Having sat through almost 40 hours of aeroplane travel in the last couple of weeks, I had the chance to watch a bunch of films. Here’s the quick rundown with my one line review for each one I can remember:
The King’s Speech: great film, but a bit over-rated. Funnier than the trailers would suggest, not as funny as everyone else said it was.
Black Swan: really interesting, well-produced psychological thriller.
Hero (starring Jet Li): beautiful arty martial arts film. Unpredictable twists.
Tangled: Disney movie about Rapunzel – typical Disney family film, lots of fun.
The Tourist: interesting, unique action/rom-com with Jonny Depp and Angeline Jolie. Enjoyable, easy watch.
TRON: Legacy: some cool effects but a bit slow moving and pretty confusing at times – switched this one off.
The Warrior’s Way: Eastern martial arts meets cowboys meets travelling circus. Funny, and some phenomenal battle scenes.
Azumi: a bunch of orphan kids are trained and sent on a mission to kill some Japanese tribal leaders. Typical Japanese film resulting in a climax in which everyone in the whole world dies – very fun but very gory. A really dislikeable bad guy.
The Time Traveller’s Wife: really nice concept, really romantic film – a couple of minor logical flaws but very enjoyable.
Reign of Assassins: wuxia film – nicely shot, nicely directed, nicely choreographed, interesting storyline with funny moments and some very cool ideas. I want the DVD of this one.
Love and Other Drugs: pretty awful rom-com. Switched off after not too long.
Unstoppable: really good disaster film about a runaway train based on a true story starring our mate Denzel.
Due Date: comedy from the makers of The Hangover. Had a lot of funny moments, but a couple of not-very-pleasant ones.