Teen Titans Go To The Movies (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Teen Titans Go To The Movies (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Teen Titans Go To The Movies is a riot.  No really… it’s great fun and once again shows that DC’s characters exist better in animated form than they do in live action.  Okay so Teen Titans isn’t going to change the word but it’s a film that you can’t help but love and once again gives an incredible faithful (if somewhat tongue in cheek) recreation of DC’s characters.  It’s bright, it’s silly and it’s full of fart jokes… Snider and team could learn a lot here (well maybe except for the fart gags).

Best Bit: Stan Lee!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Incredibles 2, The Lego Batman Movie, Big Hero 6

 


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Batman Ninja (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Batman Ninja (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Well Batman Ninja takes the rule book and throws it right out the door.  Take Batman and his considerable rogues gallery and plant them back into Feudal Japan, throw in a sprinkling of traditional Anime trappings, some Mechas and a whole bundle of crazy and you get what is one of the most fun Batman films ever made.  And that’s the thing – Batman films often lack the fun of Marvel movies but Batman Ninja delivers bright colours, impressive visuals and some insane ideas from start to end.  In short Batman Ninja is a must for fans.

Best Bit: Mecha-Fights

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: The Killing Joke

 


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Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Ralph Breaks The Internet is a sequel that very much feels like more of the same – it’s well made, it looks pretty and has a few clever ideas but ultimately much like the original Wreck It Ralph it’s just not funny, charming or clever enough to hold my attention for it’s near two hour run time.  Okay yup The Star Wars stuff is fun, the Disney Princesses stuff clever but the rest is pretty Meh!  Both films just feel like lost opportunities and even my 8 year old daughter wasn’t that enamoured. One to skip.

Best Bit: Disney Princesses

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Wreck It Ralph, Zootopia, Big Hero 6

 


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Tinkerbell & The Pirate Fairy : A Quick Capsule Review

Tinkerbell & The Pirate Fairy : A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Naturally this wasn’t my first (or even tenth) choice of film to watch this weekend but with a four year old daughter in tow I didn’t have a great deal of choice (12 Years a Slave or Wolf Of Wall Street?).  And you know what?  It wasn’t bad.  In fact, for it’s scant one hour ten minute run time, I was never bored and even found myself quite enjoying it at times.  So it’s no Frozen, but with a good message and it’s heart in the right place alongside some superb voice acting by the always excellent Tom Hiddleston as well as a story by Disney supremo John Lassiter, my daughter was glued to her seat.  What more could you ask?

Best Bit: Tom Hiddleston as future Captain Hook

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Rent

If you liked this try: Frozen (8/10); Wreck It Ralph (6/10); Monsters University (6/10)

Monsters University: A Quick Capsule Review

Monsters University: A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So it’s fair to say with cars 2, Brave and now Monsters University the perception is that Pixar have lost a bit of their mojo.  And perception would be right.  Mostly.  The thing is by most people’s standards Monsters University is a good film.  It’s charming, well made and occasionally funny.  BUT the standards here aren’t most people’s and compared to Up or Wall-E, Monsters University is too light, too fluffy and too predicable to be seen as anything more than just good.  Still Pixar good is better than most peoples superb.

Best Bit: Escape from the human world

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Rent

If you liked this try: Up (9/10); Wall-E (9/10); Toy Story 3 (9/10)