Against a backdrop of Egyptian pyramids, an ensemble cast of Egyptian gods and humans on differing scales pose.

What can I say, it was an entertaining little story

The gods didn’t seem to have a lot of super godlike powers and found it very easy to kill each other (so not really all that godlike – except for Ra, Ra had some decent powers)

We are told at the beginning that they can change form at will. Later it appears that they can only transform to one other form.

I like Anubis, Anubis was cool.

Set was perhaps a little too much like a comic book villain. He was also too merciful towards Horus at the beginning of the movie considering the sort of slaughter he would later be responsible for.

Warning Spoiler: – Every god Set kills is resurrected at the end to celebrate Horus becoming king.




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Off to a good start, the movie for all it’s faults is certainly better than the prequels.

So problems –

Luke, sorry Ray is stuck on a desert planet that looks so much like Tatooine that only the name has changed. She lives a hand to mouth existence and yet is capable of dressing both well and is a similar way to Luke in the first movie.

More on Ray, She learns the force truly does exist from Obi Wan Solo and five minutes later seems to be extremely proficient in it.

Fin or Finn. Why does he suddenly break free of his programming. I want to know more about this character. (ok not a problem, but it feels somehow incomplete. I hope we get more back story later.)

The arch villain, what was his name, Darth Malfoy or something? Felt like he was straight out of the Harry Potter movies and had a temperament to match.

The movie felt very much like a rehash of the original trilogy. They even have a new Death Star. Its the size of a planet this time and has trees growing on it. It can destroy many planets without moving – someone has been reading E.E. doc Smith.

Talking of which, how did a crevasse that size appear between two people who mere moments earlier were fighting face to face.

So, Darth Malfoy survives. Obi Wan Solo sacrifices himself to the big bad and the Death Star is destroyed. although admittedly Ray Skywalker wasn’t flying the ship.

Here another thing.

The heros infiltrate the base in order to blow a hole in part of the Death Star so that the fighter craft can fly in. So when the attack begins we see the pilots shot at from external turrets that must’ve been located inside the building. Hmm.

All in all still an entertaining movie, but I would have preferred something that was more original and not just a rehash of old idea from the popular era of the series. Seriously if I hadn’t gone to the cinema to see it, I might have thought I was watching fan fiction.

I hated the fact that once I realized where they had gotten their idea from I was able to predict roughly what would happen next by what key events we hadn’t seen yet. – We haven’t had to Obi Wan sacrifice yet, I’m guessing that’ll be Solo.

Surprised to see only Solo die, since it’s common to introduce the old heroes so they can be removed to make way for the new cast while adding some small modicum of officiality.

My final point. Instead of the plans of the Death Star, the whole story line revolved around the location of Luke. Seriously!!!

So Luke disappears and he doesn’t even tell his own sister where he’s going. He just leave behind a small piece of a map in one droid and a large starmap with that one piece missing in another…





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James Bond, holding a gun and standing next to Dr. Swann in front of a masked man, with the film's title and credits

I’ll Admit that after Skyfall and even A Quantum of Solace, I was in two minds about going and seeing this. I wanted to because it was Bond, but I was hesitant because Skyfall in particular as such and awful movie and following as it did on the heels of that monstrosity called a Quantum of Solace, I was beginning to think that the golden age of Bond had ended with Casino Royale (the Craig version)

So What did I think?

Bond Is Back!

Were there problems?

Oh yes, lots of problems, but when a movie is good enough it’s very easy to overlook a few minor details and enjoy the movie as a whole.

I’ll admit I always struggle with characters who can’t see thing right in front of them. I guess the idea is for the audience to feel superior, but to me it just makes the characters seem stupid. On the other hand I suppose that the main character can’t really react to something without proof, after all he is the good guy.

Hopefully we’ll see more of Blofeld in future movies. After all, you don’t spend three movies setting the scene and then introduce the character just for him to be caught and forgotten about, and I think the key point here is that he was caught and not killed.

Looking forward to the next one, which I would never have said after Skyfall.

One final note. – I wonder if they’re going to be replacing Craig with another actor soon. He’s looking a bit oldĀ  and he has been doing Bond for about 10 years (as I write this)



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I missed the beginning and I’m not sure how much of the beginning I missed. Can’t have been more than about five minutes, but the scene opens with even kids in the desert and me having no clue as to how they got away from those who grabbed them at the end of the previous movie.

The story then continues

They get into trouble – they get out of trouble – they get in trouble – they get out of trouble – they get in trouble – they get out of trouble and the movie ends with me wondering why there didn’t really seem to be any actual story (just a series of set pieces)

There are also some very silly scenes.

Him: This way is clear, lets go this way

Her: this way is disgusting, come back and look at it so we can be attacked by zombies and I can be infected!

Then there’s the girl who contacts the bad guys at the end. How exactly???

All in all not a great movie, admittedly it’s the best movie I’ve seen at the cinema in 3 months, yes it really has been that long since I last went to the cinema.



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An actor who isn’t Jason Statham but seems to have been instructed to be Jason Statham.

He does his best, but he’s not right for the part. There are certain moves that Statham has that this guy just couldn’t emulate as such the fight scenes weren’t that good.

The movie opens in exactly the same way that one of the previous movies did.

They’re in France. So where do the fire hydrants come from and why so many in such a short space? Actually there could be a good reason for that, just one I’m not aware of, I just thought it weird.

The actual story had potential, but it was a potential that didn’t feel realized.

In the end, I suppose it was mildly entertaining and because it lacked Statham, there was no gratuitous nudity. (actually I put that badly, not all Statham’s movies involve nudes)




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Once upon a time the only place you could find a decent spy movie would be to watch James Bond. With the last few offerings from the Bond franchise being so awful as of late, it is easy to see why they are being so easily overtaken by many other movies.

I’ll admit, I was expecting something that would be little more than a joke. I was happily surprised by the result.

The car chase at the beginning was enjoyable. Showing us that the two agents were equally matched.

I don’t remember Napoleon being an ex jewel thief in the original, but then some poetic license has to be accepted when you make a new version. (Roger Moore was a much better ex jewel thief – The Saint)

I liked that they kept the era to the 1960’s

I thought the gap between the two parts of the Berlin wall was too small. I’m not an expert though, so maybe it was that narrow in certain places.

There was a montage scene I didn’t much like, yes, it sort of got it’s point across, but it felt like a cheat. It almost felt as if they were just jumping from the set up to the scene they wanted to show without telling us too much about the details in between. It works, but it felt weak.

The chase at the end felt a little chaotic.

I was also a little surprised that neither Robert Vaughn or David Maccallum had a cameo role in the movie.




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It’s an hour and a half long and at first seems very slow.

It really doesn’t take too long for the story to get going though and when it does it is seriously a lot of fun.

a few weeks ago (maybe a month) I watched the Minions movie. A group of characters that spoke minionese. They used a narrator to explain the story and if anything it detracted from the movie. In Shaun, the characters (even the humans) speak unintelligibly, there is no narrator and it works a hell of a lot better. If they need to tell the audience whats going on, they find a clever way of telling us with out having to explain it. Two doctor discussing that the farmer has Amnesia by writing Memory Loss on a document under his picture.

All in all, this is quite possibly the best new film I’ve seen this year.



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I’m going to keep this very short!






Okay maybe I should write a little more than that.

While the idea was fairly sound there wasn’t really much of a plot.

Admittedly it’s a children’s movie but you should always include things for adults to enjoy as really young children shouldn’t be visiting the cinema on their own

I’ll admit the music was good.

To sum up, stick to the original Despicable Me movies.

(I’m torn between 2 and 3 stars, but the movie did have a few moments)

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An interesting idea, and with all the time travel going on in these movies, why wouldn’t the story change, especially if Matt, I mean Skynet has seen what will otherwise happen.

Arnie is looking old.

The girl playing Sarah feels too young for the role although I understand she’s about the same age as Linda was back in 1984.

Why does the story not make any references to Salvation? I mean none of the actors are the same. The meeting of John and Kyle is rewritten. It’s almost as if the fourth movie never happened.

How does going to 2017 stop a war from starting in 1997? I know it’s explained in the movie, but it wasn’t really explained well.

Who gave Arnie to Sarah? This is a question I expected to be answered by the end of the movie and wasn’t.

With all these reprogrammed Arnies running around, why didn’t the resistance just capture and reprogramme whole armies of them?

Not a bad movie all the same


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Apparently this is classified as an Epic Fantasy Romance.

The overall story wasn’t too bad, but it was a little to predictable and a little too symetrical

Warning Spoilers:

She gains her special powers of longevity by surviving a car crash on a snowy night and having her body temperature descend to a very specific level. She loses them in exactly the same way.

As I said very predictable.

It was also very predictable to me that she was going to meet someone who recognized her from her past. In fact I was sat in the cinema thinking that that was pretty much what would have to happen next.

Overall not too bad a story, but not really one for the collection





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