The Amazing Spider Man.
Considering I had seen Batman quite recently, it would be quite difficult to top that. And frankly they didn’t. They had nothing on it’s soundtrack, it’s action or it’s chaos.
Though I think it’s unfair to compare the two considering Batman tackling Gotham overtaken by an incredible hulk of a villain and his army which is inevitable to cause raging chaos. Where as The Amazing Spiderman is a teenage boy finding his confidence and breaking away from his mentoring figures as his confidence grows due to his spider-like abilities. Although it’s fun and heartwarming, it didn’t sir the same amount of thrill and on-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement than Batman did.
It would be difficult to release a superhero epic so close to a final installment of what has been an incredible trilogy.
Andrew Garfield was brilliant as Peter Parker, his effort in learning stunts was clear and paid off. His gymnastic-like abilities were impressive to say the least. And his chemistry with Emma Stone was electric. Which you’d hope considering they’re dating.
But yeah, all in all it was an enjoyable film, although it’s the kind of film you could talk to your mate through even to have a couple of laughs. So it wasn’t high tension enough to silence you.
Directed by Mark Webb.
The Dark Knight Rises.
There’s a certain feeling as you walk out of a Christopher Nolan Batman epic. It’s as though you’ve been in a battle, so massive, so death defying, so demanding… you know what it feels like to stand in blood stained clothes, heavy breathing, a weapon in one hand and a severed head in the other. You know what it is to win.
Well maybe that’s a bit over the top, but as you step down those overly wide cinema steps you definitely feel something. As I exited this Batman film I looked around at the people around me and thought If our city was under strike, would we band together? Would we fight? Or would we wait for one of us to do it for us?
Batman is incredible. Christian Bale has never looked better. Seriously though, before this final installment I’d never appreciated his masculine beauty. But now. Holy shit.
And the introduction of Blake played by Joseph Gordon Levitt was heartbreakingly great. And Anne Hathaway as Catwoman made me realise what I meant when, at 5, I said I wante dto grow up to be a cat. I have now taken back that dream with pride.
But the man who stands above them all in the part I never would have expected him to play. I genuinely didn’t believe it or let it sink in for two days until google and tumblr provided proof. Tom Hardy was always gorgeous. He was always charismatic and lovely. But as Bane he was monstrous. The amount of respect I have for him quadrupled.
I don’t understand you if you’re on the fence of whether to go see Batman or not, but if you are slap yourself, google cinema times, and leave ASAP. It’s mesmerising, funny, heartbreaking, compelling and as a member of the audience you feel as though Nolan himself is rallying you for battle. Get out of your house right now and go give them their well earned money.
Directed by Christopher Nolan.
“I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn’t, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn’t realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.”
-Anna, Like Crazy
This film left me craving a love I’ve never had. Every time I’ve seen it I’ve been left with this nostalgic, melancholy feeling for someone and something I’ve never had. Personally, I’ve never loved someone romantically. I’ve never given myself away so wholly and trustingly to someone else, as these two do.
So this film not only uplifts me, it scares the crap out of me also. The way their love destroys them is something the director really wanted to express. Drake Doremus wanted to make a point of love being destructive. Although I don’t believe he was shaming love or putting a pessimistic spin on all of our romantic opinions; Doremus was showing us the reality of what love can make us do. It can drive us to make the wrong choices, to expect more than we should, and to doubt everything about our partner and ourselves. This film experiments withe notion of glorifying your relationship and putting it so high on a pedestal that finally when you’ve reached what you’ve been fighting for, for so long. You’re left feeling empty.
The character of Anna, played brilliantly by Felicity Jones, reads a poem to Jacob (Anton Yelchin) at the beginning that foreshadows their relationship.
“I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it,
But I didn’t.
Only the smudgeness of it.
The pink-slipper’d, all-contained, semi-precious eagerness of it.
I didn’t realise it would sometimes be more than whole,
That the wholeness was a somehow luxurious idea,
Because it’s the halves that halve you in half.
Didn’t know; don’t know about the in-between bits—
The gory bits of you and gory bits of me.”
This film did not have a script, instead Doremus let the actors improvise. I believe it is this freedom that gives the film it’s magic, it’s honesty. Please, for your own sake watch it. Just let yourself relax and fall in love with the gory bits of Anna and the gory bits of Jacob.
Directed by Drake Doremus.
♫♫♫-♥♥♥(it’s the love your’ll be jealous of)-♦♦-✓✓✓
One of my favourite films. People seem to hate Quentin Tarantino because he “copies” other directors and films. Come on people, you can be different but originality died a long time ago. He doesn’t copy them without admitting their influence. There are some sequences of his in Kill Bill that are shot for shot films that he watched when he was younger. But this is hi paying tribute to them. He’s never claimed them as his own and he’s always spoken of the directors that influence his films in such high regard. This is one of my favourite films of his, because it is the beginning of all of his film’s history. Something not many people know it that Tarantino based all of his films in the same world where this was their recollection of WWII. Watch it and then research Tarantino. He’s a different thinker, even if he does use shots thought of by others. Haven’t you used personal joke someone else came up with?
Snow White & the Huntsman
I don’t know what I was expecting. My best friend doesn’t like Kristen Stewart that much but I’ve never minded her. I’ve never thought of her as brilliant but I don’t think she’s awful. And when it comes to Chris Hemsworth… Bloody Hell. How could he ever falter?
But Kristen wasn’t as shakey and unsure in this film. She seemed to be more confident, maybe that was the strength in the character and teh script, but I did feel embarrassed for her like I usually do.
Charlize Theron was brilliant. Nuff Said.
I loved the film because it did exactly what it was meant to do.
People expect too much from films. They want to be questioning their very existence, aching for love, laughing until their sides split. But filmmakers are only human and you have to understand that as a viewer you have responsibility to give the film a chance. It’s a two-way street. Albeit the filmmakers are working the hardest and that’s the way it should be, but you still have to relax and see the film for what it is; a story.
I’m glad I saw this on my own. Because there was no one to bag Kristen out. Or complain about the length. I could just relax.
What I loved the most was that it made me wish I was Snow White, just like I did when I was little. For a long while now I have grown too old to wish to be a princess, I abrely did it when I was young. But this film made me feel young again.
Directed by Rupert Sanders.
♫♫♫-♥-:)-♦♦♦♦-✓✓✓✓ (Chris Hemsworth is a demi-god in my eyes)-♠♠♠-♣♣♣♣
Things I Want to Shout at Certain Times Throughout the Day;
- STOP SAYING STUFF ABOUT KISSING, AND OCEANS, AND THE WORLD, AND SOULS. I’M SINGLE AND I’M OK WITH IT.
- I WANT EGGS RIGHT NOW.
- I WANT TO TAKE ME APART, STRETCH EVERY MUSCLE, CRACK EVERY JOINT, LUBE IT ALL UP. PUT ME BACK TOGETHER AND GO FOR A JOG. UNTIL I DO THAT I REFUSE TO JOG.
- I COULD BE AS PRETTY AS THEM, IF I WAS RICH.
- STAY AWAY FROM ME YOUR SCOUNDREL.
- GOOD MORROW YOUNG SIR. WANNA MAKE OUT?
- YES I AM DISGUSTING, BUT YOU WOULD BE TOO IF YOU WERE ME.
- SHUT UP, MY VOICE IS BETTER.
- ORANGE JUICE IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING EDIBLE. I GENUINELY BELIEVE IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT YOU DON’T DESERVE TO EXIST ON THE PLANET THAT BROUGHT YOU ORANGES. YOU UNGRATEFUL PIECE OF MOON DUST.
- I DON’T HATE YOU. AS LONG AS YOU DON’T COME UNDER MY HATE-WORTHY LIST.
Into The Wild.
This moved me. It made me feel as though I’d never thought very hard before. It was someone undoing a button on pants that are just a little too tight. It was a release. But this film should come with a warning, afterwards you will question everything you say and do. Is it symbolic enough? Are you living the way you should be? Ironically it constricts you because you’re not free enough.
It was made beautifully. Everyone was fantastic. Every shot was perfect. Every line of script was magnificent. It was astounding, in a very dangerous way.
Now I sit in my room, in my trackies and my hoodie. My heater on too high and my itunes playing Emeli Sande. And I feel stupid. I feel inadequate because I’m not giving life a chance to show itself to me.
I feel as though life is the shy guy at the party and I’m not giving him enough time to come out of his shell.
I realise now that this young man’s life was for him. He was made for that adventure and although I want to see the world as much as I can, I know I couldn’t be alone like he managed. I need people. And that’s what this film taught me. It’ll be different for everyone. You should definitely watch it.