Finding Dory is directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus Maclane staring Ellen DeGenres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and Diane Keaton taking place just one year after the events of Finding Nemo; due to a sudden epiphany of flashbacks from her childhood, Dory starts to remember her parents and sets off on a quest to California's Marine Life Institute to find them.
13 years after the original we were all beyond excited to finally see the long awaited sequal to 2003's Finding Nemo one of Pixar's most successful work's. I wasn't too sure what to expect as I wasn't always mad on the first one; but in the end Finding Dory turned out to be an absolutely stunning film which, personally, I thought was significantly better that the original.
This was a fantastically fast pace film, jam packed full of laughs and adorable life lessons, this truly is the gift that keeps on giving. From the word go the pace of the film was constant from introducing sub plots to meeting new characters there was never a dull moment, whilst the plot (more or less) was the same as the first one, Pixar still manages to introduce fresh ideas as the film unfolds. Because of the pacing all the scenes merged together quite nicely, and it actually felt as if you were on this journey through the ocean with Dory, which is an incredible thing to accomplish. Definitely one of the most enjoyable parts of the film was the characters, there is so much character development. Every character had different personalities and being able to see them interact with each other was really entertaining. Modern Family's Ed O'Neill plays Hank the cranky Octopus, who help Dory throughout her quest; at first for his best interest but in the end he risked everything for Dory's sake. Hank is the best example of character development, at the start he is made out to be a grouch but then you begin to learn that he is actually a big softy, full of kindness and courage and this also shows us that love really does come in the most unlikely form. The list goes on Bailey, Destiny and of course Dory each and everyone of them were special in their own way.
I was shocked by the incredible number of laugh out load moments that had adults chucking too, particularly one joke about the great Sigourney Weaver which likes to continue itself throughout the whole film but never becoming any less amusing. I also loved how well disney executed the flash back scenes, I was worried about it being jumpy but in the end the Baby Dory scenes was unbarely cute and really well crafted.
Since this film is full of amazing characters, great laughs, heart warming family moments, incredible voice acting, some phenomenal animation and one of the most action packed, Thelma and Louise type endings ever.
I am going to give Finding Dory:
Ghostbusters is directed by Paul Feig and stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth and is the brand new movie rebooted from the 80's classic. As this is a completely rebooted film franchise the idea of Ghostbusters doesn't exist in the film at all, these four ladies are THE Ghostbusters. After paranormal activity being amplified throughout the city, ghost enthusiasts and old friends Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates must put their past behind them and use their physicist skills to create a team that fights and captures the ghosts hence forth the Ghostbusters are born.
Sadly since this film had such a bad reputation from the word go I don't think it will earn as near as much money as it deserves because some people have just set their face against the film and are so stuck by their opinions. However I think differently, honestly I thought this was a good movie and I really enjoy it.
All four of these ladies are absolutely amazing in the film, as usual McCarthy and Wiig were hilarious and both made good scientists in the film because they actually knew what they were doing and knew what they wanted to get done, McKinnon and Jones though made the team for me, they were both so funny, with McKinnon's crazy personality and Jones' level headed sassiness the contrast between all four of them was so different but it made their relationship perfect as they individually had something about them. The plot was great and actually managed to differ from the original, instead of chewing it up and spitting it out again. The script was funny and made me laugh throughout the film even more so when delivered by McKinnon, as well as the special effects which were visually impressive to watch and made fan favourite things like the ghosts and the proton packs more real then ever. The CGI also made the ghosts pretty scary which is such and incredible thing because you actually felt like they were a threat therefore this made the film even more exciting/frighting to watch. Although there are so many good elements to the film there are few bad ones too. After a spooky opening scene the first 20 minutes of the film was quite slow as it took a while for the film to pick up luckily it did. The old Ghostbusters cameo's were a bit silly and kind of forced, it just felt a little unnecessary to have them so awkwardly placed in the film. I also had a problem with the villain, he didn't pose any threat until a certain point in the film, he lacked character development and was just a little weasel who wanted to destroy New York for no genuine reason. When you put most of these things together in the film it was just a little cheesy and made scenes a bit silly but then again what Ghostbusters film isn't.
I won't be the last to deny this movie's reputation is pretty awful after it's (according to the fans) horrible marketing campaign, the trailers were awful, the TV spots were awful, the advertisement was awful and it manage to earn itself an award for the most unliked trailer on YouTube. The fans had a whole bunch of problems with the look of this film, the main one being the Ghostbusters being an all female group. Then this brought out the controversial side of things and caused many people to fall out over this movie. I personally enjoyed every trailer and have loved Paul Feig's attempt at this film as he had so much enthusiasm toward the project as I have seen on many interviews and this review was based on how good I thought the film was and not what I think about woman's rights.
After some joke making, proton pack blasting and Ghost butt kicking.
I am going to give Ghostbusters:
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is directed by Mandie Fletcher and stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the film tells how Edna and Patsy travel to the south of France to avoid police attention after they accidentally killed Kate Moss at a party.
24 years after the original TV program we were all treated to one last glance at the Fabulous life of Edna and Patsy, sadly though age really had hit home and this once glamorous comedy had become a tired hour and a half long christmas special. The script lacked so much laughable content and made nearly every character's performance seem rather average, apart from Lumley who as usual gave of Patty's drunk, outrageous persona which was indeed fabulous. The plot was also very week and straight away didn't give any indication of picking up it just dragged on and thinking about it was very forgettable.
The advertisement for the film made it seem like the BIG movie that all the fans have been waiting but the film didn't seem big and amazing at all, it was more like a daytime documentary then a movie, it was almost like the budget was so small. The jokes were very dry and and the atmosphere and the energy in the audience was flatter then the pace of the film. There was also a bombardment of celebrity cameos in the film that were not really put int the right places in the film although I do like Rebel Wilson's short scene on the plane and I also like that scene in general. If the film took this quick snappy dialogue idea and carried it throughout the whole film it wouldn't drag on so much.
This is not a bad movie as there are indeed some signs of a good film that homages to the original television series, but since the comedic element of the two characters was almost unheard of in the film despite efforts made by both Saunders and Lumley it did not make for a fabulous time and therefore left me wondering if it just should have been left at the TV program.
I am going to give Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie:
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