Anyone who enjoyed the first film is guaranteed to enjoy the second. Everything that we liked from the former returns, this time bigger and better: more story, more characters, more action, more laughs, more heart – think Avengers was the only excellent superhero film this year? Think again.
With terrific character interactions, hilarious comedy, sublime action and a bold ending that’s sure to shock – it’s all perfect. If the next Avengers film is anything like Infinity War we’re in for another incredible treat. A splendid and monumental achievement.
The story and writing are enjoyable and the cast really sell it. While it may be ultimately unremarkable, it’s nevertheless perfectly pleasant. An ideal film to watch with your feet up on a lazy Sunday afternoon with the whole family.
Lady Bird certainly deserved each of its five nominations. With a witty, funny script, Gerwig delivers an impressive directorial debut with excellent performances from Metcalf and Ronan. A hilarious and touching coming-of-age film, ripe with nostalgia, laughs, self-discovery and great characters.
It may be lost among all the Oscar-nominated films dominating cinemas at the moment, but Finding Your Feet is a fresh alternative that can’t fail to please. Endlessly charming, an excellent cast brings a sweet, emotional story with plenty of good laughs and a few memorable lines.
Downsizing is a small film that should have dreamed bigger and been daring enough to really embrace its refreshingly original concept. Instead it goes from a conceptually captivating film to a fairly generic drama/quasi-comedy whose plot plods along, quickly forgetting the central premise that excited the audience. Certainly a pleasant watch, but a missed opportunity.
McDonagh solidifies his talent with his third consecutive great film, this one being his best yet. With an incredible script and a perfect cast, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an instant classic, able to challenge an audience and make them laugh the whole time.
Good dance choreography and occasional enjoyable music, can’t save a film drowning in irritating noise from The Bellas, an incoherent central story consistently distracted by side-plots, ditzy and annoying characters talking nonsense over each other and unfunny, crass and embarrassing attempts at comedy that fall flat on their face, with most of them coming from one character in particular… Pitch Perfect 3 is so far from ‘perfect’, I can only hope that a fourth will never come to pass.
Certainly much more a comedy than a horror – a shame they couldn’t marry the two genres together more. Still, a few scares here with lots of laughs there, but with lots of fun throughout with a charismatic, eventually lovable lead.
Marvel does it again! Vol 2 is a blast with amazing characters, huge laughs and exciting action. We are Groot!