Mini Film Review Volume 60

Where Is Anne Frank

Kitty, the imaginary girl who Anne Frank wrote to in her 1940s diary during WWII, seeks out the deceased diarist while also inspiring a wave of modern social justice for refugees. Firstly I really admire this film that try to be something different, the potential is there but unfortunately the concept and the idea isn’t quite there and it losing the emotional impact, you wanted to care for the characters and you ended up feeling disappointing.

The First Grader

The story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Personally I really like the story to this film and the acting is really good, despite that it feels rather depressing and this is too bleak and it not as uplifting as it should be, it feel rather forced and this is too sentimental and this feel too predictable as well, it is such a shame despite you wanted to like this film.


A pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy’s most celebrated wingman, The story and the intention is there and it is well casted with some amazing set pieces, for me personally the chemistry between the two lead isn’t quite there and it is rather patchy in places, the pacing isn’t there but despite that it still a fascinating film that will drawn you in, it still worthwhile to watch this film as it isn’t that bad just some minor flaws and it still a good film.

Lassie (2005)

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home. Cute and heart-warming film and this is a family viewing type of film, this is likeable and this is easy to watch with a simple story to follow, mildly occasionally it can feel sightly forced and too sentimental in places but despite that it is charming and overall this is a nice film.

Going in Style

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Pure escapism type of film that will made you smile, it might be too predictable for some people but this is funny and likeable film, the three main lead got superb chemistry together and it is well casted, it can get slightly patchy in places but it is easy to watch and this is a nice film.

Mulan (2020)

A girl disguises as a male warrior and joins the imperial army to prevent her sick father from being forced to enlist as he has no male heir. One of those film which I didn’t expected to like this, but by the end of this film I actually enjoyed it and it has got amazing set pieces, it is moving and it has got amazing scenery and this is a feminism type of film which is important, the story is spot on and this is watchable plus this is heartfelt, the moral is appreciated your family and believe in yourself and I can connect with that, it is entertaining and it is watchable.

2 thoughts on “Mini Film Review Volume 60

  1. I remember seeing the original Lassie Come Home but I hadn’t realised that there was a recent remake.
    I remember seeing the trailer for Mulan but didn’t get to see it at the cinema. I’ll have to make an effort to track it down.

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  2. I think personally you probably find the latest Lassie film too sentimental for your liking, if you like films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and that sort of film you would definitely enjoyed this film, it got a good story and it isn’t too forced or too sentimental


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