King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Guy Ritchie is still one of my favourite directors and I’m not backing up on that statement any time soon. Sure, love for him stems deeply from adoring Snatch, but his directing style is still something I enjoy despite his latest movies not being perfect. So yes, I think his style is still on point in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, despite the movie lacking instant appeal and uniqueness. And while I will always have nostalgic appreciation towards Ritchie, for me, this mythical block buster felt flat and empty, even though it tried hard to hit all the right marks.

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Hanna (2011)

Despite everything that lead up to the moment of me watching Hanna, the urge to dislike it for reasons discussed later on and me putting it off for so long, I ended up liking it close to a feeling of love. What happened with my presumptions and intolerance for that type of violence was a surprise but what ended up being a bigger surprise was the beauty behind the cinematography and music Hanna holds in between its action filled scenes. Continue reading “Hanna (2011)”

# 135 – Hanna & Waiting For Forever

Today MR. Movie-Addict crossed the 5000 views mark – a quick jump for joy and let us continue with the serious stuff.

I’ve seen two new trailers this week, first up – Hanna. A young girl (14 year-old) who is taught by his father to kill a bad woman. Remember my Kick-Ass review, well I said that I found it very weird that this kind of thing is used as a plot, a girl kills people and her dad watches idly by – I didn’t like it then and I’m sure not gonna like it now. And this in mind, the list of actors in this is just insane, Saorise Ronan as Hanna (I think she was rather good in Atonement), Eric Bana as the dad (nice morals, man) and Cate Blanchett as the bad woman who Hanna is after. Disappointed, nothing else to say. Young girls killing people should be left to horror movies!, not made into plots in action movies – and that’s that!

Second one is much better plot wise, Waiting For Forever tells a story about a boy and a girl who are best friends as kids but are separated. He comes back and wants to win her heart. There you go, a romantic story that doesn’t evolve 14 year-olds breaking women’s necks! Anyway, Rachel Bilson from The OC is yet again on the big screen (I haven’t seen her since Jumper) and an unknown name for me, Tom Sturridge plays the male lead hoping to win Rachel’s heart. Oh, and he’s English but since this movie is a romantic one I’m not sure if Tom is going to save this one but I’ll give him a chance when this movie comes out in February.