Posted in Movie Of The Month, tagged April 2012, Battleship, Cold Light of Day, Gone, Headhunters, Lockout, Marley, Marvel Avengers Assemble, Mirror Mirror, The Cabin in the Woods, Wrath of the Titans on May 1, 2012 |
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Movies seen in April:
Mirror Mirror: miscast and poorly written but sumptuous looking with a great concept.
Wrath of the Titans: better than Clash of the Titans and benefits from actually having a titan in it. Its still pretty rubbish.
Headhunters: the latest Scandinavian crime thriller is a little lighter than the Millennium trilogy but engaging and enjoyable.
Cold Light of Day: flawed and unoriginal action thriller. It has some good moments but nothing you haven’t seen before.
Battleship: dumb action movie from the Transformers mould. Not as good as Transformers but better than its two sequels. It even includes a couple of laments of the board game.
The Cabin in the Woods: superior Meta-Horror best viewed with no prior knowledge. Even avoid the trailer if you can.
Lockout: another dumb action B movie but this one gets away with all its faults because it is great fun.
Marley: documentary exploring the life, love and most importantly the music of Bob Marley. It isn’t this years Senna, but it isn’t far off.
Gone: when the police don’t believe her a young woman takes matters into her own hands to find her missing sister. A thin implausible plot but Amanda Seyfried is good as always.
Marvel Avengers Assemble (re-titled in the UK to avoid confusion with The Avengers): Joss Whedon has done the impossible. Bringing a disparate group of characters together to create an exciting and entertaining movie with just the right blend of action and comedy.
Headhunters, The Avengers, Cabin In The Woods and Marley are all better films, but movie of the month is about more than just been the best. For being surprisingly good and being great fun, the movie of the month is: Lockout.
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