Weird but for some reason people seem interested in my opinion of new movies I’ve seen recently, asking through mail and Bebo and Myspace and such. I’ve never really done much of that sort of thing here despite doing it on radio and writing a short-lived movie review column in a Sunday newspaper many, many lives ago.
Reviews kind of bore me to be honest. I’m interested in the opinions of a select few reviewers whose taste I know I share and a few select mates for the same reason. Other than that I usually like to make my own mind up on such things. But, seen as I’ve been asked, let’s get them out of the way in one line or less if I can…
The Simpsons Movie
Just shy of brilliant for the first 40 minutes or so then completely loses its steam and laughs, the Spider-pig song is the best bit of the movie.
Much, much better (and funnier!) than I thought it was going to be even if it lags a bit in the middle, an hour of giant robots beatin the bejaysus out of each other at the end is the best entertainment you’ll get all summer.
Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix
Felt like I was watching bits of the other movies spliced together… Bring back Alfonso Cuaron!
and for good luck, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows (spoiler free!)
Nothing was ever going to be a good enough ending after 7 books, but Chapter 33 was genuinely exciting and entertaining even if it is a pity she didn’t end it with the Kings Cross chapter.