Furious 7 (2015) Movie Review – Nice tribute to Paul but movie has 17 minutes worth of good stuff!

I was never big into cars when I was a little nipper,so this movie was never gonna be a big winner for me, I have seen the 1st one and did enjoy the charming talents of Paul Walker vs Vin Diesel’s angry persona, as for Furious 2,3,4,5 & six I managed to luckily escape these films without feeling like I had missed out on anything.

To start with this film is terribly cheesy, you know with the ”Expendables” franchise when they over kill a cheesy line but with there being an inside joke that this film is full of has been action stars, well in this film you have all the cheesy dialogue without there being an inside-joke, it seems every five minutes Jason Stratham,Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel are trying to out cool each other with their unthoughtful one liners!

As for the good in the movie, there are around 17minutes of good stuff surrounded by 2hours of bullshit!,the 17 minutes include some outstanding special effects which includes some ground breaking stunts in Dubai,added to this you have a nice tribute at the end which is sad as well as creepy at the same time, in the way they have edited footage to make it seem like it was a planned goodbye.

5/10

Paul Walker was a very talented actor, my favourite film of his would have to be Road Kill,he shows more of his range in this film and really takes the viewer on dramatic journey!

R.I.P

Maggie (2015) Movie Review – Walking dead without the good bit’s! 3/10

What a strange movie this was, it has the same back story to the huge TV hit ”Walking Dead” the only key difference being no interesting elements to this dour movie version.

Arnold plays a concerned father who needs to look after his bitten daughter before she changes,as an idea before seeing the film I was genuinely excited at the prospect of Arnold running round blowing away Zombies!

The film is so slow you would think you were watching a girl die of cancer and not a Zombie bite,the film took itself FAR to seriously and as a result you have a very dull film that has no redeeming features.

3/10

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Riot Club (2015) Movie Review; A great British movie that portrays posh with balls!

When you say the word posh,most people think of a person who speaks like the queen and acts in a very awkward if not eccentric charming way.

This movie is excellent because it tells the story of some posh students from Oxford who are not concerned about the offence they dish out and are not afraid to talk about the issue’s of class and money,it’s fair to say that this is the first film that has tackled such a subject with such vigour.

As generations have passed there has been a traditional secret club called the Riot club, to be part of this club you must have no limitations,this includes having limitless cash,and a reckless attitude towards responsibility and life!

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this film, the dialogue,the way it was shot, the acting, was all first class, best British movie I have seen in a long time.

8/10

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23 Blast (2015) Movie Review – Heart thumping emotional rollercoaster ride!

I am not a fan of American football, seems like a very disjointed game,too many stop’s and starts for my liking.

That said the following movie is about the tragic true story of a young man who loves the game but is dealt the cruelest of blows when he loses his vision.

The key to this movie being good is striking the right balance if realism and not over caking it on the emotional side,for me the film hits the target on both counts.

A heart-felt story that would move the hardest of men!

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Vice (2015) Movie Review – Bruce Willis will soon be doing TV adverts!

This movie is one of a dozen that Bruce Willis seems to arrogantly lend five minutes of his time to,if you look at the trailer you would think this is a Bruce Willis movie,Bruce does a day worth of filming tops,this cheapens the film and makes you question the integrity of the film.

The story itself is a rip of the film West World,where robots who look like human beings, take on human emotions and fight against they computer programme,the key difference is that in this film you have killers and rapists who come to see these robots so they can live out their dark fantasies.

The film could have been interesting,but there are too many people in this film that struggle in the acting stakes,just when the film warms up and offers an exciting promise of things to come the writer of this film takes the tried and tested formula of filling the screen with action sequences and chases, this soon becomes dull very quickly.

My lasting feeling of the feel is one of disappointment.

AVOID!

John Wick (2015) Movie Review;A great action packed film

One thing that struck me while watching this film is that Keanu starred in one of the biggest action sci-fi’s of all time but no producer has but him in a real action film,well it’s their loss because he delivers in a cold and calculated way, Keanu plays a bad ass hitman who is forced to come out of retirement due the local mafia treating him like a nobody.

This is not a film to take seriously,it reminds me those films that Arnold and Sly made over again in the 80’s and early 90’s, the director and writer pull it off, the story feels fresh and the action is delivered to match the story rather make up for the lack of one.

I would not be surprised if a John Wick 2 comes out next year, I hope so!

7.5/10

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Selma (2015) Movie Review;This film was like a bad dream!

This was such a disappointment,I thought the movie might have been able to capture some of the trauma and pain lived by black folk back in the day, at a time when they were deemed less than equal, instead the movie was just dreary and long-winded.

The actor playing Martin Luther King looked like the man himself but he did not have the inspiration that the real man delivered in reality, there was never a time when I thought I understood why so many people followed MLK in THIS movie, he did not even come across as a leader of men or people,NOW either I have misunderstood who Martin Luther King was or this film has misrepresented him.

The I have a dream speech was excluded from the film???,I thought they were going to build up to this delivery as the climax to the film, or at least use it in the end credits, nope, it was a speech that firmly belong’s in the shade compared to the great ”I have a dream speech”.

Overall, the subject of this film overpowered any true style or content that the film could have delivered.

Hugely disappointing!

4/10

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