Archive for Film Titles: W – 9
47 Ronin Review
by Film Fan
on August 2, 2014
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47 Ronin Review

With Neo Reaves being the king of wooden acting this film role is ideal for him.  Reaves play a “halfling” in this mystical romp which boils down to a good old revnge story.  It is entertaining enough with some decent set pieces but don’t watch it for the acting or plot twists as you will be disappointed. It will help bring Japenese film to the fore and there are some good points to the film such as the settings, the directors take on the action is good and well done but it is nothing new or different.

Truffle Shuffler: 2.5/5

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2 Guns Review
by Thinkers in Business
on July 13, 2014
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2 Guns Review

I enjoyed this film as you get what it says on the tin. It is a typical action romp, goodies versus baddies! Walberg and Washington have good banter and chemistry and the film kicks along at a good pace throughout. You can see the ending coming a mile away but as long as you fancy an easy to watch no brainer then you will be happy. Plus, there is a great supporting role by Bill Paxton and a film with the Paxton in is always worth a watch.

Truffle Shuffler: 3/5

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review
by Film Fan
on May 28, 2014
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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

At the end of the day this is an X-Men film which means those that like X-Men will like this those that don’t wont watch it.  It is a superior X-Men film and a great mix of the new and old characters.  It moves on from First Class and makes the Last Stand pretty pointless (having Vinne Jones in it really sealed its quality!) but it nicely ties up the previous films to the new ones.  The action is great and some good humour in there also. The are some big plot holes but if you get past that and sit back it is a great X-Men film and will keep you entertained all the way through.

Truffle Shuffler: 3.5/5

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Welcome to the Punch Review
by Film Fan
on April 26, 2014
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Welcome to the Punch Review

Many British gangster films feel the same, look the same and end the same.  I would love to say this was different, but it isn’t.  The main problem with this is that you know who the “baddie” is the minute they walk on screen and when it gets towards the end you already know what is going to happen.  Mark Strong plays his normal character and James X-Men is totally mis-cast as the main man, action cop. It’s not an awful film but it is a film you will have seen many times before as there is nothing original in there.

Truffle Shuffler: 2/5

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White House Down Review
by Film Fan
on March 14, 2014
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White House Down Review

This is basically Olympus has Fallen but with worse acting, worse plot and worse effects.  Olympus has Fallen was decent, this is not! Every element of cheese is in this film for you to savour, annoying know it all kid, hero dad, hero President, by numbers baddie’s and topped of by some shocking special effects.  I wonder if Jamie Foxx and James Woods knew what they were getting into to agree to be in this film?  Or was the pay day was a big one?  If you want to watch an all American, save the day, save the President film then Olympus is the one.  White House Down, I felt very down having spent 2 hours watching it!

Truffle Shuffler 0.5/5

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World War Z

Great film (the extended cut on blu-ray adds a bit more zombie action which is good) and great fun to watch.  It is not a typical zombie movie, more of an action movie with a zombie theme. Brad Pitt is decent as the main lead (not sure he needs to have long hair though?!) and the film moves along at a good pace. The set pieces (especially the zombies climbing the wall) are good and well done. The one thing that lets it down is the ending which seems to be setting it up for a sequal, that i doubt will happen.

The Truffle Shuffler: 4/5

 

A much smarter approach to a Zombie film than expected – mixed with genuinely exciting action.  The hugely effective structure moves you from one stunning set piece to another – with enough of a break between to develop the story and give you time to take it all in.  The pacing is spot on.  It is a very well shaken cocktail of 28 Days Later and Contagion – a ‘real-life’ approach – where Z’s spread like a virus.  As long as you accept Pitt is the luckiest man on the planet – this is a film you may want to watch again and again. (The Blu-Ray release includes an extra 8 minutes – mainly extending the gore and horror of scenes chopped for lower certification at the cinema. It does improve the film by making it seem more complete.)

 The Bigger Boat: 4/5

 

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Ideas for Team Building Activities:

The end of the world scenario has been played out many times – but this film got the pacing and set pieces spot on. If you watched it and wondered if how you would respond and fancy an opportunity to put yourself and your colleagues to the test – we aimed for the same structure, intensity and challenge level in our Bunkered event. It requires a careful mix of strategic planning, instant problem solving and risk taking to succeed. Something so well demonstrated by the somewhat overly lucky Pitt in this movie. Unfortunately, there is no luck in our team building day – just skill and judgement.

Zero Dark Thirty
by Film Fan
on December 7, 2013
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Zero Dark Thirty

I wasn’t sure I would like this as I hated the Hurt Locker and it is from same person – but I actually liked this. It was interesting and gripping throughout and Jessica Chastain is brilliant as the lead. It is of course very American so very much their side of events. It is slightly too long and does drag a bit in the middle, but stick with it and it is a decent film about a very interesting and historic event.

The Truffler Shuffler:  3/5

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