Knighty Knight

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (36 of 37)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,936,447 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 37
Ghost World [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Thora Birch
Ghost World [DVD] DVD ~ Thora Birch
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost World haunts, 28 Feb 2009
This is a triumph of literature and film, this is a comic book adaptation that deserves nothing but praise, and let us not have the narrow minded and elitist view that just because its source material is a comic book, it doesn't deserve praise.

This is the most accurate account of a coming of age story I have ever seen. Enid and Rebecca are an Everyman. They represent what we have all been through in trying to adjust into adult life after being carefree and sheltered while at school. The notion that whilst Enid stands static while all around moves and adapts to new surroundings and responsibilities is ever present. Enid (Birch) represents us all in many ways, who amongst us has… Read more
Batman: Gotham Knight [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Shojiro Nishimi
Batman: Gotham Knight [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Shojiro Nishimi
Batman Gotham Knight is in the same vain of the Superman Doomsday animated movie, and just like our favourite citizen of Metropolis; it's good but that is all it is, it never excels, never really excites or enthralls like The Mask of The Phantasm. It's gorier than its predecessors and in some respects creates the same serious tone of Batman Begins and the Dark Knight and is designed to be sandwiched between both.

As a film or rather vignettes it works but only just, when I first saw that it was just over 70 minutes long I was concerned as to if the content would do justice to the Dark Knight, but as it stands it was long enough, the stories connect..... just, and manages to keep… Read more
Saw Quadrilogy [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Cary Elwes
Saw Quadrilogy [DVD] DVD ~ Cary Elwes
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See Saw, 11 Nov 2008
Claustrophobic, disturbing and uncomfortable these words adequately describe Saw. As a terminal cancer patient John "Jigsaw" Kramer subjects people who he sees as unappreciative of life, of dubious morality or to just teach a lesson; to tests in the form of a deadly game. Torturous devices are attached to their body and "Billy" the puppet gives instructions of how to get out of their situation. From drug addicts, to photographers and even a rapist are subjected to these macabre devices

Saw does induce questions of morality, especially the scene in Saw IV involving the proprietor of a hotel who is exposed as a rapist who videotapes his exploits. Does this man deserve to live or… Read more