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Guardians Of The Galaxy – Movie Review

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan
IMDB Rating: 8.4
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Plot: A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy.

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Review: If you’re looking for a fun action movie with some extremely colorful characters, then this is the movie for you 🙂

The film starts off with introducing us to Peter Quill (Pratt), a human abducted from Earth as a child. Years later, Peter becomes an intergalactic thief who has no idea what he’s getting into when he takes possession of a mysterious Orb. Little does he know that Ronan (Pace) will do just about anything to get his hands on the Orb, including sending alien assassin Gamora (Saldana) after it.

There are twists and turns aplenty in this film, and stars an incredible line-up of talent from such actors as Bradley Cooper (Voice of Rocket), Vin Diesel (Voice of Groot), Karen Gillian (as Nebula), Dave Bautista (as Drax the Destroyer), Lee Pace (as Ronan The Accuser), and Michael Rooker (as Yondu Udonta).

It is great to see Dave Bautista get more of a speaking role this time around, and as I think I may have mentioned before, he is a WWE actor to keep an eye on. I have no doubt that he will climb the ranks of Hollywood, and become a powerhouse action film star like Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).

This time around, Bautista take on more of a hero-in-waiting role, and has a few hilarious one-liners to boot 🙂

Marvel have really outdone themselves this time with a film that will appeal to the old and young alike. Although Avengers and Thor was good in their own right, GOTG was by far, a better release. The acting was nicely timed, the mix of action and comedy was just right, and not to forget Karen Gillan who showed another side to her acting abilities, and why she will probably never be forgotten as the one of the better companions of The Doctor (Dr Who).

The casting team has brought together just the right mix of talented actors in this film, and who could forget the antics of Michael Rooker (You may remember him as Merle from The Walking Dead). 🙂

This is one my personal favorite films for 2014.

Verdict: A Sequel Is Needed 🙂
My Rating: 8 out 10.

 

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Movie Review – Oculus (2013)

Oculus (2013)
Stars: Karen Gillan; Brenton Thwaites; Katee Sackhoff
Directed By: Mike Flanagan
IMDB Rating: 6.8
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Plot: A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

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Review: I love movies… Plan and simple. Good ones, bad ones and ones that are superb. “Oculus” comes in as a decent winner that I would watch again. I will admit that with the parallel storyline it did take me a little while to catch on to what was going on, but when I did I am glad I watched this to the very end.

I have been a fan of Karen Gillan since I saw her in Dr Who, and in this film she certainly shows how much of an up and coming bankable actor she is.

The story centers on the two main characters, Kaylie & Tim Russell (Karen Gillan & Brenton Thwaites), and the events that took place in the Russell household 11 years before. Tim has recently been released from a mental institution where he spent most of his younger years after being part of a family tragedy. Only hours after being removed from the hospital, Kaylie convinces Tim that a mirror procured and displayed at the Russell household was the cause of their violent childhood. As their night alone with the mirror draws along, Kaylie and Tim soon learn that the mirror is still a dominant force and their attempts at destroying it soon become a race for their own survival, as they try to distinguish between what is reality and what is an illusion.

Good horror films are few and far between, and this relatively low budget film (reportedly done for $5Million) certainly lived up to the hype I have heard.

If you have not watched in, then grab the popcorn, turn off the lights and watch it.. You wont look at mirrors the same way again 🙂

Rating: 8 out of 10

 

 

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