Mini Film Reviews Volume 42

Malignant

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities. At first I thought this film got the psychological edge and it has got a good story, but unfortunately it becoming too much with unnecessary violence and it is rather graphic. It also rather weird and becoming surreal and the final third is totally bonkers, it also hard to watch in certain places and overall it is rather unpleasant and that is a real shame as the story is really good.

Planet 51

An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him. This has got potential and it is well intentioned plus I really like the idea for this film plus I really wanted to like it a bit more, it feel slightly hyperactive and it never really laugh out loud funny like with no comic one liner, despite that it still a well – made and a likeable film.

Lucy And Desi

The film will explore the rise of comedian icon Lucille Ball, her relationship with Desi Arnaz, and how their ground-breaking sitcom I Love Lucy forever changed Hollywood, cementing her legacy long after her death in 1989. I really wanted to like this a bit more and it has got some nice moment in this documentary, the thing is, it doesn’t gel together and it doesn’t flow as easily and that is rather disappointing, with some aspect it is engrossing and especially about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz relationship and it doesn’t really wowed you or moved you.

Becoming Cousteau

A look at the life, passions, achievements, and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau, featuring an archive of his newly restored footage. The start of this documentary is really good, I really admire it of being really different and it can be watchable, In the mid-section it loses some momentum and it never really recover and it just falters and that is a real shame, despite that it is a watchable documentary.

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

A college professor named Parker Wilson bonds with an abandoned dog named Hachi he takes into his home. Definitely a crowd pleaser film and it is sad but uplifting film that will capture people heart, the acting is absolutely amazing and it also based on a true story which made this extra moving and you actually care about with these characters, there is a mini flaws that there is a slight pacing problem at the start, but ultimately it is a sincere film that will moved you.

Mary And The Witch Flower

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great – Auntie Charlotte and seemingly no adventures of friend in sight. She follow a mysterious cat in the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly – by – night a rare plant plus she stumbles on a mysterious College. For me personally this is nearly perfect with great characters and a wonderful story, the animation itself look amazing and it is colourful and overall this is enchanting and intriguing, it might not reach the height of other Studio Ghibli type of film and it can’t decided which age range it aimed at, it is a beautiful film.

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