Hitman: Agent 47 Movie Review

Hitam: Agent 47 was one of the movies that just crept up on me and if I’m honest I would have been looking forward to it but not expecting too much.  I had always been interested in the game as a kid, but they were always the type of game I would start and then get so far and give up because I got stuck.  Back stories aside this movie didn’t surprise me in the slightest, it was mindless action.

The guys that I go to the cinema with was in a surprisingly good mood so we spent the entire of the first 5 minutes just making the joke that the movie wasn’t very original because it really wasn’t.  Obviously it was based around the games but you just didn’t get the feeling that it was any different from any other assassin based movies.  The positives for the movie, however was its action scenes.

I thought that action scenes were really well done and if I am honest I was a little let down because if they had taken the action and given it more suspense and more depth in the story it could have been a really good movie.  All the actors fitted their role and even the story wasn’t that bad as a premise.

The story of Hitman was a women where she doesn’t really know her past and is in search of her father and then there are two different groups of people after her father to get the secret to a science experiment.  Now the question is who does the she trust?  For me, this is a great story for a movie, but they just didn’t hold onto the cards long enough for me and seemed to rush into the action.  Not that, that is a bad thing, but I was just left wishing they had built on story and made the action scenes mean more.

Overall I think I would give Hitman: Agent 47 a 6/10 and I wouldn’t say it’s a must watch but if you want some easy watching with action this is the movie for you.

Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review

It’s been a while that I’ve gone into a movie not knowing what to expect however this was a bit weird for me.  The hype around it was it was a James Bond type movie, and to be honest I can see the connection but I wouldn’t describe it as such because there is something that I can’t quite put my finger on that makes it completely difference, but don’t panic because it is a still a spy movie.

One of the major things that stood out for me in this movie which was surprising was the comedy.  Having seen Henry Cavill in Superman I wouldn’t have put him down as a comedy actor but he really did pull this role off albeit a really bad American accent he made the role his.  That would probably be my only complaint I had with his performance or casting in the role, was his accent, it just didn’t sound right to me.  He would have been better being on the British side if you was going by accent.

The storyline/plot was really well done as well because you thought you knew what was happening and then all of a sudden there was a twist and the story would go off in another direction.  You never quite knew who was going to live or die. The action scenes were also done really well because in combat, they shot it in such away in a few scenes you never knew who was actually getting hit and who was going to save the encounter.

Overall this was a fun and fully enjoyable movie the acting was well done albeit accents being struggled with, along with well shot action scenes and some well placed comedy scenes I would have to say this movie has something for everyone and give it a very solid 8/10.  Enjoyable but not blockbuster for me.

If you anything to add to this review or disagree with anything said then feel free to comment below.

Fantastic Four – Heroes Unite Together Movie Review

Fantastic Four is always one of those movies that I look forward to not just because it’s a Marvel story but because it is no longer made by Marvel it makes me interested because in the latest offering from Marvel there has been too many links to The Avengers I feel. Not saying that there is anything wrong with that because I really enjoyed both The Avengers movies but some times it nice to have something separate and I do understand that The Avengers is the poster child for Marvel but at the same time take Ant-Man for example after watching a while to reflect it left me wondering did it really need all the references to the The Avengers?

Rant over about Marvel and The Avengers let’s get into the movie, I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t say that it was the must see Blockbuster that I was hoping for, but as an action movie I found that it was more a drama super hero movie but all in all quite well done. The problem I think came from the way that this movie was written, and how it wasn’t quite what people were expecting, the majority of the movie was based on building up the characters and the back story for want of a better word. The heroes spent more time without their powers than they did when they had them. As I non comic book reader though the way in which some characters were bought in was interesting the little that I know about the Fantastic Four was obvious because of the delay in introducing Johnny Storm for some reason I thought Victor was going to be Mr Flame On in this movie not realizing he was actually Dr Doom.

Although the comments about the movie was a bit more drama based I felt that this was good because you brought up some really origin to the characters because previous Fantastic Four movies they already had their powers and they kind of skipped over how it actually happened in my opinion. This was something that I personally liked however the guys that I go to the cinema with wasn’t that happy with the new look and I could see why. It was good going into the back stories and everything and them not having their powers but they didn’t give the final fight enough time in my opinion and they could have extended it a little.

Now I think I am going to stop the review I think because I am getting dangerously close to spoiling it. I would say the acting was good, the story was good but the action lead a lot to be desired. Overall I would give this movie a 6/10 because I enjoyed it but it had some serious pitfalls .

How did you find the movie let me know in a comment below.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Movie Review

It’s been a while since I have seen a Mission Impossible movie and to be honest they were starting to run a bit dry for me I liked the premise behind them but I don’t know they got over used.  This one though was one I was looking forward to due to the fact it had Simon Pegg in it as I thought he could bring something different into the franchise the question is did he?

Right from the get go though you could see that this was now going to be similar to the other previous movies because the IMF was under attack and they needed to go double agent in order to save the world again.  This was actually really well done though in my opinion because I was sat watching the movie not sure whether the IMF was going survive as an organisation let alone Ethan Hunt.  Unlike similar movies lately I thought the use of gadgets and technology was really well done because they didn’t go over kill and they focused more on the skills of the agent rather than their reliance on tech to get them to their end game.

I thought that the action was really well done with the right amount of drama and suspense building.  Simon Pegg did offer something different to the movie, the comedy was well placed and was all centred around him which was really good because I don’t know I don’t really see Tom Cruise in a more comedic role.  Simon Pegg’s performance wasn’t the only good performance, there was other characters that were stand out and you didn’t quite know which side they were on not wanting to name names because of spoilers.

Overall I would give this movie a 7/10 there wasn’t enough in the movie to give it a lot more than that, along with I wouldn’t say it was a must see but it is one that if you’re at a loose end and enjoyed the previous Mission Impossible movies than this is definitely worth a watch.

Ant-Man Movie Review

A brand new character coming out of the Marvel Universe to the big the screen, makes me nervous because Marvel in recent years have done so well with their movies you just know at some point they will slip up.  Not saying they haven’t but by in large the recent batch of movies have been a huge success.

Ant-Man was a character that I knew nothing about, which is no surprise to you guys that follow this blog as in some respects I lead a very sheltered life, but that was also a good thing because other than seeing the trailer it gave me a fresh view on the movie instead of being influenced by external factors.  I have to admit that the balance was there in this movie they had the right amount of drama and action, it was some where on par with Guardians of the Galaxy as it was slightly slower paced for me than the Iron Man and Avenger Movies. There was also a nice tie into The Avengers so it will be interesting to see if/when Ant-Man will be part of The Avengers team.

The acting in this movie for me was really good, it was strange seeing Michael Douglas in a Marvel movie but he did an awesome job, and played the part really well.  After talking about Batman and DC over the last couple of weeks due to my game of choice I did find the villain really quite interesting in the movie due to the fact that with most Marvel Villains he wasn’t conflicted at all unlike DC villains, that said though I noticed that the Heroes in this movie were a little more conflicted.

Overall i would highly recommend this movie, which is no surprise and I would give this movie a 8/10 it was good and worth watching but it just didn’t have that final blockbuster feeling like other Marvel Movies have.

The Avengers – Age of Ultron Review

The Avenger Series has always been highly anticipated amongst the superhero and comic book fans alike because it brings together the most popular characters of the Marvel Franchise and let’s be honest The Avenger Assemble didn’t disappoint so why would Age of Ultron?

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The Avengers Age of Ultron Poster

There will be spoilers ahead.

The movie starts with the Avengers all coming together and to fight a creation of their own, due to the fact they stumble upon another form of Artificial Intelligence other than Jarvis you see the greedy in certain people, mainly Tony Stark who convinces Bruce Banner that this A.I. would be the best thing for earth. Bruce and Tony end up going to a party to celebrate after the success of recovering such an artifact leaving Jarvis to carry on the work. As the party gets to the stage where people try to pick up Thor’s hammer and seemingly all good, Iron Man’s army comes up and turns on them as the A.I. that was found was stronger than Jarvis or so it seems, and has resulted it being about to morph itself into the Iron Army.

The new entity is after world peace, the same as what The Avengers are after and it is considered the end game, which is why Stark pushed so hard to use the new A.I. but in order to get World Peace or even Universal Peace it saw The Avengers a threat to that, which in turn meant that it’s main goal was to destroy them.  It enlisted the help of two new characters that have special powers, a brother and sister which if I am honest I think they came as a package and the real power was the sister.  The Scarlet Witch had telekinesis powers and the A.I. had the sense that just destroying and defeating The Avengers wouldn’t be enough because the public would see them as martyrs and cause an uprising not actually adopting the new A.I. as the new protective power to keep peace.

Tony Stark Contemplating the Damage that he may of caused

It was interesting to watch as they were played off against each other, and even though they knew what what the enemy was trying to achieve they still took Bruce Banner with them even though he is part of the team you have got wonder where the sense in that was, as someone who can’t actually control their powers and it is being driven by anger there was a self destruct button there with a huge warning sign.

The Scarlet Witch looks angry

Overall I would say that as with all sequels it just wasn’t quite as good as the original of its generation, but I would say it’s still a must watch because it explored the individuals personalities more with some awesome action scenes and left you wondering what was next for The Avengers. Mainly due to the fact that there is now a new class but you got the feeling although done and a fitting end to some of the old class that they could just come back at any point in time. This movie had some great comedic points along with that everlasting question of what is going to happen next. When asked what I’d give this movie I originally said 8/10 but I think on reflection it will make it up to 9/10. If we don’t see some of the original class again well done on an amazing run.

 

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

To be honest walking into this movie I was expecting much from the movie but at the same time I was looking forward to it as I wanted to see something that was light-hearted.  Due to the fact that last couple of movies we have seen have been quite hard-hitting and although they have been good in my current state of mind this movie was just what I was looking for.

To my surprise though it wasn’t just me that was pleased with the movie I, I was expecting the normal objections to all the movies that I like.  However they never came the other guys I go to the cinema with was pleasantly surprised at the movie.  The acting for me was pretty good although there was some big names in the movie it was the smaller names that made the movie for me, but it also gave the extra to movie because the whole plot is about passing on a legacy and to be honest with younger and older cast you kind of the impression that it wasn’t just the plot was doing this.

The action scenes were really well done but it was also well-balanced out with comedy, and to be honest with you I’d find it difficult to tell you quite which category this movie would actually fit in to.  I really don’t want to give it away too much but there was one scene that really stands out for me because it made me laugh out loud and it just worked so well.  Although I will not say which one it is but if you think you can guess what scene it was then please don’t hesitate to comment below and let me know which scene stood out for you.

Overall I would want to give this movie an 8 out of 10 because I really enjoyed it and although there is no negative points to this movie I just feel that is where it stands in my scale of movies.  One movie that is well worth watching at the moment.

The Maze Runner Movie Reivew

This is one movie I am not sure what to write about it because it was good but not stand out.

The acting for me was quite good, and to be honest the story was good but predictable.  You could see the end result coming, but there is a bit of a twist in some respects.  However I was left at the end of the movie asking more questions, it is no secret that it is part of a series of books so I don’t doubt there will be a sequel, will I be wanting to watch the sequel the honest answer would be yes because I want answers.

With all this in mind was it a good movie I’d say yes because it has achieved probably what it set out to do as the first movie in the series it has got me wanting to see more.  To try to get my questions answered.

The action scenes were good, and the CGI for me was really well done.  Overall I would give this movie a 6/10 because it was just too predictable but because it has left me asking questions I couldn’t give the movie anything lower.   The movie is one you could miss however if you want to see a movie I can not say not to see it either.

Dracula Untold Movie Review

I wasn’t sure what to think about this movie going because it seemed to be another vampire love story but it was actually quite good.

It starts with a warrior that is known for his ability to fight and he is the prince of an area, in which the king has some demands.  The demand seems too much to the prince and although his lands do not have the army to fight the king to defend itself.  He knows he has to take on the fight to protect his son, from being split up from him and his mother.

The movie itself was really well done I thought because instead of just saying its us versus them, it showed the reasoning behind wanting to become a vampire.  The main character only did it to protect his family and people, whether he won or not is not going to be disclosed but it gives you a real sense of why Dracula become Dracula not just he is.  I think that is what set this movie apart, you always had the moral question of it all.

The acting for me was really good and the action scenes, there was only one thing that I didn’t like and that was the ending I was a little lost.  It kind of suggested that there was life after life, which I was a bit confused by without wanting to give too much away

Overall I would give this movie a 7/10 because it was a refreshing look on the tale and I would say its worth a trip to see.

Sex Tape Movie Review

Cringe worthy and Strange but surprisingly funny.  There is no other way to describe this movie for me because I wasn’t expecting much from it but as I sat there cringing I was there laughing so it must have done its job.

The movie itself also couldn’t have been that bad because it didn’t go through the normal bashing that most really bad movies gets from the mates that I normally go to the cinema with.  Was the acting good?  I would say it wasn’t bad, because I think they achieved what they wanted from the roles.  The story itself was quite simple and nothing that you haven’t seen in the trailer and the comedy was ok.  Would I say it was worth going to see yes but I wouldn’t say it was one that you had to go and see.

Overall I would give this movie 6/10 because it was good, made me laugh in places but it was lacking something.

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