Top 5 Guilty Pleasures Films

Today I am going to be looking at my guilty pleasure films, these films are not everyone’s favourites and a lot didn’t get the best reviews but for some reason I just like being able to sit back and enjoy them. These are not my all-time favourite films before you think I have bad taste, these are ones I don’t mind praising for doing what they advertise to do, entertain.

I ask you the question what are your guilty pleasure films?

5. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)evil

A warrior seeking revenge unleashes a deadly virus in Harvardville. Responding to the threat are former special forces members Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who look to bring down a mutated monster before history repeats itself.

This is the animated version of the game franchise and this managers to stay a lot truer to the source material.

4. The Mummy (1999) & The Mummy Returns (2001)mummy

The Mummy -An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

The Mummy Returns -The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.

These two films are just two of the most entertaining ones I have seen, it might come off cheesy popcorn stuff but I could sit through these two many a time.

3. 30 Days of Night (2007)night

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Taking the vampire genre in a newer direction than the Twilight Saga did we actually end up getting one of the bloodiest vampire films of all time and can be enjoyed over and over.

2. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)repo

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

This rock musical horror has some of the catchiest tunes you will hear in modern musicals as well as being filled with blood and gore. The final half of the film is just brilliant and the songs a full on emotional roller coasters.

1. Wreck It Ralph (2012)wreck

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfil his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

With this film coming out in 2012 I have somehow seen this 20-30 times with ease, it is just a film that is on I have to watch to the end, this is easily one of my favourite animated films of all time and I could watch over and over.

The Mummy Returns (2001)

Director: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Dwayne Johnson, Freddie Boath, Patricia Velasquez, Alun Armstrong, Adewale Akinnuoye-Adbaje, Shaun Parkes

This time we start even further back in ancient Egypt with the Scorpion King (Dwayne Johnson) as a warrior who is about to loses a war and is exiled to the desert, on the brink off death he make a deal with Anubis to defeat all his foes, Anubis accepts and sends an unbeatable army who conquer all. After this the Scorpion King is taken in to a bracelet where he must wait to be awaken when someone puts on his bracelet.

Almost forgotten from history Evy (Rachel Weisz) Rick (Brendan Fraser) and their son Alex (Freddie Boath) locate the Scorpion King’s bracelet better known as Bracelet of Anubis are return to the rather posh mansion where they meet Jonathan (John Hannah) pretend to be Rick to impress a woman. Back in another part of Egypt an expedition to Hamanutra to recover the remains of Imhetop (Aronld Vosloo) lead by Baltus Hafez (Alun Armstrong) a curator at the London museum and Meela Nais (Patricia Velasquez) who seems to know too much information. After locating the body and the book of the dead they head back to London to steal the bracelet of Anubis from the O’Connell’s.

Alex trying to hide that he opened the case with the bracelet put its on and is shown a location. Lock-Nah (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and his men kidnap Evy and steal the case of the bracelet of Anubis leaving Rick, John, Alex and Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr) to go and save her. As we learn some of the consequences of Alex putting on the bracelet just the apocalypse this time.

After Baltus Hafez, Meela Nais and Lock-Nah bring Imhotep back to life and he in return brings some mummies back to life to kill Rick and Ardeth Bay for saving Evy, we have a great chase through London in double Decker bus fighting these mummies before Lock-Nah kidnaps Alex after figuring out he has the bracelet and they head off back to Egypt. Rock. Evy and Arbeth bay follow and with the help of an old buddy of Rick’s Izzy (Shaun Parkes) they race across Egypt to find their son and save the world again by stopping the Scorpion King and his army rising from the dead.

We get a lot more reincarnation back story learning how some characters are more important to each other than the original lead us to believe. With some stunning landscapes this is one sequel that could actually be considered better than the original. Also having back story between Lock-Nah and Ardeth Bay gives scenes with the two of them have a nice added tension.

As an action adventure fan i would consider this one of my favourites knowing nearly all the lines shows how many times i have watched this movie with incredible re watch value. Strong story line gives all watching something to keep them interested but you may need to check out The Mummy (1999) to understand all relationships fully.

My overall rating is 95%