31 May 2014

Maleficent D-BOX 3D Movie Review

Maleficent is Disney's "Wicked". Like Wicked was the back story to Wizard of Oz, Maleficent is the back story to Sleeping Beauty. And yet again it looks as though who you originally thought were the evil villains of the story, turn out to be not so bad after all. Jolie was born to play this part, turning from innocent fairy, protector of her realm into jilted twisted evil Queen, her every smile and glare perfect. The story is incredibly clever, crossing paths with that of Sleeping Beauty, and there are some really touching moments. Much better than their attempt to resurrect Oz!

The 3D was OK, yet again not really popping. I do wish movie studios would go all out on 3D and have stuff coming out of the screen at you! The D-BOX moving chairs were yet again on form though, with some excellent flying/gliding pieces and some big earth trembling battle sequences.

Ben 8 out of 10 (9 with D-BOX)
Barry 8 out of 10 (8 with D-BOX)

26 May 2014

Blended Film Review

On a rainy Bank Holiday Monday and with our new Cineworld Unlimited cards, we went to see Adam Sandler's new movie. We don't care how many Razzies he gets, we've actually liked all his recent films, as they are funny and uplifting, and Blended is no different. Two completely different families are thrown together with Sandler dressing his 3 girls like boys and Barrymore being over protective of her two sons, this movie sees the families stuck on holiday in Africa and learning to live and love as a family again. There are plenty of laugh out loads moments, along with some genuinely touching.

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 8 out of 10


25 May 2014

X-Men Days of Future Past D-BOX 3D Movie Review

Following on from First Class, we jump forward to the 70s where Professor X has lost his powers after being shot at the end of the last film. Joining the younger cast this time are also the original older cast, who time travel, and this is where the title of the movie comes from, as they try to rewrite a future where the Sentinals have taken over and are exterminating the mutants. With such a large cast of fantastic actors and jumping between past and future you'd think you'd get confused, but you don't. An excellent and very clever story yet again for this sequel/prequel and highly recommended.

The 3D kinda sucked as usual, but the D-BOX moving chairs were fantastic. Really adding to all the action and fight scenes with jolts as if you were there! This was also out first film on Cineworld Unlimited, so we can now see as many films as we want!!

Ben 8 out of 10 (9 with D-BOX)
Barry 9 out of 10 (9 with D-BOX)


17 May 2014

Godzilla D-BOX 3D Film Review

An ancient prehistoric monster is awakened by a nuclear reactor in Japan, but it isn't Godzilla. Godzilla it appears is awakened by that creatures mating call. Another monster also wakes in Nevada fed off of nuclear waste. They then all mean up in San Francisco for a monster rumble. The US Navy appears as a bumbling incompetent bunch of rabble, making some of the most useless decisions going. The main human characters I didn't care for either, with not much real acting going on. Lets face it this is all about the monsters fighting, and even that is slightly annoying, as just as they get going they cut to some crappy footage on a news report that someone is watching. You don't get to see a full on scrap until near the end. The whole movie unfortunately feels a bit slung together and they are jumping around the world just following the monsters with not much happening in between, even last years Pacific Rim was better than this.

This is the first time we have seen a movie in D-BOX, which is basically moving chairs timed to events on screen. Let me just say the chairs rescued this film! The opening nuclear reactor breach is fantastic with loads of rumbles and shakes of the chair. Would definitely recommend any large action film be seen with D-BOX!

Ben 5 out of 10 (7 with D-BOX)
Barry 6 out of 10 (7 with D-BOX)


10 May 2014

Bad Neighbours Movie Review

Theres nothing much on at the cinema this week, so we went for Bad Neighbours, the comedy starring Rogen and Efron. Basically Efron is the head of a fraternity and move in next door to Rogen's family. Let the bad behaviour and hilarity begin, except it never does quite get off the ground. The oldies try to get their own back on the frats through various double crossing schemes, but none of them are particularly funny. You do break a few chuckles here and there, but not enough for a comedy running at 96 minutes. Definitely a DVD job, and even only then if you can be bothered.

Ben 4 out of 10
Barry 5 out of 10