9 March 2014

300: Rise of an Empire 3D Movie Review

The sequel to 300, is actually part prequel, crosses the original story, then finishes it off. It tells you the back story of Xerxes and how he came to be "god" to the Persians, plus introduces us to the ├╝ber-evil Artemisia who leads his navy. And that introduces us to where this film it set, at sea. Lots of naval battles, lots of semi naked men jumping boats lopping off arms, legs, heads with cgi blood sploshes going over everything. This is a film designed for spectacle and complete over the top battles, so just sit back and watch the carnage. There is a minimal story bubbling underneath with  new guy Themistocles rallying the greek factions together, but who really cares? The 3D actually looks quite good with spears, axes and heads flying out at you. As long as you don't expect more that the first movie, you'll enjoy this.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10


2 March 2014

Non-Stop Film Review

You can always rely on Liam Neeson for a good thriller! In this one he plays an ex-cop suffering with a drink problem, who recently lost his daughter to cancer, and is a federal marshal on a plane accused of hijacking it and killing a person every 20 minutes while demanding $150 million! Got that?! Except obviously he's being framed and you are taken on a tense thrill ride trying to figure out who the real hijackers are. Considering they are stuck in the confines of a plane, they still manage to keep the film tense and the fingers pointing. Theres a good twist at the end after an amazing sequence with the plane, but I won't say anymore than that. Go see it!

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10