22 August 2010

Expendables Movie Review

Wanna see a movie with washed up, slightly over the hill film stars, who all look too old, use too many steroids and lip filler? Then Expendables is it! None of the stars really shine, and even Statham and Li don't really get to do too much of their trademark fighting. In fact the whole film was just one huge meh! After such a build up, a film containing all your favourite action stars from yester-year, apart from a noteably absent Van Damme, you'd think they'd spend a little more time on the story, which basically is they go after a bad guy blowing, shooting and chopping lots of things up along the way. We enjoyed Rambo 4 and A-Team, which were similar revivals and action, but this just didn't get there and we we both a bit bored by the end.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10


21 August 2010

The Last Airbender 3D Movie Review

Had heard bad reports about this film, but still fancied seeing it. What a waste of time and money! Yet again for a kids film there is loads of trudging around not actually doing alot, with subtitles down the bottom reminding you where you are every few minutes! There is also lots of cut scene jumping around, sticking in bits of pointless information. When the action gets going however the effects are great and the elements do come alive. However as a whole its a mess of a film, and I can't see the movie studio backing this all the way to the 4th film!

A note on the 2D to 3D conversion for this film - it simply didn't work at all!! It all looked very flat, a complete 3D-con, and if film makers keep trying to convert films filmed in 2D to 3D after they have filmed them (Alice and Clash I'm lookin at you too!), then people are going to become very sick of non-working 3D films very quickly. 3D films need to be filmed in 3D with 3D cameras!!

Ben 4 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10


20 August 2010

Piranha 3D Movie Review

If you are expecting anything but B-movie horror from this film, then you are going to be very disappointed. If you are expecting B-movie horror from this film, then you are going to be seriously entertained! Complete B-movie trash all the way through, including some ridiculously over the top deaths, blood, loss of limbs and other piranha induced injuries. The movie also has 3 first for 3D: 3D sick, 3D boobs and 3D willy! In fact a bit too many boobs, but it is an 18 after all! If you want a silly horror that will make you have equal amounts of giggles 'n gore, then Piranha 3D is it!

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 9 out of 10


8 August 2010

Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galor 3D Movie Review

We saw the trailer for this at the beginning of Toy Story 3 and it looked quite promising. In reality it was average, but enjoyable kiddy fodder, with a few laugh out loud moments and lots of chuckles. The 3D certainly helped this film.

Ben 5 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10


7 August 2010

A-Team Movie Review

We went into the film not expecting much, but were pleasantly surprise to find an action packed, light hearted popcorn epic. They've updated to story from the 80's setting, so now its Iraq, but the gang is all recreated perfectly, with actors slipping into their roles easily. There is an underlying story and the action doesn't let up. Theres not much more to say except we thoroughly enjoyed this film.

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10