Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead (2009)

logoDirector: Declan O’Brien

Writer: Connor James Delaney (Screenplay) Alan B McElroy (Characters)

Starring: Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin, Christian Contreras, Jake Curran, Tim McKay, Charles Venn, Tamer Hassan, Jack Gordon

 

Plot: When the transfer bus crashes somewhere in West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter while on the run from cannibalistic hillbilly freaks.

 

Verdict: Poor

 

Story: We start by following four friends travelling down river, when they get attacked by the cannibals, with one surviving the attack. Switching straight to the correctional facility we meet out next group of convicts and guards who are transferring a dangerous criminal along with some run of the mill criminals. After the bus gets run off the road by the cannibals both the guards, prisoners and lone survive from the first attack have to team up to survive.group

This one ended up giving me mixed feelings; first we have the opening attack which does include the most graphic kill which is good. The idea I have to maybe cheer for criminals doesn’t help, along with the cannibals I feel this is overweighed with villainous characters. The lack of cannibals takes away what was created in the second which showed us we could be seeing a community rather than just a couple. It is rather easy to predict who will get picked off next which disappoints as the rest have always left us wondering which it will be. In the end I feel this is a step back from the improvements the second one gave us. It turns into a very bog standard horror that uses CGI to try and shock with the kills. (5/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Tom Frederic: Nate on his last day before he gets to go onto law school, he is in control of the transfer and the only one who knows the true identity of the undercover officer. He tries his best to be the hero and not let the prisoners escape, while the group try to survive the cannibals. Tom gives a solid performance but never convinces in the lead role. (5/10)

 

Janet Montgomery: Alex lone survivor of the opening attack before running into the prison bus group, guiding them to potential escape. Janet does ok with what little her character has to work with. (5/10)

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Gil Kolirin: Floyd one of the criminals on the transfer working for Chavez. He becomes the aggressive member of the team but Chavez keeps him under control. Gill gives an ok supporting performance as the stereotypical aggressive prisoner. (5/10)

 

Jake Curran: Crawford loud mouth quick talking prisoner on the transfer. He is a car thief that believes he can steal any car. Jake does a solid supporting performance as a disposable character. (5/10)

 

Tamer Hassan: Chavez the high profile criminal being transferred after he plans his escape during the transfer, but when it gets changed he has a back-up plan. Perfect roles for Tamer as he can play gangster in his sleep. (7/10)

 

Tom McKay: Brandon a wrongfully convicted criminal or so he says, he is the voice of reason for the trigger happy Chavez but will he prove more important by the end. Tom gives a solid performance as the man of mystery in the team. (6/10)

 

Support Cast: Be it the cannibals or the other victims in the crash they all perform well and offer disposable character to help keep our hero alive.

 

Director Review: Declan O’Brien – Doesn’t give the franchise the direction it was heading in and in the end disappoints with an average horror. (5/10)

 

Horror: Blood and gore continues to flow throughout, but it turns into hunted film rather than a survive battle. (8/10)

Thriller: You don’t get invested in the characters as much as you could. (5/10)

Settings: Isolation created and the lost feeling works for the horror genre. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Nearly all the kills are CGI and you can see it, what happened to the practical effects? (3/10)

Suggestion: If you are a fan of the franchise than give it a watch otherwise, don’t bother watching it as a solo film. (Franchise Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: The end is funny and out of place but does surprise.

Worst Part: Bad CGI

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Still has 3 more sequels to come

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes

Tagline: Which Detour Will You Take?

 

Overall: Down the Slope or Quality we go

Rating 55

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

logoDirector: James Cameron

Writer: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr (Screenplay)

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen, Joe Morton,

 

Plot: Almost 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he’s still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun.

 

Verdict: Instant Classic

 

Story: Returning from the future the Terminator is here for good this time. This makes a good twist as we have Terminator versus T-1000 a much more advanced Terminator. The fight for the future is all put together very well with both parties aiming for the same target to stop the end of the world in the future and stop the rise of the machines. Even with such a detailed story it is easy to watch and simple to keep up with everything, we don’t have any twists that make us question what is happening, it is all linear and this works to its advantage as it has become one of the best sci-fi action films of all time. (10/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Terminator a killing machine sent back from the future, this time he is sent to protect John Connor rather than take out Sarah. He has turned into the perfect bodyguard and will not give up until John is safe from all the enemies around. Great performance from Arnold with this role made for him to shine in. (10/10)

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Linda Hamilton: Sarah Connor stuck in a mental home after what happened during the first film, no one believes her so she plays to escape but the Terminators are both after her. She reluctantly teams up with the same Terminator model who tried to kill her to take down Cyberdyne before the machines start to rise. Great performance making her a true action star leading lady. (10/10)

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Edward Furlong: John Connor the feisty 10 year old who one day will lead the resistance against the machines, he is the target of the T-1000 but has his own guardian angel sent back to protect him in the Terminator. He is smarter than most kids his age showing computer hacking skills years ahead of time. Good performance from Edward as the would be hero, but this would end up being the highlight of his career. (9/10)

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Robert Patrick: T-1000 the ruthless emotionless machine sent back in time to kill John Connor, this machine has the ability to flow through anything in its liquid form and also becomes nearly impossible to destroy. Brilliant performance from Robert, creating one of the most memorable villains in film history. (10/10)

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Director Review: James Cameron – The ground breaking film maker continues to show his skill for directing with a truly memorable film. (10/10)

 

Action: The action is none stop and you simply couldn’t guess what the next scene will involve. (10/10)

Sci-Fi: Great look at the bleak future and how to stop it happening. (10/10)

Thriller: You have to know what is going to happen all the way through. (10/10)

Settings: Each setting is used perfectly to create more tension and opportunities to create more action. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Brilliant use of special effects here and most importantly they have yet to date. (10/10)

Suggestion: This is an absolute must watch for everyone, it is one of the best if not the best sci-fi action films of all time. (Watch)

 

Best Part: Effects used to try and stop the T-1000

Worst Part: Nothing

Action Scene Of The Film: The final one, but could easily be the opening John Connor chase.

Kill Of The Film: The T-1000 has plenty of times it would be enough to kill something I will pick the Nitrogen one.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Has Sequels

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: Won 4 Oscars.

Box Office: $520 Million

Budget: $102 Million

Runtime: 2 Hour 17 Minutes

Tagline: Remember the action. Remember the danger. Remember the emotion. Remember the mission. But if you think you’ve seen it all…look again!

Trivia: To date, this is the only sequel to win an Academy Award when the previous movie wasn’t even nominated.

 

Overall: Stunning, Brilliant, Ground Breaking, What More Can You Say?

Rating97

Trailer Alert – Feed the Gods

Plot – Two brothers return to a small mountain town in search of their long lost parents only to discover that the place has a monstrous taste for tourists.

Release Date:  Non set for UK

Questions:

What will the creature be?

Will this have many jump scares?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 50%

My Guess Rating – 65%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)

logoDirector: Joe Lynch

Writer: Turi Meyer, Al Septien (Screenplay) Alan B. McElroy (Characters)

Starring: Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins, Texas Battle, Aleksa Palladino, Daniella Alonso, Steve Braun, Matthew Currie Holmes, Crystal Lowe

 

Plot: A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all.

 

Verdict: Bloodier Sequel

 

Story: We follow a celebrity diva on her way to a reality television pilot, where she takes, yeah you got it a wrong turn and becomes our first victim. We get to meet the rest of the cast now as they get set to record a reality show about survival after the apocalypse. We see how selfish the characters are but the real battle for survival starts when the games begin and the cannibals join in.

Larger cast on both sides of the battle helps the film because we get more confliction, more blood and a larger body count. Saying that we do have to get through a whole host are highly unlikable character with the only ones worth supporting are Dale, Mara and Jake. The story gets to poke a small bit at how ridiculous reality television is now. It could have gone for the found footage angle with all the contestants wearing head camera, but it stays well clear which works well for the film. It really comes off as an improvement from the first film storyline wise feeding into the gorier side of the story. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Erica Leerhsen: Nina part of the game who wants to keep herself to herself, but has to learn to join in to be part of the game and survive. She does get captured but after having help to escape she makes sure the family never feed again. Erica gives an ok performance but I feel she gets lost in the leading lady role. (5/10)

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Henry Rollins: Dale host of the show and ex-army guy, after getting captured early on he used his skills to escape and take out the cannibals before getting to rescue the final two. Henry is the star of the show really, you just want to see his character face the cannibals. (8/10)

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Texas Battle: Jake former college football star whose injuries have left him lacking a career, he enters the game for a chance to show off his athletic skills. He is the honest character who helps everyone out even through another shoulder injury. Texas gives a solid performance as the good guy trying to get back on his feet. (6/10)

 

Aleksa Palladino: Mara producer’s assistant who has to take part in the game after one of the contestants doesn’t show up. She starts to enjoy the idea of the game before being betrayed and killed off. She gives a solid supporting performance but never gets a chance to show her skills. (5/10)

 

Daniella Alonso: Amber solider with excellent survival skills taking part in the game. Even with her survival skills she struggles against the cannibals. Average performance as her character should be better. (4/10)

 

Support Cast: Mostly other members of the game, the crew and the cannibal family, they all add to the story in their own small ways. The cannibals becoming a larger villain than we had first time around.

 

Director Review: Joe Lynch – Increases the level of the film with a bloodier side to the story, large body count and a final shot that really is disturbing. (8/10)

 

Horror: More gore, blood and kills raise the horror rating on this one. (9/10)

Thriller: It loses suspense points mainly because you don’t care about enough characters. (7/10)

Settings: Great use of settings to create the isolation for the characters. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Great special effects used for all the kills throughout the film. (10/10)

Suggestion: This is one for all the horror fans out there, filled with plenty of blood and gore. (Horror Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: Dynamite kill

Worst Part: Annoying characters

Kill Of The Film: It’s in your back pocket dynamite kill

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Has four more sequels in the franchise

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $4 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

Tagline: Dinner Is Served

 

Overall: Improvement on a Solid First Outing

Rating 75

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

logoDirector: Guillermo Del Toro

Writer: Guillermo Del Toro (Screenplay)

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil

 

Plot: In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl Ofelia (Baquero), fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother Carmen (Gil) to live with her new stepfather Vidal (Lopez), a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the centre of the labyrinth. He tells her she’s a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again.

 

Verdict: Fairy-Tale Gold Dust

 

Story: Gothic fairy-tales are few and far between and many people who try to add a dark twist to a fairy-tale end up being dull horrors. This mixes an original story with the horrors of war. The innocence shown by Ofelia during the war times is excellent. The story isn’t just about Ofelia adventure as we also get to follow the difference between the different sides during the war. In conclusion this is a beautiful story that will stay with you forever. (10/10)

 

Actor Reviews

 

Ivana Baquero: Ofelia the little girl who is a princess, but only once she completes three tasks, her innocence during the war works to help her adventure look even more fantasy driven. Great performance from the young actress who gives one of the best child performances of all time. (10/10)

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Sergi Lopez: Vidal the step father who is also the general of the army occupying part of Spain. Vidal is vicious, clever and will not take prisoners. Lopez is brilliant in the villainous role, as he is only the villain in the war side of the story. (10/10)

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Maribel Verdu: Mercedes the lead help in the household, who is also involved against Vidal and his men working with the rebels on the outskirts on the village. Good performance trying to play the good person during the war times. (9/10)

 

Doug Jones: Faono/Pale Man Faono is the guide through the fantasy world while Pale Man is a dark character in the tasks she must complete. Both great characters, performed very well. (9/10)

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Ariadna Gil: Carmen the pregnant mother of Ofelia, who spends most of the film trying to protect her daughter from her new husband. Good performance in the supporting role while her daughter has the adventure.(8/10)

 

Director Review: Guillermo Del Toro – Great direction from Del Toro creating something that will stick with everyone forever. (10/10)

 

Fantasy: The fantasy worlds created is dark, beautiful and stand out. (10/10)

War: The story shines because of the war side of it because it goes against the normal fairy-tale story. (9/10)

Settings: Each setting works brilliantly to help the story get the next level. (10/10)
Special Effects
: The effects are great creating the world’s Ofelia has to go to. (10/10)

Suggestion: This is something everyone should watch, it is that simple. (Watch)

 

Best Part: Pale Man scene.

Worst Part: The casual fans will not like the subtitles.

Scariest Scene: Pale Man

Believability: The war side is, while the fairy-tale is an escape during it. (5/10)

Chances of Tears: Maybe a few (3/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: Won 3 Oscars in Achievement in Cinematography, Art Direction and Make Up. Also nominated for another 3 Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film.

Box Office: $83,258,226

Budget: $19 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 52 Minutes

Tagline: An imaginative gothic fairy-tale for adults set in Spain during World War II

Trivia:Received 22 minutes of applause at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Overall: Brilliant Gothic Fairy Tale

Rating 97

Star Focus – Melissa McBride

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Age: 49

Number of Roles: 23

Biggest Role: Carol – The Walking Dead

Debut Role: Television – Matlock (1993) Film – Mutant Species (1995)

Early Career: While making her television in 1993 Melissa went on to make a string of guest appearance in shows along with television movies. None of these seem to lead to anyone giving her a true lead role in television or film.

Television Roles:

  • Matlock (1993)
  • In the Head of the Night (1994) 2 Episodes
  • American Gothic (1995)
  • Profiler (1996)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1997) 2 Episodes
  • Dawson’s Creek (1998), (2003) 2 Different Characters
  • Conan (2013)
  • The Walking Dead (2010 – 2015)

2000 – 2009: With two performances in ‘The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys’ (2002) and guest appearance in ‘Dawson’s Creek’ it seems like Melissa took a break for the first half of noughties. Making a comeback in a supporting role in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist (2007) and her character is involved with the arguable the biggest shock in recent film history. This would be her highlight of the first decade of the 2000s.

The Mist

The Mist

Break Out Role: Carol – The Walking Dead

2010 Onwards: In 2010 Frank Darabont started a show ‘The Walking Dead’ and he decided to cast three of ‘The Mist’ cast in the show. Carol is still going strong in the show while the others two are no longer involved. Also in 2014 she appeared in the film ‘The Reconstruction of William Zero’.

Next Big Role: Nothing planned

My Favourite Role: Carol from Season 4 onwards, after the group goes through the difficulties with the Governor, Carol steps up to teach the children how to defend themselves and kill the walkers, she also takes drastic steps to try and stop the spread of a virus. Even though Rick exiles her from the group, she makes a return saving the baby. She also ended up being in the most talked about part of the second half of season 4 with the episode ‘The Grove’. With the start of season five she could easily be considered the second best character next to Daryl after her Terminus rescue.

Season 5 Carol

Season 5 Carol

My Least Favourite Role: Carol from the start of Walking Dead, at the start of the show we see her as a weak character, being pushed around by her abusive husband while trying to protect her daughter. She remains very much a background character through season 1 even after her husband is disposed of. In season 2 we spend the first half of the season looking for her daughter before we find the shocking truth, she always kept herself out of the limelight of the other characters apart from her relationship with Daryl which we never really worked out even to this date. Carol comes off very plain and almost character waiting to be killed off during the first three seasons.

Season 2 Carol

Season 2 Carol

Stars They Work With Often: Frank Darabont

Trailer Alert – June

Plot – A coming-of-rage story about discovering your true self and overcoming your inner demons to find love in a chaotic world.

Release Date:  Non Set in UK

Questions:

Is this another look at a ‘Carrie’ Film?

What type of horror will this include?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 50%

My Guess Rating – 65%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Wrong Turn (2003)

logoDirector: Rob Schmidt

Writer: Alan B McElroy (Screenplay)

Starring: Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Julian Richings

 

Plot: Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by “cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding.”

 

Verdict: Still Want to go to the Woods?

 

Story: We start by seeing two students being taken from the rock climbing exercise followed by the news clippings of all the disappearance over the years. This makes the backstory of the cannibals complete. We then get to follow one of our heroes as he is desperately trying to make his way across country for a big interview, before crashing into five friends who have had a tire blowout. The group split up to try and find help but soon find themselves the latest targets of the cannibals.

When this first hit the screens the genre of cannibals was nowhere to be seen, this put everything back on the map. Though the story is very much the same as the whole stuck in the woods idea of previous times. We do get to see the survival attempts mixed in with the fight against an enemy they didn’t expect to go up against. It is good that we don’t get any silly horror mistakes, with the group trying to stay together; it is also good that we don’t see too much detail about how long everything had been going on, though I would have liked to have seen some potential warning ignored by the groups. In the end it is a solid horror story that never really challenges the audience. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Desmond Harrington: Chris on his way to a big interview when he gets caught up in traffic, he tries to find a back road but ends up crashing into the other group of people. He has to work with these people to find help but ends up join forces fighting to survive. Desmond gives a solid performance as the leading horror man. (7/10)

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Eliza Dushku: Jessie our leading lady who is on the trip with her friends because she has broken up with her boyfriend. She looks out for her friends but if left helpless to help any of them against the cannibals. Eliza does a good job in the leading lady role putting up a fight when she needed too. (7/10)

Support Cast: With the support cast comprising of the disposable friends and the cannibals themselves, each member does a good job to help keep the story rolling.

 

Director Review: Rob Schmidt – Solid direction to bring the cannibal genre back into the modern horror world. (7/10)

 

Horror: Not holding back on the kills as well as showing what the cannibals do with their victim’s works very well for horror levels. (8/10)

Thriller: You do end up getting near the edge of your seat wondering who will make it. (8/10)

Settings: The settings are used very well to create isolation without the completely trapped side for the story. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Good effects used to create the kills and what the cannibals do. (9/10)

Suggestion: This is one for the horror fans out there, they will all enjoy this one. (Horror Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: The group escaping the house.

Worst Part: The supporting friends are too disposable.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Start of a franchise

Post Credits Scene: Near the beginning of the credits there is one.

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $15.4 Million

Budget: $12.6 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

Tagline: It’s the last one you’ll ever take

Trivia: Desmond Harrington broke his ankle and Emmanuelle Chriqui dislocated her shoulder making this film.

 

Overall: If you go down to the woods today, you will become their breakfast

Rating 72

Godzilla (2014)

logoDirector: Gareth Edwards

Writer: Max Borenstein (Screenplay) Dave Callaham (Story)

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Carson Bolde, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathain

 

Plot: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

 

Verdict: Great Monster Movie

 

Story: We start by follow a group investigating a collapse at a mine leading us to see how something big was there. Next we meet our hero who works at a nuclear power plant who has worries about seismic activity around the plant and while a team investigate the power plant has a breech leading to his wife dying. Fast forward 15 years and he is still trying to figure out what caused it, while his son has joined the armed forces and has a family of his own. After our hero gets arrested his son has to fly to Japan to bail him out and in the end joins the investigation to what caused the evacuation. Our hero gets bought into what was once his place of work only to discover that it has been taken over where a creature breaks out of its hiding causing the military to come in to try and stop it. They have to stop the Muto creature before it causes more damage around the world. The powers that be in the military have to let the battle between the creatures and Godzilla happen before it is too late.godzilla

Godzilla is one of those all-time classic monster movies and it is always been down to the beliefs in Japanese culture and after the 1998 film we never saw even a mention of those said beliefs. This time we go back to square one and focus on the idea that Godzilla could well be the saviour of the human race against other monsters. The basic film plays out very easily to follow adds in plenty of conspiracy theories ideas which keep things ready for any potential sequels. The only thing that really annoyed me was the fact Ford just happened to always seemed to be in the right, well in his case wrong place at the time to be involved with the next mission without actually being on active duty. In the end it is a very good story that will be easy to follow for all the fans and pays a lot of respect to the source material. (9/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Ford Brody son of Joe who has grown up to start his own family as well as being a solider, he gets caught up in the middle of his father’s theories and has to face off against both the creatures while trying to get back to his family. He ends up getting caught up in every single mission against the creatures. Aaron does a good job but ends up looking like a very standard solider instead of an over the top action hero, which was good. (8/10)

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Bryan Cranston: Joe Brody seismic expert working on a nuclear power plant, who is trying to investigate why a seemingly identical activity happening but after his wife is killed during the attack he becomes a conspiracy nut. He ends up being correct about what is being hidden and helps offering some of the answers to the government’s problems. Bryan does a good job in the role but I feel we could have seen a lot more from his character. (8/10)

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Elizabeth Olsen: Elle Brody wife of Ford who has spends the first half of the film looking after their child while Ford is trying to get back home. She does a good job but really doesn’t end up doing anything to help the story only offers motivation for Ford. (7/10)

 

Ken Watanabe: Dr Serizawa the man trying to understand the creatures and after years of asking questions he might final understand what is happening, and has to race to stop them spreading all while believing that Godzilla will stop the other creatures. Ken does a good job but ends up coming off as a stereotypical character. (7/10)

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Sally Hawkins: Vivienne Graham assistant who tries to help protect the people from what is happening but it is up to her and Dr Serizawa to get the message across to the trigger happy Americans. Sally does a good job in the supporting role but fails to really make an impact. (7/10)

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Support Cast: Each member of the supporting cast adds to the story as it unfolds giving information to our main characters.

 

Director Review: Gareth Edwards – Gareth shows why he got picked to direct this by showing his brilliance at masking the idea of monsters instead of just having over the top battles. (9/10)

 

Action: Plenty of action going on during the film even with a lot only showing the aftermath we have plenty to enjoy too. (10/10)

Thriller: Keeps you guessing on what will happen and where it will happen next. (9/10)

Settings: Each setting selected adds to the story as we see the destruction being created by the creatures. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Brilliant special effects used to create the creatures and the destruction made. (10/10)

Suggestion: This is one of the block buster that has to be watched because it is near perfect for a modern monster movie. (Watch)

 

Best Part: Godzilla final fight.

Worst Part: The very end is a bit cheesy.

Action Scene Of The Film: Final fight.

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: It has one being talked about.

Opening Credits Rating: The opening credits fill us with backstory on how the nuclear tests had been causing mutation. All good for helping explain the idea of how a ‘Godzilla’ like creature could appear. (10/10)

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: I would expect it to get some Special Effects nominations.

Box Office: $525 Million

Budget: $160 Million

Runtime: 2 Hours 3 Minutes

Tagline: The king arrives

Trivia: Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe,Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were all Gareth Edwards’s first choice for their respective roles. According to Hawkins, “He comes from the performance first, rather than how it looks. I never expected I would be cast in a film like this – and that’s all thanks to Gareth. His cast is really unusual and interesting and people you wouldn’t normally see in this type of film, and I hope it makes for a different type of monster film.”

 

Overall: Monster Movie That Salutes Its Source Material

Rating 90

Trailer Alert – The Better Angel

Plot – The story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.

Release Date:  Non set in UK

Questions:

Will this be in for a shout for an Oscar?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 70%

My Guess Rating – 81%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No