May 24, 2011 Latest
Burnham-On-Sea Ritz Cinema films reviewed
film enthusiast Molly Harding, who was last year nominated for
the national award 'Young Film Critic of the Year', reviews the
latest crop of films showing at Burnham's Ritz Cinema in Victoria
Street this week...
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger
Tides 3D (12A)
Capn Jacks back; this time reunited with old flame
Angelica (Penelope Cruz) and en route to finding the Fountain
of Youth whilst trying to reclaim his beloved Black Pearl.
Pirates of the Caribbean fans have had to wait four years
for this fourth instalment of swashbuckling mythical madness and
hopefully won't be disappointed by this one even if it isnt
quite as good as the rest. Fans should just see this one as a
bit of fun and look forward to the probable fifth film which has
plot lines left wide open to be harnessed and fulfilled.
Jack still has all his unstable swagger but because of the gap
between these movies I wasnt sure where I stood with this
but you just have to go with the current instead of being swept
away with some of the confusing plot. Ill tell you this
though, if they cut out all the zooming ship and landscape shots
and filled it with more content from the new roles this couldve
been a heck of a lot better!
The absence of Keira and Orlando is not prominent but to fill
their boots mermaid Serena and missionary Philip Swift needed
more screen time to focus on their relationship which isnt
looked into enough but the pirate action will have you coming
back for more.
Not particularly memorable - 3/5
Attack the Block
When a swarm of revenge hungry aliens attack a London council
estate a gang
of disorderly slag-spewing youths must fight to survive and save
the block in
Joe Cornish debut blend of comedy and horror.
Attack the Block takes a cast of previously
unheard of young actors and rests
the film on their hoodie clad shoulders and by golly do they succeed!
performances are strong and charismatic and come out with some
of the best
script Ive heard in ages which completely reflects the year
that the director
spent researching youth dialect etcetera which makes the teens
seem authentic and highly amusing.
The opening sequence involves the gang mugging trainee nurse
Whittaker) which is abruptly interrupted by a fiery object crashing
We soon discover the extra terrestrial glitch of their kill and
all hell breaks
loose! The film confidently balances on the tightrope between
falling into a
straight horror movie and loosing its effect through too
much humour. One
moment I was laughing, the next literally jumping out of my seat
maintaining a grimace throughout the whole running time.
This, in my opinion, is the best genre mish-mash since Shaun
of the Dead and
is infact from the same producers. Its brilliant on the
big screen and
managers scares using only shocks from figures of black fur with
teeth. The thumping part Basement Jaxx soundtrack reflects the
the film brings and just re-iterates the reasons I wont even compromise
on this films sheer awesomeness!
Proper good, trust - 4.5/5
Read more of Molly's regular film reviews on Burnham-On-Sea.com