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More of The Amazing Spiderman

Just a small aside before I get started, I really wanted to see Divergent this week, but it was down to one showing a day whilst I was still in work, so I guess Imma have to wait fot the DVD for this one, which is a bit pants… but what can you do!

This week saw the return of The Amazing Spiderman. What can I say? It was stunning. We saw it in 2D, as 3D makes my eyes go fuzzy and my brain hurt after an hour or so. It was marvellous, and I could see where the 3D really would have come alive, with Spidey swinging from buildings and web shooting all over the show. And IMAX? Cor blimey you’d be in for a treat I reckon.

Andrew Garfield plays Spiderman so well, you really get the cheeky college boy feel from him, and he’s bouncy and adorable as well. He’s trying to do his best to save people, but the media is out to get him as per usual.

The continuing romance is so bittersweet, I think the chemistry between the two on screen is what made this movie for me, Emma Stone was so beautiful. And the not being able to be together because he feels so guilty over her father’s death, and oh the sadness. The sadness. Wow… Sometimes I’m glad I don’t know much about the comic book universe, because had I known  that was coming I would probably been less willing to go and see the movie.

The main plot felt messy to me, possibly because there were too many badguys introduced into one movie to make it coherent for me. I think they’re trying to set it up for the next film  where they have the 6 baddies fueled by OsCorp technology, but sticking Rhino in at the end didn’t work for me at all. It felt rushed. However, the little boy in his costume made that moment, Spidey stuck up for him, so he wanted to help Spidey out too.

I did enjoy the film as a whole, but I didn’t feel as engrossed in this one as I did with the previous Amazing Spiderman movie. I’m still looking forward to them finishing the trilogy off though.

 

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Thoughts on The Lego Movie

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Wow… The Lego Movie. I didn’t know how to feel after that one. It had been so hyped up all over the internet. In general I enjoyed it, but there was something about the end bit where they bring in humans and ruin it all. I didn’t like that all that much… we don’t need meta. We need more cute Lego people running around.

Here were some thoughts I had during and after the movie:

  • Batman was not cool
  • Lego games have better animation
  • What is wrong with a double decker sofa?
  • I want a Unikitty
  • Unikitty is cute
  • Unikitty is a tiny bit terrifying
  • Do I still want a Unikitty? Maybe.
  • Everyone is soooo super special and great apart from you. You can shush
  • Poor 1980’s space dude just wanted to make a spaceship!
  • “Everything is awesome” is quite possibly the best and most catchy tune in the universe.
  • I HATE Will Ferrell.
  • Unikitty.

The song “Everything is awesome” was my mantra for last week. There is nothing worse than having a busy week, and just having to keep going – this song whilst making me sound crazy whilst I was singing it kept me amused for long enough to forget that I wanted to take a nap under the counter. Now… everything will be fine as long as we don’t make a dance routine to go with it!

I’ll go with 2 stars for this one, I’ve seen it once, which is all I wanted to do. Not sure I could be coerced into seeing it again.

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Camp Takota

Camp Takota

I watched Camp Takota this week. This is the first film written by Mamrie Hart featuring fellow YouTube stars Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. I’ve been following Grace Helbig for over a year, so I’ve followed along with this project from the beginning, as she showed quite a lot of background and behind the scenes footage during filming.

I’ll give you a quick synopsis if you don’t have a clue what is going on:

With her personal and professional life in shambles, Elise ends up having to take a job as a counselor at her old summer camp. There, she reunites with two estranged friends who attended camp and never left. When the future of the camp is put in jeopardy, the three friends must band together to save it, changing the course of their lives forever.

It was so good to finally see this film, it was a feel good, comedy and I enjoyed every moment of it [even one of the cats joined in the watching]. I think it’s a pretty big step for these guys to be involved in a project like this. And having their fans help them to follow their dreams and be successful is pretty cool too.

The film itself gave me all the feels, it was sweet. The main character Elise was very likeable, I related to her situation, especially when she doesn’t know what she should be doing with her life. I mean, it’s pretty hard to put your life back together in a flash, so it’s good that she took the time out to hide from the world and sort out her head.

Watching films about summer camp always make me wonder if I missed out on that experience. We don’t really have them in the UK. All the organised activities don’t really appeal, but I like the way the friendships are portrayed. Life long bonds are made with the people you spend the summer with, which does seem kind of cool. I’m so mushy.

Overall I really liked seeing Grace, Mamrie and Hannah doing a different thing. Hannah’s character was punny, so it fitted in really well with what you normally see her doing on her channel. Mamrie’s character had the odd crude and over the top moment, and Grace’s character still felt awkward… so there were enough similar traits on the screen to tie them to what you already see, but enough difference so it didn’t feel like a long episode on one of their channels.

Favourite Quotes

“I think my ovaries just winced”

“The technology… it just turned on me”

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I, Frankenstein – mini review

We went to the cinema twice this week! Hence the double movie feature.

I had heard very little about this film before we went to see it, but you know what it’s like, convenient time, relatively safe genre, based on a graphic novel. We thought we’d try it.

As a whole I was not very convinced. You lost me at gargoyles vs. demons. Demons that wouldn’t look out of place in the middle of an episode of Buffy might I add. They had some pretty grim close-ups of a couple of demons, but for the most part they just looked like people in rubber masks and the Demon Prince – not at all scary.

I had a lot of trouble watching as a great deal of the dialogue felt forced and the actors looking like they were gritting their teeth. Comic book projects like this can end up going in that direction though, it’s so hard to stay true to the base material to keep long standing fans happy, whilst making it accessible enough to new viewers so that they still enjoy watching it too.

However, it was very pretty. The scene setting at the very beginning of the film was very well done, some very striking landscapes and dramatic voice over stuff. I think my favourite bit had to be the gargoyles when transforming into human shape, the wings swooshing over their heads to become robes was beautiful.

On the screen it all looked excellent, some moments were probably lifted directly from the original artwork, the composition looked like it was straight from a panel. I don’t know if that makes sense.

It was quite easy to watch, but the pacing was a little off. The big battle scene in the middle was glorious and WAY better than the climax battle at the end.

I’m feeling generous, so I’m upping an originally planned 1 star to 2 stars. Aren’t I lovely.

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I Watched: Robocop [2014]

Hello folks,

Just letting you know that I went to the cinema several times recently, and the time I went to see Robocop and it had absolutely no lingering effect on me. That is over 2 hours of time that I sat in a darkened cinema screen and it left barely an impression on my brain.

I’m just not a fan, it was Alex’s turn to pick and I can’t say I hated this movie. I didn’t… I just didn’t love it either.

This movie was rated a 12A – so altogether it was pretty tame so the kiddies wouldn’t get scared.

Part robot, part cop they say. I say… whatever and where is the mega city? [yes… I know, wrong movie.]

– Girl in the Nerd Shop

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