Saturday, 14 March 2020

Movie review: The Call of the Wild (2020)



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The Call of the Wild (2020)

[IMDB; en.wikipedia]



Entertaining.
Awesome. Great.
Sweet. Touching.

Best dog movie I've watched since the start of the trend some years ago.

Coherent and Consistent storyline.
Smart.
Totally gets into you.
They deliver the story at the perfect pace. Just perfect. The story never drags. Keeps the viewer focused on the story from the very beginning to the very end.

Great acting.
The computer generated dog is great, very expressive :) Congratulations for the great job!
Humans also deliver a great performance: Omar Sy, Cara Gee, Harrison Ford and everyone else!
As a side note, Omar Sy and Cara Gee deliver a great performance, there's really good chemistry between them - they do deserve their rather large share of screen time.
Harrison Ford is great, totally fits in etc. - congratulations to whoever has cast him for the role!

Great cinematography, soundtrack, video editing / post processing etc.

Beautiful landscapes / scenery.

The cinema experience is a must. The movie is just too good to waste it on TV.



Conclusions


That's the kind of movie I'd like to see getting Academy Awards nominations! It surely deserves some!

Totally loved it. Time well spent. Money well spent.

Monday, 2 March 2020

Movie review: Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)



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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

[IMDB; en.wikipedia]



Great animation.
Entertaining.

Coherent and Consistent storyline.
Smart.
Linear, but very catchy. Never drags. Keeps the viewer focused on the story the whole time.

Totally loved that CG character Sonic :)
...and Jim Carrey delivers an excellent performance!

Let me be clear on this: it's Jim Carrey's performance that pushes the movie from good to great!

Suitable for both children and adults. Each of them shall love it and consume it in their own way...


Conclusions


Time well spent. Money well spent.
Best animation I've seen for a long time now - much better than Toy Story 4.
Looking forward for the sequel.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Movie review: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)



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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

[IMDB; en.wikipedia]



Entertaining. Really entertaining.

Incredibly good.
Almost awesome, I'd say.

Coherent and Consistent storyline.
Smart. Really, it's a lot smarter than you'd expect.
Never drags. Never.
Keeps a fast pace from start to end, which is great.
A simple story, indeed, yet they manage to create quite a lot of magic around it.

Really good acting.
All actors deliver a really good performance.
There's a really good chemistry between all of them.

Delivers the action it promises. In fact, delivers more action than the trailer promises, which rarely happens these days.

Really good special effects. Not very expensive, but really good.

The cinema experience is a must.

I must admit to have started with low expectations... but ended up very pleased about the whole movie!

I'm totally in for the sequel!


Conclusions


Definitely worth watching. Definitely.
Money well spent. Time well spent.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Movie review: The Gentlemen (2020)



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The Gentlemen (2020)

[IMDB; en.wikipedia]



Entertaining.

Coherent and Consistent storyline.
A lot of twists and turns.
Really smart.
Never drags. No dead time whatsoever. Keeps the viewer focused on the story the whole time, from the very beginning to the very end.

Really good acting. All actors deliver a really good performance. Really good chemistry between all of them.

Really good with respect to everything else: cinematography, post processing, soundtrack etc.

The cinema experience is a must.

This must (it must, ok?!) become a classic like Snatch (2000) [IMDB; en.wikipedia] has, directed by the same Guy Ritchie.

Definitely deserves some Academy Awards nominations, yet has not received any.

Much better than Knives Out (2019) or Joker (2019) or Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) or in fact anything that I've seen in a long while.


Conclusions


Definitely worth watching. Time well spent.