Monday, 11 December 2017

Saw 3D (2010)

The Saw franchise has had its ups and downs but I think it's only with Saw 3D that it hit the bottom. This film is indeed terrible. There isn't a single good thing about it.

Starting from the plot that sees Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) hunting down Jill Tuck (Betsy Russell), Jigsaw's (Tobin Bell) wife, for trying to kill him in the previous movie. Meanwhile, Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flannery), the leader of a Jigsaw survivor support group, is abducted with his wife (Gina Holden) and friends and they are forced to play yet another sick game. 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Arthur Christmas (2011)

I haven't seen many animated Christmas movies. To be honest, I'm not even sure there are a lot of those (suggestions are welcome). Anyway, I haven't really enjoyed those I've seen and I was expecting Arthur Christmas to be another of those but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise.

Arthur (James McAvoy) is Santa's (Jim Broadbent) younger and clumpy son whose happiness depends on seeing kids happy on Christmas. So when he discovers his father's high-tech ship has failed to deliver the present to a little girl, he goes on a mission to save Christmas accompanied by his ageing grandfather, Grandsanta (Bill Nighy), and a rebellious young elf, Bryony (Ashley Jensen).

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

No! Ho! Ho! What a terrible Christmas movie Christmas with the Kranks is. It's not like I had some sort of expectations for this anyway, especially after seeing that scene (impossible to unsee) where Tim Allen is wearing only slips and he is so not rocking a fake tan.

What does that have to do with Christmas? Well, Luther Krank (Tim Allen) and his wife Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to skip Christmas and go on a cruise instead. That's why Mr. Krank gets a tan. Anyway, it's easier said than done, and their friends and neighbours get pretty pissed off. But when their daughter (Julie Gonzalo) and her finacée (René Lavan) decides to come home at the last minute, they must put together a holiday celebration.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

It took me ages, literally, to watch Kingsman: The Secret Service, but when I did I absolutely loved it. It was fun and thrilling, and the leading duo, Taron Egerton and Colin Firth, was fantastic. That's why I had high expectations for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, even though Colin Firth's character supposedly died (I knew he wasn't because of the damn trailer) and I was told it was terrible, one of 2017's worst movies even. It wasn't true for me. It did lack the magic of the original, but I still enjoyed it.

When the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed by  the ruthless drug lady Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore) who is planning on poisoning people with her drug so she can sell the antidote, surviving agents Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) discover an allied spy organization in the US and they must work together to deaf their new common enemy.