Carrot Cruncher

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (52 of 67)
Location: Herefordshire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,167,554 - Total Helpful Votes: 52 of 67
Batman Begins (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [20&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Christian Bale
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Darker and Better, 6 Jan 2008
I lost touch with the whole batman movie thing after Michael Keaton so I was pleasantly surprised by this version.

Plenty of back story for Bruce Wayne with Liam Neeson reprising his role in Star Wars (ish) for the first part of the film. Once the action moved to Gotham I really enjoyed it.

Christian Bale presents a human batman that never veers off too far into the realms of stupidity. Michael Caine as Alfred plays his part nicely and acts as Bales' conscience.

My friends that are into comic books/graphic novels have told me that this movie is far more faithful to the original tale. I'm happy with that, it has got plenty of action to enjoy on a less deep… Read more
World Trade Center [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Maria Bello
World Trade Center [DVD] DVD ~ Maria Bello
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Preferred 'United 93', 6 Jan 2008
Wasn't too sure about this one but my man Oliver Stone directed so I sort of knew what to expect.

Mr Stone has delivered a surprisngly restrained take on the events of the day concentrating on our two main characters who spend most of the film trapped in the wreckage of the WTC. Cue the predictable heart wrenching worry from families (that must have been all too real for those actually involved) and the solid family values of working class America.

I'm not sure if this is a feel good movie or not - the horror of what actually happened sort of eclipses the nature of the human response depicted in the film and I felt that I never got to really know or empathise with the… Read more
The Wicker Man - Director's Cut [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicolas Cage
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire, 27 Nov 2007
I generally like Nicolas Cage's stuff but he really should have walked away from this one. His charcter was eminently unlikeable and just lumbers around the beatifully photographed 'summersisle'. As for getting dressed up as a bear and swearing at small children...I couldn't believe what I was viewing.
The character of his wife is just incredibly annoying and it defies belief that anybody would be quite so stupid as to marry her let alone accept any part of her utter rubbish story resons for what is going on on the island.
An evening spent pulling your toenails out with pliers would be more preferable than having to sit through this film again.
Avoid like the plague