28 October 2012

Matilda Musical Theatre Review

Went to the Cambridge Theatre this afternoon to see Matilda the Musical. Based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name, it follows the story of Matilda who is unwanted by her parents, but loves to read. She also wants to learn, but is sent to a school with the dastardly Miss Trunchbull. Miss Honey her teacher encourages her learning and also brings out some special magical powers in Matilda! Songs are all original, but unfortunately mostly forgettable, apart from "When I Grow Up" and "Telly!". The mainly kid cast is excellent, although a little squeaky and difficult to hear at times. David Leonard as Miss Trunchbull is superb and somehow they even manage to swing a girl round by her pigtails! We were also expecting a little more magic, after the excellent Ghost Musical, but this was lacking too. On the whole enjoyable, but not one of the best shows we've seen in 2012.

Ben 4 out of 5
Barry 3.5 out of 5


20 October 2012

Destination Star Trek London

Today we headed to London Excel to Destination Star Trek London. While there was nearly every Star Trek star there, plus all five captains, there was unfortunately very little else!

9 October 2012

Madagascar 3 3D Film Review

This one is actually out on Blu-ray in USA before it hits the cinema here, so we bought it! Its actually the best film in the trilogy. Using all the characters well, plus introducing a whole new set from a European circus, plus a new baddy in the Monaco police, who collects animals heads! Lots of action, chases, set pieces, great songs and the 3D really pops out of the screen at you. A great film!

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10

7 October 2012

We're Home :-(

Just to remind us, heres a 360 degree photo of Fort Lauderdale beach on our final day.

3 October 2012

Hotel Transylvania 3D Film Review

A kids film that had so much potential, but too much time focusing on Sandler's Dracula character. There are literally loads of characters and ideas in this film waiting to spill over, but far too much time is spent on Dracula's sob story. The 3D is actually pretty good in this one too!

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10

1 October 2012

Dredd 3D Film Review

This is the same story as foreign film The Raid. Big bad Moma lives on the 200th floor of flats in Metro City, Dredd and lacky are stuck inside and fight their way to the top to take out the trash. Slow in places and violent in others, this is an R/18 film after all. The 3D literally added nothing to this film.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 6 our of 10