The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Review Hunger Games Mockingjay part 2

Although I’m definitely not the target audience for young adult movies (even though I still feel like I’m young), I can still appreciate them. And just like in every genre there are good and bad movies. I quite enjoyed the first film in this series, but the sequels didn’t manage to convince me as much. Mockingjay Part 1 felt empty and not much seemed to be happening. After 3 movies it’s finally time for the last part. Does it manage to recapture the excitement of the first film? Continue reading

Project Almanac (2015)

Project Almanac review

While some women just can not get enough of romantic comedies, I have that with movies about time travel. I still have a list of movies I haven’t seen which have some sort of time in them. When I heard about this movie, I could not restrain my curiosity. Not every time travel movie is good of course, but because I’m a big fan of the concept in movies, I can easily forgive some rough edges in them. Continue reading

Fantastic Four (2015)

Recensie Fantastic Four

In recent years Marvel has built a reputation when it comes to superhero movies. Not only are they financially very successful, the average quality also is very high. The audience is looking forward to new superhero movies in the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” and although the Marvel logo is the thing that appears on screen this is not a film that was made by Marvel Studios. The rights to the Fantastic Four are in fact owned by 20th Century Fox (like Sony owns the rights to Spiderman) and to ensure that they would not fall back to Marvel made a new film. Not a third part to the amusing (though not exceptional) first two films, but a reboot. Continue reading

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Review Aguirre the wrath of god
2015 small blindspot With a camera which he had stolen from his film school Werner Herzog travelled to South America to make his movie Aguirre, the Wrath of God. He got the idea for the film and turned it into a script into the back of the when his football team was travelling to games. It’s a story about a group of Spaniards in search of El Dorado, the place in which there is gold everywhere. To realize that story Herzog worked together with actor Klaus Kinski, who was very difficult to work with (still he would do so as well on other films) in circumstances which tested the whole crew. One of their sets was almost completely destroyed when the river rose considerably during the night. Continue reading

Spectre (2015) – Review

Review Spectre

The James Bond franchise is one of the longest running ones in movie history. With its 24th movie, there still is a huge audience wanting to see 007. It’s a character that’s still appealling. This does mean that the world in which it is set needs adjusting once in a while to remain relevant. When Daniel Craig took over the baton from Pierce Brosnan in Casino Royale the series moved away from the weird gadgets en the secret agent lived in a realistic world which was a whole lot darker. Het became a man with feelings who was in real danger. Despite the fact that its sequel, Quantum of Solace, wasn’t as good it was Skyfall (with it’s winks to the past) and an impressive bad guy which won over the hearts of both the public and the reviewers. Does Spectre manage to do the same? Continue reading

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)

Review Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

If you know a bit about Steve Jobs, than you are probably familiar with his “reality distortion field”, which he used to convince others that something which seemed impossible still could be done. In my opinion Tom Cruise is also able to use that same technique showing in Mission Impossible movies that he is able to execute great stunts, using them to win over the hearts of moviegoers. The latest Mission Impossible film, Rogue Nation was heavily promoted, showing him hanging on the side of a plane that is about to take off. Does Tom Cruise succeed again in keeping the attention of his audience Continue reading

Boy 7 (2015)

Review Boy 7

As you probably know I live in the Netherlands, but if you’d start searching for reviews of Dutch movies you won’t find many. I never have found Dutch movies that interesting and of course you might wonder why that is the case. A big reason is that most movies are romantic dramas or romantic comedies (and usually not very good one), in which I’m not that interested. There are exceptions, like the fantastic Wolf, but in general it’s not worth giving most of them a try. Boy 7 did interest me though as it is a science fiction movie and I couldn’t remember any other dutch movies in this genre. Continue reading