10.The Reason I Jump
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida, this immersive film explores the experiences of non – speaking autistic people around the world. Personally I really like the sensitive topic to this documentary and this is eye catching, that is the only good thing with this documentary, I thought I would connect to this documentary as I know people who got autistic, it not as moving as it supposed to be and it doesn’t gel or flow together and also this is rather patchy.
Follows professional stuntman Eddie Braun as he prepares and attempts the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history, I was fascinating with this documentary and I thought I would enjoy this, I was completely wrong as the people are hard to like and normally with documentaries you care about with the people, with this one it doesn’t do that and it is too predictable and too safe, it not as uplifting as it should be and it just doesn’t deliver and that is a real shame.
Based on real events, a young musician discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon. Firstly I really wanted to like this film and this is well made and the intention is there, unfortunately it feel too sentimental and rather forced plus the main lead is hard to like, this is too predictable and this is rather safe and overall it not as enjoyable.
A grifter working his way up from low – ranking carnival worker to lauded psychic medium matches wits with a psychologist bent on exposing him. Gorgeous looking film with an all – star cast and this has got potential, it definitely lacking the psychological edge and the pacing is all wrong as it doesn’t hold your interest, the violence can overshadow just a little bit with this film as this can hard to watch, Guillermo Del Toro can direct good films but this one is the weakest.
A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. With Biography type of films they normally uplifting and being connected with the characters, whereas with this one it doesn’t do that despite the characters not very likeable, for me personally this isn’t memorable enough and it isn’t quite uplifting as it should be and the pacing is slightly off, it just doesn’t really deliver at all.
The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. With stunning scenery and I really like the idea to this film and it got an all – star cast, it is one of those film which has got amazing set pieces but unfortunately it is too overcomplicated and it is hard to follow, I just feel there is too many characters as the main lead and it hard to keep up with this film, it also falters in the midsection as this is too overlong and it doesn’t hold your interest.
4.The Lion King (2019)
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. This has got amazing CGI/SFX that is so realistic and it have got a brilliant story, also with certain remakes they can be really good but some don’t and this is the weakest one, for me personally John Oliver is absolutely hilarious in his role but apart from him the rest of the vocal is rather bland, it lacking the magic and this is not believable enough.
3.West Side Story (2021)
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. The casting to this film is spot on and this is well made, I just think Steven Spielberg is out of his element as he don’t normally doing musical, none of the musical set pieces or the soundtrack isn’t that memorable, the chemistry isn’t quite there with the two main lead and that is a shame.
A thirteen year old girl is torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the changes of adolescence. And as if the challenges were not enough, whenever she get overly excited she transforms into a giant red panda. Normally with Pixar films they can be consistent and often funny, whereas with this one it isn’t laugh out loud funny and this isn’t as heart-warming as it should be, the moral is standing up for yourself and believe in yourself a bit more and I can connect with that but it’s the film in general, it lacking the charm and becoming too hyperactive.
FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. Firstly I really admire this film as it try to be something different, I also like the two genre together as it is a documentary and a animation type of film and that does work, it hasn’t got that emotional impact as it needed it with this documentary and it doesn’t moved you, you don’t really care with these people and it not as gripping as it needed to be, with these flaws this is a major let-down despite it got potential.