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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (130 of 151)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,434 - Total Helpful Votes: 130 of 151
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Blu-ray + UV &hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Martin Freeman
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear, 25 April 2014
I found this movie to be very disappointing.

I knew that the story would veer wildly from the book, so I didn't really mind about the additional characters or completely implausible sub-plots that Jackson has added. That's fair enough, he's bought the rights and can make up his own story if he so chooses.

It's just that so much of the magic of the book has been lost, replaced with endless and mindless sequences of Legolas butchering Orcs.

Tolkien wrote The Hobbit as a book for children, very deliberately (I'm sure) glossing over much of the violence of the battle scenes. Even in the struggles with the spiders, there is a gentle humour about the way he… Read more
Gravity [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ George Clooney
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartily enjoyed this, 25 April 2014
A move full of beautiful images, some impressive effects and a bit of tension as well.

Yes, it's a "suspend belief" movie. But it's great to see a movie in which the lead - played very engagingly by Bullock - is both feminine and tough.

I thought it was great, and so did my wife. And it looked gorgeous in 3D.
Nikko Radio Control Vaporizr (Blue) by Nikko
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 25 April 2014
The Vaporizr is a good little RC car.

Charges around the garden without too much bother, and is sprightly on any form of decent surface.

A couple of niggles. The battery compartment in the car itself is fiddly to close, and the antenna can easily become trapped when putting the top back on the car once the battery has been fitted. It would be easy to break the antenna if you don't watch out for it.

Other than that, I'm happy with it. And it's good fun.