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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
9 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Sometimes I can't help but be entertained by what I chose to watch. Guy Ritchie now takes on the famed British legend in an all new epic film. However, this particular take on the Arthurian myth is very non-traditional, it's an epic fantasy as opposed to a Medieval tale of spiritual quests, which isn't a bad thing as the film has such a great sense of scope, mythology and fast paced action adventure thrills that keeps viewers thrilled from start to finish. There's also no denying the film has such terrific qualities such as a killer cast of great performers, great cinematography, lavish production design and outstanding costumes and make-up. In all it's strengths however, I can't ignore it's weaknesses; for an elaborate world there are a lot of supporting players that are not given enough focus than that of our main players, even within the films editing to speed up time it's somewhat confused as to what tone to adopt. I also found the film dragging up to the third act as it falter through the 'heroes journey' formula we're all too familiar with. As with the special effects, as spectacular as they look it was a lottle too much round the third act than what was expected. Nonetheless, I really liked the score from Daniel Pemberton, it really fits the film perfectly and overall it's fun film to sit back and relax to. I don't think it's Guy Ritchie's best nor his worst film to date, though the film manages to handle it's serious and humorous elements incredibly well despite being incredibly flawed narrative-wise. If you love you fantasy that's enjoyable just as serious as it's cheesy, this film may as well be your cup of tea.

Alien: Covenant
16 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

In an age where Hollywood franchises refuse to die, I guess it was only a matter of time one way or another this was going to surface. Covenant is a follow-up to Ridley Scott's semi-prequel film 'Prometheus', this time bringing the Alien franchise back to it's roots, where a colony ships picks up a signal only to investigate a survivalist camp where not everything is as it seems even when revisiting a familiar face from the former Prometheus crew. Off the bat, Ridley Scott's sense of scale of the film is elevated by great locations, cinematography and terrific production design that boost this sci-fi world to stand out is it does visually on the big screen. Performers are also great particularly Katherine Waterston who may be able to handle the franchise role much like that of Sigourney Weaver. Sadly, there's a lot to be desired for a film like this, as it allures to a lot of the tropes the Alien franchise is most famous for, others might think it'll drag in scenes of exposition. Nonetheless, Alien fans will find plenty to enjoy in this film as it's a worthy franchise entry bridging Prometheus's discovery with Covenant's survival and outbreak. Oh, and I also forgot to mention, Michael Fassbender is once again another big scene stealer in not just one but two roles. Recommended to sci-fi fans who need a good interstellar horror/thriller to fill their desire, above average to say the very least.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
23 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The intergalactic super-team is back for an all new adventure in the outlandish cosmos of the MCU. Off the bat it's fair to say Vol. 2 is a bit of a step down from it's predecessor especially considering the original Guardians element of surprise. That's not to say the film isn't entertaining, those elements alone have been the most consistent this film has to offer. What I love about these films alone are their detachment from the other films on the MCU earth, their ability to explore intergalactic outlandish space scenery and the characters for the actual most part played by such an awesome ensemble they make these pack of misfits work. The film is mainly about origins and their famly conections in opposed to their own which may feel more meaningful. The film's primary flaw comes down to the plot not being as interesting as the original film, especially with some of the characters roles. Nonethless, seeing these characters and the world on the big screen again is a well welcome return as the film is genuinely hilarious nailing all their jokes. I also loved the Stan Lee cameo almost confirming a fan theory about his appearances in all Marvel films. If you loved the first film, chances are you'll love this one too even if it isn't as the best or worst the MCU has currently delivered. Recommended, as adequate and essential to say for the least. Oh and the Endless End credits are fun to watch even though they go for too long.

EMO the Musical
28 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Upon watching 'EMO the musical', I felt like I was watching a parody of both high school dramas and modern musicals and that's exactly what I got, a laugh out loud feel good Australian comedy musical. Featuring a whole loud of unknown talents and plenty of good songs and music, as well as a unique sense of humour hitting their marks when I almost expected not to. Writer/Director; Neil Triffett has done an uncommon practice of taking usual genre tropes and giving it an unusual spin to please audiences expectations if not surprise them to make them laugh or smile. I don't think this film offends any social groups but in a way embraces them as it does make a clever joke. The story is about that of finding one's individual strengths than being forced into a social group or habitual category of people we often see in all high school dramas. Overall, I had a great time with this film, and would easily enough recommend it to the wider Australian public to go and watch.

A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi)
38 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

'A Silent Voice' is the work of Naoko Yamada, a little perplexing as I've not encountered a lot of female anime directors. I was also a little surprised to find out it was also based on a manga by Yoshitoki Oima. The film itself is an endearing tale of living one's life as a young person being affected by regrets and opening up to the world in a more brighter manner than before, but it's also about atonement and reconciling with one's consequences of their actions. The character's are relatable as they are touching, carrying the film through it's compelling plot especially with the main character himself and the deaf girl who he's trying to understand. In the end it's not surprising the characters learn something more about themselves as well as their relationships with others in order to lead more happier lives. The animation is unique and top class to say the very least not the most outstanding especially for it's environments though it does a superb at blurring the line between imagination and reality. Even if the success of 'Your Name' is to suggest one piece of anime was huge, this deserves just as much attention as it does acclaim, I have no regrets watching this film and I encourage people of all demographics to seek out and see for themselves.