Loved the portrayal of the plagues. Not sure how I felt about how God was portrayed. Frustrated by a muttering Ramses.
All in all a rather anti-climatic non-event that I watched (in vain as it turned out) hoping for something truly epic to happen. TT
Certainly lacking in biblical authenticity and a bit of a show-piece for CGI. The plagues are gruesomely depicted to great effect but are surrounded by some of the most wooden acting that just makes the film a bit of a grind really. God depicted as a child was an interesting moment but as the appearances are limited, insufficient to create a great deal of interest. NJT
THE BOXTROLLS ....
The best of a bad bunch in a trio of films none of which we are in a hurry to watch again soon ... if ever.
Dazzling visuals but alas a lacklustre story and charmless characters (I wonder if the book, Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, is any better?) which though it might appeal to children of a certain age may well have the little ones and adults (if they are anything like me) bored within minutes. TT
Beautifully animated with sumptuous background detail but must agree that the story felt a bit lacking in dynamic. The prejudices of the populous against the Boxtrolls utilised by the powerful and those envious of them to make life miserable for the minority... a kind of morality tale but trying too hard. NJT
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ....
Why-oh-why the trend for incidental music that is so loud its guaranteed to have you reaching for the volume control .... and that's when I haven't got my hearing aids in.
One of those films that right from the off had me feeling I was missing something integral to the plot. A glorified video game of a film with fight scenes more suited to those who enjoy computer games. Not as humorous as it seems to think it is. Not even the gun-toting raccoon raised a smile - and we all know how much I love my furry critters. The only redeeming feature? A good musical sound track. TT
Meh... Not as funny/serious as it likes to think it is. Groot only had one line (repeated ad infinitum) and was the most interesting character. NJT
A post based on Kelly's One-Sentence Movie Reviews, you can read her thoughts on Exodus: Gods And Kings here, her thoughts on Guardians Of The Galaxy here.