Movies

Friday, 20 August 2010

Knight and Day

Yesterday I went to see Knight and Day. I found it a very easy to watch and quite entertaining. I do have to say, if you have seen the trailer then you might think that this is a hilarious film but all of the funny parts of the movie are the ones in the trailer.
       The film starts in an airport where June Summers(Cameron Diaz) and Roy Miller(Tom Cruise) first meet. They both get on the same plane and sit next to each other. When June goes to freshen up Roy takes out everyone online the plane, including the pilots, which means he has to crash land the plane. Roy drugs Summer and she wakes up in her own home. The story continues with them both runnning from the police and them both finding out new things about each other. Along the way June starts to learn to be a good agent and use guns. At the end he gets shot and is taken to hospital where June then takes him away.
       Overall I felt this was a very good movie and unless you are being picky then hopefully you will like it too.


Toy Story 3 (3D)


       Last week I went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. Obviously I was with my friend, I wasn't just alone in a cinema. The movie was entertaining and humorous, there were even a few lol moments, and I felt it carried on the story well from the other two.

       The basic storyline is that Andy, the owner, is going off to college. He is going to put his toys in the attic but accidentally they get thrown out. The toys escape thinking that Andy doesn't want them anymore, they decide to go to a daycare centre. They were having a great time until the children come in from break and wreak havoc with the poor toys. They ask the big bear ,who is the head of all the toys, if they can go into the butterfly room where all the toys are played with nicely. Unfourtunately we find out that the bear is evil and resets buzz to his factory settings and locks the toys up. Then Woody, who had said that it was a bad idea to come to the daycare centre and had left, came to the rescue after being helped by a talking telephone. The toys tries to bring Buzz back but accidently turned him Spanish. Jessie, the cow-girl, then had an admirer.  El buzzo and the gang managed to escape but then the bear confronted them with his henchmen. The poor toys were then taken to a trash dump and lauched into the incinerator and just before being melted down they were rescued by the three Little Green Men who had taken over "The Claw". In the end Andy ends up giving the toys to a little girl down the road who loves playing with them.

       Overall I found this movie good, not absolutely fantastic but it kept me entertained for the best part of an hour and a quarter. I felt Disney did a good job in keeping the storyline going and producing a good disney film. So if you liked the original Toy Story then you will like this movie as well.

Thursday, 29 July 2010


Inception



Yesterday I went to see Inception at the cinema. I had heard from my friends and from reviews that this film was fantastic. When I saw the beginning I knew that this was going to be a good film. You are instantly plunged into the storyline, which is one of the most complicated storyline I have ever seen. It reminded me of the Matrix. The whole idea of being in a dream or in the real world. I felt there was a very good mix between action and story. Leonardo Dicaprio was very good but I also think that everyone else in the film was outstanding. Tom Hardy was very funny which in other movies he normally isn't. He had my favourite line in the film. Overall I think that this is a fantastic film but it didn't have that little extra that makes it a legendary film.

Sunday, 25 July 2010



UP


I was excited when I saw the DVD for sale in WH Smiths. Not because it had just come out, it had been out for months, but because I hadn't managed to see it when it first came out in the cinema when it got all those amazing reviews and awards. So you can imagine my disappointment when I curled up on the sofa ready to watch an amzing movie and realised that all the anticipation had been for nothing. The movie was okay, it had some some funny moments and some upsetting moments, my own mother burst into tears when the old man's wife died, however the movie wasn't as special and it didn't stand out from all the other movies that i have seen, including Transformers 2. The story follows an old man and his wife's dream when he uses balloons to fly to Paradise Falls. His plan was cut short when he found a young boy called Russel on board his 'ship'. The two go on an amazing adventure where they find a giant bird, a talking dog and an evil villain. The movie is full of moving lines and scenes if you are one to be moved by such lines and scenes as those thought up by people with minds you just can't understand. The movie might have been better in 3D which was in the cinema. For me, my mind is made up that it is a sad and also funny movie that was moving in some places and slightly dull at some points. That is my view, some people have different views on the movie and I am by no means saying that you should not watch it.