It may have been a while since the last episode of Mike's Micro Movie Reviews, but he has still been busy watching movies over the December-January period. Here's a selection of some of his recent viewings.
|Argo - Get this movie poster|
ArgoGlad this was still showing at the Shaftsbury Ave Odeon late last year as I had a free ticket. My word - a brilliant film; intelligent, engaging work from Ben Affleck – I said at the time "If this is not mentioned for an Academy Award then I'm a Dutchman!" Period setting of the Iran hostage was flawless, a real nail biting thriller as the true story built to a climax… Drama perfectly offset by the humour in the script of the Hollywood characters whose job is to create the fake movie for the hostages alibi… (if you don’t know anything of the plot...)
Mike's Rating: 9/10
The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey)
|The Hobbit - Get this movie poster|
Mike's Rating: 8/10
|The Bourne Legacy - Get this movie poster|
The Bourne LegacyThe other critics were right! Something was missing with this fourth Bourne instalment, and it certainly wasn't Jeremy Renner's fault playing the lead vice Matt Damon… In my view the issues were all technical – a better script and story edit were needed – what the other agents did and how they were connected to Treadstone… The ending felt too rushed to me as well…
Mike's Rating: 6/10
|The Raid - Get movie posters like this here|
The Raid (Serbuan Maut)
Unusual meeting of Welsh director and Indonesian cast of martial arts experts and acrobats – result – slightly predictable but relentlessly action packed cops vs. gangsters in a Jakarta tower block – my word the bullets, death count and in your face graphic violence were intense – a remarkable pace!
Mike's Rating: 7/10
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