Movie Reviews: What's Worth Going To See @ The Mo'- Part 1
Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Monsters Inc all viewed for your pleasure.
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring @ UGC Cinemas
After months and even years of internet fan boys and movie lovers salivating over the prospect of this movie it has finally hit the screens and oh boy is it a scorcher!!! Admittedly you may get a bit bored at the opening hour of intro but then hold on to your seat as you are launched into the most thrilling cinematic quest of all time as Frodo the Hobbit and the Fellowship of Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise ... hang on hang on ... it's good but not the best film of all time ... although it's close so close.
The Mines of Moria sequence is brilliant, not to mention the flight from The Ring Wraiths and so is every gruesome battle with the hideous Orcs. However 'The Lord of the Rings' has definitely benefited from being released after The Matrix, Star Wars and Indiana Jones in terms of effects and action. Plus it's really, really, really gory, which is great. That doesn't take anything away from what is a compelling story told majestically through the skewed genius vision of Peter Jackson. I'll be at the front of the queue for the next one then...you bet!!!
Liked it try... Star Wars, Indiana Jones or Starship Troopers
Monsters Inc. @ UGC Cinema
Pixar are great ... I mean the 'Toy Story' movies were fantastic ... FACT. So was 'A Bug's Life', not to mention to 'Shrek' ... hang on a minute that was Dreamworks' dig at Disney but still the CG animated film is king of the movie blockbuster at the mo' in terms of quality and entertainment and laughs. This year they've even made an Oscar especially for the Animated film and Monsters Inc. is up for it along with rival Shrek, so which is better? Well Shrek probably has it for the laughs, mostly at the expense of Disney Films who release Pixar's films but Monsters Inc. is the better movie in terms of enjoyment and repeated viewing.
Basically Monsters power there world through the screams and children and all is fine until king children scarers Sully (John Goodman) and Mike (Bily Crystal) let through a toxic child into their monster world. The key to Monsters Inc. is both its simplicity and its depth in characters and jokes in the background. A sure fire winner, which you will comeback for repeated viewings of.
Liked it try... Toy Story 2, Will Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Shrek
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone @ UGC Cinema
You will either love this film or you will think it's a pile of Sauron's red hot briefs (see 'The Lord of the Rings'). It does the job and if you're a fan of the books then you will not be disappointed. A bit too light on the plot side for my liking and the actors (apart from the all star adult cast) seem a bit bewildered at being stars of the film. That's not to say it's not any good, its warm and friendly and easy to get into though slightly too long.
You've probably already seen it anyway or read the book so you'll know the plots about an orphaned boy who is selected to attend a school for wizards. Good but probably not worth a second look, well not to the DVD comes out anyway.
Liked it try... The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Crystal, Ghostbusters