The Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing during World War 2 trying to crack the Enigma machine used by the Germans to encrypt various communications. I was expecting this film to primarily focus on the Enigma machine and the attempt to crack it, but it focusses primarily on Turing himself, with the attempt to crack Enigma as more of a backdrop. Continue reading
Despite the many Planet of the Apes films that currently exist, I have only seen two of them, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Despite that, I still find it quite easy to enjoy the Planet of the Apes films that I have seen. Continue reading
“It’s not their pain you’re afraid of, it’s yours, and as frightening as it may be, the pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you’ve ever imagined. It’s the greatest gift we have, to bear the pain without breaking. It’s born from the most human power: hope.
Please, we need you to hope again.” – Prof. Charles Xavier
After some forgettable ‘Origins’ films and less than fantastic sequels, there would be good reason to want to avoid seeing ‘Days of Future Past’. Despite that, this film gives some hope for the X-Men franchise. Having heard many good things about this film, both from friends and reviewers, and reading some interesting quotes from the film, I decided to go and see it. I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading
‘Noah‘, as the title suggests, is about Noah, who, under Gods direction, builds an ark to save two of each animal as well as his family from a great flood. The film is quite emotionally intense, especially when it shows the city of the descendants of Cain and later on in the ark (I wont spoil it by telling you what happens). However, I did quite enjoy the film overall. It may not stick exactly to what happens in the Bible, but it’s a fictional film, so I don’t expect it to. Continue reading
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is about how Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, and Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson, are targeted by those in power in the Capitol of Panem because of the rebellion in the districts of Panem that they have inspired. Continue reading
‘Captain Phillips’ follows a cargo ship under the command of Captain Richard Phillips that gets boarded by pirates off the coast of Somalia. Continue reading