I did not expect this to live up to the hype – but I cannot help but rave about it! This is one of the rare films that should be seen on the biggest screen as possible – the visuals are fantastic, both the effects and ultra close-up filming. That doesn’t mean I’m sold on 3D anymore than normal – in my opinion a floating pen, a teardrop and shrapnel fragments do not warrant the discomfort of the glasses and the lighter wallet – but see it in IMAX anyway for the sheer scope. The film itself is perfectly paced – making this an awesome experience rather than an outsider observation. It achieves real tension and excitement. This is ninety minutes on a theme park ride – and you will want to jump right back into it if you can. Warning – it will be significantly lost on a small screen – so shell out now!
The Bigger Boat: 4.5/5
This film is very worthy of all the awards that came it’s way. It is a great looking film, very well acted my Clooney and Bullock and it builds the tension very well. You have to be a fan of Sandra though to really love this film as for 75% of it she is the only person on screen. My issue is that I am not a big fan of the Bullock. She does a great job of holding the “will she make it” tension and all the way through the effects are great right up to the end. Not sure I would rush to watch it again but it is certainly an enjoyable 90 minutes.
Truffle Shuffler: 3.5/5