Official Synopsis: A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
Many people – myself included – read The Hobbit post Lord of The Rings, looking for a bit more of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy land ‘Middle Earth’. Comparatively a very short read (running at just a few hundred pages), it is a lighter tale in terms of […]
Review Added: December 15th, 2012
Tagline: From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
Rarely have we waited so long to see a much anticipated film. While I was unsure what to make of this tale being split into three films, my Blue corner compadre was quite clear in his ‘milking it’ criticisms from the start. If I told you [...]
Men in Black 3 (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Five years elapsed between the release of the movie version of Lowell Cunningham’s comic book Men In Black and the somewhat iffy sequel Men in Black II in 2002. The lukewarm critical reception for the second clearly had an impact, albeit not on ticket sales, resulting […]
Review Added: June 10th, 2012
Tagline: They are back... in time.
Having immensely enjoyed the first film at the cinema way back in 1997, but having gave the second a miss, I had wondered why Will Smith had returned to this franchise to make it into a trilogy, but having seen the film I can see why. [...]
Snow White & The Huntsman (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? For myself it certainly isn’t Kristen Stewart, although given the financial success of Twilight and the slavish dedication of its legions of fans, the prospect of having the actress famed for looking as miserable as […]
Review Added: June 5th, 2012
Tagline: This is no fairy tale
Honestly I wasn’t hoping for much from this film, but was very pleasantly surprised – the star of this show is undoubtedly the cinematography. The way that this world is presented to the viewer is sumptuous in every detail: the feel and textures of the different [...]
Puss In Boots (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.
Shrek is almost revered by many, yet for me there was always a major issue in that I found the two primary characters (in the forms of the titular Shrek and his chief sidekick Donkey) annoying, rather than likable – a real shame given the exuberance […]
Review Added: December 21st, 2011
Tagline: Rebel. Lover. Hero.
I think this is the first time that we have reviewed an animated film. Having been something of a latecomer to the Shrek films, I loved the debonair character of Puss (voiced by Antonio Banderas), though I greeted the news he would have his own spin off film with [...]
Immortals (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
I have a soft spot for Greek myth – perhaps more so than I should given that I’m Scottish – so I tried to look at this movie as one in no way connected to Greek myth. I figured it was for the best. With visuals […]
Review Added: December 19th, 2011
Tagline: The Gods Need a Hero
I must begin by saying I was a little disappointed with this film. Once again, inexplicably, my hopes were high. Mr. Henry Cavill who plays Theseus did a stellar job in all four series of The Tudors, so I was happy with him being cast as [...]