Mini Film Reviews Volume 48

West Side Story

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Steven Spielberg is a brilliant director with consistent films, this is one is the weakest as this got excessive violence in a musical which doesn’t really needed, it also too overlong and this isn’t as memorable enough.

Love & Mercy

In the 60s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his Avant – Garde pop masterpiece. In the 80s, he’s a broken, confused man under the 24 – hour watch of shady therapist, Dr Eugene Landy. This is a fascinating true story and it has got a good cast, unfortunately it not as revealing enough and you ended up you don’t really care with these characters, that is a real shame.

Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg can made wonderful and gripping films as this got potential, whereas with this one this is too brutal and that can overshadowed the film in general, it is too action packed and it loses the story.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation. Firstly it has got an all star cast which they are excellent and the story is spot on, it also try hard to be funny but isn’t and this isn’t as charming as it should be with this animation film, the idea is there and I really admire this film try to be something different but overall this isn’t quite as enjoyable.

Clifford The Big Red Dog

A young girl named Emily Elizabeth love for a tiny puppy named Clifford makes the dog grow to an enormous size. I do loved a good dog film and this is a well-meaning and a well-intentioned film which is cute, the casting is perfect and Jack Whitehall is absolutely hilarious in a charming film which is well – made, the thing is this isn’t quite laugh out loud funny and the villain is not memorable enough and it feel slightly forced, despite that it still a likeable film.

The Sea Beast

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history to boot. Absolutely amazing and this caught me by surprised, it is entertaining and watchable from start to finish and the vocal talent is superb and the story itself is really good, the only flaws is the midsection falters just a little bit but if you get past that it is charming, exciting and this is totally pure escapism.

2 thoughts on “Mini Film Reviews Volume 48

  1. The Sea Beast is on Netflix and it has got a brilliant story and it not too sentimental for you personally, it doesn’t feel forced and you will be pleasantly surprised


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