Pan (2015) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Pan (2015) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It don’t want to see like I’m being overly harsh here but Pan possibly rates as one of the films I’ve least connected with in my long history of watching movies.  And I sat through The Thin Red Line.  Pan is admitably visually stunning but it lacks any cohesion, leaving you feeling oddly hollow. Ye this is as corporate films get.  The Birds Eye Fish fingers of movies.  What’s sad is there is a great idea in here, it’s just so clumsily  put together with dull, flat and noteless performances alongside a script devoid of any wit or charm.  Sadly then this film is worthy of the panning (get it!) the critics gave it.  One to leave.

Best Bit: NOT singing Nirvana thats for sure.  Probably the visuals.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Goonies, Never Ending Story

 


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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – A Quick Capsule Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Here’s a turn up for the books: After 3 lacklustre to terrible sequels, finally Pirates of the Caribbean finds a degree of the stroke of charm and excitement that made the original such a blast.  Dead Men Tell No Tales – the fourth (!) adaptation of the Disney ride (Yup Over 10 hours of story from one ride) is  rough around the edges for sure (Bardem is wasted, the visual effects seem unfinished and it’s still over long even if it’s the shortest Pirates film yet) but it’s also funny, at times exciting and gives us a Jack Sparrow far more in-tune with that we fell in love with from the original film.  Enough fun to entertain then but hardly essential.

Best Bit: The bank heist

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

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Author: Phil Hobden

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #055 – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (Non-Spoiler + Spoiler)

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #055 – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (Non-Spoiler + Spoiler)

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Pan (2015) – A Quick Capsule Review

Pan (2015) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It don’t want to see like I’m being overly harsh here but Pan possibly rates as one of the films I’ve least connected with in my long history of watching movies.  And I sat through The Thin Red Line.  Pan is admitably visually stunning but it lacks any cohesion, leaving you feeling oddly hollow. Ye this is as corporate films get.  The Birds Eye Fish fingers of movies.  What’s sad is there is a great idea in here, it’s just so clumsily  put together with dull, flat and noteless performances alongside a script devoid of any wit or charm.  Sadly then this film is worthy of the panning (get it!) the critics gave it.  One to leave.

Best Bit: NOT singing Nirvana thats for sure.  Probably the visuals.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Pirates Of The Caribbean, Goonies, Never Ending Story

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Tomorrowland – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Tomorrowland – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay so like John Carter and Jupiter Ascending before it, the critics would have you believe that Tomorrowland is a total dud.  It’s not.  Much like the other two films mentioned it’s more like a near miss: a film that falls just short of being a good movie.  There’s a lot to like here – from the amazing production design and future words to Clooney’s spirited grumpy performance.  What lets it down, ultimately, is that it’s story doesn’t hold it’s run time and at times the film just feels too slow, too baggy.  BUT I’d highly recommend giving this one a chance.  Overall I quite liked it.

Best Bit: Production Design

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: John Carter, Jupiter Ascending, Pirates Of The Caribbean

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

The Lone Ranger: A Quick Capsule Review

The Lone Ranger: A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So one of the biggest critical and commercial flops of the year, sop it must be bad right ?  Like terrible?  Er no.  Actually it was rather fun, in fact probably Bruckheimer’s most enjoyable Disney film since the original Pirates.  Silly and far too long for it’s own good, but I was never bored and when the action comes it’s done well. Ignore the haters, this one’s worth seeing!

Best Bit: The final train action sequence.  Barking.

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Rent

IMDB Rating: 

If you liked this try: Pirates Of The Caribbean (8/10); Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Mans Chest (5/10); Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides (4/10)

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Quick Review

 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So meh! that half way through I’d picked up the Ipad and started looking at the news without realising I was still watching a movie. Yes Pirates returns and whilst it’s not a bad film, it certainly does little new.  Even Johnny Depp looked bored.  Pirates By Numbers aka The Ride At The Fairground you have been on one too many times.
Best Bit: Honestly it’s hard to remember.  Okay is was shorter than No3.
Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Stream
IMDB Rating: 4/10
If you liked this try: Pirates of The Caribbean (8/10); Pirates of The Caribbean 2 (6/10); Pirates of The Caribbean 3 (7/10)