Category Archives: Films

Mad Max

I have not entirely recovered from the experience that is this film. I wandered out of the cinema, feeling shaken and confused. I had a less intense reaction last time I was in a car crash . The entire thing is such an intense flood of emotions, fear, joy and trepidation. It inspires as well, it makes me want to be as crazy as the people in this film, it they are so full of passion I want to feel what they feel.

I felt a human connection for almost every character, which in itself is very unique. For a film that’s meant to be an insane adrenaline rush, I felt a closeness and an understanding even for people whose main role really was “#minion 5”.

I have heard talk that people have said that Max did not have enough of a staring role in the movie, which I can understand, I can see what the complaints are based on, but I dont care… Max was brilliant for what he want meant to be. The warn out shell of a man, who has given up and stopped fighting. People don’t snap out of that and he didn’t Max was mad.

This film was insane, and wonderful it was melt your face of… it was rubbing its nipples with sandpaper, and smoothing its balls in chill-sauce. It was a masterpiece that left me a warn out broken man and I loved it.

The Kingsmen

I loved this film, it was wonderful ripost to everything that has left me dissatisfied with modern spy movies.

It was hilarious , its action sequences where steady with none of this shakey “Bourne cam”, never the less it has some creative use of camera work. It combines a actions and humour in a way, that makes me think of the great Jackie Chan.

It had a subtle but not overstated commentary on the changes happening within England, and its class divides.The film was selfware, and genuinely original with its humor and its plot. It was both shocking and utterly believable in a surreal way.

The villain, the violence and the plot are demented and evil, which is great. Because I have never been more excited for a hero to get there in time and save the day.

I have one complaint about the film, and it is the clossing joke. It is just… off, it is a wrong note, in a otherwise beautiful symphony. It bugs me.

You like spy movies? When I was a kid that was my dream job. Gentleman spy….

‘Nowadays they’re a little serious for my taste. Give me a far-fetched theatrical plot any day.

10 Things I hate about you

10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. The film, a modernization of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

I really enjoyed it, the characters where quirky and interesting. I did worry when I thought about implication of the title with regards to the main character. I.e that she needs to be tamed, and made to act like a proper woman. Then I thought about the actual journey she goes though in the film. She is not made into a “perfect girl”. Nor is she fixed by putting here hair up, and wearing a nice dress. Her love treats here the same in dungarees and in dresses.

It is more that she has been repressing a side of her, that enjoys feminine things, and who wants to fall in love, because of fear. The film as I see it is about her re-accepting that side of her, and starting to take risks. I like that it personal development and growth while retaining her own personality.

There is a sudden and semi-unexplained flip in Heath Ledgers characters behavior which is a little annoying, but nothing that truly spoils the film for me.

Also the trope of “I did this bad thing, then I fell for you, and now you have found about the bad thing, but you need to know its not about the XYZ anymore I love you”

It has certainly given me a desire to read or watch a performance of Taming of the Shrew.

Would watch again