Was browsing Netflix for something to watch and found a film called "White Fang" which released a couple of days ago. At first I thought the name sounded familiar and after looking into I realized it was based off the novel Jack London wrote. A story I originally read back in middle school.
So after watching it I can say they captured the themes London was going for. The comforts of civilization or the call of nature. I enjoyed the cel-shaded art style they went with, especially in the snowy scenes. I'd give it a wild 5/5 stars!
The last movie I saw was Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. I'll admit this was a massive improvement over the original film released 10 years ago. The music of ABBA ties into the scenes very well and tells a better story. I was speechless when Cher showed up and sang in a certain scene.
Overall I'd give it 4.5/5! It's a movie that'll make you feel good and at least make you smile.
Fantastic fun and entertaining throughout with fast paced action scenes, plenty of jokes, and superbly stylish animation.
The story is good, although it could have been better, but it manages to deal with its modern issues well and in a relevant way.
Watched both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron recently. They were really decent films, though there were occassionally moments that confused me a little, probably because I haven't seen the Iron Man, Thor or the first two Captain America films.
Happy Death Day - As a horror movie, it really doesn't break the mold, and can be best described as Scream meets Groundhog Day. It takes a lot of cues from both films, fusing into a horror-comedy, and because of that, it felt tonally all over the place. When it has a story, it felt weak in places where you're meant to be shocked, and the characters weren't very interesting. The film's greatest asset is its dark humour which got a lot of laughs out of me, so it's more successful as a comedy than it is a horror. It was entertaining as a whole so overall, I'd give it a 6/10.
Martyrs - I'm still processing this film. It's probably one of the most extreme horror films I've seen in terms of long, drawn out suffering. It does become more than just torture porn by the ending, which I thought was genuinely thought provoking. Just make sure you go with the original (2008) and not the American remake, which is a lot tamer and ends on a much less fitting note, going with a happier ending.
Eden Lake - A great horror film that shows you don't need supernatural beings to create a suspenseful horror, just cold hard reality. The film falls short in its story in places as the main characters make some very stupid decisions along the way, but it makes up for that with the way the heroes and villains play off of each other as you understand both sides and why the conflict escalates the way it does, all the way to its harrowing ending. There's also the issue about the way it represents working class Britain, as the film is basically Deliverance with chavs instead of hillbillies, but still, the film was good in spite of that.