Film Review: Wanted

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Wanted is apparently based upon a comic book series, but from what I can understand, it’s basically just title and character names, because the comic book series is far more padded, more thought out and elongated than the film, that simply borrows the ideas behind a few characters, hires Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy and calls it a movie.

Wanted is also one of those films that you come away from not knowing whether you’ve actually liked it, enjoyed it, or somehow become devoid of all emotion. All you are sure of is that you haven’t hated it. You haven’t been bored. More than that though, it manages so say virtually nothing either. It opens box after box, scattering everything around with no intention of tidying up and still, you walk about, not fussed about the lack of care, sense or answers is shows. Read more

Film Review: The Lego Movie

Posted on by 5WC in Film

In the same way that Frozen seems to have clung on and refused to go into the night, The Lego Movie has also managed to sneak in from the corner, outperform expectation and create an almost cult following. People just seem to love it. People rave about it being one of the best films of the year, and that Oscar success is likely on the horizon, but I’d never seen it.

I’m not really sure why I missed seeing it in the cinema, especially after the weeks of positive reviews it received, but I did. And so, it’s taken until now to finally see what all the fuss is about. It did, however, mean that I have had to wait to see it on 3D Blu-ray, but still, I can finally say I’ve watched it. Read more