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  • Furious Seven

    We (Ok, Ok, Terry and I) are always up for a bit of mindless car movie action.
    In the past, the Fast and Furious franchise was always willing to deliver.
    Their latest however falls well short.

    1 / 5.

    Yeah. It was bad. They took themselves waaaaaaay too seriously.
    Still, there are a smattering of outrageous stunts and Duane (The Rock) is as huge as ever…. The saving point for us? We are all massive Jason Statham fans. He was very Jason.

    Bottom line. Give it a very wide miss.

  • Hitman Agent 47

    2.55 / 5

    There were a few bits where I started thinking about programming…… Spent some time flicking around on my phone….

    It got a bit confused with itself I think. They could not make up their minds if they were making an action flick or a philosophical documentary on what makes us human.
    As a result, you ended up with a really slow boring movie interspersed with some pretty good (but very very heavy on the CGI) stunts.

    In the end, it was a solid Meh.
    (Freddy did not like it at all and Terry said it was okish – None of us want to see it again. Ever).

  • Star Wars – The Force Awakens

    1 / 5

    Yawn. Super dull. Checked my watch a bunch of times.
    Put simply, there was nothing new to entertain me. It was all stuff that I had seen before, nothing to engage me in the characters or the plot.
    Even the ships, sounds and lasers were exactly the same.

    The only highlight was the few interactions between Han and Chewie.

    It was put to me that Tron Legacy was the same as Tron… So why the hate on Star Wars and not Legacy…. Fair question, but I think there is enough new stuff that while it has the feel of the old one, it still felt like a new movie. Star Wars just felt like the same stuff over and over again.
    Granted, with Tron you have going inside the computer, the grid, light cycles and the portal, but there was a whole bunch of new stuff thrown in around those basic constructs that you were kept engaged.
    Star Wars? No. It was death star all over again, same run down the tunnel, same X-wing fighters making the run, on and on. Same, same same.

    Long rant done.

  • Movie Reviews

    We plan to try and pick up and do a few movie reviews on here.
    Matt (both of them, but mostly the Uranquinty version) and I really enjoy taking movies and often Skype about them, so I am going to throw the odd YouTube and mini review up here.

    You are of course under zero obligation to watch said video trailer, or read the review and you are especially encouraged to disagree with both my rating and review.
    All movies have been endlessly reviewed and discussed on the web, so I do not want to repeat any of that here…. No, what you are here for is for what Ben thinks…. and as you know, that is rarely sugar coated.

    So, it will be out of 5.

  • 0 / 5 = I had to turn it off before we got done. (You have been warned)
  • 1 / 5 = I would rather have spent the time programming.
  • 2 / 5 = I almost put the computer down and watched it.
  • 3 / 5 = Ok, we have something here. This is a movie.
  • 4 / 5 = I was entertained. (And might watch it again or own this movie)
  • 5 / 5 = Top shelf. Love it. Quote it. Own it.
  • Fair warning. While we do watch most ‘summer blockbusters’, I prefer quirky and less mainstream movies…. Stuff that makes you think, stuff that takes you somewhere, teaches you something, or shows you a part of the world (or yourself) that you were not expecting.
    Please do not fall into the trap that just because I post about it here that you should watch it…. Use your judgement – it will be waaaaaay better than mine!