Reviews & Rants, Films for You?

  1. Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings
    [11/september/2021] Score: 8/10
    Marvels are back and throwing new spins on the superhero saga as they begin the new post-Iron Man-style phase in their adventures. With more added magic pouring out from the ancient realm of China, with dragons, magical rings of power (no, not Those Rings of Power), cute and weird trans-dimensional creatures, and swordplay of the most poetic kinds, plus the standard “Fight!”, all the rich ingredients are here. Along with a starring and sterling performance from that great British Actor Trevor Slattery, he who performed as The Mandarin no so long ago.
    Verdict: Magical.
  2. Suicide Squad
    [3/august/2021] Score: 9/10
    Do NOT take this seriously.
    If you have ever taken any superhero film seriously this is the antidote, this is the Blue Pill, to wake you up, laughing.
    If you’re not sure whether they are a load if idiots in silly costumes, then here is an answer for you.
    If you ever wonder about the insanity of the politicians and executives in control of “black ops” and all that then here is a fine example of their nuttiness.
    If you want to see a city attacked by what looks like a really nice starfish then this is just the right place to come and have all your COVID cures in one right-left-right-jag.
    Verdict: Suicide Squid?
  3. Jungle Cruise
    [3/august/2021] Score: 8/10
    It’s Pirates of the Caribbean on a river. Sort of.
    Another Disney thrill ride turned into a fun, comedic and entertaining film for all the family to giggle at, and some lack of creativity in the “monstrous baddies” art department. Without that small distraction and with a little more creativity it could have been a bit more grounded; but I suspect there is potentially much more to come if all goes well at the box office, now settle back for this adventure.
    Verdict: Take a ride.
  4. Black Widow
    [14/july/2021] Score: 8/10
    Celebration, memorial, adventure of the heroic Black Widow before her sacrifice to save the universe? And a lot of family fun and bickering, squabbling and action along the way that take the usual comicbook edge of the more brutal realities of the world that those long ago Cold War times.
    After the tale of the Winter Soldier the Black Widow follows her own path of glory and redemption to uncover her own history and new threats to the world from the dark times of the Cold War. but in the end it all boils down to the families she’s had over the years, past and present and all she’d them.
    Verdict: Codename: The Families Affair.
  5. Fast & Furious 9
    [25/june/2021] Score: 9/10
    The family are back and the bad guys, and girls, are in trouble. Despite taking time out and hopefully retiring from the frantic pace of throwing cars, and themselves, up, down, and around the world there are still challenges and old, old memories and past deeds, to deal with as ghosts haunt every shadow and every happy memory.
    The world will not let them rest and so the family must rise once again to save the world.
    In these very daft times we all need to know not everything should be taken all that seriously.
    Don’t mind the Minions.
    Verdict: It’s a family thing.
  6. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
    [14/june/2021] Score: 6/10
    Shooting!
    Banging!
    Violence!
    Car chases and family issues!
    Happy(ish) endings, for some.
    Verdict: Switch your brain off, it really won’t do you any good here. Grin like an idiot, is useful.
  7. Peter Rabbit 2
    [14/june/2021] Score: 8/10
    A bunny’s got to do what a bunny has to do, and in this case – It’s Time for an Adventure! A family adventure for all the family as our hero Peter and his family set out on an adventure in the Big City down the lane.
    But there are dark forces lurking in the shadows of big city street, things an innocent, albeit mischievous, country bunnykin shouldn’t dare get involved with. Being the rebellious kind he is Peter is drawn to trouble like a happy magnet to a nail and find himself wrapped up in a scheme: a heist!
    Yes children, it’s time to gang up and hold up the local town for all their worth and steal a fortune!
    Verdict: The perfect heist movie for this time.

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