Letterboxd Reviews: February 2013

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before.

Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

This February I have watched 54 films:

Here’s what I thought of them:

Kate & Leopold

“Well that was all rather ridiculous wasn’t it? I know that Hugh Jackman is handsome but would you really give up your entire life to go back in time to be with him? I just don’t know – it’s a pretty rubbish story line from that point of view. This film is one of those horribly cheesey rom-coms, but that’s what it’s good for.”

The Princess Diaries

“I’ll always have a soft spot for Anne Hathaway as the Princess of Genovia; it’s incredible to see how far she has come since. This is a great film for young girls, one that I grew up loving and feeling almost inspired by. It’s sweet and funny and not something I would choose to watch often but a film I’ll happily sit through over and over again.”

Hotel Transylvania

“An average animation that is more for children than adults with its constant toilet humour, but there are a few nods to an older audience. With a decent set of characters, this film consists of a great voice cast including a combination of the Happy Madison gang and a number of musicians, hence the random outbursts into song. Whilst it was constantly cheesey, it’s an easy watch and the songs are still, annoyingly, in my head. It has its moments, but it certainly wasn’t worth that Golden Globe nomination.”

The Accused

“This film is all about Jodie Foster’s performance, which is incredible for such a mediocre crime drama. Not a lot else is worth mentioning, only that you do get to see the incident the story is centred around and it is extremely painful to watch.”

The Cake Eaters

“I liked this film, but what was that? There was no beginning or end, it was if is this was a short middle section of something really good. I enjoyed the role for Kristen Stewart but there needed to be more build up between her and the male lead, and then more consequences or outcomes for their actions. The “Do you want anything special / Yeah, you.” line was cute but it ended really abruptly after that. There are so many ways that they could have made it emotional too, as it had a real A Walk To Remember kind of potential. If this had a better beginning and end then I think I would have loved it, but alas, it was a bit of a let down.”

Splice

“WHAT was that? I thought this would have been the type of film that was so bad it was good, but seriously, what? The premise alone is pretty far-fetched, but the way the story progresses is just crazy. Just when you think it can’t get any worse it goes one step beyond somehow. A good combination of sci-fi and horror nonetheless, and it wasn’t completely awful, it was just fucked up.”

Goodnight, Mr. Foot

“A somewhat funny five minutes that highlights Tartakovsky’s brilliant cartoon animation that his TV shows were so well known for. If only the whole of Hotel Transylvania looked like this!”

The Town

“Ben Affleck certainly knows how to make a good thriller, as this didn’t bore me for a second, but his accent did annoy me throughout. It was a decent story with a good set of characters and some great action scenes, but I wasn’t completely invested.”

Candy

“A completely heart-breaking and intense story of two addicts, looking at the extreme side-effects that drugs can have on both a relationship and the lives of the people around them. Heath Ledger is phenomenal and Abbie Cornish gives an incredible performance, too, as the two have such a powerful chemistry that you can really feel their sadness. One scene especially will tear you to pieces.”

Nobody Walks

“I knew from the start that this was a film I would love, and that’s because of Olivia Thirlby’s relatable character. I saw a lot of myself in her, which I’m almost ashamed to admit, as a character who uses her assets to get what she wants without any real consideration of the consequences. I was therefore very engaged with this film, but also found myself relating to the other female leads as well, which I was quite expecting. Co-written by Girl’s Lena Dunham, there are some brilliant moments of dialogue, especially those involving the younger daughter as she tries to understand what love really is with everything going on around her. I’d like to say I was much like her at the age of 16, but the truth is I’m still questioning the same thing today. With three strong female leads who are each experiencing different sides of these messed up relationships, there was a lot to take away from this film’s characters. Aside from my personal connection, this was a great lead for John Krasinski and his chemistry with Thirlby’s character was pretty sexy. The score and soundtrack was lovely, although the music was never a dominant part of the film, but the play on sounds (mixing with the film’s premise) was brilliantly done too.”

Now Is Good

“I expected this to be over-sentimental rubbish, but whilst it was definitely over-sentimental it wasn’t rubbish. There were parts to the story that were a little disappointing – how selfish the main character was and how she used her illness as an excuse for everything – but it was deeply emotional, so much so that I cried for the whole final half an hour. Fanning and Irvine worked great together and I actually enjoyed their romance, but it was Paddy Considine who made the family one worth caring about. The story isn’t anything particularly new (and I thought the whole point of it was that she would have sex?!) but I do now want to read the book.”

House at the End of the Street

“I would say this was more of a thriller than a horror as it loses its scariness quite early on. As a thriller it’s not brilliant either though, and it’s failure to stick to either genre is where this film goes wrong. However, it does have a couple of decent twists to keep it progressing, although it did need to make a bigger a deal about them. If it wasn’t for Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role my rating would be a lot lower, as she gives a decent performance despite the poor material she is working with. Truthfully, it was only because of her that I stuck with it until the end.”

True Grit

“A great looking western and another brilliantly crafted film by the Coen Brothers. They always manage to create a believable setting with excellent characters but what I enjoy the most is how they always manage to work in some comedy without it being too dominant. Hailee Steinfeld gives an excellent performance, holding her own alongside the brilliant Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin, but unfortunately the ending was fairly flat so I came away thinking that enough happened.”

Nanny McPhee

“A decent enough film for a duvet day. It doesn’t quite have the charm that Mary Poppins did but my younger siblings certainly love it. It does have its cringey moments (I mean, a donkey dances, come on!), but it is humorous, magical, and even quite heart-warming in places.”

Wreck-It Ralph

“With a strong message running through it, Wreck-It Ralph is a heart-warming and beautifully animated family adventure that is fun for adults and children alike, bringing to life some of the most memorable video game characters we all grew up flicking our joysticks to (Well that sounded dirtier than I intended!). With a brilliant voice cast, Wreck-It Ralph isn’t as brilliant as I had hoped it would be, but its dialogue is extremely witty and it has a set of sweet characters who are easy to invest in. Giving the occasional nod to other films (Alien, Wizard Of Oz, and Alice In Wonderland are especially obvious), there’s much for an older audience to appreciate too, aside from the energetic adventure that all will feel a part of.”

What A Girl Wants

“Amanda Bynes is a rubbish version of Miley Cyrus. How did they get Colin Firth involved in this? What a terrible excuse for a film. That is all.”

Black Death

“A bleak film with a very authentic medieval feel to it, but the use of lowly saturated colours made it look a lot more dull than it actually was, and therefore bored me quite early on. The only thing I enjoyed about this was the strong cast, including Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, and a number of other familiar faces from British TV. I wouldn’t say it’s worth watching though.”

Hanna

“Oh Saoirse Ronan, I think I fancy you a little bit. Known best for her role in Wright’s romantic drama Atonement, this is a very different character for Ronan but she gives an incredible performance nonetheless. Her acting is faultless and it is her character that really drags you into this film, though Blanchett is fantastic as well, and it is because of Ronan that you don’t want to stop watching this even for a second. With an odd mix of genres, as Hanna experiences real life at the same time as being on the run, it’s surprising that this worked at all, with Wright directing a thriller altogether making me curious from the very start. But it really worked. As with all of his films, everything looks fantastic. It manages to be brutal without being too gorey, and it manages to have a number of great action scenes without any unnecessarily big explosions or gun violence, each of which are accompanied by a brilliant score. All of this combined makes for one great film, and is the reason that Wright is one of my favourite directors.”

Paperman

“One of the sweetest and most visually stunning pieces of animation that I have ever seen. Beautifully animated in black and white and with a lovely piece of music in the background, these short six minutes will leave you in a really good mood. I could watch this over and over again.”

Jack and Diane

“I’m not quite sure what I just watched, but I think I liked it. The mix of genres is a little muddled, not quite living up to the fantasy or horror genre fully, but it is a cute romantic drama in between. Riley Keough and Juno Temple give excellent performances and their chemistry is lovely to watch. Temple, especially, is brilliant in such sexual coming-of-age films (she is excellent in both Atonement and Killer Joe) and her performances are always somewhat inspiring. However, whilst I was so readily looking forward to how the duos relationship would evolve, unfortunately too much got in the way, which is a huge shame as it had the promise of being something quite compelling. If you needed convincing to see this, which I think it is worth the while despite its often slow-pacing, then you do also get to see Temple’s nipple and Keough make out with Kylie Minogue.”

The Impossible

“I agree that this probably isn’t the best first story to tell about such a horrific disaster, but we must remember that it is still somebody’s story (though the family were actually Spanish) and that it did happen. Based on actual events and on one of the worst natural disasters ever, the story is both terrifying and heart-achingly emotional. The special effects are stunning, especially the underwater scenes which are intensely gut-wrenching, and the performances are all incredibly strong. Naomi Watts, especially, gives one of her best performances yet, and it is through her and Tom Holland’s on-screen relationship that provokes so much of an emotional response to the film. It may not be a masterpiece, but it is impressive for many reasons and most audiences should be moved by it in some way.”

The Orphanage

“Now this is a real horror. Although it has many of the horror clichés – the mansion filled with creeky doorways, the unnerving children that sing their creepy chant – it all feels very original. There is even something engaging and almost compelling in the story line that most horrors fail at miserably. The director has taken time with it’s characters and given the story enough context to make the audience connect with it. Not lowering itself to cheap scares, The Orphanage is creepy because of how genuinely well made it is, both in structure and appearance.”

Frankenweenie

“I had avoided watching this for some strange reason, I think maybe it was the mix of a black and white animation and the possibility of another tiresome Burton film, but it’s definitely one of his better pieces of work lately. I still don’t quite know how I feel about the black and white animation as I feel it needed a little ‘umpf’ at time (I don’t know how better to say it), but the constant references to the horror genre throughout are excellent, my favourite being the Godzilla link to the Chinese kid which made me laugh quite a bit. My favourite part about Frankenweenie, though, is the set of characters, especially Edgar E Gore, as they each stick to their unique characteristics brilliantly. Whilst the film is quite dark at times, coming across as more of an adult animation than a family one, the story is quite endearing and there’s a great message in there for a younger audience at the same time.”

ParaNorman

“I watched this and Frankenweenie in the same day, and I enjoyed them both equally. Again giving homage to the horror genre, ParaNorman is different in that it uses more modern characters and humour. With a very funny script and excellent animation, which at times is even quite scary, the film has an excellent voice cast and the stereotypical characters are brilliant. Also with a couple of strong messages for the younger audience, this film has a lot more subtle adult jokes that will keep you laughing throughout, just in case you don’t find lines such as “Don’t make me throw this hummus – It’s spicy!” funny enough.”

To Rome With Love

“If this whole film was just Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, and Alec Baldwin, I would have bloody loved it, as their storyline was hilarious. Actually, I think a film about any of these stories would have been fantastic, as each of them were interesting and well told. Unfortunately, going back and forth between them constantly meant that too much was going on, not allowing enough time to invest in them properly. In the end it was all rather wasted, as there was a lot of potential there but it just didn’t come together in the right way. Still, it was a decent typical Woody Allen romantic comedy, with a great cast in a beautiful city.”

Primer

“Fuck that is all my head can manage at the minute. Sure it’s intelligent and incredibly well thought out when you read up on what you’ve actually been watching. But I don’t want that. I want to watch a film and know what I saw. Instead, I was confused for 80 minutes straight. Even now I have no idea what was going on throughout any of it. I have no interest in re-watching it to understand it better either.”

Attack The Block

“With impressive effects and a little more gore than I expected, Attack The Block was slightly better than the average Brit comedy I thought it would be. Its mix of genres works really well, but what I enjoyed the most was the South London characters, giving a refreshing spin on the typical sci-fi monster film. These characters allowed for some very comical lines of dialogue, too, but they also meant that the film was never going to be anything ground-breaking.”

Cool Runnings

“I was looked down at earlier this week for not having seen this before, so I thought I was in for an hilarious classic. It was okay. It’s pretty humorous and, sure, it kept me entertained from start to finish, but that’s as far as it goes for me. I will definitely watch it again when it’s on TV though, but not particularly out of choice. I am still singing, “Nuff people say, you know they can’t believe: Jamaica, we have a bobsled team”, though.”

This Is 40

“This Is 40 is a very messy film, and I don’t think there’s any other way to put it. Extremely funny in places, Judd Apatow’s writing, as ever, is spot on. The characters of Pete and Debbie, played brilliantly by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, hold up the film extremely well, and there was enough storyline for them to carry their own film successfully. The problem is that there was too much going on all at the same time, with none of it getting resolved and at times feeling like everybody was just shouting at each other about everything possible. The plot and situations are all very genuine and for that reason it’s an easy film to engage with, but at nearly two hours long it does become a little tiresome towards the end.”

Warm Bodies

“I loved this, and as long as you’re not expecting a zombie horror then you should too. The story is unique and an interesting take on the genre, one that I can’t wait to read, and it is full of lovely and funny moments that will warm your bodies too. It’s a treat to see Nicholas Hoult in a lead role, although not a lot is expected of him as a zombie, but it was a brilliant transitional character for him to take on and I can’t wait to see more from him over the year. Fresh face Teresa Palmer, as well, gives her breakout performance, and the couple’s chemistry is well-matched. What made the film work so well for me though was their realistic characteristics, despite the very unrealistic premise (R tries hard to constantly be normal and Julie just wants to go home despite how tempted we would all be). Their character structures help make this fictional story not so ridiculous, making it very easy to find all of the characters likeable. R’s narration, too, brings in much comedy, something that is done in all the right places, the camera work is fantastic, and the soundtrack is filled with a number of brilliant tracks. When this is all brought together, I found Warm Bodies to be a very tight film that’s hard to fault. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was still in my Top 20 by the end of the year.”

Psycho

“I now understand why they call Hitchcock the Master Of Suspense, and Antony Perkins makes an excellent creep! This is how a horror/thriller should be done.”

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

“Who was this for? It was like a children’s film but with so much swearing and gore and such a darkness to it that no child would be able to enjoy it. But there wasn’t anything for adults to either; not an adult who knew what a good film consisted of, at least. Due to an awful script the entire plot was incredibly easy to predict. The CGI was rubbish and the whole aesthetics were unoriginal and tacky. Not even Renner and Arterton saved this one. Worst of 2013 so far.”

All Good Things

“Somebody told me this was a love story. They were lying. Based on a real life case, albeit an unsolved one, the film works as an excellent crime mystery, wherever the truth may lie. Led brilliantly by Ryan Gosling the story is executed well enough, but it does drag in places and doesn’t pull you in enough towards the end, becoming a little dull at around the half way point. Gosling and Kirsten Dunst have a great chemistry nevertheless, and I would like to see a full romantic drama starring them in the leads as their performances were fantastic.”

Holy Motors

“It’s true that there is a great concept behind this film, and it was one that I would have really enjoyed if every situation that the lead character was in was not so mentally fucked up. It wasn’t that I found it too complex either, as I picked up quite early on what was going on, or at least a very simplified version of it. My problem was that it was all too far-fetched for me to enjoy, which alongside the slow pacing made it extremely hard for me to get into, let alone want to continue watching until the end. I stuck with it though, as I was pleaded to, but it wasn’t worth it. For all of about two minutes, I did really like the accordion scene.”

Spirited Away

“This was the first Japanese animation that I ever watched, and it’s meant a lot to me ever since my first viewing around five years ago. Despite how much I’m enchanted by it, however, everything about it creeps me out. Even today. But maybe that’s why I admire it so much. Miyazaki tells the story brilliantly, and the character of Chihiro is one of my favourites as we see everything entirely from her confused and scared perspective as she’s unwillingly thrown into this fanatical world of weird and wonderful characters. It’s stunning to watch, and is a film that I can watch over and over again and pick up something new each time.”

The Shining

“A brilliantly atmospheric horror that will terrify you with every watch. It doesn’t scare me as much as it did when it was younger but it is still full of tense moments and suspense that have you on the edge of your seat every time. Jack Nicholson is perfect in the lead and it’s easy to see why he was the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman after this. He’s brilliantly creepy but so investing at the same time which is what really makes you feel like your in this horror yourself. Another one of Kubrick’s great pieces of filmmaking, but it does, at times, fall to some of his slow pacing and dragged out moments of emptiness that I find tedious in his work.”

2001: A Space Odyssey

“I had a disclaimer here but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you’ll just have to deal with it. First of all, I like Kubrick’s films, love some of them in fact, but I can’t even pretend to like this one. It was heavy breathing and scenes of nothing (pretty nothing, but nothing nonetheless) against epic music, or sometimes even just a creepy choir, for 140 minutes straight. I very nearly fell asleep and I wanted to switch it off after about 40 minutes in, but I did stick through it, and what an unfortunate waste of my time that was. The visuals are beautiful and each prolonged scene looks fantastic, but it was such a bore to watch as every moment was dragged out for about ten times longer than it needed to be. I understand that a lot of you would have been drawn in by this, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I obviously didn’t get whatever it is that everybody loves about this, but I felt absolutely nothing for it.”

The Greatest

“Ahh this was just my type of film; what a charming look at how the death of a family member can effect those around them. The cast for this is incredible. Carey Mulligan is one of my favourite actresses and it is her fantastic lead that holds this film up. Her chemistry with Aaron Johnson is lovely despite how little of it we get to see, but the final scene where they walk past each other and smile had a real impact on me. Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon, too, make brilliant parents, and the point where Brosnan breaks down is a real heart-breaker. These strong performances really do provoke an emotional reaction and it’s therefore very easy to engage with the storyline as the characters are all brought together through their grief and individual sufferings. The Greatest may not be a dramatic masterpiece, but it’s felt me such a warmth that I can’t help but only love it.”

Mr. Nobody

“Wow. Mr Nobody is an exceptional story exploring the paths we choose to take in life. At first I was only enjoying this one man’s various alternate lives, but the way it is all brought together at the end is absolutely incredible, giving the story a sense of reality and a lot more meaning then I originally imagined it could ever convey. The story is quite complex and the runtime is long, a combination that would usually put me off a film altogether, but I was so invested this time around that it is now one of my favourites of all time. Jared Leto is brilliant, giving a real intensity that he brings to all of his roles, and I also really enjoyed a young Juno Temple. It was her chemistry with the younger lead that I found most engaging but I was thoroughly invested in all of the relationships. I’ve not heard of the director before but it was such a well crafted film that I will now have to see more of his work.”

Jumanji

“This was one of my favourites growing up so I can’t feel nothing but love for it even today. The CGI is incredibly dated but it doesn’t look completely awful and I think it suits the film quite well. With a young Kirsten Dunst, Jumanji is a lot of fun and real child’s adventure.”

Pretty Woman

“One of my favourite rom-com’s, and one that will never grow old. Julia Roberts fits the role amazingly and this is one of very few roles where I find myself really enjoying her character. It’s sexy at times, and not exactly romantic in relation to the premise but it’s a brilliant romance story nonetheless. The soundtrack is great too, making this is a perfect girly film.”

Gremlins

“This film gave me nightmares for weeks when I first watch it as a child, and I have genuinely been quite terrified of it since. Whilst it’s losing its impact these days, the fact that real puppets and special effects were used still means that this film holds up well today, despite its dated appearance. It is a classic, and it’s still a lot of fun to watch.”

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter

“I loved the beginning of the Saw franchise, but it died down somewhat after around the third film. After that, the franchise was obviously being dragged out for the sake of it and it was being dragged out as slowly as possible to get the most out of what story line was left over. Saw 6 was okay, but this final film was just terrible. It’s probably one of the most uncreative films I have ever seen, and it was obvious that the film makers were scraping the bottom of the barrel to do one final film in 3D. The story line is pretty in-existent, somehow modernising the horror and therefore downplaying its impact, and the characters are all meaningless and their acting terrible. It made me squirm in my chair often enough, which is what the Saw franchise is good for, but even the gore was pretty pathetic for the best part of it. It was just pointless.”

The Virgin Suicides

“This really is a hauntingly beautiful film. I can’t quite put my finger on it but there was something I really loved about this. I think it was the characters, each of whom were played fantastically. I especially enjoyed Kirsten Dunst here as her character was different from her typical roles, and the addition of Josh Hartnett was a nice surprise too. But whilst I felt engaged for most of this film, I felt nothing for its conclusion which left me a little disappointed. Yes it was tragic (though not much of a surprise considering the film’s title), but I don’t think enough emphasis was given to the outcome, nor of its consequences. The score is fantastic though, and it had a lovely aesthetic throughout.”

The Future

“This film shows you how too much quirkiness can go oh so wrong. But I didn’t hate it. In fact, I think the talking cat is the reason I carried on watching it rather than being put off straight away. There’s a great meaning behind the film – that life is short and that we should make the most of it whilst we still have the time – but it was all just a little odd. I can’t pick out anything that I particularly like about the film, but I didn’t want to turn it off at any point so that’s a plus.”

Skyfall

“Whilst I enjoy Daniel Craig in the lead role of these latest films, nothing seems to be shifting my opinion that I just really don’t like James Bond films – my Dad made me watch most of them when growing up so I’ve always attempted to give them a go, but I just can’t seem to get into them. Despite this, I found Skyfall to be watchable and even enjoyable in places, especially in its final half. Sam Mendes is a great film-maker so a lot of the credit for my shift in opinion must go to him, as his style of film-making suits the film brilliant. The real genius behind the film, though, is Roger Deakins, as his cinematography is absolutely fantastic, with the locations, set pieces and use of colours coming together to make one spectacular looking film. This is why I enjoyed the second half so much, with certain scenes including fire and ice quite literally taking your breath away. However, the main reason for my lack of engagement throughout was because I thought Skyfall was also quite a simple film. There were no clever plot-devices or even much left to the imagination, and it was instead all very straight forward and almost uninspired. With the whole cast giving excellent performances, my only real problem with the cast was in the villain. Whilst Javier Bardem looked fantastic in the role, I wasn’t very fearful of him, which was a big flaw in my eyes as I remember always being scared of the Bond villains when I was younger (Jaws, especially). This again resulted in a lack of impact on me, but again, I found the film overall very decent.”

End Of Watch

“End Of Watch is a hard-hitting police drama like no other. The use of a hand-held camera makes the film look like a real-life documentary and the situations that these two officers are faced with are some of the most tragic. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña are brilliant in the leads, both giving excellend performances as very believable cops, and they have a great chemistry as working partners. With a lovely supporting role from Anna Kendrick and a surprising one from America Ferrera, this film will fill you with every emotion going, and for that it is brilliant.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“Horribly clichéd in every way, this start to the Buffy franchise is a great and easy film to watch. The fight scenes are almost laughable and the constant cart-wheeling made me want to kick Swanson in the shins, but it can’t and shouldn’t be taken seriously. Written by Joss Whedon, who went on to write the popular TV series that the film inspired, there are some brilliant one-liners and whole scenes that are still inspiring some of the films being released even today. It’s not brilliant, but it’s influence is obvious and for that it still stands up well. Oh, and Donald Sutherland!”

Lars And The Real Girl

“Lars And The Real Girl proves that you can throw any role at Ryan Gosling and he will give it his all. Giving yet another exceptional performance, he leads this film superbly, somehow managing to making its bizarre premise uplifting. Undeniably strange but beautifully original at the same time, this film is both funny and touching; whilst you may think that there’s nothing to take away from a moustached man falling in love with a life-sized doll, you may just find yourself pleasantly surprised.”

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

“I wasn’t expecting much to begin with, despite having Simon Pegg in the lead role, but this was pretty rubbish. It wasn’t even a decent easy watch that I could just put on and not think too much about, instead it just annoyed me. I don’t think I laughed once either. Where does the love for this come from? Simon Pegg raps. HE RAPS! What is this?! I just thought it was ridiculous, and 100 minutes of rambling nonsense.”

The Bourne Legacy

“Having really enjoyed the Bourne trilogy, I was somewhat let down by this latest instalment. I was expecting a lot of action and a brilliantly tied in story that would make this new Bourne better than its predecessors. That’s not what I got. The film is very dialogue heavy and whilst it was written well enough, it wasn’t the tense and fast-paced thriller I was hoping for. Renner is decent in the lead role, again losing any impact because of the lack of any real action, and Weisz was okay but I didn’t really care about her character at all. Overall, it was unengaging and unintelligent for the most part, but it was okay. “Okay” is all I can say.”

Super

“Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page make a brilliant duo in this energetic, sometime sick but always wacky, superhero comedy. It’s fun and funny, and the perfect dose of quirky. And as if Kevin Bacon and Liv Tyler were the supporting cast, what a great surprise they turned out to be. It’s genuinely as if Dwight from the American office was dared by Jim to go fight crime for the day. It really is Super! Also, I much preferred it to Kick Ass.”

Premium Rush

“If you’re looking for a decent thriller then you should go elsewhere, but if you’re looking for a bit of fun and to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt fall off his bike a lot, then ouila! He’s probably the only quality worth watching this for to be honest. Michael Shannon doesn’t give his best performance but he was a great addition to the cast nonetheless. There’s not a whole lot of action or even that much tension but it was… fun, and that’s all I have to say.”

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