Mini Film Reviews Volume 30

Attack The Block

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures. Comedy horror can be really good and rather hit and miss but this one is the weakest, it takes itself too seriously and not as funny and this is a major disappointed.


John Peterson lives with his partner Eric and their adopted daughter in Southern California. When he is visited by his aging father who is searching for a place to retire, their two very different worlds collide. On paper this could be totally amazing and really moving but it isn’t as it not relatable enough, the acting is just okay and this meant to be inspiring but it not whatsoever.

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite

Gwen the cat and Roger the dog are secret agents who covertly protect and save the world without humans ever finding out. Personally I totally loved the first two film but it certainly failed on many level, the vocal cast is nothing amazing and it not funny at all and the SFX/CGI is not spectacular, the whole film in general doesn’t stand out at all and it not memorable.

Pan’s Labyrinth

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. I really admire this film as it try to be something different and truly unique, it has got a brilliant story and the acting is truly remarkable in this good-looking film. There are mini-inconsistent like why the maid run away and not killing Captain Vital as she stab him and there are few others, despite that I really liked this film as it is well – made.

Deepwater Horizon

A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history. This is poignancy and so moving and the start of this film and the final third is truly amazing and really gripping, the only thing is the structure of this film as the middle can flag a little bit but despite of that it still compelling and totally unpredictable.

The Water Man

A boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers. Surprisingly I actually enjoyed this film a lot and it is so good and plus the story is superb, it is gorgeous, good-looking film which is totally heartfelt and it is quietly moving and it is suitable for a family viewing. The characters is very likeable and the thing is there not enough backstory for the main female lead Jo as it is very patchy, it is nearly there it just the mini thing, despite that it is enjoyable.

The Eagle Huntress

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress. Life affirming and this will change your life forever, it is one of the best documentary as it is sincere, moving, poignancy and really powerful. I actually connect to this film as it about chasing your dream and fulfil it with that aspect, the scenery is stunning in a heartfelt and a brilliant piece of filmmaking.

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