The Rezort

The Rezort (2015)

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

This movie in a nut shell is Jurassic Park but with Zombies 😛 . However, don’t get me wrong, just because it is easily described doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie. I surprisingly really enjoyed this movie 😀 . The film was entertaining from start to finish and I could not guess who would be “eaten” or survive the resort. This is a B-Movie so you can expect a certain level of quality but it does try its best and I found it was as high a level as it could go. The characters (the main ones) were introduced well, the action was plentiful and I was given enough of a back-story of the apocalypse to go with the story 🙂 . I did like the beginning as it introduced the tone of the film well; I really liked the scenes when the system “fails” and the twist 🙂 . The twist was not the most shocking but it was clever as it made sense (as the characters do mention it earlier so it links the story well) and was a little surprising. I did like the hint that those Zombies may be smarter than expected such as the one who screams and really has it in for the owner (when you watch you will know 😛 ). I don’t know if the acting was the best but I did not really dislike a character and some I was gutted to lose. This is a different, surprisingly good zombie flick that can keep any Zombie fan happy 🙂 . This is worth a watch if you don’t mind B-Movies and love the Zombie genre 😀 . Enjoy 😀

I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!

Panda The Rezort
A vacation to die for.
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Geostorm

Geostorm (2017)

Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

I was looking forward to a decent disaster movie as I haven’t seen any that have matched up to expectations for a while. This is not the best one you will ever see but it does a decent job 🙂 . The CGI was plenty and decent quality. They were very dramatic to keep you entertained and I don’t think this affected the movie at all. My favourite disaster was the ice blast in Brazil as it definitely kept you gripped to the movie though I did like the fire in Hong Kong too 😀 . The main characters were alright, I can’t say I was attached to any of the characters and don’t know if I was bothered if they made it. However, to be fair I can’t say I did not like them either and they worked enough for you to enjoy the movie as a whole. I liked the reason for creating Dutch-Boy and the reason why this Geostorm was happening 🙂 . The pace of the movie ran well and it does enough to keep you entertained throughout 🙂 . Each disaster that happened got more dramatic and you did feel for the characters involved (mostly those characters weren’t main characters 😛 ). The bad guy(s) tried to be different and clever which I appreciate but the cheesy attempt to create emotion near the conclusion was too much. I felt more for Max’s friend (when you watch it, you will know 😛 ) then the people in space in the end. The movie ended rather too happily but I still enjoyed the overall movie. This is a decent disaster movie that is great for anyone who likes these types of film with a good story 🙂 . Enjoy 😀

I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!

Panda Geostorm
Control the weather, control the world.

Flatliners

Flatliners (2017)

Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi

I have not seen the original movie so I cannot compare how much better or worse this reboot movie is. However, when seeing the trailer I was very excited to see this and was happily entertained throughout 🙂 . There is an amazing good cast for this film such as Ellen Page (Courtney), Diego Luna (Ray), Nina Dobrev (Marlo) and James Norton (Jamie) who all acted good 🙂 . I believed the friendship and how the team got together, plus I really enjoyed the beginning as it set up the “drama” of the story well 🙂 . The scares in this film may not give you nightmares but will definitely make you jump and I certainly jumped a few times 😛 . The graphics of the “supernatural” world was great and I was on edge when the “horror” elements appeared. The worst scary scene but my favourite had to be the “Morgue” scene 😀 . I also really enjoyed the surprise in who would die first, as that was surprising and I never could have guessed 😛 .  However, I did enjoy the first half more and the ending could have finished better. Don’t get me wrong, it ended fine and I did not have a problem but it could have had a more dramatic climax. Also my least favourite character was Sophia (Kiersey Clemons) but I understood why she was there (kind of 😛 ).  Though, I really did enjoy it and liked the attention to small details such as 9 years ago Courtney holds a flip phone but a smart phone in the present day 🙂 . I think (seeing other people’s reaction to this movie) that you aren’t going to love this movie if you’re a fan of the original. However, if you looking for a rather entertaining movie that is not too scary to watch but jumpy, then this is for you 🙂 .Enjoy 😀

I give this film 4 Stars out of 5!

Panda Flatliners
You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Died

Be Afraid

Be Afraid (2017)

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

This is another horror and supernatural creature movie which terrorises a family who have just moved to a small town in Pennsylvania. The story itself is alright and can keep you fairly entertained throughout 🙂 .  The opening scene was very good and was my favourite part 😀 . It through us straight into the drama and has us interested to find out what was threatening the family? I liked the character and look of Nathan (Michael Leone) and his scenes with the monster 🙂 . I also loved the scene with Heather (Jaimi Paige) in the bath tub as I thought at this point, we would see more of the monsters and that the story would get more gripping. The overall acting from everyone was okay and CGI was good too 🙂 . However, the story was not the most captivating I have ever seen and was almost at the point of boredom 😛 . I did not really care about the family and the movie left too many unanswered questions. Such as why are the creatures taking people or why (won’t spoil who 😛 ) did they keep the monsters hidden from everyone else? Plus the ending was ridiculous . I mean it was confusing because at one moment we have Dr. John Chambers (Brian Krause) looking for the child then we are given an ending. The film just quickly gave us a kind of solution without an explanation. This movie had potential at the beginning but wasted it on a rubbish storyline and a terrible ending. This was not even scary 😛 . This is a film I would not recommend as it has a forgettable story and no scares. Though, it may be for you if you like not scary horrors. Enjoy 😛

I give this film 1.5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Be Afraid
You will see Him

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

I had not heard much of this before the first trailers but I was excited to see a new sci-fi movie 🙂 . The story line is very entertaining and interesting throughout. The beginning was very captivating at the start and actually quite emotionally as well (when you see the scene you will know what I mean 😛 ). The graphics and the overall visual world was absolutely amazing 😀 . It the way the “City of a Thousand Planets” was created was very interesting to see and I loved how in each world I was immersed entirely. They flowed well and the “missions” in the film were action packed and exciting to watch 🙂 . The overall main storyline is a little predicable but I found it enjoyable enough to watch till the end. Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne were great as Valerian and Laureline. Their chemistry was a nice touch and very believable 🙂 . All the cast was very good but the main two characters were the best. Rihanna was pretty decent as her character Bubble and I did enjoy her change outfits routine 😀 . However, her character was not as compelling as she could have been to make me care for her as much as her scene (you will know which one 😛 ) wanted me too. The twist in the story is not a shocker but I did enjoy the ending 🙂 . This is a really good sci-fi that I would happily watch again and I enjoyed its pleasant tale. I think it needs a pleasant story to start us off with this new world and the films which I am sure are to follow 😀 . This is worth the watch for anyone who loves Sci-fi and wanting something new 🙂 . Enjoy 😀

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Valerian
A universe without boundaries needs heroes without limits.

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 🙂 . Tom Holland introduced a great Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” and continued in this film by creating a very likable character. He made a brilliant version that was charming and sweet 🙂 . I loved the story development with its great action scenes, fantastic twists and connections to other Marvel movies 😀 . The addition of the “Avengers” 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) 😀 . Because it meant more danger / adventure was about to happen (trying not to spoil 😛 ). 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 😛 ). The humour was really strong in this as well 😀 . One of my favourite edge-of- your- seat moments was the “elevator scene” and the other scene was “the boat in half scene”. 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 😀 . 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 🙂 . Enjoy 😀

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Spide-Man Homecoming
Can’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 😀 . 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 🙂 . 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 😀 . With his great acting skills, Downey Jr. uses Tony’s arrogance, charm and witty humour to make his character likable from the start 😀 . The supporting cast were also great in building the humour and action plus Gwyneth Paltrow’s version of Pepper Potts in this was my favourite version.  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 😀 . I loved the scenes where Tony is building (and testing) the Iron Man suit that we know today and loved his “revenge” against the terrorists as Iron Man later in the movie 🙂 .  As well as the humour, there are some touching moments such as the scene when Tony is escaping near the beginning (I won’t say no more as I don’t want to spoil 😛 ). Also the danger element in this film and the “not sure if he will make it” is very gripping (nail biting though you know he is in later movies 😛 ) . 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 😛 ) with Tony Stark’s line is awesome 🙂 . Worth the watch for any Superhero fan not just the Marvel Fans 😀 Enjoy 😀

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Iron Man1
Heroes aren’t born. They’re built.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Marvel

The sequel to the awesome first movie and it definitely did not disappoint 😀 ! We got to see the guardians once again and it was nice to see how they have bonded as a group and their development. The beginning was cool as it introduced the new story (and development for one character in particular) well and I loved the new characters. Ego (Kurt Russell) was a very interesting character and his role in the story (I shall try not to spoil 😛 ) was really good. Adding more of Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) was also a very interesting mix 🙂 . The songs are awesome again and it was nice to find out what was on Vol. 2 😛 . My favourite scene was the “Mr. Blue Sky” beginning (for the Guardians at least :P) as that was funny and I also liked the “realisation” moment. Again, I can’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil but I loved how we learn how “the twist” affected Peter Quill’s parents 🙂 . The fight scenes where also good especially the “Pac-Man” one 😛 . Baby Groot is also so adorable in this and the humour level is still pretty high throughout this film 😀 . There is also a really sad moment in this movie that is really shocking near the end. Though, it surprisingly did not make it depressive and felt fitting for the characters to continue in the Marvel Universe. The new alien races and the new worlds they introduced to this movie were also exceptional 🙂 . I can’t say too much more as I think anyone who loves Marvel or the first movie will want (and should) see this sequel. I definitely recommend 😀 . Enjoy 😀

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Guardians of the Galaxy 2
You only get one chance to save the galaxy twice.

Ghost in a Shell

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

This film adaption of the original Japanese Manga is exactly as I imagined it would be and more 😀 ! I have never watched or read the original 90’s Manga (or Anime)  so I am unsure how true it was but I was so captivated that I did not mind 😛 . The world’s set up is original, bright, well crafted and (kind of) believable. It looked like a realistic future and with that small introduction at the beginning, you believe that those characters actually “live” there. Even though this is clearly a dystopian world it didn’t feel depressive which helped make this film enjoyable 🙂 . Not only was the world set up great (making me want to learn more 😛 ), the music and characters were also crafted well. The CGI and design of Major’s robotic body was great. Also everyone else’s CGI for the robotic parts did not seem fake (which is obviously a good thing 😛 ). I loved all the characters but my favourites were Batou (Pilou Asbæk), Kuze (Michael Pitt) and Scarlett Johansson as Major stole the show 😀 ! The fight scenes are plentiful, the chase scenes are good and parts are a bit scary / freaky (like the Geisha Robots 😛 ) . There are nice shocking moments and twists that should have been predicable but were great instead 🙂 . I loved that twist and I loved when we start learning more about Major’s past ( I can’t say which part in the movie as I don’t want to spoil 😛 ). The pace flowed well and I would have liked to watch more of this film. A great Sci-fi that kept me entertained throughout and I would happily watch again 🙂 . I definitely recommend whether you were a fan of the original or not 😛 . Enjoy 🙂

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Ghost in a Shell
They did not save your life. They stole it.