Dawn of Justice? Still in the dark if you ask me. Quite literally, as Larry Fong’s photography was really gloomy, as if we were watching through 3D glasses; except we weren’t. By no means the worst thing about the film but certainly the most obvious.
Does it say something about my taste in movies that the two movies I really wanted to see in 214 were purely because of the director? The first was Godzilla. I was so impressed by Gareth Edwards’ debut Monsters (2010) that I was really excited with what he’d do with Japan’s most famousest monster. The only other film on my definite hit list was Interstellar. I’ve been a fan of Christopher Nolan ever since I first saw Memento (2000) and was desperate to see a film of his out in space; especially since Gravity (2013) blew me away last year. I wasn’t disappointed.
I should point out that there are a couple of spoilers in this review. I generally try not to spoil anything in my writing, but if you’re anything like me, you won’t read anything to do with a film that you want to see and form your own opinion on. So, to infinity and beyond!
This is really good fun; quirky story, excellent animation, really good voice actors. I felt that the actors would be obvious and over the top as they can sometimes be in animations, (I was worried about Johnny Depp in particular), but they weren’t. Rather than model the characters on the actor, I felt the actors really tried to fit the characters, which is how it should be really. Continue reading
This is an idea that’s been brewing for some time now. I listen to soundtracks more than anything else, and I’d noticed how quite a few of the ones I really like are from films that aren’t considered that great. I couldn’t initially think of 10 movies, I think I only got as far as 8; but thanks to the wonders of social media I was helped by others. So, many thanks to +Steve Nixon +Jaina Mistry +Daniel Silva +Josh Murphy +Valerie J +Benjamin L. Harris and +Alain Kemp for their help, ideas and discussion.
So here is my final list. Maybe you agree with me, maybe you think I’ve missed some howlers, or (more likely) you think I’m being unduly harsh on Up! But, well, you know, that’s just, like, er, my opinion, man.
For those on Spotify, the playlist of all these scores is here.