Movies of the summer… reviewed

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27 Jul 2007 | Leave a Comment |

Firstly, there is a huge amount of movies being released this summer. The summer blockbusters first kicked off with the sorely disappointing Spider-man 3, a film that for me didn’t even come close to reaching the expectations it had built up prior to release. Thankfully Marvel saved the day with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, simply an excellent movie with great plot, action and effects.

Below, I shall review the first 3 major movies of this Summer.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I enjoyed this film, I can’t really say much on whether it was true or not to the books (as I simply can’t bring myself to read them), but generally the film flowed at a nice pace, with action, plot twists and a nice conclusion leading to next movie. Therefore I’d rate this movie highly, and recommend it be seen.

Officially the next two films have the same UK release date, but as I saw an advanced preview of one, I’ll review that first.

Transformers

Now, I can’t sing the praises of this film enough. I grew up with Transformers, and this movie has re-ignited that spark inside me to look at it all again. The film has great effects, stunning visuals, a strong cast and generally all the glitz a summer blockbuster should have. Running at well over 2 hours I can only say one negative thing, it was too short!!!

The Simpson Movie

Ok, just seen this movie this very morning, and as a Homer fan I had high expectations… sadly, they were not reached. The film actually makes a joke towards the beginning about it being no different about watching it on tv, and that is exactly true. Big screen adaptions should not simply write a feature-length episode and throw it out on the cinema, more should be applied to the project. I have no doubt this movie will do well, when I saw it, many children in the cinema were laughing, but I laughed maybe 3 or 4 times in total.. It was very clever to release this film when the school holidays are on, as most of the ticket sales will be under 12s…

Well, that was a brief, personal review of the latest films I’ve seen. There are several more being released soon, including Ratatouille, Evan Almighty and Rush Hour 3. Its a good year for films, so with the dreadful rain we seem to be suffering with, get down your local cinema and enjoy a movie!

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