We’ve watched quite a few films this week–I blame the crappy weather–so I thought it might be fun to do some quick reviews. I doubt that I’ll be challenging the brilliant Kermode & Mayo as film critics and reviewers any time soon, but I enjoyed watching these films so I thought I’d tell you a little about them!
At the cinema: The LEGO Movie
I went along to The LEGO Movie thinking that it would be mainly a film for Lucas, but I ended up having a really, really good time. The highlight of the film, for me, was LEGO Batman who was awesome.
BATMAN: I only work in black. And sometimes, very, very dark gray.
I thought the LEGO DC characters came off really well in the film–loved the Superman/Green Lantern interactions–and we’ve been wandering around all week singing “Everything is awesome”!
There’s a surprise twist about 2/3 of the way through which I swear I’ve seen before which serves to make the entire movie more awesome. Go and see it, especially if you have kids! (You should probably take them, too.)
Rented: Despicable Me 2
I’m not sure why I didn’t go and see this at the cinema with the boys, but this was another hilarious outing with Gru and the Minions. Not quite as poignant as the first film, but still thoroughly enjoyable with loads of great laughs. I’m quite excited about the forthcoming Minions movie which promises to be utterly hilarious. (It will no doubt spawn even more amazing minion cakes! That’s a good thing, by the way!)
A long, long time ago: The Last Boy Scout
You can tell this one is from ages ago…aside from the atrocious dress-sense on display, Bruce Willis has hair. It also briefly features a very young Halle Berry as a stripper, sorry, exotic dancer.
The plot revolves around a conspiracy, which Bruce Willis–as a disgraced (but for doing the honourable thing) former Secret Service Agent–is trying to untangle with the help of dead!Halle’s boyfriend whose name I never bothered to learn. It’s an 18, which gives it serious novelty value these days, so expect lots of explosions, swearing, and violence. Oh yes, guns. Many, many guns. There’s even smoking…indoors!
It’s not my favourite Bruce Willis film by any stretch of the imagination, but it was amusing for a couple of hours!
On the subject of films, have you seen the amazing Disney Dream Portrait Series by Annie Leibovitz?
|Scarlett Johanssen as Cinderella|
Annie Leibovitz has cleverly photographed celebrities as Disney princesses and characters. Scarlett Johanssen is perfect as Cinderella and I adore Rachel Weisz as Snow White. Check the series out here!