30 April 2012

Battleship Film Review

A load of build up at the beginning setting an overly complicated story line to basically aliens coming to the planet as trying to kick our asses almost ruins the film. However once it gets going at the huge action sequences kick in, this is a great popcorn film with some genuinely tense moments. The aliens seem invincible, but some genuinely clever strategy saves the day. We'll gloss over all the annoying bits in this film, as it is a popcorn flick, one of which helps explain why this film is so very loosely based on the Battleship boardgame.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10

http://www.battleshipmovie.com

27 April 2012

Final Day Sunset

In homage to my dad, a sunset on our final night!


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26 April 2012

Dolphin Racer

Rode the Dolphin Racer today from St. John's Pass. They guarantee seeing dolphins playing in the wake of the speedboat, but blink and you'll miss it barely breaking the water alongside the boat. Still the actual speedboat trip was cool along Madeira and St. Pete's beaches.


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25 April 2012

Jet Skis

Today we had another break from the sun and headed back to St. John's Pass to rent some jet skis from Woody's Jet Skis. We hit the Gulf and Barry literally took to it like a duck to water, flying along at 45mph!



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24 April 2012

Madeira Beach Seagulls

Lazy day in the sun. In fact a bit too hot! So to take a break we wandered down to the beach and fed the seagulls.


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23 April 2012

Lockout Movie Review

Lets gloss over the fact that why on Earth would you store 500 criminals on a MS-1 (maximum security) space station, popping back and forth to Earth as if it didn't cost millions to dock a space ship each time. Anyway the presidents daughter is caught on the station when the convicts manage an escape during an interview, Pearce is then sent in to get out of his wrongly accused sentence to the very space station he is sent to! Cat and mouse games ensue between the pair and the prisoners. It was just too annoying, with pretty crappy acting. Its a shame as the leading man and effects were up to more.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10

http://www.lockoutfilm.com

Busch Gardens

Today we went to Busch Gardens, a theme park full of roller coasters! We rode the new Cheetah Hunt at over 65mph and I almost threw up on Montu!


20 April 2012

Parasailing

Today we went parasailing with Gators Parasailing at St. John's Pass near St. Petersburg. Had a great time and the crew were very funny. We had a speedboat trip out into the Gulf, took off from the back of the boat, floated around in peaceful silence, saw some dolphins, then landed feet first back on the boat.



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15 April 2012

Disney Animal Kingdom

Its Disney Time!! Taking Mum and Julie with Barry to see all the animals at the most sedate Disney park.


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9 April 2012

Titanic 3D Film Review

Made Barry go and see this, as I never saw it in the cinema. The opening still drags as it sets up relationships with the cast who are about to go down with the boat. However when you get to the sinking, the sequences are superbly realised. The 3D conversion on these pieces in particular it very good, with water gushing towards you at every turn. This is worthy of a conversion and re-release, go see it now before it vanishes back into James Cameron's vault!

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 3 out of 10

http://www.titanicmovie.com

6 April 2012

Wrath of the Titans IMAX 3D Movie Review


I'm not sure why film makers are finding it so hard to make movies from greek mythology. The 80's movies were great, but we've have Clash of the Titans remake, Immortals and now Wrath of the Titans, all of which are pretty feeble. Clash is better than Immortals, but Wrath falls somewhere in between. The poster above makes the titans look amazing and plentiful, the reality is somewhat less, even in IMAX and 3D! Its a great shame as you feel they are really trying, it just doesn't seem to work or excite as a film.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10

http://wrathofthetitans.warnerbros.com