Passengers

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Well what can I say? A movie with Chris Pratt’s naked rear in it… couldn’t go wrong really could you?

This movie had something for everyone. A love story for all you die hard romantics, space scenes for anyone loving a bit of sc-fi and plenty of crashing scenes and explosions for the action fans.

The main complaint I had was that it became pretty predictable towards the end, I knew how Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s characters story would end before it did, but never the less it had me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside afterwards.

You also get to see some great Chris Pratt butt shots and there are several laugh out loud moments too. I should add that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie with Jennifer Lawrence in it that I haven’t liked, so she’s kept up that streak for me.

This film had me contemplating what I would have done, you know, if it was actually plausible for me to be aboard a space ship having woken up from a space sleep 90 years too early, faced with potentially a life time aboard a ship floating through space, with only a robot for company, heading for a new planet where 5,000 other people would get the life that you were supposed to have. I’d like to think that I’d have the story that these 2 characters do and the ‘courage’ that they have. It was very touching and I realised I was grinning like a Cheshire Cat at some moments in the cinema.

This film is a must see, whether it’s slightly predictable or not, I still enjoyed it.

7/10.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Imagine this – the year is 1926, and an unusual and mysterious man named Newt Scamander (who looks awfully like Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures that are often misunderstood, a bit like Newt himself. His creatures are released into the world as Newt bands together with some unlikely allies to save them before the New York Ministry get a hold of them.

This movie is a solid addition to the Harry Potter series (which I am a massive fan of), full of the spells I’ve grown up hearing on the big screen, with spellbinding action and lovable characters.

I was often surprised to find myself laughing out loud at the quick witted characters one minute then feeling troubled the next at how quickly the movie could change to a dark scene – which is a good thing I may add. I hate movies where you know what to expect.

My only complaint is that it did take a while for the film to get to the big dramatic ending, which felt quite abrupt and out of no where when it did finally come. But this gave me a chance to get to know Newt and the other character’s better by focusing on him and the creatures he carries around.

Newt and his No Maj (American or Muggle) friend were so lovable and similarly to the Harry Potter trio had me wanting to see more of them. The bad guy in this movie wasn’t quite as devious and evil as Lord Voldermort however, but who is?

Anything magical that allows me to escape the real world and throw myself into a land of fantasy and adventure is perfect for me. I still prefer the Harry Potter films, but I can’t wait to see more of Newt and his creatures. Eddie Redmayne is the perfect actor for this role and does the HP world proud.

Worth a watch, HP fan or not (if not you’re strange). It’s amazing seeing the creatures that J.K.Rowling has managed to imagine in her head and what these movie makers have brought to life, I feel like the creatures in this film are real now and all around us.

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Would give it a 9/10 – which is probably biased though because I adore anything HP related. Oh and don’t worry there’s plenty of mention of Hogwarts in here even if you don’t see it.

Rogue One – may the force be with you

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Rogue One was almost everything I had hoped it would be. The only thing I missed was lots of Lightsaber action – but don’t worry there are a few Darth Vader appearances with his glowing red saber at the end, but it would have been great to see more.

Rogue One wasn’t short of explosions, battle scenes, strange creatures and heroism. We see a group of unexpected heroes band together to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s devastating new weapon which literally obliterates planets – cool huh?

This film is based before all of the original Star Wars films. Do you remember Princess Leia telling Luke that a lot of people died to get hold of the Death Star’s plans at the start of the original movie? Well this is what she was talking about. Plenty of people die in this epic beach battle to find a way to bring down Vader.

It’s not surprising that the movie debut brought in £17.3m in the UK alone, proving that Star Wars still has a massive fan base. This truly is a movie made for its dedicated fans, but you might struggle to get the gist of things/ enjoy it if you don’t like the other Star Wars films. Although if you like cool fight scenes and space ships you can still appreciate Rogue One for its fun story line and epic ending.

I loved the band of rebellious misfits that come together in this film to take on their opponent when all seems lost, it made me want to become a rebel!

Definitely worth a watch, Star Wars fan or not. But being a fan of the intergalactic saga myself, I’d give it a 8.5/10!

All shiny and new

I thought it was about time I got rid of all of my old embarrassing posts and gave my blog a revamp. This new blog will focus purely on what I love, which is films.

With my Cineworld unlimited card I will be able to watch all of the latest movie releases and give you an insight into what you should and shouldn’t bother watching at the cinema.

You may also be interested to know that I like to make my own films, short documentaries to be exact. Here is an example of an award winning documentary that I made on infertility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovsyF9NfFPA

Feel free to let me know if there are any movies you’d like me to review/ share your thoughts or arguments on anything I do post and enjoy.