Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-FI

The newest Star Wars movie that almost everyone has been excited to see and I was so glad I did ๐Ÿ˜€ . The story was very entertaining and kept me fairly engaged from start to finish. The characters we got to know from the last film returned and we got to see Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) again which is great ๐Ÿ™‚ . There had been a change to his character which I did not mind too much as it gave depth and new development to the narrative. Plus it is nice to see Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) in this movie as well ๐Ÿ™‚ . The music is typical and normal to a Star Wars movie which gives any fan a sense of nostalgia. ย I loved the development between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Ben Solo/Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) which was interesting to watch and made the film that bit more intriguing ๐Ÿ˜€ . The new creatures were also good in this movie especially the bird like ones (on Lukeโ€™s planet) which were cute and funny ๐Ÿ˜€ .ย  The action and fight scenes were entertaining, enjoyable for any fan of big space fights and were choreographed well. The graphics were top notch like we expected and the film was surprisingly full of humour from the dialogue and reference for old fans to appreciate. However, some parts of this movie were not as good as expected and sequels to movies are often not as good as the first. ย The resistance seems to be in a never ending depressive defeat, stupid moves from certain good characters and an edge of cheesiness from some of the scenes (like that ending… ๐Ÿ˜› ). I know from other reviews this may not seem like a good sequel but I loved it ๐Ÿ˜€ . Yes, it is not as good as the first but I would happily watch this again and canโ€™t wait for the next instalment ๐Ÿ˜› . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Star Wars Last Jedi
Itโ€™s time for the Jedi…to end.
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The Rezort

The Rezort (2015)

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

This movie in a nut shell is Jurassic Park but with Zombies ๐Ÿ˜› . However, donโ€™t get me wrong, just because it is easily described doesnโ€™t mean itโ€™s a bad movie. I surprisingly really enjoyed this movie ๐Ÿ˜€ . The film was entertaining from start to finish and I could not guess who would be โ€œeatenโ€ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . I did like the beginning as it introduced the tone of the film well; I really liked the scenes when the system โ€œfailsโ€ and the twist ๐Ÿ™‚ . 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 ๐Ÿ˜› ). I donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . This is worth a watch if you donโ€™t mind B-Movies and love the Zombie genre ๐Ÿ˜€ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!

Panda The Rezort
A vacation to die for.

Geostorm

Geostorm (2017)

Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

I was looking forward to a decent disaster movie as I havenโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . The CGI was plenty and decent quality. They were very dramatic to keep you entertained and I donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜€ . The main characters were alright, I canโ€™t say I was attached to any of the characters and donโ€™t know if I was bothered if they made it. However, to be fair I canโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . The pace of the movie ran well and it does enough to keep you entertained throughout ๐Ÿ™‚ . Each disaster that happened got more dramatic and you did feel for the characters involved (mostly those characters werenโ€™t main characters ๐Ÿ˜› ). 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 Maxโ€™s friend (when you watch it, you will know ๐Ÿ˜› ) 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . I believed the friendship and how the team got together, plus I really enjoyed the beginning as it set up the โ€œdramaโ€ of the story well ๐Ÿ™‚ . The scares in this film may not give you nightmares but will definitely make you jump and I certainly jumped a few times ๐Ÿ˜› . The graphics of the โ€œsupernaturalโ€ world was great and I was on edge when the โ€œhorrorโ€ elements appeared. The worst scary scene but my favourite had to be the โ€œMorgueโ€ scene ๐Ÿ˜€ . I also really enjoyed the surprise in who would die first, as that was surprising and I never could have guessed ๐Ÿ˜› . ย However, I did enjoy the first half more and the ending could have finished better. Donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜› ). ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . I think (seeing other peopleโ€™s reaction to this movie) that you arenโ€™t going to love this movie if youโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ .Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

I give this film 4 Stars out of 5!

Panda Flatliners
You Havenโ€™t Lived Until Youโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . ย The opening scene was very good and was my favourite part ๐Ÿ˜€ . 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . However, the story was not the most captivating I have ever seen and was almost at the point of boredom ๐Ÿ˜› . 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 (wonโ€™t spoil who ๐Ÿ˜› ) 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 ๐Ÿ˜› . 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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . 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 ๐Ÿ˜› ). The graphics and the overall visual world was absolutely amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ . It the way the โ€œCity of a Thousand Planetsโ€ was created was very interesting to see and I loved how in each world I was immersed entirely. They flowed well and the โ€œmissionsโ€ in the film were action packed and exciting to watch ๐Ÿ™‚ . 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ . 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 ๐Ÿ˜› ) wanted me too. The twist in the story is not a shocker but I did enjoy the ending ๐Ÿ™‚ . 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ . This is worth the watch for anyone who loves Sci-fi and wanting something new ๐Ÿ™‚ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

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 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.

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 ๐Ÿ˜€ ! 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 ๐Ÿ˜› ) was really good. Adding more of Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) was also a very interesting mix ๐Ÿ™‚ . The songs are awesome again and it was nice to find out what was on Vol. 2 ๐Ÿ˜› . My favourite scene was the โ€œMr. Blue Skyโ€ beginning (for the Guardians at least :P) as that was funny and I also liked the โ€œrealisationโ€ moment. Again, I canโ€™t say too much as I donโ€™t want to spoil but I loved how we learn how โ€œthe twistโ€ affected Peter Quillโ€™s parents ๐Ÿ™‚ . The fight scenes where also good especially the โ€œPac-Manโ€ one ๐Ÿ˜› . Baby Groot is also so adorable in this and the humour level is still pretty high throughout this film ๐Ÿ˜€ . 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ . I canโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜€ . Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

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.