|Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere|
After finishing the movie I was not sure she was Guinevere. For some inexplicable reason Guy Ritchie decided there should be no romance between Guinevere and Arthur in his telling of the Sword in the Stone Legend.
The plot borrows heavily from the first testament and this makes it the most original take on a well told tale. I did not realize without research that Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy was playing Arthur. I knew he looked familiar and he nailed this role. Jude Law was serviceable as the villain. I also liked Little Finger from GOT as the Bill.
The action scenes and special effects were grade A. The cinematography was David Lean like.
Therefore its very surprising this version bombed. Rotten Tomatoes gave it only 28% which leads me to conclude critics just hate this story. The 2004 Clive Owen edition only got 28%. So how does Excalibur (1981) get 82%? With a little romance this movie would have been a blockbuster.
3.5 SAMCROW stars
Monday, 3 July 2017
Sunday, 28 May 2017
A Russian sci fi movie delving into the human condition using an intergalactic instrument. This was a terrific movie no matter the weird dialogue via subtitles.
Production and story wise as good as anything Hollywood can deliver.
IMDb gave it 53%. I will add 25 points to that. It was better than Star Trek Beyond.
Aside from unbelievable bio hazard protocol, the movie was documentary like in its reality.
Add Tony Scott to the list of visionaries screaming, do not seek the singularity! Rotten Tomatoes gave it 71%. Chestbursting fail.
4 totally entertained stars
Sunday, 12 February 2017
Spear a Norwegian save a whale. This seems to be the critical reaction to Mortyl Tylden's movie. He did the fantastic Imitation Game and if you liked that movie this one is right there. Casting is suspect, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have zero chemistry. If this choice had been better this movie would have been a blockbuster. Its great sci fi and despite all the warts generates real anxiety. It asks lots of heavy questions and gives dopey answers, but is the world not just like that. Rotten Tomatoes was at 31% well I give global warming to that.
Three Solid Stars
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
A calm sea of normality with a furious propeller of progressive thought churning beneath the surface. Black and white and morality and everything is addressed
its a sleeper that could make you unconscious if you were thinkingaboot it.
Its not a great gangster movie like Goodfellas, its pedestrian in its delivery but
world class in its themes.
Zoe Sleanda deserves and Oscar for portraying a white wife.
Its a movie that hits you later hard.
Five Stars despite the flaws of execution
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Eric from True Blood and Micheal Pena are wacky wild and crazy cops. This movie is on the suspended disbelief bubble for the first third and then snaps into a surrealistic wonderland. A lot of fun and often clever. I especially enjoyed Caleb Landry Jones in his homage to Dirty Harry. Rotten tomatoes was at 61%.
Three point 7 stars
Dont watch the trailer to many spoliers
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Certainly the Girl with all the Gifts is the most important Zombie movie since 28 Days later. It is in many respects a continuation of that universe. Both of the 29 weeks movies are better, but the Girl does add new layers to the Zombie Universe. Rotten Tomatoes was more genrous than me, no matter for Zombies fans this is brains.
Three point 9 hungry stars