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The Lego Movie [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2014] [Region Free]
The Lego Movie [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2014] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Chris Pratt
Offered by Turbotrance
Price: £9.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Build to Perfection, 26 July 2014
Everything is awesome about The Lego Movie. It's a perfect film for families of all ages. The voice acting is charming, the animation is stunning, the writing is brilliantly done and there's an excellent message for kids about being an individual and not always following the rules. What more could you want?


Attack On Titan 1
Attack On Titan 1
by Hajime Isayama
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the art was beautiful. However, 26 July 2014
This review is from: Attack On Titan 1 (Paperback)
As a newcomer to Manga, I found this to be an incredibly enjoyable but short read. All the characters were interesting, the art was beautiful. However, my one complaint is that the last 20 or so pages are just hype for the rest of the series (i.e. an interview and preview). Not a massive issue, just would rather have seen more content about the 1st volume.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Limited Edition with Comic Booklet (Amazon.co.uk Exclusive) [Blu-ray] [2014]
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Limited Edition with Comic Booklet (Amazon.co.uk Exclusive) [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Andrew Garfield

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Spidey Swings Back, 26 July 2014
Having disliked 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, I was surprised that I enjoyed the sequel probably more than I have enjoyed any other Spidey film to date (That doesn't necessarily mean that it is the best).

So the most basic story is that Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has just finished school alongside his on-off again girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). However, things are shaken up when Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) comes back to see his dying father (Chris Cooper), but it turns out Harry needs Spider-Man for sinister reasons. But also lurking in the Oscorp building is Electro (Jamie Foxx), Spidey's biggest fan turned sinister villain.

Okay, so the main problem with this movie is the tone and plot. There's so many different themes and stories shoved into this one movie that it does begin to collapse in it nearly two-hour running time. The lighter moments of humour and action work incredibly well, while the darker moments do share a lot of problems with Man of Steel, in the sense that they just don't fit the superhero. They're also still trying to shove the whole mystery about Peter's parents, but it makes up for ten minutes of the film, and at least they'res the conflict between Peter and his Aunt May (Played as excellently as ever by Sally Field) which does feel like that arc has satisfyingly ended.

Another HUGE problem with this movie is the villains. Dane DeHaan is easily the best as Harry Osborn/ Green Goblin (Not a spoiler, they ruined that one in the marketing campaign) and there's a sense of isolation whenever he and Peter are trying to reconnect, which feels tragic and almost makes you want to weep for him. Jamie Foxx is okay in the film, but I feel his character is very much short-changed in the grand scheme of things. But Paul Giamatti is abseloutely dreadful as The Rhino, given barely anything to do and merely playing a Eastern European cliché.

However, the film's brightest spots are it's moments of comedy. It seems like the new team of writers (Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci) seem to have a far better grip on humour and comedy than the previous team did. Whenever Garfield cracks a joke, it hits and it hits hard. The moments where Spidey is in motion also work incredibly well, with him swinging through the streets of New York are surprisingly fluid and the fight scenes are incredibly fast and tense. But the single best moment in the film is the final 15 minutes, which are so completely tragic and lead up to an excellent slingshot finale.

So overall The Amazing Spider-Man 2 works very well and has a few surprises in store for those who were disappointed with the predecessor, even amidst it's intimidating running time and overstuffed plot.


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