Sharknado (2013)

logoDirector: Anthony C. Ferrante

Writer: Thunder Levin (Screenplay)

Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Alex Arleo, Neil H. Berkow

 

Plot: When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

 

Verdict: Entreatingly Delicious

 

Story: When you go into a film sometimes you just need to suspense your disbelief. This film is perfect example for that, it is a crazy storyline that comes off ridiculously entertaining. It’s not difficult to pick up its just simply sharks in tornadoes and a group of people trying to outrun them and save the city before it gets completely overrun. It is full of entertaining characters that other disaster films fail to create and by doing this you really don’t know who will get pick off next. Watch it as a fun film and you will enjoy. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Ian Ziering: Fin champion surfer and bar owner who leads a group of survivors across the city to save his family, he knows how to predict the waves and counter sharks attacks. Good lead performance who lets the rest of the characters feed of his ideas.  (7/10)

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Tara Reid: April Fin’s ex-wife who wants to keep him away from his family as she believes he is a let-down, but soon tags along for the ride being the downer character. Let’s face it Tara isn’t the best actress around and this performance shows why. (4/10)

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John Heard: George a regular in Fin’s bar who leaves with his favourite bar stool, which turns into his weapon of choice against the sharks. He gets some funny lines in during his short spell with the group. (7/10)

 

Cassandra Scerbo: Nova one of Fin’s employees at the bar who also has a crush on him, when the sharks start to attack Nova is the one who kicks all their asses. Good performance turning what looks like an innocent naïve girl into a kick ass scene stealer. (8/10)

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Jaason Simmons: Baz a friend of Fin’s who joins on the adventure, he is also a surfer and full of one liners. Good supporting performance offering a lot of comic relief. (7/10)

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Director Review: Anthony C. Ferrante – Turns a barmy idea into one of the most entertaining films to date a full blown sit down enjoy film. (7/10)

 

Horror: Sharks in Tornadoes do I need to say anything else? (9/10)

Settings: LA being destroyed has happened before but this way makes each scene look more devastating. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Asylum as known for poor special effects in purpose. (3/10)

Suggestion: This is a must watch as it falls into the category of so bad its good. (Watch)

 

Best Part: Nova, helicopter, watch to see why.

Worst Part: Tara Reid.

Action Scene Of The Film: The final take down of the tornadoes.

Funniest Scene: Nova’s final appearance.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Has one

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $1 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

Tagline: Enough Said!

 

Overall: Fun Entertaining Enjoyable

Rating 75

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Interstellar (2014)

logoDirector: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan (Screenplay)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow

 

Plot: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

 

Warning! There will be spoilers from now on.

 

Verdict: Modern Space Masterpiece

 

Story: We start by following our hero Cooper as he struggles to keep his farm running while the Earth’s resources continue to dwindle. Cooper’s family starts to get weird messages that he puts together into a message that leads him to NASA. Cooper learns about a mission that could save the remaining people on Earth. The mission involves leaving his family for an unknown amount of time while he travels with a crew through a wormhole in search for another potential world for the human race to move to.

I have been waiting for this one all year and I wasn’t disappointed, the story aims to challenge us because we are asked plenty of questions. Even though the film is about searching for a new world the core storyline is actually about our hero wanting to keep his promise to his daughter even if it takes her lifetime. With that coming through as the main storyline the bigger picture sometimes get neglected as a few of the scientific questions remained unanswered.  This story will end up testing you and keep you guessing from start to finish, this is what will end up going down as the best sci-fi space based film since 2001 Space odyssey. (10/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Matthew McConaughey: Cooper our hero who lives and works on one of the few remaining farms along with his two children and father in law. He was always meant for something bigger but as his father in law states he was born 40 years to late or 40 years to early. When he gets a chance to fly the spacecraft to save the human race he is faced with a moral dilemma of leaving his family to save everyone. Matthew gives a great performance showing why he is on everyone’s most wanted list in Hollywood. (9/10)

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Anne Hathaway: Amelia daughter of Professor Brand who has all the intelligence to be on the mission but has never faced the real situation where she has to make decisions that could define the mission. Anne gives a good performance as what turns into the weak link of the team. (8/10)

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Mackenzie Foy/Jessica Chastain: Murph both playing different ages of Murph who have always challenged in science while keeping hate towards Cooper for leaving them behind. They both give great performance even if they both have only limited screen time. (8/10)

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Matt Damon: Dr Mann the brilliant Dr Mann as the crew know him as, he lead 12 astronauts through the wormhole with each looking to visit a different potential world. He comes off strange when our crew meets him but he ends up not being everything they thought he would be. Matt gives a good performance as the lone astronaut who just wants to survive. (8/10)

 

Support Cast: Filled with scientists, generations of Cooper’s family, two robots with one having a very dry sense of humour and fellow astronauts that all make up the support cast. Every member gives a great performance to help the storyline progress and make us care about every decision that is made.

 

Director Review: Christopher Nolan – In years to come I believe people will still be talking about this for pure quality, The Dark Knight will always be remembered for Heath Ledger’s performance and Inception for be a brain twister, this will be the one that people will look back and praise the direction as the subject has always come off short but this will be compared to the greatest for years to come. (10/10)

 

Sci-Fi: Brilliant sci-fi elements used throughout, looking at a future world we need to leave as well as the look at potential interstellar travel. (10/10)

Cinematography: Simply breathe taking. (10/10)

Music: Hans Zimmer the greatest in the business today gives another brilliant use of music. (10/10)

Settings: Each setting makes a great viewing be it the bleak look at Earth of the distance places the crew travel too. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Unbelievable special effects used throughout to make everything come off as potential real. (10/10)

Suggestion: Even though it comes off slightly long this film will be something will talk about for years and is a must watch for everyone. (Watch)

 

Best Part: The heart breaking missed messages from the 23 years lost in a matter of hours.

Worst Part: Slightly too long but it would be hard to figure out anything to be cut down.

Lessons Learned: Always think outside the box

Funniest Scene:  TARS dry comedy

Oh My God Moment: The spinning attachment.

Favourite Quote: Cooper ‘We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.’

 

Believability: The science is real and the effects that the Earth goes through. (7/10)

Chances of Tears: You could have a few. (4/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: 2001 A Space Odyssey

 

Oscar Chances: Could clean up the technical awards, Cinematography, Music.

Budget: $165 Million

Runtime: 2 Hours 49 Minutes

Tagline: The end of Earth will not be the end of us

 

Overall: This Generations A Space Odyssey

Rating 95

Trailer Alert – The Device

Plot – Two sisters discover a strange object of alien origin.

Release Date: Non set for UK

Questions:

Will this be a psychological thriller?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 60%

My Guess Rating – 50%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No