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Rise of the Guardians [DVD]
Rise of the Guardians [DVD]
Dvd ~ Chris Pine
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: £7.38

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just For Kids!, 6 Jan 2013
This review is from: Rise of the Guardians [DVD] (DVD)
I am 18 years old and a general huge fan of animated films. I went to see Rise of the Guardians in the cinema with quite a few of my friends, all also 18. Each and every person who went enjoyed this film & personally it was one of my top films of 2012, right up there with Skyfall and The Hobbit! I think so far this film has been underrated as only a kid's film, but I genuinely think adults of all ages could enjoy and appreciate the storyline, the characters and the AMAZING animation.

In a word: magical.
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Hover Car Racer
Hover Car Racer
by Matthew Reilly
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced, loveable characters, amazing!, 8 April 2012
This review is from: Hover Car Racer (Paperback)
Even as a huge matthew reilly fan, having read all his other books, i was a little sceptical about Hover Car Racer. I knew it was aimed at a younger audience & thought it was quite sport orientated, & i'm not into sports at all.

However, my doubts vanished as soon as i started reading. The story pulls you in immediately & you will quickly come to love Jason, the Bug & all the central characters as well as to hate the 'bad guys'. While, yes, there is MUCH less violence & death than avid Reilly fans such as myself are use to in his books, this is not a bad thing. It proves that Reilly doesnt need it to make an edge-of-your-seat story. My main praise is the typical fast pace Reilly creates, especially during the races.

I could write a huge essay of a review singing praises for this book. My last point is this: even though it is written for a wider and younger audience, it is in NO way patronising to read as an adult. The only way it reads differently to all of Reilly's other books is the omission of over-shocking violence & swearing.

A definite recommendation, for both younger & older readers!

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief [DVD]
Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief [DVD]
Dvd ~ Logan Lerman
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £3.81

3.0 out of 5 stars Good as a stand alone, but not if you love the book., 6 Feb 2012
First i will say that i did enjoy this film. It's fun and kids will enjoy it, and if you haven't read the books, its actually a fairly good film (in my opinion).

However, avid fans of the books may be disappointed. There are a lot of deviations from the books, the first and most obvious being that Annabeth is darked haired (rather than blonde as in the book) & Grover is black & fairly cool & confident (in the books he is quite an awkward, unconfident person with curly brown hair). If you can get past these differences of characters, there are still a fair few differences in the plot(such as the ending with Luke), although the basis is the same.

So fans of the books, be prepared for potential disappointment if you want a film that is exactly like the book. If, like me, you are open to some differences, you will probably enjoy it, especially Logan Lerman's performance as Percy, which for me fitted the character to a T. If you haven't read the books and you enjoy family films, this is just that: a good family film for everyone.

& I'm excited to hear the news of a potential sequel! :)

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron [DVD] [2002]
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon|James Cromwell
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £6.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!, 20 Jun 2010
WOW is the first word that comes to mind when i think of this film!

It's the full package. Beautiful animations on painted scenic backgrounds; a heart-warming story of freedom, friendship and determination; and an amazing soundtrack to tell the story.

This film is for people of all ages. Children will marvel at the horses, the storyline and the radiant character of Spirit (as will many of the adults), while the adults can also appreciate the whole new level of animated films.

The first best move in this movie is this- the animals don't talk. The only speech in the whole film is that of the internal voice of Spirit the Stallion (acting as narrator, not speech) and from human characters. Other than that, the story is told through the soundtrack and the movements and expressions of the characters. This lack of speech bring a sense of realism to the film and moves away from children's animated films.

It also brings me to my next point. The soundtrack. The movie would be nothing without it. As I've said, it tells the story, acting as Spirit's voice, conveying his inner emotions. Bryan Adams' beautiful lyrics are filled with emotion and the melodies are beautiful, as are Hans Zimmer's instrumental melodies. This film's soundtrack is the best i've ever come across, perhaps because it plays such a vital role in making the movie the masterpiece it is.

I could go on all day. Without a doubt one of my favourite movies of all time and, as i said, perfect for the whole family.

Treasure Planet [DVD] [2003]
Treasure Planet [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Offered by Emjays Webstore LTD
Price: £9.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 19 Jun 2010
This review is from: Treasure Planet [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
This film is amazing! If you're a fan of disney films, this is definitely one for you. And if you're not a fan of the typical disney film, give it a try. The story line is much more adult (with a lack of princesses and lovey-dovey moments) and there are no cringey moments of characters breaking into song, if that's not your kind of thing.

I don't understand why this film didn't get a greater reception. It is truly a disney classic!

This film is great for all ages- the kids and the adults will enjoy it!
Trust me when i say you do not want to miss this film- it's well worth buying!

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love This Phone :), 28 Nov 2009
When i was looking for a new phone, i was a bit hesitant about getting a touch screen phone- when trying out my friends', i found them difficult to use. However, i'm so glad i decided to get the Tocco Lite, it's so good! If you're new to touch screen phones, it's so easy to get used to. The screen is big and clear and when texting you can choose between a normal keypad and a qwerty keyboard by turning the phone on its side. However, the keys on the qwerty keyboard may be slightly small for people with larger finger, although the normal keypad has perfect-sized buttons.
I love the widget menu- you can choose from a variety of widgets and place them wherever you want on the 3 screens you can slide through, offering shortcuts to facebook, youtube & messages, and allowing memos to be stuck on your screen.
It has a really good camera & loads of different ways to edit photos to get them looking really good.
i also love how long the battery life is; i usually go about a week before i have to charge it, i never turn it off and im constantly texting on it, so the battery life is fantastic!
i could say so many good things about this phone, i really recommend it!

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