Fantastic Four(2015)

Well what can I say about this film. It was a good film. That’s all I can say. It is unfortunate that it has been getting bad reviews etc., Well unfortunately I can agree. Another friend of mine was saying that their’s action for about 5mins, how true is that. Great action between Victor/Doom() and the Four, namely: Reed(); Johnny Storm/BABE(Michael Jordan); Ben(Jamie….);Sue(); Great action, that only lasted for about 5 or 10mins if even that. The rest was all about the science aspect and the lead up to the aftermath. Like the original actually dealt with plenny of Action, no doubt, it also dealt with when the Four get infected, how they deal with it, and not only that how the PUBLIC deal with that. This film, ie the Reboot, did not deal with any of that. Its like the Four were in seclusion. Β One thing that really lacked was COMEDY. Every form of Marvel I have ever known, has always had some form of Comedy. However this one NOT ONE. I was surprised.

The film starts off with Young Reed and Young Ben trying to build a Teleporter for a Science Fair. Franklin Storm sees this and he and Sue, daughter of Franklin actually want the idea. So they go ahead. I was a bit lost with the government aspect. So then Reed is introduced to Victor/Doom who is said to have started the whole thing. My precious bundle of joy Johnny Storm(son of Franklin) is out car racing and gets into a car accident. So his father collects him and recruits him into helping the rest of the crew, to build this Teleporter. During a one night drunken encounter, Johnny, Reed and Victor. Ben(whom Reed rings him) go through the teleporter with a view of Going through and back within the night. However things go drastically wrong because Reed sticks his hand in some gueye stuff and it explodes. Everyone gets infected. Johnny has become the Human Fireball, Ben the Rock, Reed the Extender and Sue who discovers their ploy, also gets infected when they arrive back on Earth and it explodes. Sue has Invisibility capability. Reed then disappears claiming he is trying to get back to the way he was and the rest of them for that matter. Sue and Ben are tasked by the government to get Reed back. So afterwards when everyone is together, they now have to face their NOW rival former friend Victor or now known as Doom. Then the Four now need a new place and face the Government. Cleverly done I must say when the Government say “What happens if we say no”, Ben/The Thing seen as saying I think its best you say Yes and My precious Johnny says”Just say Yes”.

 

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The film opens up with 5 Days after Civil War ends, or suppose to have. Something goes down and the blame is put on Ben’s (Cage) father or grandfather. So we assume our places whereby to free the father, they have to find the book and to find that we have to get the clues. Ben has to “Kidnap the President of the United States(Greenwood)”. I found this sequel much better ACTION, however, the title of the sequel could be revisited as in the first one, they had a set goal of looking for a map, they found it, then the clues. Whereas this one they were looking for a Book of Secrets, BUT the clues were ELSEWHERE, meaning where was the need for the book? Music was wonderful a pleasure to listen to in the background. The President of the United States gives the crew a Presidential Pardon for Ben’s grandfather . They were “accredited for this discovery”.

 

 

Jurassic World

Plot was quite simple actually. hahaha. I found it very good actually. In that with the dinosaur actions. The plot being a new theme park is opened. However the dinosaurs are actually Genetically Modified. IT gets a bit too scientific for my liking. So then one of the Dinosaurs a Mother of a …… escapes, and causes havoc. One of the creators ie the scientists is asked what components was created to make the dinosaur. They fail to answer the question, however it is then soon realsied that it is a Raptor. There were three Raptors that Owen(Pratt) was “socialising” or rearing, something like that. Then came along Claire(Howard) who is a sister to Karen(Greer) is asked to look after Zack(Robinson) and Gray(Simpkins), who is a Business woman and simply don’t have time for both Zack and Gray. Human tragedy brings all the family closer together. I enjoyed the film emmensley. The sound effects and CGI WOW, especially when “more teeth” were required in that Claire brought along another Mother of a……and the original was brought down by a Sea Monster. So yeah it was fantastic. ON the edge of me seat.

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Music score was fantastic. You don’t really have to have had to see the previous sequels of Mad Max. Excellent. As one of my mates says, You weren’t short of action. Plot was not as clear, but from what I could get, was Furiosa(Theron), was asked by Immortan(Keays-Byrne), to deliver or collect, can’t recall. She instead went off course to East. Where Max(Hardy) comes in, I don’t understand. I take it was captured, and he escaped, but was recaptured. So while Immortal’s men were after Furiosa, Nux(Hoult) said he’d keep Max’s blood, something like that. One thing I never understood, was why was Max getting vision of a young girl etc., etc.,

 

Spooks: The Greater Good

You’d have to have seen the TV Series Spooks. It was enjoyable, don’t get me wrong. Your usual everyday criminal film. A guy escapes another. A guy is released, while being transferred. The blame is put on the inside. The guy on the inside, is himself struck off. My apologies for the lack of plot. As I says, you have to have seen the TV Series Spooks. I don’t even know the characters names. haahha. Great action otherwise. Tagline: “MI5(Mission Impossible series) Meets BOurne series.

 

Big Game

This film was on my to see list. Now what I had expected. Kinda weird if you get me. Even on my breakfast show I watch Ireland AM, during the Movie reviews segment, the reviewer gave it a generous 2 out of 5.Plot was simple, I’ll give it that. The President of the US(Jackson) is on the hunt by terrorist. Simple. For those who haven’t see it, which I can’t see that many seeing it, I won’t tell anything. There was a hunting aspect to it. The film is set in Finland where apparently Hunting is done quite alot. I was sickened by that. Any of my Vegan friends especially, and also Vegetarian’s NOT recommended.

 

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The film starts of with the “Twins” and we also note that the twins are master to a guy from Iron Man 4 ie the Mandarin, well the Mandarin’s helper. One of the twins Quicksilver/PIetro Maximoff(Johnson), I instantly fell in love. Quicksilver superhero is he can travel at the speed of light. The other twin – Wanda Maximoff(Olsen), can manipulate minds etc., The Ultron(Spader) is born via Tony Stark(Downey Jr.) and THe Hulk(Ruffalo). Things get a bit eary thou when the pack of em are partying the night away, we see JArvis(Bettany) being killed by Ultron.

So all in all, the Avengers reuinite against Ultron. I found the film in general good. NOT the best of the series. Iron Man, Captain America(Evans), Hawkeye(Renner), Black Widow(Johanssen). Samuel L Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury.

Two faults, I found about the film. One being, I actually at one stage thought I was watching Terminator series. With Terminator it was Man V Machine. Nothing different. The only difference was the plot. END OF.

And the second being, I felt a bit sad that e.g Hawkeeys’ character is gone, as he’s a family now. etc., Im allergic to change. haahah.

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