Ever since Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg has always wanted to put Tintin onto the big screen, with the blessing of Herge himself. Now, with the help of Peter Jackson and the team at Weta doing the visuals and a script by geek icons Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, Spielberg is finally able to put Tintin onto the big screen, and it is brilliant.
29 June 2012
26 June 2012
Now that the year is half done (and the fact that this coincides with the Good Doctor putting up his best of 2012 halfway through the year list here), I feel that I should do a brief little show on my thoughts and rankings of the films I've seen this year and different categories in these films (with there being 5 entries per list), starting off with:
Now before I begin I feel like I should give my thoughts on the other Alien films I've seen. Alien was really good, a bit over-rated, but still good and I consider it a master-class in suspense, Aliens is my all time favourite film and I went into full detail here. As for Alien 3, Alien Resurrection and the AVP films, I haven't seen them and, going on the reviews, I don't think I want to. With that said, I was looking forward to Prometheus, hoping that it would be the return to form Ridley Scott needed after the atrocious Robin Hood and would help answer some of the questions people had over the first Alien film. With that said, Prometheus was a disappointment. In order to say why, I may give away some key plot points in the film so consider this your spoiler warning.
23 June 2012
Over the past few years, numerous different franchises have been given the film treatment. Some have turned out great (Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Christopher Nolan Batman films, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc) some bad (GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and some into abominations of cinema that deserve to be sent to the bowels of hell (Michael Bay's Transformers Series, Twiglet). However, when all the franchises were being snatched up, there was one franchise I never thought could even be given the film treatment.
7 June 2012
In a tradition for me, it's time for me to say my thoughts on what will be nominated at the 2013 Oscars, you should know the rules by now (with the categories being the same as my predictions at the start of the year) so lets just dive in:
3 June 2012
Now before I begin I feel like I should give brief thoughts on the previous Men in Black films. Men in Black 1 was a really good film with a brilliant villain, incredible make-up effects and really clever ideas about the universe. 2 was just a lazy rehash of 1 and I didn't like 2. Now comes along Men in Black 3 and I enjoyed it, despite the fact that there are a lot of problems.
2 June 2012
Now before I begin, I have to say that I am not fully familiar with the works of Wes Anderson. I have only seen one of his films before (which was Fantastic Mr Fox) but I understand the distinctive style of Wes Anderson. With that said, Moonrise Kingdom is probably the most Wes-Andersonian film, which I think people who are familiar with the works of Wes Anderson will agree with me and if this is the type of film Anderson normally makes then I need to see the rest of his filmography as Moonrise Kingdom is an incredible film.