Mini Film Reviews Volume 29

Asterix And Obelix: Mansion Of The Gods

In order to wipe out the Gaulish Village by any means necessary, Caesar plans to absorb the villages into Roman culture by having an estate built next to the village to start a new Roman colony. It is such a shame that this film feels rushed and have no time for characters to develop. It is totally unfunny and even Jack Whitehall and Nick Frost can’t save this film, it has got potential but it certainly fails to deliver anything.

The Limehouse Golem

In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper – like murders. Well, I normally like this type of film, so I thought I going to love it. It is a massive letdown as it more focus on a supporting role than the main case and the main lead, there is no character backstory for the main lead and overall, this film is too uneven.

The Father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. On paper this could have been amazing and really poignancy at the same time, but this film has got a weird concept and it’s hard to connect with and it not relatable enough. Too be fair with Anthony Hopkins he tries his hardest, plus with the acting is just okay and it is too hyped up with regarding to this film for me personally.

Come Away

When their eldest brother dies, Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland. A different take on a fairytale type of story which I really admire, it is one of those film that it looks gorgeous with a fabulous story but it mainly aimed at children and for me personally it does not appropriate for the younger generation. Some of the film is too dark for them and this film is not memorable enough whatsoever.

Captain Fantastic

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his ideal of what it means to be a parent. Too be honest with you I’m slightly disappointing with this film as I found Viggo Mortensen rather dull and it didn’t have that emotional depth, the acting is okay and Frank Langella is excellent, in a well-intentioned film.

The King’s Speech

The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush got really good chemistry and them two is really good in this film, the rest of the cast is excellent and it is a well – made film, the thing is this film is rather patches and for me personally I found Geoffrey Rush rather underused. Despite of that I found it really interesting as it based on a true story which I found it really engrossing.

The Magic Roundabout

A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor, the evil wizard Zeebad. Surprisingly I found this really cute and well-meaning film that is full of heart, it got an all – star cast with the likes of Robbie Williams and it is one of those animation films that is suitable for all ages and a family viewing. It is funny and generally heartfelt at the same time, it might not reach the height of other animation films and it can be predictable for some people, it is pure escapism and it just a really nice and uplifting film.

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