JJ Abrams has done it again! Ignore the fact that this is Star Trek for a moment and this is still one of the best sic-fi films I have ever seen! They managed to keep loads of plot points and characters secret, which was a nice surprise. Loads of action, drama, huge set pieces and battles all mixed with a great story, characters and the odd dash of humour at the right points. Simply superb! The IMAX experience really immersed you in those space scenes. The 3D conversion looked good in some small parts, but mostly flat. We enjoyed this so much, that we're actually going to see this for a second time, which we very rarely do. All I can say is roll on Star Wars!!
OK lets get the straight, this is a musical from the writers of South Park, so if you are easily offended or don't like the mickey being taken out of religion and Africa, then avoid. For everyone else come in, as its hilariously outrageous and contains too many things you really shouldn't be laughing at! With songs about Uganda, AIDs and mixing religion with Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, plus a General called Butt F**king Naked. You will laugh until your eyes water!
Its here, Marvel Phase 2, starting with Iron Man 3! The background story is that terrorist, The Mandarin, is going after the President using a new bio-enhanced human, but all is not quite as it seems. Tony Stark is up to his usual short quips and one liners and tinkering with various Iron Man suits and prototypes, in fact probably a few too many suits! The story and action moves along at a nice pace, until it stalls half way in a sleepy village and they wheel in an annoying kid! Why?! Luckily it doesn't stall for long and the action carries on again. This is basically a great summer popcorn film, go see it now!
A future Earth, ravaged by nuclear war with aliens. The human race has escaped and moved to Titan, one of Jupiter's moons. A few people have stayed behind in the Tetrahedron to help repair crews on the ground guard the water reclamation machines from alien scabs left behind on the planet. Or are they? Hmmmmm! This is a great film, with slowly revealing mysteries leading up to the ultimate twist. It unfortunately drops a few obvious clues too early on, and I figured out what was going on about 30 minutes in. However it still kept me watching and the action/mystery sections are well mixed keeping the film interesting. A great turn from Mr. Cruise.
Delayed for over a year to avoid Avengers and be converted into 3D this was unfortunately not really worth the wait. Even with more star power in the form of Rock and Willis and some great stunts, particularly the cliff running ninjas, it just falls into a pile of noise, bullets and explosions. A flimsy story, the president has been replaced by a shape shifter, who strangely wants the world to disarm its nuclear weapons so he can destroy it with his own, it just simply didn't keep my interest. Also the 3D looks pretty poor and certain scenes just look like cut outs, some things are also too close the camera and make you go cross eyed.