mum and dad
I am a huge, a HUGE, fan of the Brendan Fraser Mummy, and also even The Mummy Returns - it really is not that bad...
The new Mummy was on all of our watch it lists, me and my parents, and so we found it and watched it, and, without giving too much away - it actually wasn't that bad. "An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension."
Now, I was going to compare the Brendan Fraser Mummy to the Tom Cruise Mummy, this one, but both are completely different stories so really, it's not fair to do that. All I am going to say, is that I really do love the Brendan Fraser one, and due to that, I do prefer it, but saying that, the Tom Cruise one really is not that bad.
I think the Tom Cruise Mummy, (that is its new name now), is a great little fun action number. I feel, even though it is about a horror character, it's more of an action film, a family friendly action film, with horror characters.
I did like the fact they also brought in Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde, since seeing the Pagemaster, I've always been a fan...
Overall, I liked The Mummy, it's fun. It's not the most amazing, but it's fun and entertaining and what else would you want from a Tom Cruise film!?
Mum and dad also pretty much agreed with me, not too bad, and no complaints as it is a fun little one.
Oh. My. Good. Golly. This film is something else - something else I tell you! "A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence." One thing about this film, is hardly anything gives it away for you. I went into this pretty damn blind and I had a great time!
If you haven'rt already noticed, this is in a folder on this website that is special - yes, I watched it with Mum and Dad. I mentioned it was on Netflix and mum decided on Sunday she would like to watch it, so we did.
I feel we all had the same thought as the credits rolled; whaaaaaaaaaaat?! Obviously, I am not going to say any spoilers because that is just not fun. I will break it down a little though, and just say what helped me enjoy the film even more. I feel I have jumped a little though, I'l go back...
The film as a whole is, in our eyes, very strange. It starts with a fairly normal storyline, a few bits that made you scratch your head, but nothing too confusing. It actually starts as quite a nice film, but you know shit is going to hit the biggest fan, you've, like I had, have heard of this film, and heard how some couldn't even finish this film. You know you're in for a treat. It all goes down the pan when they get a knock at the door... Damn people knocking at your door! Him, no one really has any names in this by the way, I haven't just been lazy and forgotten their names, lets the strange man in, with no discussion with Mother, and all a sudden, more shit and more fans.
Now, I don't want to say too much, as I really feel Mother! is something you need to see for yourself. As far as I can see, the main ideas that we only found out after Googling it, are only revealed when you Google them yourself. No small intros or anything really dig into - so I will not mention any of it.
What I will say though, is don't judge it by the first watch, I thought it was very confusing and mum and dad both hated it, until they had a Google and found out what it really is about. Then, it all made sense, it all made sense, and actually, changed all of our minds. Mother! is an insanely well done film, that has great scenes, a great storyline, great acting and parts of it that will genuinely shock you - but you already knew it had those scenes, didn't you?
Mother! is one of a kind and even though I've been saying about having to Google it, wait to do this, go and watch the film first, and then Google it. Go in with an open mind and do not judge. You will probably be surprised...
Saturday night and me and the parents want a film to watch. Turn on Netflix to find Surrounded, a film with sharks that just seemed to pop out of nowhere - and, let's be fair, I love a good creature/shark film, and so does mother. Mother especially loves them. I had never heard of Surrounded, but that doesn't stop me watching it, even the fact that it was a SyFy movie didn't stop me - and sometimes SyFy movies aren't the best. "In the aftermath of a plane crash, two sisters try to get away from a school of killer sharks."
Yeahhhhh, I have a lot to say about this film, and not a lot of it is good. To start with though, my shark TED talk:
Welcome! Today, like I have done before, I will be talking about sharks and how they are portrayed in movies. In Surrounded, and other films, sharks are portrayed as relentless killers, who do not give up until they kill the victim, and often roar. None of this is true. Sharks really are nice creatures, and actually do not like the taste of human flesh. They especially do not stalk their prey until whatever it is is dead. Like most animals, they would get bored and go and find something else easier to eat if they wanted to. Sharks are nice and need to be loved, they are very misunderstood creatures.
Thank you for listening to my TED talk.
Carrying on, Surrounded is not that great a film. Starts off as an alright film, and doesn't ever really get above that 'not that great' feeling. The characters aren't that likeable, even the 'good' girl who is the nicest of bunch, well, let's just say, you're not really that bothered if a shark eats her.
Dad made a good point, he wasn't a huge fan of this film either, but he mentioned how in Jaws, you have sympathy towards the characters such as Brody, but in Surrounded, you kind of really hope they all get eaten by the sharks... The characters just are not the best, not that likeable and by the end, they have all wound you up, so much, that you hope the sharks eat them.
I had a few little things I had to say about this film, and I shall put it all into little a helpful little list of bullet points.
1. The sharks in this roar, why?!
2. Without giving away any spoilers, some of the characters do not use their resources well. They decide to risk their lives instead of using what is around them. That's all I will say about that section...
3. That rubber raft they had was very resilient against shark teeth.
4. Sharks would have given up trying to eat these people by now, as soon as they didn't get them the first time, they'd have left.
5. From being stuck in the water for how ever long, the camera on the footage was still brilliant and probably 4k.
6. The CGI on the water could have had more white and detail in it. Mainly as the sharks swam through the sea, no water movement in front of the fins... Not that I am an expert though.
Saying all that, Surrounded had a few good moments. One being that when the sharks were underwater and not attacking, they actually looked pretty realistic, and that some of the basic gore was not too shabby either, one leg wound in it especially.
Overall, Surrounded is not that good, you'll have a bit of a laugh with it, but at it. It's fairly fun, and if you like sharks, go for it, no harm in that.
Just remember my TED talk!!
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