Avengers Endgame – 5/5 stars
I have to be honest, I really loved this movie it was everything I wanted it to be and so much more, the film lived up to its hype, a rare thing these days. At three hours I did worry it would be too much repetitive action but it had the right amount of action vs plot and dialogue. I am giving 5 stars which I am surprised by because i normally reserve 5 star ratings for Oscar worthy movies however as action movies it was a flawless delivery. A great way to kick off the Summer Movie Season.
Long Shot – 4/5 stars
Opening the week after Avengers Endgame would be a challenge for its box office and critical reactions. Long Shot is however a hilarious romantic comedy with plenty of laugh out loud moments and a good storyline. Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron had great on screen chemistry and the supporting cast worked really well. A sure winner for a date night movie.
Tolkien – 2/5 stars
I finally saw this movie on a second attempt (technical issues at the Vue) maybe fate was telling me something the first time! I love the JRR Tolkien novels and movies, whilst I knew it was going to be biographical and quite high brow, I have to be honest, I found it quite dull. The directors attempt to jump forwards and backwards in the timeline didn’t quite work and the result was a disappointing delivery of a story that had so much potential. Maybe catch this movie on the small screen.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu – 3/5 stars
Not the strongest plot line in film history, but I have to admit I kind of enjoyed it. If like me you grew up with Pokemon cartoons, playing cards and video games, you might be expecting a film aimed at 10 year olds, however, the director Rob Letterman draws upon PIXAR’s successful tactic of mixing adult humour with slapstick comedy for the younger audience. Again, I don’t think that this will win any awards, but is a very watchable, with or without your kids.
John Wick Chapter 3
I picked this film last month the release date was moved to May 17th for all the fans of “gun-fu movies” I will review this next month.
Reviews by Matthew Farrelly