Mini Film Reviews Volume 6

The Runaways (2019)

After their home life is turned upside down, these children and the family’s donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. I really wanted to enjoy this film but I find it episodic with unconvincing acting, it doesn’t have a heartfelt message and all the characters are hard to like.

The Railway Man

A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War 2, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. I’m normally really into drama that based on a true story but this one is the weakest, it doesn’t generate compelling watching or much tension and for me personally the most interesting character is being killed off and it is too heavy reliant on Colin Firth. Despite of that I really like the story of this film.

 Annihilation

After something happens to her husband on an above top-secret mission, Lena finds herself leading a research team into an unprecedented biological disaster of alien origin. What they discover is truly inhuman beyond all comprehension. It’s a tale of two halves as the first hour is really good, tense and something new and fresh and simply terrifying, the second half becoming less convincing, unfocused and running out of ideas and too peculiar, so for me personally it is too uneven, despite of that it still a good story.

Goodbye Lenin!

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. This is a well-meaning film with often moving scenes like the male lead hear a revelation about his dad and he walk off to the lake and it just him and his girlfriend, the bit when he is at the hospital and he is in tears and his girlfriend just hugged him, also the poignancy ending to the film. In whole the film is slightly uneven and not as laugh out load funny.

The Sword In The Stone

A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history. It might not have the wow factory but it has got a really good and a timeless story, the voice casting is spot on and the look of the film is old school but the strength of this film is the characters and the invented catchy songs in this charming film.

Beauty and The Beast

A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman’s love. A beautiful and a majestic film with memorable story that capture people heart, it also about appearances and it doesn’t matter of what you look like along if you got a good heart. The musical element is spectacular and often powerful, the voice casting is excellent in this heart-warming film.

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