TL;DR – A film that knows how to be a bit silly while still playing it mostly straight about a shark that suddenly not extinct.
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Last year there was a film that came out about a killer shark destroying the
world, and not just a shark but a megalodon. I wanted to go see it, but the
timing never worked out and I think I was going through Jurassic
World fatigue at the same time. Well, this week with the release of Godzilla and after playing Sea
of Thieves I had been interested to give it a look and what would you
know the very day I was pondering The Meg
popped up on Netflix. Well never one to look a gift horse in the mouth I knew
now was the best time to check it out and wow, it did not disappoint.
So to set the scene, off the shore of China a billionaire Morris (Rainn Wilson)
has built Mana One a purpose built deep ocean observatory. Its goal is to study
the life in the oceans around the Mariana Trench but to also investigate a
theory of chief scientist Zhang (Winston Chao). He believes that the trench is
actually deeper and there is a layer of cold water creating a thermocline
(barrier) protecting an undisturbed ecosystem underneath. So they send down
Lori (Jessica McNamee), Toshi (Masi Oka), and The Wall (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson)
in a submarine and lo and behold Zhang was right. However, just as they start
to explore this new region they are attacked by something large and fast,
sending them crashing into the ocean floor. With time being on the line and few
people qualified they call in Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) a rescue diver who
is now out of the game after a rescue went wrong and people blamed him for the
deaths of his team.
TL;DR – If you have a deep-seated fear of spiders, well this might be one of those hide behind the coach kind of episodes for you.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Today we continue looking at Doctor Who’s 11th season, a season with a lot of promise but also some recurring issues. This has created a bit of a problem that you see all the good they are trying to do, but also how they are being held back for some odd reasons. Well, today we come crashing back to Earth for a creepy episode just in time for Halloween that is going back to a Doctor Who staples, monsters, running, and the failure of capitalism, oh my.
TL;DR – A masterpiece in tension and the bonds of family, where every moment has you on the edge of your seat.
Score – 5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no Post-Credit Scene
Now today before we start I want to do something a little be different than the norm. If you are a fan of sci-fi, horror, monster films, or films that take creative risks then I want you to stop reading this review right now and go see A Quiet Place, Trust me it is well worth your time, and you will want to go in with as little pre-knowledge as possible other than it is an expertly created film with a compelling narrative. For those who have seen the film or everyone else who is jumping ahead let’s take look at the masterpiece that is A Quiet Place.
TL;DR – A compelling film that pulls you in with its content and visual style, and then used it to tell a story of a world not that dissimilar from today.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – No
So today we are looking at a Guillermo del Toro’s monster film, ok wait no that is too broad a category. Ok a Guillermo del Toro’s monster film featuring Doug Jones, ok no that is still too many, Ok a Guillermo del Toro’s monster film featuring Doug Jones as a water monster … seriously still. Now, of course, I kid because all of these films are visually stunning and some of the most fascinating stories in modern cinema, indeed I still think about the ending of Pan’s Labyrinth. So today we are going to unpack Guillermo del Toro’s latest film The Shape of Water which is up for a fantastic 13 Oscars at the moment.
TL;DR – Today we learn that even when people are not the worst, they can still disappoint you
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
It’s Halloween in the quaint town of Hawkins, and with the season there is a time for everything,
a time to make friends and a time to lose them,
a time to make promises and a time to forget them,
a time to get dressed into costume and a time to realise maybe don’t do that at school,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to say hello to a girl in the woods and a time to get hit in the head with a half-cooked squirrel,
a time to reach out and a time to miss the response,
a time to be bold and a time to run away from the all oppressive shadow in the sky,
a time to forget the past and a time to be defined by it,
a time to hold on for dear life and a time to let go,
a time to eat Eggo Waffles™ and a time to channel surf,
a time to wear all denim and a time to do literally any other fashion choice
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
a time to come together as a team and a time to be just the absolute worst, I mean come on Ted (Joe Chrest) The Russians, really, get it together.