were 80โ€™s items like a Rubik cube ๐Ÿ™‚ . The minions were funny in the prison especially with the freedom song ๐Ÿ˜› . I also liked the addition of Dru (Steve Carell) who slotted into the โ€œfamilyโ€ well and he became more likable as the story continued ๐Ÿ™‚ . He was charming and a fresh update that the family needed for this film ๐Ÿ™‚ . There were also sweet charming moments in this movie. ย Also the final battle was alright and entertaining plus I loved the ending scene with the “5 minute head startโ€ (I wonโ€™t hint no more as I donโ€™t want to spoil ๐Ÿ˜› ). However, the storyline was not the most original and was only fairly entertaining. The minions werenโ€™t as funny as they could have been and were not in it as much I was expecting them too. Iโ€™m not sure if that was a good thing and the general storylines felt like I was watching a television series episode with its individual sub plots. Though this film is still good enough for fans of Despicable Me, children, families and I did quite enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ . The film is not as great as the original but I think this is better than Minions ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Despicable Me 3
Dance Fight!

Spider-Man:Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Marvel

I have always been a huge fan of Spider-Man since I was a child and have been very excited to see this newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ๐Ÿ™‚ . Tom Holland introduced a great Spider-Man in โ€œCaptain America: Civil Warโ€ and continued in this film by creating a very likable character. He made a brilliant version that was charming and sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ . I loved the story development with its great action scenes, fantastic twists and connections to other Marvel movies ๐Ÿ˜€ . The addition of the โ€œAvengersโ€ and mostly Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) was fabulous. He was funny but a great mentor/father figure that helped the story and I looked forward to seeing him and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) ๐Ÿ˜€ . Because it meant more danger / adventure was about to happen (trying not to spoil ๐Ÿ˜› ). The villain Jon Favreau (Michael Keaton) was a brilliant and dangerous bad guy for Spider-Man. He looked impressive, was strong in the battles and his ending was fitting plus different! His twist part way through was amazing and his reason to become a villain was completely understandable (I felt sorry for him ๐Ÿ˜› ). The humour was really strong in this as well ๐Ÿ˜€ . One of my favourite edge-of- your- seat moments was the โ€œelevator sceneโ€ and the other scene was โ€œthe boat in half sceneโ€. The flow of the movie went well and his friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) was a welcome (and needed) addition. I loved the ending of the movie as from that last second I cannot wait to see how the next Spider-Man movie will continue ๐Ÿ˜€ . Also Marvel fans stay for the end credit (as you probably always do) as the very last extra scene is hilarious. A great movie for Marvel Fans that I recommend ๐Ÿ™‚ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Spide-Man Homecoming
Canโ€™t you just be a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man?

Iron Man

Iron Man (2008)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Marvel

The movie that started off the amazing Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it ๐Ÿ˜€ . This film might be the most interesting origin story and the most (in my opinion) captivating. I was gripped from the beginning scene to the very end ๐Ÿ™‚ . I loved how in a sense, we have shoved straight into the action (with the kidnapping) as it made you want to see more. Robert Downey Jr. is perfect for Tony Stark ๐Ÿ˜€ . With his great acting skills, Downey Jr. uses Tonyโ€™s arrogance, charm and witty humour to make his character likable from the start ๐Ÿ˜€ . The supporting cast were also great in building the humour and action plus Gwyneth Paltrowโ€™s version of Pepper Potts in this was my favourite version. ย Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) was also a good character in this movie and I really liked his character development and role in this movie. The music is great and the CGI is fantastic ๐Ÿ˜€ . I loved the scenes where Tony is building (and testing) the Iron Man suit that we know today and loved his โ€œrevengeโ€ against the terrorists as Iron Man later in the movie ๐Ÿ™‚ .ย  As well as the humour, there are some touching moments such as the scene when Tony is escaping near the beginning (I wonโ€™t say no more as I donโ€™t want to spoil ๐Ÿ˜› ). Also the danger element in this film and the โ€œnot sure if he will make itโ€ is very gripping (nail biting though you know he is in later movies ๐Ÿ˜› ) . The conclusion worked well and the hints to later films in the franchise such as Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) making his appearance. The movie set a strong bar for the others to follow and this movie is enjoyable to watch multiple times. Plus the actual ending (not the special credit ending ๐Ÿ˜› ) with Tony Starkโ€™s line is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ . Worth the watch for any Superhero fan not just the Marvel Fans ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Iron Man1
Heroes arenโ€™t born. Theyโ€™re built.

Baywatch

Baywatch (2017)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

The movie based off the very famous television series and is aiming to please its original fans ๐Ÿ™‚ . For the fans they do bring back some cameos of the original cast which I am sure they are pleased to see. This film should not be taken seriously as it definitely is not ๐Ÿ˜› . I kind of liked that the movie made a joke of themselves with the odd jokes of the โ€œslow motionโ€ which were quite funny. The cast is good and has some famous faces such as Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron ๐Ÿ™‚ . They all acted well especially the main two actors Johnson and Efron. Their characters were funny, well rounded and kept the banter between them constant and believable (as much as could be ๐Ÿ˜› ). The storyline is very entertaining (as long as you donโ€™t take it too seriously) and does have a few decent โ€œsavesโ€ to keep you captivated. The flow of the movie runs smoothly, the โ€œdarkโ€ storyline worked well with the high comedy element and finished great. I did laugh and found the โ€œsave the peopleโ€ and โ€œmurdersโ€ quite entertaining. The fire on the boat scene was the most entertaining and my favourite character was Zac Efronโ€™s Matt Brody. The jokes are crude and arenโ€™t for the fainthearted but the older generations and original fans will enjoy this very much. Also, the music is pretty good ๐Ÿ˜€ . However, some characters were unnecessary (but you know why they are here ๐Ÿ˜› ) and the story is hardly the best I have ever seen. But for a crude but comedy filled movie with the odd action moments (with a pretty decent defeat of the bad guy ๐Ÿ˜› ) it will keep most entertained. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 4 Stars out of 5!

Panda Baywatch
Beaches ainโ€™t ready