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The Green Lantern

I found this movie thoroughly enjoyable! As is usually the case with comic book movies. It probably helps that I’ve never read a comic book in my life :) I enjoy them for what they are: action-packed, often a good mix of humour and tension and reasonably fast-paced (i.e. not boring). The Green Lantern was another such movie. Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I had reasonably high expectations for this movie and I’m a firm believer that expectations play a big part in the enjoyment of a movie. If I expect a movie to be rubbish I’ll enjoy it if it’s even marginally not rubbish :) Anyway. This fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean wasn’t rubbish. But it wasn’t all that either.

The plot was fine. I followed the story from its premise to it’s conclusion with plenty of curiosity and suspense. I couldn’t have asked for more from the story. Despite some reviewers lamenting the lack of sea battles, I thought it was a really interesting concept! However there were some things that stopped it from being up there with the previous movies. Continue reading

The Tourist

I enjoyed The Tourist! It had a familiar cast, including Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell (both of A Knight’s Tale), as well as the obvious Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, who were the main reasons I wanted to see the movie. Timothy Dalton will be another familiar face, for those of you who have seen Hot Fuzz.

All in all, the acting was superb. Angelina Jolie did a very good, albeit not entirely realistic English accent (especially given that she’s supposedly from the London Metropolitan Police Force, an city not know for having well-spoken residents, bar its aristocracy) and though her character was hard to get into, it was deliberately aloof. Johnny Depp was fantastic as always. Continue reading