Over the last few weeks we have had an onslaught of Fantasy films and no Horror movies except The Babadook. Everything from Moses to Hobbits to wolves. All movies are playing at Black Stone Valley Cinema Deluxe 14 in Millbury MA
Exodus: Gods and Kings
The story of Moses the Barbarian as played by former Batman Christine Bale. What the fuck??? This was the most bizzaro casting by Ridley Scott trying again to strike lighting with a hit similar to Gladiator. He tried it before with Robin Hood and failed. This time he reunites with Sigourney Weaver and we thought yayyyy but she has nothing to do in this movie except say how much she as in her character not her personally hates the Jews and to cast Moses out. Blink and you will miss Sir Ben Kingsley. God shows up as a kid next to a burning bush acting like a jerk wad.
Moses turns the Jews into an army with bows and arrows. Now its not as far fetched as Noah early this year with Noah teaming up with the Rock Lords from Gobots but its still as far fetched. I kept making Batman jokes every five mins. This was a fantasy take on a a well known Bible movie making Moses a bad ass leader.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
This was a great ending to the Hobbit trilogy. Martin Freeman was great in all three films. Ian McKellion was good as Gandolf. Richard Armitage as Okensheild and The Dwarves were well done and you really got to like them and get to know who they are. We do see some of them killed unfortunately no spoilers.
It was well done and entertaining. I didn’t leave this movie like I left the last tow kind of be fumbled wondering what next. Or in some cases bored. The biggest problem with this film series was the length. However as I sit and watch the bonus material for the Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson has directed all 6 films. I really enjoy the universe of Tolkien and all he created. Its a great feeling when you are watching this movie series. The battle is long and the action is great the creature effects are really awesome and maybe just maybe it would be cool to see other middle Earth stories. Smaug the Dragon is fantastic and its a quick scene with him and then he’s killed by Bard. Benedict Cumberbatch was very well cast as the Dragons voice. It was number one at the box office again this weekend showing Tolkien’s vision is still alive and thriving.
Into the Woods
I hated this movie. I just didn’t get it the songs were cheesy and over blown boring and mundane. I liked the characters and I know Sondenheim is this hot shot director but this was just nothing I could get into. The baker was great Emily Blunt who played his wife was funny. Johnny Depp needs to STOP ACTING. Seriously one of the worst performances of the movie. He learned over Red Riding Hood like a Pedophile would oozing and drooling and talking about how little girls taste and ugh. Streep and Kendrenk Beware if you hate musical this movie is crap and just plain garbage writing. Chris Pine annoyed the hell out of me. I guess maybe it was not as bad as the live action Peter Pan. Walken looked like he slept through that movie.
A movie I want to mention directed by Tim Burton is Big Eyes as true story but has this creepy scene where the people around Amy Adams character come to life and stare at her with the Big Eyes