Edge of Darkness reviewSynopsis: From watching the trailer, the first thing that came to my head was- "Mel Gibson's daughter is a terrorist threat???" Of course, it was slightly different to how the trailer was making it seem; misleading, if anything. First and foremost, I'd like to address Mel Gibson's performance in this, something which I thought overshadowed the entire duration of the film. Although the film wasn't the most spectacular, the plot was relatively interesting and had my attention the whole way through, but admittedly by the end of the film I was slightly disappointed, albeit amused. Bojana Novakovic though, who plays Gibson's daughter, showed her lack of experience in the Edge of Darkness, but very accurately portrayed a person affected by radiation poisoning perfectly(*). I couldn't help but feel almost a religious undertone throughout, more specifically in the end scene, it was such a clichéd ending, something the film could most definitely done without. Ray Winstone had a minor role, in which he portrayed a sort of neutral party, up until halfway through the film, when things went in a different direction, but questions which were unanswered at the beginning became...well, answered. Ultimately, I enjoyed Edge of Darkness, although it wasn't a film I would purchase on DVD, it kept me entertained for 120 minutes. Decent acting from the cast as a whole, decent plot, clichéd ending, overall a decent film. 5/10 Kazed *Honestly, it was...well, crap.
(500) Days of Summer reviewSynopsis: here). The film was anything but conventional; the chronology of this film going back and forth, the traditional 'rom-com' formulas thrown away for something that was far more enthralling, and kept my attention the whole way through. The way in which the story was depicted was what attracted me to this film the most, sure, it was certainly confusing on occasions, but for the most part it worked well in delivering the plot. The film was a love story, but the most unconventional love story I've ever seen. The story was definitely one of the most unique I have heard. As the film progressed, the story evolved a lot more, as did the characters, and was something which shined greatly in this film, as well as the performance from Joseph Gordon Levitt. Zooey Deschanel seemed quite plastic to me, although I feel her charm brought in a lighthearted warmth to the film, it felt as though she wasn't projecting herself as well as Levitt was. However, that's not to say her performance wasn't enjoyable, it just didn't seem to fit in at times, for example, the scene in the copy room, right before she makes her move, her face was just...blank. There were other minor annoyances in an otherwise great film. A good film with an unconventional twist, lovely story, lighthearted rom-com with a difference. 8/10 Kazed
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Tekken film trailer
So we've been covering this for a while, and theres finally a trailer out, and...
I honestly don't know what to think of this. It just seems so very similar to the 'Street Fighter' film that came out not long ago. We'll see how it does.