Sunday, 26 April 2015

Movie Review: The Woman in Black #2

Movie Details:
Title: The Woman In Black: Angel of Death
Release Date: 2nd January 2015
Cast: Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine, Helen McCrory, Adriam Rawlins, Leanne Best, Ned Dennehy 
Rating: 1/5

I was looking forward to watching this film, especially since the first one was quite good. When I watched it my reaction went from being excited to watch this to being bored out of my wits. This actually was a waste of my 98 mins. 

This movie was not horror at all, all the scenes were foreshadowing what was likely to happen next, so it didn't leave me on the edge of my seat like I wanted it to but instead I knew what was happening next. This is one of the worst horror movies I have ever watched, I was very disappointed with this movie

This movie is very closely related to the first one in which Daniel Radcliffe starred in, watching the first one was very refreshing it was something different, in the horror film industry there is so much you can do before all the plots are eventually more or less the same. Also, one main comparison about this movie is the woman appearing in this movie looks very similar to the one in the Insidious series, the eerie shadowy figures.

I don't really know any of these actors, so it was all new faces to me. There isn't much adult acting as there is children, since in this film its a group of children who one by one end up dying thanks to the old Woman. The main characters seem to focus on Eve and Edward, Eve because she gave up her baby when she was younger, therefore the old Woman haunts her, no idea why Edward maybe because he is mute? Or just generally anyway.

For any horror movie, it is always going to be sad and depressing. The filmmakers tried their best to allude mystery and horror, however despite their best efforts the audience fails to get scared.

I did quite like the music and sound in this film, I felt like they went really well with the scenes. The eeriness, quietness, the building of suspense, the tension of what is going to happen next did well in this movie, but again since it is so similar to the first movie I was hardly scared. 

There really isn't much more I can comment on this, all I can say is that I share the sentiment with the other critics, I really should have read the reviews before watching and I will start to do that before watching any movies. 

Have you ever watched a movie where it felt like it was a waste of your time? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Movie Review: Fast and Furious 7

Movie Details:
Title: Furious 7
Release Date: 3rd April 2015
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Jordan Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham 
Rating: 5/5

Note: I probably should have watched the first 6 films before actually watching this one, and I still need to watch it. It is just one of those thing on my never ending to do list 😓🙈

This film will always be emotional for me, even before I watched this film, I was searching online day and night for the ending scene. When I saw it, I was not ready for the rollercoaster of emotions that hit me. I really don't know what took over me, but the loss of Paul Walker felt like it was one of my own. I just couldn't get over the concept of him actually leaving this world, I searched online like a hungry Tiger pouncing on their next meal to find some loop hole, to find some piece of existence that he still lived. I was searching endlessly for days, I really think I had a moment of madness but when the realisation finally hit me that he was never going to come  back, my heart broke in so many ways I never thought it was possible for it ever to be repaired again. 

I can't imagine the torment or the excruciating pain the whole cast went through after the demise of Paul, but what I can say is Universal and the whole team had done justice and gave the happy ending for Brian for what most of us could have wished for Paul in reality.

I went to go and see this film last week, I have to say I didn't know what to expect. I love action films but I have never really been up to date with these films so I wasn't aware of what the hype was about. Although, the combination of the action sequence, the stunts, the fights and most of the family bonding that is shown onscreen is undeniably amazing.

The stunts seemed so realistic to me I was like how is that humanely possible, when I watched video's of how they shot the scenes and a little magic with the green screen they were able to perform the scenes as if they actually did the scenes themselves. The one in Dubai when the Lycan Hypersport jumped out of the Etihad Towers was exactly one of the scenes where it was too good to be true.

It was so awesome to watch each of the character's story and bromance with another (I loved scenes between Tej and Roman, they were absolutely hilarious). James Wan, the Director actually outdone himself combined with the efforts of the whole cast. And who can forget Dwayne Johnson, Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? :D (can you tell I spent most of my childhood watching the Rock on WWF?). He fits perfectly in to Hobbs character, and I loved his 'cavalry' scene with his onscreen daughter. 

I think the most powerful concept and theme in this movie is family. These guys show exactly how being a united force means and what happens when they mess one of them, the mess with everyone.

On the whole, a film worth watching and definitely recommended (now I need to go and catch upon the previous films).

This film will be the end of me, Will there be a FF8? What will happen to Jordan, will she reprise her role? How will I watch it knowing Paul isn't going to be there?

Friday, 24 April 2015

How The Wolf Lost Her Heart #1

Book: How The Wolf Lost Her Heart 
Author: Sarah Brownlee 
Published: 14th September 2014
My Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Yes
Set against the backdrop of a dystopian London where thugs and criminals run rife, Skye Archer possesses a rare gift, the ability to transform into her spirit animal at will. Widely regarding her morphing ability as a curse, Skye's aim is to keep it a secret at all costs. But one day she meets the intriguing and affluent, Raphael Renzo, who soon proves to have a secret of his own, one that could heal the downtrodden city and affect Skye in ways she never thought possible...
This debut novel from author, Sarah Brownlee, is a compelling and gripping read, taking the reader into a world where both the heart of a city and the heart of a girl are simultaneously pierced by one man.  

I received this book in an exchange for an honest review

I have to admit, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I have read many wolf books, and more or less they contain the same plot. Boy! was I ever glad to be disappointed. This book was nothing like I expected it to be. I loved the sizzling chemistry between Raphael and Skye and their growing romance. Some of the events that take place by the thugs is gruesome and despicable, hard to imagine that humans are even capable of such enormity. Nevertheless, this book carried a good message by remaining hope even in difficult times and aspiring what you want to be and believe in. I found Lord Renzo to be a truly remarkable character who is not only a caring, loving father but also cares for the well being of the human population. I cannot wait for Pearson and gang to come down!

Warm regards for the author for giving me this book to review!:)

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