Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review “Wait a minute, that’s it?”

The Rise of Skywalker posterI don’t think it would be remiss of me to state that The Last Jedi was one of the most divisive blockbusters in recent memory. Sitting at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks pretty good, but as we all know, that only tells half the story.

Sure, Rian Johnson’s space opera scored an overwhelmingly positive 91% from critics, but for audiences; aka Star Wars fans, it achieved just 43% based on over 200,000 ratings. On that scale, it is the lowest rated film in the series.

You see, Johnson had full control over the story and the direction of The Last Jedi after J.J Abrams introduced a new generation of sci-fi geeks to the Star Wars name with 2015’s huge hit, The Force Awakensand many felt that not only did it deviate too much away from Star Wars lore, it made some poor choices too. Continue reading

Sponsored: Escape into Jumanji: The Next Level in 4DX and ScreenX

Jumanji 4DX posterCinemagoers will be dropped into the hilarious and unforgiving world of Jumanji: The Next Level when the action-packed blockbuster is released in 4DX and ScreenX on 11th December, exclusively at Cineworld. Previews for the film will also be shown in 4DX on 7th and 8th December to help crank up the action for early-bird fans.

Audiences will be taken through the harshest desert landscapes, highest mountaintops and the deadliest jungles, as they’re get sucked back into the video-game for an even tougher challenge with the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karren Gillan returning for the ride along with many more. Continue reading

Jumanji: The Next Level review “A rare breed of sequel”

Jumanji: The Next Level posterSleeper hit: a term used in the entertainment industry for a film that plays successfully for a long period and becomes a big success, despite being a surprise to critics, audiences and industry analysts.

You could say that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the very definition of a sleeper hit. The first trailers were underwhelming, showcasing some ropey CGI, body swap comedy tropes and a lack of respect for the Robin Williams 1995 classic. Yet, in spite of all this, the film ended up grossing nearly $1billion worldwide.

Why? Well the film was actually pretty good. Sure, it wasn’t spectacular but a combination of a witty script, brilliant self-awareness and a roster of characters that were so well written they made Jack Black actually likeable, meant it shot straight to the top of the box office. Continue reading

Frozen II review “Let it go Disney, just let it go”

Frozen 2 poster2013’s Frozen was and remains a cultural phenomenon for kids around the globe. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and reindeer Sven made their way into popular culture and have never retreated, becoming some of Disney’s most beloved fictional characters.

Kaching! With that and nearly $1.3billion in box-office takings behind it, plus all the profits from toys, books and games, Frozen was a gargantuan hit on another level to anything else we had seen in the genre and it remained the highest-grossing animated film of all time until The Lion King came along earlier this year and spoiled the fun.

A sequel then was never a surprise. What was a surprise however is just how long it took Disney to get Frozen II to cinemas. It’s been six whole years since we’ve seen Elsa and the crew in a full-length film and for kids who grew up with its predecessor, this new addition needed to be more mature to keep the attention of new and existing fans. But what is the finished product like? Continue reading

Sponsored: Win big with Boohoo MAN & Spider-Man Far From Home

Fast-fashion retailer Boohoo MAN is celebrating the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, which we think is one of the best films of the year, by hosting a massive competition, and it’s ridiculously easy to get involved.

All you need to do is visit their site, pop in your details and ta-da, you’re entered. But what’s on offer to the lucky individual who manages to scoop up these amazing prizes?

A pretty awesome tech bundle and a smashing £2000 in cash is what’s up for grabs, plus 10 runners up will receive a DVD copy of Marvel’s newest smash hit film, Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The tech bundle includes some amazing prizes, as well as that £2000 in cash for you to spend on anything you like, not just the great clothes available at Boohoo MAN.

  • 49″ 4k Smart TV
  • Home theatre system, including a brand new Blu-Ray player
  • 1 Blu-Ray copy of Spider-Man: Far From Home

Go on, what are you waiting for. And if you do win, don’t forget to come back and let us know in the comments box below – don’t worry, you don’t need to share your cash with us, although all donations are very welcome!

Spider-Man Far From Home competition