Sunday, 19 November 2017


The Punisher
1x04 Resupply


The Great Wall 3D (2016)
[#158 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

this week on 100 Films

It was already time for another TV round-up this week over at 100 Films in a Year...

There were 3 brand-new reviews, too...

Fandango (1985)
If we’re being picky then its structure is a little episodic, but the scrapes the gang get into are linked by arcs that chart their characters’ development, which is where the film has it’s heart. It’s also resplendent with nice little touches, like well-composed shots (for a first timer, Reynolds clearly knew what he was doing), poignant character moments, and some occasionally profound dialogue, too.
Read more here.

Justice League (2017)
I enjoyed it. On the whole it’s not as thought-provoking as Batman v Superman, but is instead a fun time with some good character bits thrown in. From early reviews I feared the whole story would be choppily edited, and the opening act is indeed a bit disjointed and jumpy, but the closer it gets to the team being assembled the more it settles down. Once they’re together, it’s a fairly straightforward action-adventure movie, with the heroes in pursuit of the villain to stop his world-ending plan. Unlike BvS it’s not full of portentous (or, depending on your predilections, pretentious) themes to ponder, but it’s still a reasonably entertaining action movie.
Read more here.

Wonder Woman (2017)
The fourth film in DC’s shared cinematic universe is by far its best reviewed to date. It’s also the first superhero movie of the modern era to be based around a female character. I can’t help but think one has a lot to do with the other, because, in my estimation, Wonder Woman is not massively better than or different to the action-adventure blockbusters we get several of every year — the only exception being, of course, that it stars a woman. While that is undoubtedly important, and its meaningfulness can apparently not be understated, it doesn’t automatically elevate the quality of the rest of the movie. Or maybe it does for some people — maybe “the same, but with a woman” is enough to make it a genre classic.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.