It's Bank Holiday Monday and theres not a lot on at the cinema! The trailers for Warcraft looked LOTRingy, so we decided to chance it. Unfortunately it was story light and CGI heavy. The orcs have teamed up with a double crossing human to bring their army over from their dying planet to ours and basically wipe us out. Thats the entire story for the whole film. Theres then lots of CGI things chopping other CGI things with the odd bumbling bit of dialogue thrown in. I didn't think this would make it to its sequel until the Chinese went mad for it (but they love the game too much too).
Time for some more weirdness with Alice the Mad Hatter and Co. Weren't entirely convinced to go and see this after the first one, but there wasn't much else on! Alice returns to Wonderland to find the Hatter ill, because he has lost his family and its Alice's job to travel through time to try and find out what happened to them. We actually meet the bizarre Time, played by Baron Cohen and through the time travelling story we learn of Hatter and Queen of Hearts back stories. I actually think this is the better story and movie, but its just too strange for me.
The 3D didn't really pop again. They seriously need to sort 3D out in the cinema, its just something they are tagging onto films to jack the price up without actually delivering anything visual! The D-BOX on the other hand was great in this film, as there were lots time travelling flying sequences and the chairs we moving around all over.
Ben 6 out of 10 (8 out of 10 with D-BOX)
Barry 6 out of 10 (6 out of 10 with D-BOX)
X-Men: Apocalypse is the 3rd film in the prequel X-Men trilogy and boy does it deliver. Forget the moans about Apocalypse looking weird, this is a great film! A cult go looking for the remains of an ancient Egyptian God, who is really a mutant who can gather other mutants powers. He's already gathered eternal life power, but now he wants the Professor's mind control so he can wipe out humanity and mutants can rule. He sees humans as imposing too many rules and that mutant powers should ultimately rule. There's a huge cast, which is well juggled. Newcomers to the franchise are well catered for and you find out some back stories for Storm and Cyclops. Even Wolverine manages to pop up again! All three of these prequels have been superb.
3D isn't jaw dropping, but the D-BOX chairs really added to the mutant power scenes, you could literally feel their power coursing through you, even before they were shown on screen.
Ben 9 out of 10 (10 with D-BOX)
Barry 9 out of 10 (9 with D-BOX)
Captain America 3 certainly has loads more characters in it than just Captain America! Its billed as Avengers 2.5 and certainly lives up to this claim. The war between Avengers kicks off in style over a new measure designed to keep them under control. Some agree and sign, others are dead against as its used to cover up something more sinister. There are some epic scenes in this film, and an absolutely classic fight at the airport. Marvel certainly are putting the nails in DCs franchise when they can keep making films this good. A definite cinema treat.
The 3D is a bit of a miss, but the D-BOX chairs certainly pack a punch in all the fight scenes.
Ben 9 out of 10 (9 with D-BOX)
Barry 8 out of 10 (8 with D-BOX)