"Godzilla" - a great blockbuster much better than the B-Movie subject matter would suggest.
I liked the way the director was
able to convey the size and power of the titular beastie and his antagonists by shooting
them in a way that emphasised their size and power - I really believed those
things could casually knock a skyscraper over. The A-list cast was good
too, even if only Cranston and Watanabe got a chance to flesh out their roles (I would like to
have seen more of Sally Hawkins' character. 3/5
Guardians of the Galaxy
I liked this a lot, mainly for the snappy humour; and the special effects. The performances were good,
but the most memorable heroes were Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Gunn wisely keeps the Babylon 5 stuff about lost
space artifacts and battling galatic empires in the background until the climax. On the down side, the villains are
mostly generic goons with none of the menace of Tom Hiddleston's Loki or Hugo Weaving's Red Skull (a problem
with the MCU films in general) although Karen Gillan makes the best of an underwritten role as assasin Nebula. 3/5
Indie Rom Comedy in the style of 500 Days of Summer, but elevated
above standard fare by fine turns from Daniel Radcliffe (playing
his character as a cross between Hugh Grant and James McAvoy) and
Zoe Kazan (charming and devoted, and cute).
Mackenzie Davis and Adam Driver's potty-mouthed couple are
engaging enough to warrant their own spin-off flick. Also,
the director really photographs Toronto well, making that
city look every bit as beautiful as New York, London or Paris.
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