Minions is what it is expected to be - all silly fun and nonsense.… MoreMinions is what it is expected to be - all silly fun and nonsense. Unevenly paced, but a delightful animation nonetheless, of a group of the cutest (and most merchandise-friendly!) yellow capsule-like innocent creatures who pursue only one goal - that of serving the baddest boss ever. The very talented Pierre Coffin could have strengthened the story arc rather than resort to too much tiresome slapstick humour in this prequel to the very successful non-Disney "Despicable Me" franchise. Set in the 60's era, the soundtrack totally rocks. A definite blockbuster for sure. More yellow to come!
Tomorrowland is a film about hope and optimism, a rare find in today's… MoreTomorrowland is a film about hope and optimism, a rare find in today's movie world of horror, violence, superheroes and apocalypse. It puts the responsibility of caring for this world back into the hands of young people to make the change, and not be afraid to dream. The young actors steal the show. What's refreshing is that it's family friendly, and empowers kids to make a difference. The children are the superheroes of the future. Remember this. "Which wolf would you feed?"
Mad Max Fury Road is yet another post-apocalyptic action film -… MoreMad Max Fury Road is yet another post-apocalyptic action film - violent and disturbing. The script is unbearably thin and is essentially one long chase scene. Top marks for breath taking cinematography and great camera work.
An intense disaster movie that delivers. Watch it for the impressive… MoreAn intense disaster movie that delivers. Watch it for the impressive special effects and action, which makes up for the weak script. Dwayne Johnson manages to hold it together very well as the hero, and the casting doesn't disappoint either.
An ambitious buffet of superheroes that creates fresh challenges for… MoreAn ambitious buffet of superheroes that creates fresh challenges for the plot and direction to keep the story telling and action coherent and tight. Marvel has raised the bar so high, it can only disappoint itself. It fails in parts, and wins in parts, and many a time, veered on the edge of being unwieldy. Loved the attention to character development, but too many pit stops of storytelling became exhausting, especially when there were so many characters to deal with. It was interesting how the narrative arc borrowed heavily from biblical references. Avengers remains the most powerful platform that successfully creates new launch pads for several characters to stand alone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Overall is still a clear winner. However, this is one of those times when less is better.
Hilarious! Another sleeper hit for sure. Spy lacks the elegant… MoreHilarious! Another sleeper hit for sure. Spy lacks the elegant humour of Kingsman, but makes up with the endearing humour of Melissa McCarthy as the unexpected spy, Susan Cooper. Loved the originality of the plot, which was a refreshing change from the suave Bond spy genre that sees Melissa McCarthy take the lead as Susan Cooper, the frumpy CIA operative who finally gets to go undercover. Loved how Jason Statham turns up in this action comedy in a role that pokes fun at his tough guy persona. Expect a sequel.
Dinosaur rampage is what every child in us wants to see, and Jurassic… MoreDinosaur rampage is what every child in us wants to see, and Jurassic World definitely doesn't disappoint. The script borrows heavily on the strength of the original. Missing the old cast led by Jeff Goldblum. Entertaining and fun, but forgettable.