The Castaways (2020) Movie Review ‘Enjoyable Animation’

The Castaways – Enjoyable Animation


Director: Francesco Dafano, Luca Della Grotta

Writer: Francesco Dafano, Andrea Nobile (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Rossy de Palma, Dave Willis, Marc Thompson, Tyler Bunch, Sam Haft, Billy Bob Thompson

Plot: Boxes, bottles, cans. Garbage. Abandoned, ignored, inert. Until nightfall. Slim is a resigned cardboard box. but his fate changes when a kid toy box, Spark, involves him and his pals in an adventure that will change their life forever.

Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Castaways starts when a new piece of garbage Spark, finds himself needing to learn quick of Slim about the world that he has found himself in, and when the suckers turn up, they go out of the safety of the kitchen they hide in, the find themselves in the open streets, on the run.

Slim reluctantly looks to help Spark find a safe place, a fable place, where he will need to fight against the Predators who hunt around for trash to destroy.

Thoughts on The Castaways

ThoughtsThe Castaways is a fun little animation movie that dives into the magic of Toy Story, with the idea that trash items will find themselves needing to fight for their lives despite being thrown out by humans. Creating an underworld society there they look to get on with their lives, but know the dangers if they are caught. This is told in a way that will give us an unlikely group of characters coming together for the better good, while the evil figures might well look like a traditional big shader figures. With each location we get to enter into a location where the strangest places to find trash hiding away from the world. This is a story that has everything going for it with the journey being made, characters filled with good, to create a film that the whole family can enjoy and get the message about recycling in.

Signature Entertainment presents The Castaways on Digital Platforms on 15th November

Final Thoughts The Castaways is an animation movie the whole family can enjoy.

ABC Film Challenge – Adventure – G – Mission to Mars (2000) Movie Review

This is under G because of Gary Sinise.

Director: Brian De Palma

Writer: Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Graham Yost (Screenplay) Lowell Cannon, Jim Thomas, John Thomas (Story)

Starring: Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O’Connell, Peter Outerbridge

Plot: When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.

Tagline – Getting there was the easy part.

Runtime: 1 Hour 54 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Mission to Mars starts when Luke Graham (Cheadle) first manned mission to Mars takes a turn for the worst, with everyone losing contact with him, leading to a rescue mission being put together with Woody (Robbins), Terri (Nielsen), Phil (O’Connell) and recovering astronaut Jim McConnell (Sinise).

With the new crew following the book, they too find themselves in need of rescue, as the two crews look to get to the bottom of the mystery about what has been happening on Mars.

Thoughts on Mission to Mars

ThoughtsMission to Mars is a sci-fi adventure movie that keeps the science behind the travel simple, the mission, just being about setting up a base camp, doing research, nothing complicated, only with the events of what happens, being the driving force of the story. The idea that people would want to recover data from an incident does make sense, as it would mean the same mistakes won’t happen again. Being like this, certain bigger moments do feel like they are kept from being cinematic, which is both good and bad thing, as it could leave the story going either way depending on the audience. The mystery about what happened on Mars is the most interesting, as it all goes in a very strange direction, one not everyone would have seen coming. We do have a great cast here with Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle and Connie Nielsen making the most of their time to shine, while giving grounded performances to what is happening. This is a film that might not ever hit the heights of other sci-fi movies with the action, but the slower approach gives us something fresh to watch.

Final Thoughts Mission to Mars is a great logical look at human history through one mission.

Becoming the G.O.A.T. The Tom Brady Story (2021) Movie Review ‘By the Book Documentary’ 

Becoming the G.O.A.T. The Tom Brady Story – By the Book Documentary 


Director: Johannes Guttenkunst

Plot: Tom Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback of all time with stats that surpass even Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino. With seven Super Bowl rings and a legendary 60-plus MPH rocket arm, he is the GOAT. Learn the backstory of how this champion rose to the top from his childhood friends, high school and college teammates, coaches, and fellow NFL players.

Runtime: 1 Hour 7 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Thoughts on Becoming the G.O.A.T.: The Tom Brady Story

ThoughtsBecoming the G.O.A.T.: The Tom Brady Story is a documentary that will see how Tim Brady rose to super stardom in American Football, with interviews from his high school coaches and teammates, before he entered the professional game, not at the top, as just a number in the draft, not a first choice, meaning he would need to earn his stripes to make it to the top. With plenty of interviews from the people Tom has played for or with, we get to see the impact he had on their careers, seeing how the steady determined Eddie would go on to make history, without bringing too much flash about his life. When it comes to sports documentary, it would have been nice to see more of the major plays, incidents that made Tom the global superstar, rather a few pictures, which will go down to rights on the footage, but to highlight how amazing the plays were meant to be, we need a visual of what these moves were. If you are a die hard Tom Brady fan or even NFL fan, most of this you would already know, which why this does come off on the more basic side, not getting into enough of the true drive and desire from the history maker.

Final Thoughts Becoming the G.O.A.T.: The Tom Brady Story is a by the book documentary of one of the greatest athletes the world has seen.