Article: Mini Film Reviews Volume 39

The Hand Of God

In 1980s Naples, young Fabietto pursues his love for football as family tragedy strikes, shaping his uncertain but promising future as a filmmaker. I’m normally really into foreign film so I thought this going to be amazing, but unfortunately this try to be something different which doesn’t really work and the pacing is rather up and down, it doesn’t really hold your interest and that is a real shame.

Get Santa

A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police. Normally with Christmas film they really capture the magic, it feel like a one off that made for television and it is humourless, the acting is just okay and the story seems rather weak and it is not memorable.

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!

Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Definitely one of the weakest Aardman film as it not as charming or laugh out loud funny, it has got potential with a reasonable story but it fail to deliver.


The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. Firstly I really admire Chloe Zhao as a director as she is new and promising and I really wanted to like this film a bit more, it is one of those film that is overcomplicated and it is too long, the visual is outstanding and the scenery look fantastic, but it is too safe and the other thing is, it doesn’t hold your interest as well and it has got potential but it certainly fail.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit friends, bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and end up creating chaos for the whole family. A tale of two halves as the first hour is uneven and unfocused plus it is slightly hyperactive, the second hour is much better as this can be really funny and heart-warming with eccentric characters, overall this is much better than the first film.

Dragon Rider

A young silver dragon teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy on a journey through the Himalayas in search for the Rim of Heaven. Surprisingly this is rather good and it is cute and heart-warming, the animation itself look gorgeous and the story is simple and the vocal talent is outstanding. The only thing is, it can get slightly inconsistent but it also entertaining and pure escapism which you needed.


The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run despite being considered too small and weak to lead such an intense race. With an old-fashioned story that has got stunning scenery and it is generally exciting, it is a film that will certainly thrilled you and gripped you at the same time. It sort of lacking the emotional punch and Willem Dafoe more suitable to smaller roles than a main lead, despite that it will entertained you and it also engrossing and watchable.

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