Firstly, I'll start by apologising for not posting as often as I would like. I'm sure many of you are feeling my exam pain/stress/anger at the moment so you'll understand that I've had no time between revision and other school work to blog (*sobs*) Anyway, I thought I'd share with you two reviews for films I've watched recently at the cinema and on DVD. I'm quite a film lover (and popcorn lover) so I really enjoy reading these kinds of posts on other blogs, so I thought I'd have a go...
Iron Man 3
I saw this at the cinema last week and I was really surprised at how good it was. I'm not really into action movies (neither have I seen the first or second films in the franchise - ooops!) but I went anyway and I haven't stopped raving about it since. Robert Downey Jnr. returns brilliantly (and gorgeously) as Tony Stark/Iron Man who is perusing deadly terrorist, The Mandarin (played by Ben Kingsley). The story line is really interesting and has many unexpected twists and turns, as well as a splash of comedy and romance. I saw it in 3D and the special effects are AMAZING. In this film we see a softer side of Stark which is a far cry from the usual brash persona he creates in The Avengers (and I'm sure Iron Man 1 and 2) which is both heart-warming and refreshing. A solid 8/10.
Favourite quote: "I'm here on a mission: fighting back." - Tony Stark
This recently came out on DVD and all my friends has previously been telling me about how good it was and how I should watch it because of my relation to one of the characters, Fat Amy. Despite the unfortunate name connection, I've watched this film so many times since I bought it and it doesn't get old. I'm a huge fan of musicals so this tale about an all girl acapella group was right up my street. The film is based on Beca (Anna Kendrick), an alternative tomboy who dreams of producing music who is forced into college by her lecturer father. Whilst there, she is encouraged to join The Barden Bellas, a feisty group of women competing against their sworn enemies The Trebles to win the highest prize of the acapella world. The Bella's at first seem a bunch of oddballs, but with the help of a few dances moves, some kick-ass songs and serious eye candy, the adorable Jesse (Skylar Austin), who unfortunately is part of the The Trebles (*dun dun dunnnnnnn*). This is a laugh out loud comedy with the ultimate feel good factor. Hardly a thought-provoking production but one of my favourite chick flicks. 9/10.
Favourite quote: "I'm gonna finish him like a cheesecake"- Fat Amy
This is Fat Amy, played by Rebel Wilson, who my friends say I remind them of. Charming, I know. They even bought me a Fat Amy t-shirt for my birthday. I'm wearing it now.