18 September 2010

Charlotte's 5th

This weekend we celebrated Charlotte's belated 5th Birthday. As she has decided she's gone off pink and princesses we had a Spider-man party instead! Pizza and spider webbing with silly string at lunch followed by a visit to Coombe Park in the afternoon.

10 September 2010

Resident Evil Afterlife 3D Movie Review

Milla Jovovich resumes her role as Alice in the often critic slated Resident Evil series, but we continue to enjoy the series! This time the film is filmed in 3D using the Avatar cameras, none of this 2D to 3D conversion, but you have to ask yourself why they bothered? Nothing really 3D happens in the film, they don't even use it to throw zombies at you. The story itself continues on from RE3 with Alice's clones infiltrating Umbrella Corp. Tokyo, they then reset the story by taking her powers and killing all the clones, and the for the rest of the film end up in a prison setting trying the get to the legendary safe haven of Arcadia. Unfortunately the setting, like the openess of the third, is dull, and you never really feel at threat from the T-virus. Combined with disappointing 3D the series is running out of ideas, even though they have left it wide open for RE5!

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10


4 September 2010

Sorcerer's Apprentice Movie Review

A movie based off the broom cleaning scene in Fantasia is a pretty flimsy start to a premise for an entire film! However they do manage to dig out a fairly decent plot about Merlin's ultimate apprentice and Nic Cage's journey to find him. The geeky school nerd is the apprentice and it goes on from there with him learning his new trade. Some good scenes and good effects, but the story never really gets going and just leaves the film at average status.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10