17 February 2013

Good Day to Die Hard Movie Review

The fifth film in the Die Hard series sees father and son end up on a mission together. While other Die Hards seem to have a good story and a bad guy with a purpose, this one just seems to concentrate on following McClane Snr. and Jnr. I missed the purpose though, as you never find out what the bad guys are really up to. There are certainly loads of stunts and spectacular effects, including a damage inducing chase in Russia. Enjoyable and loud, just needed a bit more story.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10


10 February 2013

Wreck-It Ralph 3D Film Review

For some reason the UK has been waiting ages to see this, as it came out November in the USA! Anyways its finally here and its great! Loaded with nods to retro games, adding in current characters and sound effects, its a real homage to video games. Its basically the story of a bad guy who doesn't want to be the bad guy anymore, and jumps games to win a heroes medal. Eventually Ralph ends up in Sugar Rush racing game helping a glitch to un-glitch herself. So well animated, with lots of retro style animation vs. HD perfection. The story is good, the action varied, a great Disney film that could almost pass for pure Pixar! Shame the 3D sucked and wasn't very 3Dee again!

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10


9 February 2013

Warm Bodies Movie Review

A zombie rom-com sounds like a good idea, and the trailers certainly looked funny, but this is more rom than com, which is a shame as could have appealed to more people had it been a bit funnier. R voices over his life as a zombie, as obviously he's dead and can't speak, and basically falls in love with an uninfected human. Whereas the survivors are all out to blow the brains out of zombies, as you do, the girl who gets kidnapped by R eventually realises that something is affecting the zombies and slowly bringing them back to life. The story is too lovey-dovey for me and moves too slowly, with a few tweaks it could have been so much better.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10