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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) **REVIEW**

There are several different films about King Arthur and how he became king. This is no different. We seen an adaption in latest ‘Transformers‘  where he had help from a drunk called Merlin and he got help from outer space robots.

In this adaption we see a dark ages adaption where magic exist. In the beginning we see a toddler Arthur being shipped away to be saved when Camelot is being under siege. Both his parents die when they are trying to save him. So, Arthur grows up in a whore houses thinking he was the son of a prostitute, as an adult he later ran the house he grew up in. No idea who he actually is. Until one day when he is being shipped back home. Arthur’s uncle is now the king and he want to find Arthur to later kill him so he can become the true king. Doesn’t actually go as planned for him.

We see Arthur’s journey to kinghood, he grows as a man and fighter. He gets Excalibur and that sword is showing him some powerful stuff, but he refuses to accept the sword and his heritage. Until he simply have to.

We see some very familiar faces in the film like Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pasific Rim), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamon, Gladiator), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire), Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, Spy), Michael Persbrandt (Beck, The Hobbit). And that is just to name a few of them. The director of this film is none other than Guy Ritchie.

Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Michael Persbrandt, Craig McGinlay, Tom Wu and many more.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) **REVIEW**

This is it people. This is the last one of this epic story about the hero ape we all know and love, Caesar. His final act to save the apes from a war that Koba started. This film felt a bitter-sweet just as when I went to see ‘Logan‘.

In the beginning we get to see a group of military men approaching a camp guarded by apes. Shortly after they start shooting but man loses and gets captured, but there is something we haven’t seen before – apes helping man. Turns out they are refugee apes who helped Koba.  So now they are helping man, thinking the humans will take care of them but in fact, they have been given ridiculous names and being ridiculed.

After an ambush that humans did at the apes secret hideout, Caesar’s two closest gets killed, he decides it’s time to flee but he will go elsewhere, to look for the man who killed the two apes. Caesar  turned into the one thing he swore he never become; Koba. Hate is flowing through him and he won’t let go.

What you will see in this film is something truly amazing. We never seen Caesar this determined of anything. We also get to see something different, something that will make you go ‘HUH’. I don’t want to say too much without ruining the film, but  the virus that killed the humans before have now  mutated and turning them different. Some say they can’t communicate but they can, by learning sign language.

If you are a massive fan of this series I’d say you should see this film. It gives a certain closer to the franchise.

Actors: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Ty Olsson, Toby Kebbell and many more.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

At one point as a child we had the book about the fantastic little bear called ‘Winnie the Pooh’ read to us. We either loved him or we didn’t. But he became a huge part of my childhood. I’ve read all the books and seen the TV-series adaption.

To my very huge happy surprise they have made a film about how he was written. In the film we get to follow the process of when the author wrote him and the fantastic response the book got and how popular it became, so quickly.!

 

 

Actors: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Mcdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alex Lawther and many more.

The Circle (2017) **REVIEW**

We live in a era of where social media have a lot of power. Information can be spread like wild fire and we also find out what we all had for dinner. I heard about ‘The Circle’ book and got interested since it’s aspect is the power of social media but then Emma Watson & Tom Hanks was doing a film out of it.

‘The Circle’ is about Mae getting a job at a huge tech company called The Circle, she’s so excited. They provide her with a room to stay. It’s a massive place and basically got all you need within the walls, you never need to leave really. One day as she sits doing her job two people come up o her asking why she hasn’t set up her social media profile yet, it was part of her job to be on social media and talk to co-workers. But one day that backfires when she shares her friends lanterns and he is being called for deer killer. The lanterns are made out of horns but he gets the horns from others who hunt. It goes so far he need to live in woods to hide. Power of social media.

One day Mae agrees to do something I would never do. To always wear a camera to live record her everyday life for everyone to see. It becomes a huge success. But with that also comes pain. She’s starting to lose friends and family due to the fact she can’t talk to them without them feeling uneasy by the constant filming. After her friends death she feels that something is wrong with The Circle and is determined to find out what, for everyone to see and.. to film it all for all her viewers.

Yes, I would say it’s important to see this film and it’s available on Netflix. You see the real power of social media and how quick jump on the band wagon of filming EVERYTHING and put it out there for everyone to see. In the film they believe that information should be available for ALL, all sorts of information. But that, I don’t agree on. It can be dangerous to know absolutely everything. There are some things we should not know, knowing everything doesn’t always mean good.

Actors: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Ellar Coltrane, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Nate Corddry, Mamoudou Athie, John Boyega and many more.

Trainspotting 2 (2017) **REVIEW**

In the first ‘Trainspotting’ film we see the life on a few drug addicts in the 90’s and how desperate one of them wanted out to live a normal life but each time, his old life comes knocking on his door and pull him back. Til he rips his friends off, steal money they earned doing a deal and fled to Amsterdam to get his life up on track. And he managed to do so.

‘Trainspotting 2’ takes place about 20 years, same gang, different scenarios or trying to. Renton comes back to Scotland to see his old friends. But he isn’t as welcomed as he might have thought. His friends want their money back but after a fist fight or two, Renton goes into business with Simon who runs a different business but they need money. So they apply for a small business start up grant to their idea running. Spud is trying to stay clean, he doesn’t see his son, his girlfriend left, no money or anything, he tries to kill himself. Renton walks in and saves him, telling him, he need a new outlet, like a new addiction. But someone tells Spud ‘Why don’t you start writing your words down?’ And he writes and writes. Now, one big problem is coming back for the guys – Begbie. He finds a way out of prison and hears Renton is back in  town. And we all know Begbie will be coming for him like never before. But the question here is, we all know the guys will get the money but.. will they actually get the money? Who will runs off with it?

‘Trainspotting 2’ is definitely a film everyone need to see but to see it don’t forget to see the first film if you haven’t seen it. Both films are incredibly good and original. Something you don’t see often. Get your popcorn ready and get ready for some quality original drama.

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Steven Robertson, Ewan Brenner, Gordon Kennedy, Jonny Lee Miller and many more.

Patriots Day (2016) **REVIEW**

We all know the tragic events that happened in Boston, U.S in April 2013 during a marathon. I can never forget the images that was shown on the news and in news papers. I live in Europe, have been for all my life but seeing event and people who lost their lives, it can’t be described.

‘Patriots Day’ takes you behind the scenes of that day. We get to see the police investigation and get to know the officers and their resilience into finding these men. All it took and the injured along the way, there was no stopping the officers. The men doing the deed probably thought they where never going to be caught and kept being outside and driving around, shooting others and kidnapping others like it’s no big deal. It makes you think – what are people really capable of when twisted enough!?

What inspired me with ‘Patriots Day’ was anyone can come together when in need and nothing is impossible long as you work together as a team. In the end of the film we get to see the victims and in their words describe what was going through their mind.

Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Rhet Kidd, John Goodman, Christopher O’Shea, Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Picking and many more.

Logan (2017) **REVIEW**

One of the most anticipated films of 2017 for “Wolverine” fans must be “Logan”. The last film of the series where we get to meet Logan once again but for the final time. It’s a bittersweet film, where there aren’t much laughter but a lot of sadness and anger that comes with the film.

It’s 2029 and mutants are a mere distant memory for the world, there haven’t been a mutant born in 25 years. Logan is still around with Charles Xavier, who’s now suffering from dementia. A mental illness in the world most dangerous brain. Logan is a chauffeur, driving a limo. And you can tell something isn’t right with him, he seem sick. But one day a lady shows up out of nowhere wanting help, but Logan turns her down, until one day he decides to listen. She want him to help a little girl to come to a mutant camp that’s safe, Eden if you will. This girl has been genetically altered by same company who altered Logan’s DNA. But this girl, she’s isn’t just any random DNA altered mutant, they took Logan’s DNA and she is… his daughter.

So now obviously is a race against time so the mercenaries won’t find them and the little girl he’s helping is quite the badass when she fights. She’s the mutant with two claws coming out of her hands and one from each foot.

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant Elizabeth Rodriguez and many more.

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