15 January 2012

Darkest Hour 3D Film Review

A couple of annoying Americans travel to Moscow to sell a $10 million social network idea to a Russian company, despite only 56 people using it, and while they are clubbing it up an alien invasion hits Earth and wipes out most inhabitants. The twist here is that we can't see the aliens, but they do activate anything electrical accompanied by a loud humming.This is quite a novel twist and keeps the tension up during the movie. However I was completely annoyed by all the characters and just wanted them to die, which sort of ruined the film as you didn't care either way! Despite everything being wiped out and destroyed they head for the American embassy, because aliens wouldn't have attacked that at all would they? Once they find out that the aliens are terrorists and have destroyed the embassy they aim to regroup with other survivors at a Russian sub. So this is a basic cat 'n mouse game with the aliens. The 3D was also completely pointless, and I almost forgot I was watching a 3D film. Entertaining, but a more likeable cast would have been appreciated.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10


2 January 2012

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Movie Review

Mission Impossible 4 is your typical over the top action film. With their agency disavowed after the Kremlin is bombed, Tom Cruise and pals go after the badies, who have access to nuclear weapons, to stop them using launch codes. Loads of action, chases and stunts set in various locations all over the world, including the world's tallest building in Dubai, keep you on the edge of your seat. Entertaining, but not excellent.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10

1 January 2012

Movie Reviews 2011 Top Ten and Bottom Three

All our 2011 movie reviews are on our Movie Reviews 2011 archive page.

Our top ten run down for 2011 was as follows:
  1. X-Men: First Class
  2. Rise of Planet of the Apes
  3. Super 8
  4. Captain America 3D
  5. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2
  6. Shark Night 3D
  7. Battle Los Angeles
  8. TRON Legacy 3D
  9. Green Lantern
  10. Horrible Bosses
Our lemon, avoid at all costs, top three for 2011 was:
  1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  2. Zookeeper
  3. Hop