“A new classic” The Jungle Book review

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By Adam Brannon

There’s an old saying; “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and that was the kind of reaction many people had towards Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book.

Helmed by Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, it certainly garnered a mixed response come its first trailer release late last year. But what is the finished product like? And are we looking at a new classic? Continue reading

“Disney does racism” Zootropolis review

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By Rob Stoakes

Animation historians have got a problem coming their way; what do we call this era of Disney animations when the next one begins? The Golden Age, the Bronze Age, the Renaissance, those all make sense as names, but this era? What would sum it up? The 3d era? Well, no, some consider Princess and the Frog and Winnie the Pooh as part of it.

I’ve heard the Revival Era kicked around, but Disney never really went away. The Modern Era is fine now, but The Jungle Book was called part of the Modern Era when that came out in the 60’s. Continue reading

Life of Pi: Review (2012)

Ang Lee has directed some very artistic and emotionally charged films in his career and his new movie, Life of Pi is certainly no exception. But can his take on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name live up to his usual high standards? Continue reading

A farewell to 2012

So, 2012 is coming to an end and I retract my statement about it being an average year for film releases. Looking back it’s been one of the better years since the Millenium with some instant classics like The Artist and some absolutely corking blockbusters.

We’ve only got a couple of weeks to bask in 2012 glory and what better way to do so than seeing some of the fantastic films on offer to you over December. Life of Pi and The Hobbit are the two that sitck out in my mind as movies to definitely put on your cinema list and we’ll have the latest in-depth reviews here at Movie Metropolis very soon.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas!

The Grey (2012): Review

Is there ever a better match up than Liam Neeson and a good solid action flick? This reviewer thinks not and this is exactly what we have here. However, Joe Carnahan’s latest offering, The Grey is a lot more than the formulaic paint by numbers action movie. Continue reading