Movie Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

by Matthew Vaughn

by Matthew Vaughn

‘A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.’ (IMDb) (by Matthew Vaughn, 129 min.)

I didn’t expect to like this movie as much as I did. I’m a huge fan of James Bond and now this gives a different take on the genre. It is funny, entertaining and still has a lot of class.

It tells us the story of a young man in a difficult environment who gets picked up by a spy organization and put through a difficult training program. We get a lot of world building in the sense that the characters all get a story and we get the chance to learn to appreciate or hate them.

It’s definitely worth watching if you like a good laugh and a lot of action.

3,5 out of 5 stars.

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Movie Review – Song of the Sea

by Tomm Moore

by Tomm Moore

‘Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her.’ (IMDb) (by Tomm Moore, 93 min.)

This movie was beautiful. It was just so, so beautiful. The entire movie I was so taken aback from the beauty of the images, from the story, from the messages this movie told. It’s been a few weeks since I watched this movie and I’m still impressed by it. I can’t stop thinking about it. I have to congratulate the makers with this little pearl. And I’m so sad they didn’t won the oscar. But I’m sure they’ll make more beautiful movies and that they’ll get credit for their amazing work.

out of 5 stars

Movie Review – Big Hero 6

by Don Hall & Chris Williams

by Don Hall & Chris Williams

‘The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.’ (IMDb) (by Don Hall & Chad Williams, 102 min.)

Disney did it again. This movie is a beautiful story about friendship, about family and about courage. It is a change from the typical princess-story that Disney is known for, but I like it. Baymax is adorable and believable. His relationship with Hiro is the kind of friendship I love to watch in movies and series.

The entire movie I was enjoying it. The images are gorgeous. The characters are adorable. The story is maybe a little predictable at times, but it doesn’t take away any of the charm of this little gem. I like the trend Disney is making and I can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with next.

out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – The Conjuring

by James Wan

by James Wan

‘Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.’ (iMDb) (by James Wan, 112 min.)

I liked this movie a lot. I don’t watch a lot of horror movies. I kind of stay away from them, because I tend to really invest myself in every movie I see and really feel everything the characters go through and what happens in the story. So, normally I stay away because I can’t sleep after I watch one.

But lately, since I started studying film and how to make movies, I learned to watch movies in a different way. I learned to watch horror movies, and to learn how they make them.

But I actually enjoyed this movie quite a lot. I wanted to know how the story would unravel. And the entire time I sat on the edge of my seat. The only thing that bothered me a bit and which I found unfortunate, was the ending. They showed a bit too much for my taste. I like the thrill, I like the unknown… I like it when you keep wondering what happens and how the creatures look or what’s going on. I like the suspense that comes from not knowing.

I learned a lot from this movie, and I hope to put a lot of these techniques to use in one of my own movies. Definitely will be a re-watch for me.

3,5 out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – Mortdecai

by David Koepp

by David Koepp

‘Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.’ (IMDb) (by David Koepp, 107 min.)

This was the weirdest film ever. I don’t even know what it was supposed to be. Is it a comedy? Or a spy movie? or something like that? I don’t know.

Johnny Depp wasn’t convincing as Mortdecai, a weird man in love with his mustache. And the entire thing around that and his wife not wanting to kiss him, was just weird. I didn’t really laugh during this film. Gwyneth Paltrow was charming as Mortdecai’s wife… But unfortunately she couldn’t save the disaster that was this film.

It just wasn’t for me, I guess. But I do believe that some people will like this film. I just wasn’t one of them.

out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – Into the Woods

by Rob Marshall

by Rob Marshall

‘A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.’ (IMDb) (by Rob Marshall, 125 min.)

I’m a bit disappointed with this movie. I never watched the musical, but I saw little fragments and I know the story and the songs. So I hoped the movie would be as good as the musical is. But I was wrong.

I don’t know what it is that makes me feel this way about the movie. Meryl Streep is great. I love Anna Kendrick. The actors were all ok. I just think Emily Blunt wasn’t really convincing as the Baker’s Wife, but James Corden was lovely.

The only passage I loved it, was between the two princes (Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen) – called ‘Agony’ I think. That was hilarious and I watched it again and again on youtube. So good.

Just unfortunately that it is the only part of an entire film that I liked.

2,5 out of 5 stars, am not a fan…

Movie Review – The Theory of Everything

by James Marsh

by James Marsh

‘The relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.’ (IMDb) (by James Marsh, 123 min.)

This movie was so good. I never thought a film about Stephen Hawking could be this great, but man, I almost cries while watching this film. Off course, the only reason this film worked was because of the actors and their connection.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are so adorable together and they have this connection that sparkles of the screen. They are perfect together and give this entire relationship on screen an extra dimension. And they’re both marvelous in their roles.

Eddie Redmayne gave a beautiful performans as Stephen Hawking. I cannot imagine how hard it must have been for him, but I’m glad he won the Oscar. He so deserves it for this role. The entire story is just so marvelous and his performance just draws you in.

It definitely is a movie I won’t forget and will watch again and again. It gave me chills when I watched it in the cinemas and I’m glad it got all the attention, because they definitely earned it all.

out of 5 stars.