Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Surprisingly good.

Overall I very much enjoyed this movie. It is a simple super hero and fantasy adventure story with lots of action and special effects and with the single purpose of entertaining the audience that doesn’t fall in the trap of trying to “educate” said audience. Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Surprisingly good.

Gods of Egypt: Don’t believe the haters of this movie!

When the credits rolled after having watched this movie with my kids I was perplexed. I knew this movie had not received very great ratings and I had heard rumors that some people had even labelled it the worst movie of the year. However, I had liked watching the movie…a lot. Continue reading Gods of Egypt: Don’t believe the haters of this movie!

The Huntsman -Winter’s War: Not as impressive as the Snow White one but quite good anyway.

This is kind of a prequel and a sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman. It is not as impressive as the first movie but quite good anyway. I would call it a nice family movie although probably not for the youngest members of the family. Continue reading The Huntsman -Winter’s War: Not as impressive as the Snow White one but quite good anyway.

The Jungle Book (2016): Definitely a good family movie.

This is without a doubt a very good family movie. Many people seem to compare it unfavorably with the “original” animated movie from Walt Disney. To me these are quite different movies and should not really be compared. I have not read the book but I have a feeling that this movie follows the book more closely. It is a wee bit darker, more serious and incredibly beautiful to watch. Continue reading The Jungle Book (2016): Definitely a good family movie.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: Quite nice family movie.

Before I start I should perhaps mention that, although I consider this a family movie, it is perhaps a bit on the scary side for the youngest member of the family. Anyway, personally I liked the movie and so did my kids. It did have time travel in it which I, in general, utterly dislike but it is a Tim Burton movie so it was already a foregone conclusion that it would be a wee bit bizarre anyway and it had Eva Green, which is one of my favorites, in it so that kind of made up for the time travel crap. Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children: Quite nice family movie.

Tomorrowland -A mix of good and bad.

I have to say that I quite enjoyed Tomorrowland despite its way too common mistake of being quite a bit nonsensically preachy to satisfy the current politically correct view of what is “wrong” with the world today. Filtering out those parts this is a quite enjoyable, visually very entertaining, family movie. If you have strong opinions about certain things then you might want to be with your kids when watching this one. Personally I consider my oldest son to be quite capable of making his own opinions and as for the two younger kinds I try to point out the pro’s and con’s and let them grow up to make their own mistakes. Continue reading Tomorrowland -A mix of good and bad.

47 Ronin: Decent but not great adventure/fantasy movie

47 Ronin by Carl Rinsch on Blu-ray My rating: 6 out fo 10 stars While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting … Continue reading 47 Ronin: Decent but not great adventure/fantasy movie

300 – Rise of an Empire: Watchable but not great

300: The Rise of an Empire by Noam Murro on Blu-ray My rating: 6 out of 10 stars After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an … Continue reading 300 – Rise of an Empire: Watchable but not great

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, not as good as the first and certainly not as good as LOTR

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Peter Jackson on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, not as good as the first and certainly not as good as LOTR