Justice League

Justice League (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

There has been some anticipation regarding the DC Cinematic Universe especially after the success of Wonder Woman (2017). The story ran well and I was fairly entertained from beginning until the end πŸ™‚ . The CGI is good and the fight scenes okay but the villain was not impressive. Not that he was terrible but he was certainly predictable and I had no fear he would win. Wonder Woman (Gal Godot) was great in her scenes (the suitcase scene was good) and her chemistry with Batman (Ben Affleck) was great πŸ˜€ . The Flash (Ezra Miller) was a good and almost funny character though I took a while to like him as I can still remember the Flash from the TV series πŸ˜› . The idea of the story was quite predictable which was disappointing as it made me wait as they inevitably find each other and work together. The twist (which you probably can guess from the trailers πŸ˜› ) was again predictable but at least how he came β€œback” was interesting. The jokes are not that funny (though some are passable πŸ˜› ) and Batman’s attitude towards Wonder Woman was annoying (when they are deciding what to do about the β€œTwist”). To be fair, this film is not terrible. It had some good elements, CGI is good and it was fairly good at continuing from the previous movies πŸ™‚ . I do wish it had held more surprises then what they showed us in trailers but I did appreciate the end credits which was great πŸ˜€ . I am glad to have watched it and would recommend this to any fan of the DC movies πŸ™‚ . Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!

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You can’t save the world alone.
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Jack the Giant Killer

Jack the Giant Killer (2013)

Genre: Action, Fantasy

A retelling of the classic β€œJack and the Beanstalk” story, but with all that B-Movie quality that you come to expect when you watch films from channels like Syfy πŸ™‚ .Β  The first thing I must say is that there are no giants in this at all!! Unless they mean the giants are the large weird looking dinosaur/elephant that just looks strange. The film tries to throw us into the story straight away and then flashback to the start but it does not come across great. It worried me as I saw the terrible CGI monsters from the start. The one good thing I would give this film was I liked the idea of what had become of Jack’s father which we learn early on πŸ™‚ . It was a nice twist and time difference that made his character one of the most interesting though that did not last long. The shame was they broke their own rule. Without trying to spoil much, they explained 1 day equals 1 year on earth time. Yet we see Jack there for some time (at least half a day) so surely at least 6 months should have passed? The acting is not great in this at all and I was really annoyed by the close ups to show emotion. The main villain (the Queen) became weak which was disappointing. The time that Earth should be set in was strange and confusing (it could be the 1950’s, older or earlier?) The deaths were boring and the killing of the monster was predictable and I think the film forgot about the other monsters (there was at least three that arrived on earth and I can only remember one dying). This film is so bad and terrible I would never recommend this movie and will never watch this again. Enjoy if you can πŸ˜›

I give this film 0.5 out of 5 Stars!

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Jack went up the beanstalk, and brought down Hell.

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

I have always been a fan of an Agatha Christie Murder Mystery and I was very excited to see this movie adaptation πŸ™‚ . The cast is absolutely amazing in this with the likes of Kenneth Branagh, PenΓ©lope Cruz, Johnny Depp and Judi Dench creating excellent characters to the screen πŸ˜€ . The setting was great especially the look of the train and the costumes were good. I liked the scene with the train getting stuck in the snow and the level of drama in this movie was high πŸ™‚ . The flow ran well and the story was entertaining and captivating (though we might as well give that credit to Agatha Christie’s Novel πŸ˜› ). I did enjoy the plot twist and the connections we learnt about the death of someone in the past (would say who but that would spoil the story πŸ˜› ). I did really enjoy this movie but I was not wowed by this either. This felt like any other murder mystery show that I could watch on a lazy Sunday evening. Nothing specially different from this film except for its huge amount of major stars (which is probably its element that will make people watch this πŸ˜› ). Also, I am a little biased about Poirot because as much as Kenneth Branagh tried (and did fairly well) I still only see David Suchet as Poirot. That huge moustache was a little distracting (not in a good way πŸ˜› ) but I did get over it fairly quickly and was not bored. Overall, this is a great movie for those who love Agatha Christie movies and don’t mind seeing a new remake. This is not the best I have ever seen but worth a watch πŸ™‚ . Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!

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Everyone is a suspect

A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

I surprisingly loved the first Bad Moms (2016) movie and was looking forward to being entertained by its sequel πŸ™‚ . However, as much as this story is okay, it disappointed me by being a typical not-as-good-as-the-original sequel. The main three actresses (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) are back and played their characters well πŸ™‚ . This did make this film feel like a continuing flow from the first film which is good. The story was passable to watch but this time I lost what was great about the original. The reason the girls decided to be Bad Moms was not as strong a reason as the first, and their mothers were awful. Which is to be expected (as that is the reason for this movie πŸ˜› ) and I did not mind them being terrible personalities. However, I did not like the preach from the councillor to Kiki (when you watch you will know πŸ˜› ) and that the overall resolution between mother and daughter was such a easy fix for all of them. The jokes are a tad too much now, too rude that it was too awkward (for me, some seemed okay with this level of rude comedy) for me to enjoy. Β I did find the joke in the spa about the butt wax amusing and the dance section in credits okay (though most humour not great here) πŸ™‚ . I am glad to have watched this film but I found it a shame its quality was not on par. I think this (since the release of the two films being just a year apart) has been rushed to try and gain popularity just because of Christmas πŸ˜› . I hope there is another sequel with a strong story if they (directors) give it time to think up a better script. I am not sure if I would recommend this but if another film does turn up, then watching this may have to be done if you were a fan of Bad Moms πŸ˜› . Enjoy πŸ™‚

I give this film 2.5 Stars out of 5!

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Celebrate the holidays like a mother.