LUCY – Movie Review

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Having been a squeamish person for most of my life, I tend to find that sometimes it gets the better of me, especially when watching something gory. “LUCY” was no exception. From the outset, there is multiple scenes of blood and gore. This started to wean about mid-way through the film though. When I wasn’t feeling uncomfortable, I loved the movie! It wasn’t entirely what I was expecting, but I was in awe with the end scenes. They were very impressively executed and really shaped what the film had been about. For most of the movie, it had felt like there wasn’t really an objective or “mission”…even though ‘Lucy’ kept repeating that she was on a mission. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting this movie down, it was exceptional and I would probably buy it on DVD…I just think that the movie would have been better with less graphical ‘bloody’ scenes.
Despite everything that I’ve mentioned, the movie also explored all forms of nature, giving the film a factual element which really brought it to life. The earlier scenes with Morgan Freeman really teach you something about science and human nature, and nature in general. It informed you, at the same time as the special effects leaving you stunned. There’s one scene in the latter half of the movie, where ‘Lucy’ uses her abilities to ‘travel’…that’s all I’m saying… it’s a beautifully thought out work of art. They also did a great job at depicting what the scenery would have looked like.
I also loved how they compared human behaviour to animalistic behaviour, interspersing shots of the wild into tension packed scenes.
Would I recommend this movie? Yes! A massive yes, in fact. Just be warned though, if you are squeamish, this movie will most likely affect you.
This is 100% a must-see!

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Another Godzilla Poster Revealed!

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This poster is a little more mysterious than the last and shows what at first would look like rubble from a natural disaster, but at closer looks is actually a hidden image of the monster himself.

It has been said that at the San Diego Comic Con, they will be revealing some footage, so if you are anywhere near Comic Con, or if you are going, make sure you don’t miss it!

GODZILLA MOVIE POSTER REVEALED!

The movie poster for Gareth Edwards’ Gozilla has been made public. Talk about a massive creature…one made from a bomb so atomic that it devastated Hiroshima.
This is only the tail of the beast, so how big would the entire monster be? Check it out for yourself below!

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Godzilla Encounter Site Goes Viral

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A new viral marketing xampaign was launched, for the new Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla film, sparking a ton of media gossip. Posts were submitted to the site at first, as if they were true encounters with unknown phenomenon such as “black icebergs” in the ocean and so on. Other posts then came about historic events which lead up to the movie’s monster arrival. Events such as the Atomic Bomb over Hiroshima being one of them, throwing out there the idea that Godzilla is “the son of the Atomic Bomb”.
The site seemed to be leading up to the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, which started yesterday, announcing the arrival of the monster at the event with this post:
“A gigantic atomic creature has attacked San Diego. We repeat, a gigantic atomic creature has attacked San Diego.”
Will this movie live up to all the hype and the reputation that the last film had on the Film Industry? Will it land with a boom? Or will it just look like a terrible remake or an idea that someone got from watching ‘Pacific Rim’. The monster crashing through the bridge in that film and the one in the original Godzilla movie leaves quite an uncanny resemblance. Maybe the ‘Pacific Rim’ creators were going for that effect in the first place. “Let’s make the monster similar to Godzilla!”

So, if you want to check out the Godzilla Encounter site for yourself, click the link below.

http://www.godzillaencounter.com

Directed by Gareth Edwards.
Co-starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen.
Godzilla will open in the US and UK on 16 May 2014.

“The Hangover Part 3” Movie Review

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First there was Vegas. Then there was Bangkok. Now…back to Vegas!
Yes, their back. Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Oh yeah, and Mr Chow too.
Their drunken capers seem to have gotten them into a whole hell of trouble over the past two movies, but this film not only brings more mayhem, but also shows what disaster they left behind after their previous mishaps.

At the start of the film, Mr Chow breaks out of prison, stirring up a whirlwind with a mad man named Marshall. He’ s the man that you steer well away from in a room full of people.

Little do they know, but the four have encountered doings of Marshall’s before. They also brought Mr Chow into his life, wrecking it.

He now wants to find Chow and get his revenge. The four are told that they have 48 hours to find him, or else.
Tracking down their old friend, proves to be a gruelling task, as he persistently evades them one way or another.
Chow ends up living the high life in one of the swankiest hotels on the strip, partying all night long with hot girls.

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This movie is a great third and final installment of the Hangover films. It lives up to it being mayhem, and in my eyes, is as amazing as the first film when it comes down to it. Now, I’m a filmmaker myself, so I know the struggles of trying to find good storylines once you have done the best already, and for me they did very well in that aspect. It kept going and kept interjecting humour along the way.

In my opinion, if you liked the other movies, you will love this. I’d say watch the film and see what you think once the last drink has been downed and the last second of the on screen antics is over.

In cinemas now

Here’s a trailer: